Film, training will focus on issues for aging gays

The Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior and Disability Services and Oregon AARP will present the documentary film "Gen Silent" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Smullin Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center campus in Medford.

The film portrays the social and cultural barriers experienced by aging members of the gay community and other sexual minorities.

The documentary also will be used as part of a half-day training on the same day for Senior and Disability Services staff and others who work with seniors.

The training session, which begins at 1 p.m., is free to anyone who works in the long-term care, health care or social service field. They can register for the training at

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