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HEALTHY PARKINSON’S COMMUNITIES™ RESOURCE ROUNDUP: Inspiration and Ideas on the Power of Social Change

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In past months on our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ Resource Roundups, we have shared resources on:  

This month, during LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we are sharing information on awareness and social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community as well as inspiration and ideas on the power of social change. Next month, we will share resources on maintaining and engaging your coalition and creative ways to host meetings.

Resources about awareness and social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community

Social Acceptance from Pew Research Center 
This detailed report explores attitudes about sexual orientation and identity. In the report, you will find data on the progress of social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, why social views are changing, and the persistence of discrimination. The full report on attitudes, experiences, and values in changing times can be found here 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging from American Psychological Association
This resource provides an overview of the unique health disparities that aging members of the LGBTQ+ community face and where discriminations lie. Additionally, at the bottom of the article, you can find many more resources about the aging LGBTQ+ community. 

LGBT Aging: A Fact Sheet for Psychologists from American Psychological Association
This article provides historical context of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community and provides recommendations for ethical treatment for adults who identify as LGBTQ+. While this resource is geared toward psychologists, it includes information that can be translated to a wide range of industries and individuals.  

Information and ideas on the power of social change 

SSIR Guide to Design Thinking, 10 Years Later from Stanford Social Innovation Review
In the 10 years since Stanford Social Innovation Review published a seminal article on design thinking in social innovation, many other leaders of change have refined, criticized, and praised the practice. In this roundup of articles, explore work from the past 10 years and an update of design thinking. 

Building Compassionate Communities from Charter for Compassion
This guide defines what a compassionate community is, dives into the steps necessary to create a compassionate community, and suggests additional activities for community collaboration.  

Livable Communities in 90 Days Webinar from AARP 
This is a video presentation by Team Better Block and AARP staff on an approach to transform community in 90 days. Specifically, the transformation includes how volunteerism changed Main Streets, parks, gardens, and vacant buildings into desirable destinations. 

This is how to harness the power of human imagination for social change from World Economic Forum
This resource takes a quick dive into how art can change the social contract with society and shift the power of imagination into collective development. Along the way, there are additional resources shared on how arts can drive social change. 

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