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National Resources for LGBTQ Seniors, Family and Caregivers

by Lainey Millen
Sunday Jun 25, 2017

All across the U.S., LGBTQ "gay and gray" elders seek out valuable resources and tips to make their lives more comfortable and easier to navigate.

See the listings below to make research efforts more streamline and to provide options for cruising into the senior years.

All About Seniors
Comprehensive resource and referral directory available for older adults, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
allaboutseniors.org.

American Association of Retired People (AARP)
LGBT Pride
Inclusive resources for LGBTQ seniors, as well as regular AARP member services options.
aarp.org/home-family/voices/lgbt-pride.

Eldercare Locator
Public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to find assistance on a number of issues.
eldercare.gov.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group
Online support for LGBTQ caregivers of adults with chronic health problems.
caregiver.org.

FORGE/Transgender Aging Network (TAN)
An initiative of FORGE (national transgender anti-violence organization) which works to improve the lives of current and future transgender/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders.
forge-forward.org/aging.

GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time)
Grassroots organization which addresses the needs of LGBTQ seniors, especially people of color.
griotcircle.org.

LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse of the American Society on Aging (ASA)
Provides information for people ages 50-plus.
asaging.org.

LGBT Cultural Competency Training
Provides a suite of in-person and online trainings for all levels of staff and volunteers to assist in the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ older adult population.
lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/website.cfm.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation
Works toward protecting the needs of LGBTQ elders.
thetaskforce.org/issues/aging.

LGBT+ National Aging Research Center
Resources and studies pertaining to LGBTQ seniors, including health, aging, and others.
age-pride.org.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)
Network of lesbians over the age of 60 working to make life better for their members and by confronting ageism.
oloc.org.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to LGBTQ older adults. Established through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging services providers, LGBTQ organizations and LGBTQ older adults.
lgbtagingcenter.org.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults.
sageusa.org.

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline
Resource for LGBTQ older adults and their allies to find support and services.
sageusa.org/programs/hotline.cfm.

Other
"Aging LGBT Adults Face Bias, Poverty And Isolation"
Forbes Magazine
bit.ly/2rKgEsE.

"How to find care for LGBT seniors"
PBS Newshour
to.pbs.org/2sLPGPV.

"Understanding Issues Facing Older LGBT Adults"
SAGE
bit.ly/2raOnfW.

[Editor's Note: qnotes' research into finding senior resources was only as good as what was available online and from other sources. Should readers find errors and wish to send corrections to the list or want to have a group or service listed, email qnotes with "Senior addition" in the subject line to editor@goqnotes.com. qnotes wants to make these listings as accurate as possible to maintain integrity of the information provided.]

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