The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, a program of SAGE, is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender older adults, families and caregivers. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBTQ+ organizations and LGBTQ+ older adults.
The goal of the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is to provide ongoing and sustainable resource development, technical assistance, education, and training that supports the Aging and Disability Networks in providing culturally competent services to LGBTQ+ older adults and their caregivers.
Our objectives are to:
- create and disseminate information, educational resources, and technical assistance regarding LGBTQ+ aging,
- develop and refine training on concerns related to LGBTQ+ cultural competence to the aging and disability services network and providers serving diverse communities,
- increase the capacity of LGBTQ+ older adults, families and caregiver to access aging and disability services, and
- improve collaboration with other minority aging resource centers and the ACL network.
In February 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that SAGE—in partnership with 10 leading organizations nationwide—had received a historic grant to seed the creation of National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging. In October 2010, the center officially launched, providing critical resources for years to come. SAGE was awarded subsequent grants to continue leading the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging in 2013, 2015, and 2020.
Learn more about the success of the first 10 years of the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging from the infographic Celebrating 10 Years of Knowledge.