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Enhancing Health, Wealth, and Community for older LGBT adults

April 2019 | The Journal of Active Aging, article by Marilynn Larkin, MA

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About 2.4 million adults 65 and older currently identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)1 in the United States, and that population is expected to grow significantly in coming years, along with the entire older-adult population. Other nations will likewise see increased numbers of older LGBT adults as the Boomers age. While these individuals face the same issues as many others who are aging—social isolation, loneliness, housing affordability, and ageism—research shows they have additional concerns that can take a toll on health and wellness.

This article explores latest research and programs that support LGBT older people.


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