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The Oasis Institute

To promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Oasis offers classes and volunteer experiences in-person and online.

November 2021

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Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Grandchild

SAGE partnered with PFLAG to produce a guide for grandparents and those with younger loved ones who are coming out at LGBTQ+. Learn how sexual orientation differs from gender identity, tips for showing your support, and more.

October 2021 | PFLAG and SAGE

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Apoyando a su nieto LGBTQ+

Es probable que esté leyendo esta publicación porque su nieto o un ser querido (utilizaremos ambos términos indistintamente) ha salido del armario, es decir, ha compartido con usted que es lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero, no binario/a, queer o cuestionándose (LGBTQ+).

October 2021

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Aging in Vermont Resource Guide and Directory

The Aging in Vermont Resource Guide and Directory is a comprehensive collection of information for older Vermonters on several topics including health & wellness, social engagement, policy & advocacy, and more. The Guide also includes a directory that categorizes hundreds of service providers around the Vermont and New Hampshire area.

July 2021 | Community of Vermont Elders

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HECHOS ACERCA EL ENVEJECIMIENTO DE PERSONAS LGBT

Una publicación de SAGE y el Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el Envejecimiento LGBT.

May 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Park View - a Q&A with Film Producer, Tab Ballis

The Park View Q&A explores the making of documentary regarding the murder of a young lesbian in Wilmington, NC and lasting trauma of the LGBT community some 30 years later.

March 2021 | Tab Ballis

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Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

Updated May 18, 2020 - This publication highlights provides new research, resources, practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults.

May 2020 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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2020 Older Americans Month - Make Your Mark

SAGE and The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging celebrate 2020 Older Americans Month by spotlighting resources in support of LGBT Aging.

May 2020

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Persad Center

Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ+ communities and the HIV/AIDS-affected communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.

April 2020

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SAGEConnect

SAGEConnect is a program designed to pull isolated or lonely LGBT older people tighter into our community and make sure they feel safe, loved, and visible despite having to stay indoors. SAGEConnect matches volunteers who can commit to calling their match at least once per week with older LGBT people who are interested in receiving a call.

April 2020

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Options Magazine

Options Magazine is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that has served the local LGBTQ community with news, events, and resources since 1982.

March 2020

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Iona Senior Services

Iona is a leading DC aging services organization providing information & referral, case management, home-delivered meals, adult day health services, support groups, education/fitness/recreation opportunities, and psychotherapy. Iona is deeply involved in the LGBTQ community and offers no-cost peeer-led support groups for LGBTQ older adults in conjunction with Whitman-Walker Health. (https://www.iona.org/services/lgbtq-programming/)

January 2020 | Iona Senior Services

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Why routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information matters for elders

In this Q&A, Carey Candrian, PhD, discusses the importance of collecting information related to sexual orientation and gender identity in hospice and palliative care settings.

January 2020 | Carey Candrian, PhD

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Aging Rainbows

Aging Rainbows is a not for profit, 100% volunteer run organization with no paid employees. We are a collaborative group of like minded individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies who are driven by one primary goal, to make the world a better place for all individuals!

November 2019

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SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline............... 877-360-LGBT

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can request to speak with someone in English or Spanish by calling 877-360-LGBT.

August 2019

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Common Terms & Definitions

This document provides a list of common terms and definitions used in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, health, and relationships.

May 2019 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Partnership by Design: new project aims to improve LGBTQ elders' lives

San Francisco’s Openhouse (www.openhouse-sf.org) and On Lok (www.onlok.org) are partnering to help the city’s LGBTQ older adults age with dignity, independence and pride. The two nonprofits are co-designing a program that addresses two critical issues in this community: accessing much needed aging services, and ameliorating the LGBTQ elders’ fears that life in a nursing home would drive them back into the closet.

May 2019 | American Society on Aging, interview by Tim Johnston (SAGE)

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Tennessee LGBT+ Affirming Resources: a snapshot of TN affirming programs, services, providers & activities

See this resource guide for a listing of LGBT+ friendly programs and services in Tennessee.

May 2019 | Vicki Stanley, SAGECare Trainer

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From Connections to Community: Data-informed lessons for an intergenerational gathering

How would you create an event, at a national scale, to foster connections across generations? What steps would you take, what questions would you ask, and how would you know you’d been successful? Read this article to learn more.

April 2019 | interstitio & SAGE report written by by Eric Gladstone, Pony Knowles, and David C. Thompson

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Boston ElderINFO LGBTQ Aging Resources

This booklet includes resources that provide programs, services and helpful information to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) aging community in and around Boston. Inclusion into this resource guide does not imply endorsement of an agency’s purpose, method, or quality of service. Consumers and caregivers are encouraged to evaluate and choose appropriate resources.

October 2018 | Boston ElderINFO

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Enhancing health, wellness and community for older LGBT adults

This article provides a look at the unique needs of older LGBT people and how communities are responding to these needs.

September 2018 | Marilynn Larkin, M.A. in the Journal of Active Aging

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NYC SAGE Centers

Togetherness, friendship, community, and pride characterize SAGE’s five New York City innovative senior centers. Each location—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Midtown, and Staten Island—shows off a distinct style, and each presents a unique way to experience all SAGE has to offer.

July 2018

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OPALGA - Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association

Established in 1989, OPALGA is one of the largest LGBTQ membership organizations in Illinois. Our diverse membership includes women and men of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our members live in Chicago’s near-west collar suburbs, Chicago proper, and beyond.

July 2018

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Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional not-for-profit organization that helps seniors and adults with disabilities live with choice and dignity in their communities. Its headquarters and satellite offices assist citizens in the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Programs and services include case management, in-home care, Meals on Wheels and meals at senior center wellness and nutrition sites, Care Transitions, wellness classes, I-Ride transportation, Medicare benefits counseling and more.

June 2018

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Intimacy & LGBT Older Adults: Expressing Your Emotional and Intimacy Needs as LGBTQ Older Adults

This article explores the importance of emotional and intimacy needs of LGBT older adults including tips and resources.

May 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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VANTAGE Aging

VANTAGE Aging provides a variety of programs to older adults while working in collaboration with government and nonprofit agencies and private companies to integrate services that enrich the community. Our nonprofit aims to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of older adults.

March 2018

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Dignity Denied: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elder Services

Ever-growing religious exemption laws put LGBT elders at increased risk for discrimination.

December 2017 | The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law School

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Principles for Person-directed Services and Supports during Serious Illness

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) believe that every person has the right to make choices and to control their own decisions. This right is independent of age or disability or stage of illness. 

October 2017 | Administration for Community Living

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Create Your Care Plan: An LGBT Person's Guide to Preparing for Medical Procedures

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery. Includes step-by-step instructions to create your own care plan, including worksheets, resources, and tips/encouragement for reaching out to others.

September 2017 | SAGE

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Caregiving in the LGBT Community: A Guide to Engaging and Supporting LGBT Caregivers through Programming

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding programming to reach and include LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults.

September 2017 | SAGE

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Identifying and Referring LGBT Caregivers

This fact sheet is designed to assist providers with identifying and supporting LGBT Caregivers in a medical setting.

September 2017 | John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Chase Brexton Health Center, and SAGE

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Senior Centers & Outreach to LGBT Older Adults

This fact sheet provides strategies and resources for Senior Centers to as they increase outreach and services to LGBT older adults.

September 2017 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging prepared by Sherrill Wayland

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Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBT Community

A planning guide for caregivers in the LGBT community

September 2017 | AARP and SAGE

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Update - Coming of Age at the Time of Stonewall a Q & A with Jane Fleishman, PhD

This Q & A is an update regarding the research of Jane Fleishman on what it was like to come of age and come out during the Stonewall Era.

August 2017 | Jane Fleishman, PhD

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Invisability: Talking About Bisexuality and Aging

Fact sheet exploring the invisibility of bisexuality and aging with the LGBT community.

June 2017 | Terri Clark for SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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10 Consejos Para Encontrar Servicios Afirmativos Para La Comunidad LGBT

10 Consejos Para Encontrar Servicios Afirmativos Para La Comunidad LGBT

June 2017 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

This report seeks to increase understanding of the unique needs and experiences of LGBT older adults.

June 2017 | Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and SAGE

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Minnesota Food Helpline

The Minnesota Food HelpLine is a program of Hunger Solutions Minnesota. We can help connect you with emergency food resources. Call to see if you qualify for SNAP (Food Stamps) or to learn more about food shelves, free meals, Meals on Wheels and more. HelpLine Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Interpreter services available.

May 2017

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Connecting Diverse Elders with Programs to Help with Costs of Living

This article provides information on a valuable tool from the National Council on Aging called BenefitsCheckUp®.

April 2017 | National Council on Aging (NCOA) article first appeared in Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

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New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE)

NOAGE hosts a variety of social and educational events and services for LGBT older adults. NOAGE also works to increase the cultural competency of healthcare providers through trainings and workshops. NOAGE is committed to ensuring that all LGBT older adults in the New Orleans area can live their best lives with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

April 2017

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10 Tips on Finding LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? Here’s what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you.

April 2017 | SAGE

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A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations: Visitation Rights

A review of the revised nursing facility regulations specific to visitation rights and the inclusion of same-sex spouses and domestic partners.

April 2017 | The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and Justice in Aging

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Aging Network Planning Tools: LGBT Older Adult Community Assessments & Reports

Designed to provide the Aging Network and LGBT organizations updated links to LGBT Community Assessments and Reports that can help with planning LGBT inclusive services.

March 2017 | SAGE

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Fact Sheet: National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors' Equity

Funded by the Administration on Community Living (ACL), the National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors' Equity works to decrease the prevalence of disparities among racial, ethnic minority and LGBT older adults, their families and caregivers, by providing technical assistance to the Aging Network.

March 2017 | Consortium Members

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Oklahoma Women Become Brave for Marriage Equality - A Q&A with Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, author of Becoming Brave

Oklahoma Women Become Brave for Marriage Equality is a Q&A with Sharon Bishop-Baldwin, author of Becoming Brave. Sharon tells of the fight for Marriage Equality in Oklahoma and how she and her wife became brave as LGBT advocates along the way.

March 2017 | Sharon Bishop-Baldwin

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OutFront Minneosta Anti-Violence Program

OutFront Minnesota's Anti-Violence Program (AVP) is a broad-based effort to end violence and harassment against and within LGBTQA-identified communities in Minnesota.

March 2017

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Rogue Rainbow Elders

Rogue Rainbow Elders is an organization in Southern Oregon that is developing advocacy, outreach, services, programs and education/training for and about LGBT older adults. They also offer a monthly social for LGBT elders and allies in the valley. Contact: news@roguerainbowelders.org for more information.

January 2017

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LGBTQ Breast Health & Awareness: An Interview with Elijah Grossman, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

LGBTQ Breast Health & Awareness: An Interview with Elijah Grossman, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

December 2016 | Elijah Grossman, MSW (he/him/his), Community Advocate, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

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Encouraging an Inclusive Practice: Care Management Ally Comes Out in Support of the LGBT Community

This article introduces the reader to the field of Care Management and the journey of a Care Manager who came out as an LGBT Ally.

October 2016 | Tiffany Webster, MSW, LCSW, CMC, A Plus Aging Advantage

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LGBT Aging: A Review of Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications

This report is a review of existing literature of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and provides recommendations for future research and policy needs.

September 2016 | Soon Kyu Choi, M.P.P., MSc. and Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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Coming of Age at the Time of Stonewall

A Q&A interview with Jane Fleishman, PhD is a comprehensive sexuality educator and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience as a teacher, trainer, and program evaluator. This article discusses Jane's new project Coming of Age at the Time of Stonewall.

September 2016 | Jane Fleishman, PhD

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Dr. Fleishman's Model for Older Adults in Same-Sex Relationships

This model illustrates the correlations between variables for older adults in same-sex relationships.

September 2016 | Dr. Fleishman

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An Intersectional Approach to Services and Care for LGBT Older Adults

The time has come for an intersectional approach that takes into full account all of these life experiences. This approach will prove invaluable to practitioners committed to working effectively with vulnerable older adults. It also will fuel policy progress by supporting shared agendas and advocacy based on the intersecting interests of diverse elder communities.

August 2016 | Michael Adams SAGE, CEO Published by Generations - Journal of the American Society on Aging

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Supporting LGBT Older Adults During A Time of Grief and Loss Following the Orlando Attack

Resource article for support of LGBT older adults following the Orlando, FL mass shooting.

June 2016 | Sherrill Wayland, MSW SAGE, Manager of National Projects

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Marriage and Finances: Planning for the Unexpected

There are many benefits to being an active participant in managing the household finances when you are married. One of those benefits, while not easy to think about, is being better prepared to deal with some of life’s unexpected events.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Protecting Your Finances during a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a very emotional and difficult situation to navigate, which can leave individuals financially vulnerable as well.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Managing the Financial Impact of Widowhood

The emotional impact of widowhood can be overwhelming, but the financial impact can hit just as hard. There is often a decline in standard of living for the surviving spouse; household income can decline due to changes in Social Security benefits and the possible loss of the deceased spouse’s retirement income and earnings.

June 2016 | WISER and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBT Older Couples Before Getting Married

When the Supreme Court decided Obergefell, the freedom to marry became the law of the land all across the United States. This victory forever changed financial planning and legal relationships for LGBT families.

April 2016 | SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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How to Collect Data About LGBT Communities

Fact sheet about sexual orientation and gender identity data collection.

March 2016 | Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, and Aaron Ridings - The Center for American Progress

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Engaging Volunteers in Grassroots Awareness Building

Blog article discussing the importance of grassroots education, volunteerism and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging - Volunteer Education Ambassador program.

March 2016 | Blog originally published by the Diverse Elders Coalition Written by Tim Johnston and Sherrill Wayland with SAGE

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Infographic: Updating the Older Americans Act

Learn why LGBT older adults need to be included in the Older Americans Act (OAA) with this simple infographic.

February 2016 | SAGE

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Federally Supported Services for LGBT Older Adults

This policy paper describes what the Older Americans Act (OAA) is, how LGBT older adults do not directly benefit from this $2 billion-a-year federal program and why the OAA needs to be amended in order to better serve LGBT older Americans.

February 2016 | SAGE

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Understanding Deterrents and Barriers to Supporting African American/Black and other People of Color Aging In the LGBTQ/SGL Community and Finding Solutions

Dr. Imani Woody shares insights regarding barriers faced by people of color aging in the LGBT community and explores solutions LGBT organizations can utilize to support involvement and equity by people of color aging in LGBTQ communities.

February 2016 | Dr. Imani Woody

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Orientation to Medicaid

This article provides a basic overview and understanding of Medicaid

January 2016 | Leland Kiang, LICSW lkiang@iona.org

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging Concerns

Abstract Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders and long-term couples have become more visible and their special concerns about aging are being recognized by gerontologists. LGBT elders are a diverse group with regard to all characteristics. This article focuses on the characteristics, research needs and barriers, service needs and barriers, clinical implications, and suggestions for appropriate treatment to increase awareness of clinical gerontologists who may not be familiar with LGBT seniors or who wish to improve their services to this population. Gerontologists working in long-term care facilities and those working in social and home care services may be especially interested in the special concerns of transgender elders and the recent changes in public policy regarding all LGBT elders.

October 2015 | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging Concerns Douglas Kimmel Clinical Gerontologist Vol. 37, Iss. 1, 2014

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Creating a Vision for the Future: Key Competencies and Strategies for Culturally Competent Practice With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults in the Health and Human Services

Abstract Sexual orientation and gender identity are not commonly addressed in health and human service delivery, or in educational degree programs. Based on findings from Caring and Aging with Pride: The National Health, Aging and Sexuality Study (CAP), the first national federally-funded research project on LGBT health and aging, this article outlines 10 core competencies and aligns them with specific strategies to improve professional practice and service development to promote the well-being of LGBT older adults and their families. The articulation of key competencies is needed to provide a blueprint for action for addressing the growing needs of LGBT older adults, their families, and their

October 2015 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen , Charles P. Hoy-Ellis , Jayn Goldsen , Charles A. Emlet , Nancy R. Hooyman Journal of Gerontological Social Work Vol. 57, Iss. 2-4, 2014

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Health and Access to Care & Coverage for LGBT Individuals in the U.S.

Issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation on LGBT health disparities.

April 2015 | Kaiser Family Foundation

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2015 Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest Winners

2015 Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest Winners

April 2015 | NRC

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LGBT OLDER ADULT COALITION

The LGBT Older Adult Coalition is a collaboration of people and organizations in Southeastern Michigan who are working to establish effective programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults.

March 2015

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LGBT Older Adults: How to Find Affirming Services

Are you an older adult and a member of the LGBT community? If so, getting the proper care and support can be a challenge. This document details a few frequent questions older LGBT adults often ask.

February 2015 | Terri Clark

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Infographic)

This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults."

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Exec. Summary)

The Executive Summary of "Out and Visible" details highlights from SAGE's uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among LGBT people. The study was conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

Out and Visible explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Office for Older Americans: Resources & Publications List

A list of a variety of resources and publications for older adults and their caregivers via the Office for Older Americans.

August 2014 | Office for Older Americans

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LGBT Cultural Competency Training

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides a suite of in-person and online trainings for all levels of staff and volunteers. These trainings assist you in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for your LGBT older adult population.

July 2014

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Volunteer Education Ambassadors

Volunteer Education Ambassadors are are available to come to your community and give an introductory presentation about LGBT aging issues.

July 2014

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Stonewall Seniors

StonewallSeniors.com is an online resource devoted to informing, entertaining, and guiding 50-plus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, friends and allies in Massachusetts.

July 2014

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CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

CenterLink is an umbrella organization of all LGBT centers across the country. The website has a directory of LGBT centers that you can use to find the center closest to you.

May 2014

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Information & Referral: Your First Stop for Elder Services

This article provides a close look at how Information and Referral (I&R) are a first-stop to finding relevant and useful services.

May 2014 | Leland Kiang, LICSW

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Guide to Benefits Programs for Seniors

This guide is designed to help seniors and their caregivers learn about benefit programs that are available to assist seniors in meeting their costs of daily living.

April 2014 | National Council on Aging and n4a

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Start End of Life Planning Early to Reduce the Chances of Guardianship

End of life planning article from the American Society on Aging blog.

February 2014

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Southeast Michigan Rainbow Resource Guide for Older Adults

This guide was developed to help LGBT older adults identify providers who have reported being LGBT-friendly.

January 2014 | LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color

This brief explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color.

April 2013 | SAGE

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Caught in the Budget Battle: How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay & Transgender Americans

How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans

November 2012 | Center for American Progress and The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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Health and Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well?being and social context of LGBT older adults.

November 2012 | Mark Brennan-Ing PhD, Stephen E. Karpiak PhD, and Liz Seidel MSW, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)

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Improving the Health Care of LGBT People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities

This document, produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, offers a brief overview of the major issues relevant to the health and health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

October 2012 | Kevin L Ard, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute

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National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center - Ombudsman Locator

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides a listing for every state's ombudsment. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities.

September 2012

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Federal Update: LGBT populations and "Greatest Social Need"

This news update explains the July 2012 announcement by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), issuing new guidance on the definition of the term "greatest social need: in the Older Americans Act to include "individuals isolated due to sexual orientation or gender identity."

September 2012 | Aaron Tax

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Community Based Participatory Research/Action: How To Do A Needs Assessment

This article suggests necessary questions required to frame and compose a community based needs assessment.

August 2012 | Laurens G. Van Sluytman, PhD, MA, LCSW

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The Importance of Conducting Needs Assessments

This article describes the importance of community based organizations in conducting community needs assessments.

August 2012 | Laurens G. Van Sluytman, PhD, MA, LCSW

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Info Flyer

This flyer briefly describes the mission and purpose of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

July 2012 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions.

July 2012 | Lamda Legal

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Exploring the Needs of LGBT Elders in Metro Detroit

This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010.

July 2012 | Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK; Kathleen LaTosch, Co-Chair of the LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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The Diverse Elders Coalition and LGBT Aging: Connecting Communities, Issues, and Resources in a Historic Moment

This article, which appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Public Policy and Aging Report, begins with a brief literature review on the socioeconomic conditions facing LGBT elders and elders of color, noting significant disparities across multiple areas related to health and well-being in one's later years. It then describes the formation of the Diverse Elders Coalition, and discusses the Coalition's importance to policy makers concerned with enacting improvements for LGBT elders and elders of color.

July 2012 | Robert Espinoza

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Act now! OAA reauthorization must include services for LGBT elders

Robert Espinoza, Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications at SAGE, discusses the importance of including LGBT older adults in the Older Americans Act in this article published in Aging Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging.

July 2012 | Robert Espinoza

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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being.

June 2012 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Center for Transgender Equality

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Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

This article examines the realities of various transgender older adults around the country, from North Carolina to Colorado. This article originally appeared in “Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults,” by SAGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

May 2012 | Sean Kennedy

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans: The top five things you kneed to know about the Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet discusses the top five things that one should know about the Affordable Care Act, a health care law signed into law in March 2010.

May 2012 | Healthcare.gov

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How Area Agencies on Aging Can Help LGBT Older Adults

Each state has a local Area Agency on Aging. They provide a number of important services to aid older adults and ensure that they are able to stay in their homes. This article discusses how and why LGBT older adults can take advantage of these services.

February 2012 | Leland Kiang

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Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects people to services for older adults and their families.

February 2012 | Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Quatrefoil Library

Quatrefoil is a member-supported library with collections focusing on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) books, periodicals, films, and sound recordings. The library features materials on coming out, community organizations, historical events, great GLBT literature and non-fiction, local resources, news and current events impacting the GLBT community, and entertainment.

November 2011

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Q&A with Aisha Young, Founder of African Americans in Gerontology

This Q&A with Aisha Young, the founder of African Americans in Gerontology, discusses the organization's work to provide guidance and professional development opportunities, encourage networking, and promote community activism for African American professionals and students in the field of gerontology.

October 2011 | Aisha Young, Founder of African Americans in Gerontology

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Helena Bushong: In Her Own Words

Helena Bushong, a 60-year-old trans woman who lives with HIV, tells us her story.

September 2011 | Helena Bushong

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A Timetable Round up of Recent LGBT Research

A recap of the latest LGBT research in the U.S. over the past 2 years.

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee Delivers a Special Message for SAGE at OutGiving 2011

Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee offered a special message to attendees of the March 2011 OutGiving conference, a national gathering of LGBT and allied donors.

June 2011

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Caregiving Glossary

Definitions of common caregiving terms.

April 2011

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Find the Dollars You Deserve - A Road Map to Federal Funding For Aging Services: Navigating the Federal Government for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations

This guide compiles a list of potential grant opportunities for organizations working with LGBT older adults.

January 2011 | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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New Resource Center's Director Aims to Keep Aging LGBT Elders Well-Served - and Out of the Closet

This article features information regarding the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its director, Hilary Meyer. It describes the need for LGBT aging services, challenges that face LGBT older adults, and Meyer's overall vision for the National Resource Center.

November 2010 | Betsy Dorsett

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Technical Assistance Resource Center: Promoting Appropriate LTC Supports for Older LGBT Older Adults

The American Society on Aging (ASA) presents a webinar on the challenges facing LGBT older adults, and existing solutions, such as the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. This recorded webinar was originally a presentation of the American Society on Aging (ASA), and is available here by permission.

October 2010

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LGBT Older Adults: Rethinking Aging Laws for Today's Older Adults

This brief describes how current federal and state laws are based around the assumption of marriage and thus exclude same-sex couples, widowed men and women—LGBT and heterosexual alike—and those who never married. This brief offers concrete policy recommendations that would increase the breadth of older adults protected under aging policies.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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LGBT Older Adults: Facts at a Glance

This fact sheet details the discrimination LGBT older adults face in accessing benefits, Social Security, health care, public and private housing, as well as in certain legal situations.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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LGBT Older Adults: Falling Through the Safety Net

This brief documents the unequal treatment LGBT older adults face under three key aspects to successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and community engagement. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults: Information and Service Needs

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics.

September 2010 | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and Eldercare Locator

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Still Out, Still Aging

Expanding on insights gained from its 2006 award-winning Out and Aging study conducted in partnership with the American Society on Aging's LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN), "Still Out, Still Aging" provides both an update and broader scope in looking at the LGBT population in comparison to the general population.

June 2010 | MetLife Mature Market Institute, American Society on Aging

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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Snapshot Report

This is a summary of the report Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, which examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age.

April 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Full Report

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement.

March 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Large Print Version

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement. Note: This is the large-print version of the report.

March 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

An update to the groundbreaking Outing Age report issued in 2000, Outing Age 2010 presents an in-depth look at public policy issues and the challenges facing the millions of LGBT older adults in the country.

January 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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LGBT Health and Human Services Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State.

January 2009 | Report prepared by Somjen Frazer for the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and the New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Network

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Out and Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian & Gay Baby Boomers

This study on LGBT Baby Boomers was conducted by MetLife Mature Market Institute in conjunction with the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging and Zogby International.

November 2006 | MetLife Mature Market Institute, American Society on Aging and Zogby International

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Aging in Equity: LGBT Elders in America

This informational packet promotes a vision of “successful aging” for LGBT elders, which encompasses a variety of quality-of-life issues that affect all senior citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

January 2004 | Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues

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