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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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Local Community Advocacy: Advocating for the Needs of LGBT Older Adults Receiving Aging Services

This toolkit provides an overview of local aging services and programs, how LGBT advocates and organizations like yourself can get involved, and how Aging Advisory Councils can advance the priorities and address the needs of older LGBT people.

August 2021 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Administration for Community Living: Guidance for Developing State Plans

The guidance within this memorandum reflects changes to the Older Americans Act (OAA) as codified through the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-131).

August 2021 | Administration for Community Living

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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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Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit

Download the Diverse Elders Coalition’s Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers Toolkit. This toolkit offers topline information on what providers need to know, and key pieces from our comprehensive training curriculum, Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers.* Whether you’ve already attended one or more of our trainings, or this is your first time looking into what’s available to help you support diverse family caregivers, we think you’ll find these resources to be invaluable in building a more welcoming, supportive practice.

March 2021 | Diverse Elders Coalition

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Facts on LGBT Aging

What do we know about LGBT Aging? This fact sheet provides an overview of topics such as caregiving, cultural competency, discrimination, heatlh care, HIV/AIDS, housing, financial security, social isolation, and wellness.

March 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment

Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older were participants in 64 counties that partipcated in the 2020 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment.

February 2021 | Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Research & Evaluation Group at PHMC

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LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts

This guide is part of a visioning project in Massachusetts, seeking to answer the question: If we want to have a thriving, happy and healthy LGBT older adult community in Massachusetts in 2025, what changes in services, health care, and policy should we make now?

December 2020 | The Fenway Institute

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Developing LGBT-inclusive Long-term Care Services and Supports

This article provides practical tips and resources for developing LGBT-inclusive long-term care services and supports.

June 2020 | Sherrill Wayland, SAGE

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Serving Diverse Elders: Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery

This guide will serve as a reference for how to provide culturally affirming and specific services that center diverse elders in every step of your planning process.

May 2020 | Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, National Indian Council on Aging, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, SAGE 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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Juego de roles: Cómo hacer preguntas sobre la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

Juego de roles: Cómo hacer preguntas sobre la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

April 2020

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Diez consejos para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en la

Diez consejos para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en la

April 2020 | Christie Carter

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Los servicios personalizados y las personas LGBT con discapacidades

Los servicios personalizados y las personas LGBT con discapacidades

April 2020 | Christie Carter

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COVID-19 Resources from Aging Service Providers

SAGE's National Resource Center and Aging Service Providers Across the Country are rapidly preparing information and resources to assist LGBT older adults and caregivers in navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic. This page will be updated as new resources become available.

March 2020

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Prepare for COVID-19: Tips and Resources for LGBT Elders and those living with HIV

Because LGBT elders and older people living with HIV are at higher risk for experiencing the COVID-19 virus more acutely, it is important to take steps to make emergency plans that can help reduce your risk of contracting the virus.

March 2020 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Person Directed Services and LGBT People with Disabilities

This fact sheet explores ways organizations can provide Person Directed Services in support of LGBT people with disabilities.

March 2020

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10 Tips for Including People with Disabilities in the LGBT Community

Explore 10 tips for the inclusion of people with disabilities in LGBT community events and activities.

March 2020

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San Francisco First in Nation to Fund Services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Press release from San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services announcing funding to start services for Transgender Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities.

February 2020 | San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Celebrating 10 Years of Knowledge

SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, estalished in 2010, celebrates 10 years of supporting LGBT older adult equity.

January 2020 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Senior Rainbow

Senior Rainbow Assistance Program’s mission to provide temporary assistance for LGBTQ seniors experiencing temporary hardships due to medical or financial concerns to ensure they can maintain their current living arrangements that safe, warm and healthy.

November 2019

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An Ally's Guide to Terminology 2017 Edition

The guide provide an overview on the words we use to talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and issues.

November 2019 | MAP (Movement Advancement Project)

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Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities

This fact sheet provides resources on how to identify, prioritize, and take action on health disparities by championing the Disparities Action Statement in your organization.

November 2019 | CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Introducing the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is a new initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy.

November 2019 | NCAPPS

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Conscious Cultivation: A Model for Inclusive, Interactive Programming

As our society ages and diversifies, there emerges the necessity for specialized programs that cater to the needs of diverse populations within the aging community, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ).

November 2019 | Center on Halsted, Britta Larson, Nina Orlowski, Amanda Vevers, Todd Williams

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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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LGBTQ Inclusive Services Readiness Checklist: A Self-Assessment for Area Agencies on Aging

This self-assessment aims to help agencies determine how effectively they are supporting LGBTQ individuals and aid in identifying areas of growth. To get started, mark the boxes next to the actions your agency is taking to be more inclusive to the LGBTQ community.

July 2019 | Aging Ahead, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Preguntas acerca de la orientación sexual y la identidad de género en los servicios para adultos mayores

Algunos estados están obligados por ley a solicitar esta información. En otros estados, algunas agencias toman muchas medidas para obtener tanta información como les sea posible sobre las comunidades a las que sirven.

July 2019 | SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Agradecemos especialmente a Yuisa Gimeno, del condado de Los Ángeles, Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral, Servicios para Adultos Mayores y Comunitarios (WDACS), Agencia Local para Adultos Mayores (AAA), por su ayuda en la elaboración de esta hoja informativa.

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Definiciones & Términos Comunes

Definiciones & Términos Comunes

July 2019 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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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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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Affirming LGBT+ Resources: Especially for Maturing & Older Adults and the Supporting Advocate & Professional Communities

A SNAPSHOT GUIDE to Locating Health, Wellness, & Support Information and Resources Including a Professionals’ Toolkit

May 2019 | Vicki Stanley, SAGECare Trainer

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Enhancing Health, Wealth, and Community for older LGBT adults

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

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

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Questions About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Aging Services

Why am I being asked about my sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity? Is this a question you are being asked during an intake with an older adult? If so then this fact sheet is for you.

March 2019 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Training the Aging Network to Provide Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

This brief explores the need for LGBT Cultural Competency training in health and aging services.

March 2019 | Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

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Role Play: Asking Questions About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This handout provides Role Play scenarios to assist aging providers in asking and answering questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity during an intake or interview process.

November 2018

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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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LGBT Older People Built the LGBT Community

LGBT Older People Built the LGBT Community provides steps LGBT organizations and professionals can take in support of LGBT older people.

September 2018 | National Center for Elder Abuse, SAGE, and FORGE

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Paying it Back: Promoting Justice for LGBT Communities of All Ages

Paying it Back: Promoting Justice for LGBT Communities of All Ages provides information and steps to promote justice and prevent and address social isolation and LGBT specific elder abuse.

September 2018 | National Center on Elder Abuse, SAGE, and FORGE

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Question Translations (English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, & Russian)

This document provides examples of demographic questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in the following languages - English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, & Russian.

July 2018 | Department of Aging and Adult Services, City and County of San Francisco, California

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LGBT Affirming Intake: Sample Questions

Sample questions for LGBT inclusive intake forms.

June 2018 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGECare

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Admisión afirmativa para las personas LGBT: Ejemplos de preguntas

Admisión afirmativa para las personas LGBT: Ejemplos de preguntas (Spanish version of LGBT Affirming Intake Questions).

June 2018 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGECare

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Maintaining Dignity: Understanding & Responding to the Needs of Older LGBT Americans Infographic

New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services.

March 2018 | AARP, Angela Houghton

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Successful Outcomes of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

Four years ago, the San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force concluded its 18-month tenure by submitting its final report, LGBT Aging at the Golden Gate: San Francisco Policy Issues and Recommendations, to the Board of Supervisors.

March 2018 | by Dr. Marcy Adelman. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay Times and is re-posted from the Diverse Elders Coalition.

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Plan Your Way to Better Inclusion of LGBT Elders

Hear from Area Agencies on Aging who have been successful in including LGBT older adults in their programming. Topics covered include how planning has helped with LGBT outreach and services, as well as challenges and lessons learned. This webinar was hosted by n4a and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging with guest speakers from the Administration on Community Living, ElderSource, and Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veterans Services.

March 2018 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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The Equality Act: Infographic

Infographic highlighting the importance of the Equality Act for LGBT older adults.

November 2017 | SAGE, National LGBTQ Task Force

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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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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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Caregiving and LGBT Concerns in Michigan: A Guide for Caregivers

This guide was created in 2016 and published in 2017 as a collaborative effort of the ACLU of Michigan, SAGE Metro Detroit and the three Area Agencies on Aging serving Southeastern Michigan: Detroit Area Agency on Aging, AAA1-B, and The Senior Alliance.

July 2017 | ACLU of Michigan, in collaboration with AAA1-B, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, SAGE Metro Detroit, and The Senior Alliance

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LGBT-Inclusive Example Outreach Materials

Provided by SAGE Detroit and Southeast Michigan Area Agencies on Aging the Caregiver Flyer and Program Rack Card serve as models for LGBT-inclusive outreach.

July 2017 | Southeast Michigan Area Agencies on Aging and SAGE Detroit

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Meals on Wheels Application Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

This Meals on Wheels Application provided by Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection serves as an example of an application that has LGBT inclusive relationship, sexual orientation and gender identity data and demographic questions.

July 2017 | Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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Senior Center Meal Registration Form

This Registration Form provided by Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection serves as an example of a client registration form with LGBT inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity questions.

July 2017 | Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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LGBT Needs Assessment Survey City of Los Angeles Department of Aging 2016-2020 Area Plan

This LGBT Needs Assessment Survey provided by the City Los Angeles, Department of Aging serves as a model for assessing the LGBT community as part of preparing area plans.

July 2017 | City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging

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COMPASS – Comprehensive Assessment for Aging Network Community-Based Long Term Care Services - New State Office for the Aging

Provided by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), the COMPASS is the primary screening tool for NYSOFA and assists in the development of person-centered plans. This tool serves as a model with LGBT inclusive relationship, sexual orientation and gender identity questions.

July 2017 | New York State Office for the Aging

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Area Agency on Aging Community Assessment Survey (English and Spanish Versions)

This community assessment survey, provided by the Pima County Area Agency on Aging - is used for creating the area plan. The survey is an example of using LGBT affirming sexual orientation and gender identity questions in the demographics section. This survey is provided in English and Spanish languages.

July 2017 | Pima County Area Agency on Aging

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LGBT Aging at the Golden Gate: San Francisco Policy Issues & Recommendations (2014)

This report, from 2014, serves as a model for working with LGBT communities to determine needs and recommendations for serving LGBT older adults. The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Aging Policy Task Force and this final Report are products of a community effort to raise the profile of issues affecting LGBT seniors in San Francisco. The Task Force was established at the urging of LGBT community members following a community-led process that started in the San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission’s LGBT Advisory Committee.

July 2017 | San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

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Invitation Letter for LGBT Key Stakeholder Planning Meeting

This letter provided by ElderSource in Jacksonville, FL is provided as a sample for inviting LGBT stakeholders to a meeting as a first step in forming an LGBT task force, committee or working group.

July 2017 | ElderSource

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Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging: Report to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

This 2015 report serves as a model for a how a State worked with LGBT stakeholders through an LGBT Aging Commission resulting in recommendations for LGBT older adult data collection, needs assessments, cultural competency training and evaluation, outreach and access, service delivery, complaint resolution and legislation.

July 2017 | Massachusetts LGBT Aging Commission

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Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide for Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

This guide assists State and Local aging networks and organizations with developing and enhancing LGBT-inclusive plans and services.

July 2017 | 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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Southeast Michigan Report on Increasing LGBT Cultural Competency of Area Agencies on Aging 2014-1015

Report from Southeast Michigan – Detroit Area Agency on Aging (1-A), Area Agency on Aging 1-B, The Senior Alliance (1-C), and the LGBT Older Adult Coalition.

April 2017 | Detroit Area Agency on Aging (1-A), Area Agency on Aging 1-B, The Senior Alliance (1-C), and the LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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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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Infographic: LGBT Elders Send Powerful Message to Federal Administration for Community Living

Infographic describing how LGBT older adult and ally community members and organizations advocated for LGBT inclusive aging services.

October 2016 | SAGE

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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community

This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families.

October 2011 | The Joint Commission

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Safe Spaces? The Need for LGBT Cultural Competency in Aging Services

This article describes the need for aging services that are LGBT culturally competent and formation of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

May 2011 | Hilary Meyer, SAGE

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