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NEW 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! MORE >


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NEW An Ally's Guide

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


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NEW Welcome to Pride

The goals of Welcome to Pride are: to learn about effective age-friendly features that Pride organizers and elder advocates currently have in place; to share these best practices; and to secure commitments from Pride organizers to maintain or increase the number of age-friendly features of their events. MORE >


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NEW Conscious Cultivation

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). MORE >


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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. MORE >


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LGBTQ Inclusive Services Readiness Checklist

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. MORE >


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Cómo representarse a sí mismo y a otros: Servicios de salud y para adultos mayores

Ir al doctor o solicitar atención médica hasta para los problemas leves presenta dificultades singulares para las adultos LGBT. La decisión de "salir del clóset" con su proveedor, la preocupación sobre la reacción que este tendrá y la forma en la que lo tratará si le revela su identidad sexual, o la posibilidad de recibir una menor calidad de atención son las primeras dudas que se vienen a la mente. MORE >


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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. MORE >


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Partnership by Design

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. MORE >


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Pushing for equality

This article describes the need for LGBT equity in and access to care in aging services. MORE >


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Affirming LGBT+ Resources

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


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Enhancing Health, Wealth, and Community

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


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From Connections to Community

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. MORE >


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Looking for Love

Tips on how LGBT older people can avoid the "Sweetheart Scam". MORE >


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Advocating for Yourself

This article provides useful information you can use to advocate for yourself and others in health and aging services. MORE >


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10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Veitnamese Translation

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10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation

10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation MORE >


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Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community Updated 2018

The rights of all residents should be honored and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. MORE >


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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. MORE >


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LGBT Older People: Our Right to a Peaceful Life

LGBT Older People: Our Right to a Peaceful Life provides steps LGBT older people can take to feel empowered and advocate for themselves. MORE >


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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. MORE >


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My Personal Directions

Use this form to provide paid and unpaid caregivers with your personal directions that will help ensure your quality of living in long-term care and health settings. MORE >


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My Persoanl Directions (fillable download)

Use this form to provide paid and unpaid caregivers with your personal directions that will help ensure your quality of living in long-term care and health settings. This form is fillable for completing and printing from your computer. MORE >


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Legal Services and Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors

This special report addresses specifically how legal services can best meet the unique legal needs of low-income LGBT older adults. MORE >


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FAQ: Housing Rights of LGBT Seniors

This blog prepared by Lambda Legal answer questions regarding the housing rights of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Nothing About Us Without Us

"Nothing About Us Without Us" premiered at the SAGE's 21st Annual Awards & Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on October 17, 2016. MORE >


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La intimidad y los adultos mayores LGBT

Spanish version of Intimacy and LGBT Older Adults MORE >


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Long Distance Caregiving

An online caregiving guide from the National Institutes of Health. MORE >


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Intimacy & LGBT Older Adults

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


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LGBT Aging-in-Place

This webinar will provide LGBT consumers and providers key considerations for aging-in-place strategies for LGBT older adults and how to link those strategies with additional community care resources. MORE >


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LGBT Elders and Healthcare Provider Video

As part of National Coming Out Day, SAGECare and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation asked LGBT elders and care providers why being out to healthcare providers is so important. The main thing we learned from our LGBT elders is that they want to be treated with respect. MORE >


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Create Your Care Plan

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. MORE >


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Care Planning Workheets

Care Planning Worksheets that accompany the Create Your Care Plan workbook. MORE >


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Caregiving in the LGBT Community

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. MORE >


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Prepare to Care

A planning guide for caregivers in the LGBT community MORE >


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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. MORE >


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Find 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. MORE >


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Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

Resource document providing links to organizations that provide information on legal rights and/or Medicare benefits. MORE >


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Marriage, Medicare and Medicaid

Tips for same-sex couples who are married or thinking about marriage so you can understand how marriage affects Medicare and Medicaid rights. MORE >


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Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

Until recently, Medicare has not had specific guidance about how to address the unique needs of transgender older adults. That is changing. MORE >


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Marriage and Finances

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. MORE >


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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. MORE >


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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. MORE >


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Talk Before You Walk

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. MORE >


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Looking for Love?

Tips on How LGBT Elders Can Avoid the Infamous Sweetheart Scam MORE >


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