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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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10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation

10 Tips on Finding LGBT Affirming Services - Mandarin Translation

October 2018 | SAGE

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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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Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

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

July 2016 | SAGE

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Advocating for Yourself and Others: Health and Aging Services

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

November 2018 | Jacqueline Boyd for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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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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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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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Care Planning Worksheets

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

September 2017

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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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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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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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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.

July 2019 | Jacqueline Boyd, fundadora de The Care Plan

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Cómo ser aliado de las personas mayores transgénero

El Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre el Envejecimiento LGBT y FORGE están encantados de compartir el nuevo conjunto de herramientas Cómo ser un aliado de los adultos mayores transgénero.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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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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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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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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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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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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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FAQ: Housing Rights of LGBT Seniors

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

June 2018 | Lambda Legal, original blog posted by Lambda Legal on July 26, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and FORGE are thrilled to share the new toolkit How to Be an Ally to Transgender Older Adults.

July 2021 | FORGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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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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Intergenerational projects for the LGBT community: A toolkit to inspire and inform

This toolkit, developed in the UK, is designed to provide the building blocks to understand the importance and potential of intergenerational working for the LGBT community, but also, provide providers with the foundations to run a project on their own.

October 2011 | The Intergenerational Longevity Centre

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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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La Interseccion De Edad, Raza Y Sexualidad

Esta hoja informativa explora cómo la edad, la raza y la sexualidad se entrecruzan y los pasos que uno puede tomar para ayudar a fortalecer los apoyos para LGBT BIPOC (negros, indígenas, personas de color).

July 2021 | Tomme Faust, M.A. for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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La expresión de las necesidades emocionales e íntimas como adultos mayores LGBTQ

Spanish version of Intimacy and LGBT Older Adults

June 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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How Can Legal Services Better Meet the 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.

June 2018 | Justice in Aging

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Key Considerations in LGBT Aging-in-Place and Care Coordination

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.

December 2017 | SAGE

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LGBT Elders and Healthcare Providers Discuss Why Being Treated Respectfully Is Important

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.

November 2017 | SAGE and Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

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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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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.

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

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LGBT Welcoming Housing Self-Advocacy Tips

The following series of three fact sheet is designed to provide you with education, self-advocacy tips and resources.

June 2021 | SAGE National Housing Initiative

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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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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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Long Distance Caregiving

An online caregiving guide from the National Institutes of Health.

June 2018 | National Institute on Aging

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Looking for Love? Sweetheart Scam_Updated 2019

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

February 2019 | National Center on Elder Abuse and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Looking for Love? First Look Out for You!

Tips on How LGBT Elders Can Avoid the Infamous Sweetheart Scam

February 2016 | National Center on Elder Abuse 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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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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Marriage, Medicare and Medicaid: What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know

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

July 2016 | SAGE & Justice in Aging

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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.

July 2016 | SAGE & Justice in Aging

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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.

August 2018

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My Personal Directions for Quality Living

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.

August 2018 | The National Consumer Voice and SAGE

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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.

June 2018 | LGBT Older Adults and SAGE

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pride Action Tank

Pride Action Tank brings together and supports the work of subject matter experts as well as people directly impacted by challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community to envision and realize practical and longer-term policy solutions. Moreover, Pride Action Tank fuels collaborations among organizations, departments, experts, policy-makers and community members in order to fill in gaps and ensure better support for all people in LGBTQ+ communities. Our work focuses on six overlapping issue areas: housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

May 2021

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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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Pushing for equality: LGBT elders need discrimination-free access to care in community

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

May 2019 | American Society on Aging, by Michael Adams (SAGE)

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Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community: Know YOUR Rights as a Nursing Home Resident Updated 2018

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

October 2018 | The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

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Respaldo a las comunidades locales: Apoyando a los adultos LGBT en los servicios de cuidado para personas mayores

La presente guía busca proporcionar una descripción general de los servicios y programas locales disponibles para los adultos mayores, explicar cómo las organizaciones defensoras LGBT1 y las personas como usted pueden participar en ellos y cómo los Consejos Asesores del Envejecimiento (Aging Advisory Councils) pueden priorizar y abordar las necesidades de las personas mayores LGBT.

August 2021 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Sacramento LGBT Community Center- Golden Grounds

Golden Grounds Mission: To create a dynamic senior LGBTQ+ group committed to the support and empowerment of its members through open, positive, authentic sharing and discussion of member life experiences, practices, knowledge, and wisdom.

May 2021

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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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SAGE Línea telefónica nacional para personas mayores LGBT

La línea de ayuda para personas mayores LGBT está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, en inglés y español, con traducción en 180 idiomas.

July 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Stonewall Generation a Q&A with Dr. Jane Fleishman PhD

Dr. Jane Fleishman, PhD, provides a Q&A on authoring, The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging.

December 2020 | Dr. Jane Fleishman, Phd

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Tips for Working with LGBT Older Adults

This fact provides useful tips for working with and supporting LGBT older adults.

March 2021 | FORGE

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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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Welcome Home: Improving Housing Security for LGBT Older Adults

This brief offers a policy road map with detailed recommendations to make this vision a reality. Through this policy brief and our National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, SAGE is committed to ensuring that millions of LGBT older people are able to access welcoming LGBT housing in all its forms, regardless of where they live.

February 2015 | SAGE

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Welcome to PRIDE: A Practical Guide to Making Pride Parades, Marches and Festivals Age-Friendly

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.

November 2019 | SAGE

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