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Steps LGBTQ+ Workers Can Take If They’re Experiencing Discrimination in the Workplace

Information on workplace discrimination and the LGBTQ+ community.

November 2021 | Outreach Team at Employment Law Help

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Q&A with Katie Fasullo: Needs of LGBTQ Older Adults and Long-Term Care

This Q&A explores current research completed by Katie Fasullo, Registered Nurse and doctoral student at Rush University, in the Advanced Public Health Nurse, Doctor of Nursing Practice. Katie's research article is titled, LGBTQ Older Adults in Long-Term Care Settings: An Integrative Review to Inform Best Practices.

September 2021 | Katherine Fasullo

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Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff – Q & A with Author, Dr. Tim R Johnston

Join us for a Q&A with Dr. Tim R. Johnston as he talks about his book, Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff.

March 2021 | Dr. Tim Johnston

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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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Aging with Pride Q&A: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) Study Participation

This Q&A provided by Aging with Pride describes - IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) study is the first federally-funded research study examining ways to improve the health and quality of life for adults aged 50 and older in the LGBTQ community with memory loss and their caregivers.

December 2020 | Amy Cunningham, Research Coordinator, Aging with Pride

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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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The Importance of Gay and Lesbian Spousal and Partner Caregiver Research: A Q&A with Toni Calasanti and Brian de Vries

A Q&A highlighting the importance of research with caregivers of spouses and partners with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

September 2020 | Toni Calasanti and Brian deVries

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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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To Survive on This Shore: 5 Years Later

An interview with Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre regarding their groundbreaking project To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults.

April 2020 | Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre

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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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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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FAQ: Housing Right for LGBT Seniors

This FAQ provided Lambda Legal provides updated information on housing rights and LGBT seniors.

January 2020 | Lambda Legal

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Improving Undergraduate Nursing Students' Understanding of LGBTQ Older Adults

As a nursing educator, preparing nursing students for care of an aging population is challenging. New nurses entering practice need to understand the complex physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of older adults, while also considering the importance of generational, cultural, and individual differences of older adults and their families. It is also important for new nurses to recognize and advocate for vulnerable and underserved older adult groups, such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

July 2019 | Nadine Henriquez, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

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5 Tips for LGBT Older People to Avoid Fraud

This article provides tips to help LGBT older people avoid fraud.

October 2018 | William Chalkley, with Top10VPN

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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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Long Distance Caregiving

An online caregiving guide from the National Institutes of Health.

June 2018 | National Institute on Aging

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Q&A with Joy Loverde author of, Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old

Do you often wonder, "Who will help me as I age?" - you are not alone! Joy Loverde, joined us for a Q&A to share the inspiration for her book and lessons learned from her work around caregiving.

April 2018 | Joy Loverde

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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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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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Resources for Caregivers

A round-up of services and supports around the country and online for caregivers.

September 2017

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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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Medicaid y la comunidad LGBT: Cómo costear el cuidado médico a largo plazo: Actualizado en el 2016

Este artículo proporciona un resumen de las reglas que aplican a aquellos en la comunidad LGBT y que posiblemente necesiten Medicaid, en especial para aquellos que podrían requerir cuidado médico a largo plazo en un centro especializado de enfermería. El siguiente artículo está dirigido a personas solteras y parejas domésticas.

June 2017 | Arlene Zarembka, Abogada

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LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice - Q&A with author Kimberly, D. Acquaviva

This article is a Q&A with Kimberly D. Acquaviva, author of LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice.

May 2017 | Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

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Overcoming Barriers to Care for LGBT Elders with Alzheimer's

This article discusses the added stigma for LGBT elders diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and overcoming barriers to care.

May 2017 | Dr. Marcy Adelman - This article was first published in the ASA publication Generations, Summer 2016

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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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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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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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Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

Hoja Informativa: Salud Del Seno Y El Envejecimiento En La Comunidad LGBT

March 2017 | Por Elías Grossman, MSW, defensor de la comunidad, Susan G. Komen Pudget Sound

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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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Imposter Scams

Information from the Federal Trade Commission to help recognize and report Imposter Scams.

February 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

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Health Care Scams

Information from the Federal Trade Commission on recognizing and reporting Health Care Scams.

February 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

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Fact Sheet: When LGBT Older Adults Come Out

This fact sheet provides organizations with best practices for honoring the confidentiality and informed consent regarding personal information shared by LGBT older adults.

January 2017 | SAGE's National Resource on LGBT Aging

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Fact Sheet: Breast Health & LGBT Aging

Breast health and awareness is often an uncomfortable subject for LGBTQ community members. This fact sheet presents fact related to the important topic of breast health.

January 2017 | SAGE prepared by Elijah Grossman, MSW

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Holiday Hints: Alzheimer's Caregiver Tips

The tips below can help you and the person with Alzheimer’s visit and reconnect with family, friends, and neighbors during holidays. https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/holiday-hints

November 2016 | National Institutes on Aging part of the National Institutes on Health

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Caring for Yourself: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. This could mean asking family members or friends to help out, doing things you enjoy, using adult day care services, or getting help from a local home health care agency.

November 2016 | National Institute on Aging a part of the National Institutes on Health

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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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From This Day Forward – Q&A interview with Documentary Director, Sharon Shattuck and her parents Trisha and Marcia.

This Q&A explores the real life family story behind the creation of From This Day Forward - a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations.

October 2016 | Sharon Shattuck and her parents Trisha and Marcia Shattuck

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What to Do When Addiction Has Become a Coping Mechanism

In the LGBTQA community, addiction affects 20-30% of its members as opposed to the national average of 9%. The reason for this is primarily the social rejection and isolation associated with coming out.

September 2016 | Patricia Sarmiento, Public Health Corps

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Expecting Rejection: Understanding the Minority Stress Experiences of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals

Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals often are the target of enacted or external (i.e.,distal) experiencesofstigma, discrimination, andviolence,whicharelinked toadversehealth,particularly psychological distress.

September 2016 | Brian A. Rood, Sari L. Reisner, Francisco I. Surace, Jae A. Puckett, Meredith R. Maroney, and David W. Pantalone

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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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Medicaid and the LGBT Community: Paying for Long Term Care – Update 2016

This article provides an overview of the rules that apply to those in the LGBT community who might need Medicaid, particularly those who might need long term care in a nursing home. The following article is directed at single persons and unmarried partners.

August 2016 | Arlene Zarembka, Attorney at Law

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Medicare Rights Center a Q&A with Joe Baker, President

Learn about the work of the Medicare Rights Center, a national, nonprofit consumer service organization.

August 2016 | Joe Baker, President Medicare Rights Center

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LGBT Older Adult Education Resources - FREE of Charge

This document provides a list of "FREE" of charge education resources promoting awareness of LGBT Older Adults.

June 2016 | SAGE's National Resource Center of LGBT 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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The Longest Day: An LGBT Older Adult and Caregiver Perspective for Living with Alzheimer ’s Disease

A discussion on LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers on the Alzheimer's Association Longest Day.

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

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The Big Hush! Same-Sex Relationships in Long-term Care

For those who have dementia that affects memory, communication and other cognitive function, they often show their need for intimate connections through their actions. Unfortunately, it is common for their expressions of intimacy to be misinterpreted as inappropriate behavior.

June 2016 | Zoe Dearing, Alzheimer's Educator

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Aging & Sexual Health

Honest Talk About Aging & Sexual Health

June 2016 | Terri Clark, MPH

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Diverse Women in Clinical Trials

Article announcing SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging work with to the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women's Health to raise awareness of Diverse Women in Clinical Trials and the inclusion of LGBT women.

May 2016 | National Resource Center on LGBT

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Do You Know What Mental Illness Feels Like?

Article announcing May as Mental Health Month and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging joining with Mental Health America to raise awareness and share resources.

May 2016 | Mental Health America and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Need a Lifeline? Advance Medical Directives Will Protect Your Health Care Decisions

This article discusses the importance of advance planning.

April 2016 | Alex Kent SAGECAP Program, Replication Coordinator

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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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PrEP - Transcending Barriers for Safer Pleasure a Publication for Transgender Women

The resource guide was written by Project Inform and Outshine NW for women who are transgender and for other trans/gender-variant people who were assigned male sex at birth.

February 2016 | Project Inform

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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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The hidden link between Chronic Health Conditions and Domestic Violence

This infographic produced by the Verizon Foundation and More Magazine, explores the link between domestic violence and chronic health conditions.

November 2015 | Verizon Foundation and More Magazine

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Alzheimer's Assocation LGBT Caregiver Concerns - Important Considerations for LGBT Caregivers

LGBT Caregiver Brochure from the Alzheimer's Association.

November 2015 | Alzheimer's Association

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Long Distance Caregiving - Getting Started

Long Distance Caregiving - Getting Started is a guide prepared by the National Institute of Aging designed to help caregivers understand challenges associated with caregiving, provide tips and resources as you caregive from a distance.

November 2015 | National Institute on Aging

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In Support of Coming Out: Support Groups for Older Adults

Article discussing a Coming Out Support Group for Older Adults.

October 2015 | Meghan Garvey, LMSW

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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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LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit

LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit

October 2015 | Leland Kiang, LICSW

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National LGBT Cancer Network Offers Free, Online Cancer Support Groups

Introducing Support Groups for LGBTQ Cancer Survivors from the National LGBT Cancer Network.

March 2015 | National LGBT Cancer Network

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To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and gender variant older adults

This Q& A is with the co-founders of To Survive on this Shore -- a collaborative project that combines photographs of transgender and gender variant people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences with respect to gender, identity, age, and sexuality and provides a nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person.

January 2015 | Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health: Breast Cancer and Gynecological Risk Factors

This article touches on some research pertaining to the prevalence and risk factors for lesbian and bisexual women for gynecological and breast cancer.

December 2014 | Felixia Barias

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Issues of Aging in the M2F Trans Community

This article is an insightful first-person account of aging issues that trans women face today.

November 2014 | Cici Kyttten

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Medicare and Transgender-Related Care

On May 30, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Appeals Board (DAB), an independent federal appeals board, ruled that Medicare must cover medically necessary care for individuals with gender dysphoria, just as it covers medically necessary care for those with other medical conditions.

June 2014 | Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Relations, SAGE

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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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New Tax Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples After the DOMA Ruling

This article describes some of the tax benefits to help same-sex couples feel more confident to easily and accurately file your own taxes this year and beyond.

April 2014 | David Williams, Chief Tax Officer at Intuit

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Q & A with Peter Johnson, Director of Public Relations at Center on Halsted, Chicago

Question and answer article about the new LGBT-friendly senior housing being built in Chicago.

April 2014 | Peter Johnson

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The Need for LGBT-Inclusive Housing

Though LGBT-specific housing exist for older adults, there are not nearly enough for all the seniors who need them. This article discusses the needs for safe and inclusive housing for LGBT older adults.

April 2014 | SAGE

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LGBT-Specific Affordable Housing Opens in Philadelphia

This article highlights the need for the John C. Anderson Senior Affordable Apartments that opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early 2014.

April 2014 | Mark Segal

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My Bi Voice…

A poignant, first-person account of coming out as bisexual.

April 2014 | Terri Clark

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LGBT Bereavement Support Group in Upstate New York

This article describes an LGBT-specific bereavement support group operating currently in Syracuse, New York.

April 2014 | Walter Stein

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Is LGBT Housing Right for You? Pros and Cons of LGBT Housing for Older Adults

In recent years, several housing developments and retirement communities targeted to LGBT older adults have opened around the country, gaining quite a bit of attention. For LGBT older adult considering one of these communities, this article discusses some pros and cons.

April 2014 | SAGE

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Q&A with Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted

The Center on Halsted is the first Homesharing program in the nation that supports LGBT older adults. Homesharing allows LGBT older adults to keep their homes through the supplemental income they receive through renters. Britta Larson, the director of the program, sits down to talk about the project.

April 2014 | Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted

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St. Louis Gains Understanding of LGBT Retirement and Housing Needs

This article discusses LGBT housing needs in St. Louis, Missouri.

April 2014 | Sherrill Wayland, MSW

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ASK LAMBDA LEGAL: LGBT seniors and Social Security benefits

Karen Loewy, Senior Attorney for Lambda Legal, answers questions about the state of Social Security benefits for LGB and T couples, as of February 19, 2014.

February 2014 | Karen Loewy, Lambda Legal

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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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Q&A with Linda Levin, ED of ElderSource

This Q&A with the Linda Levin, the Executive Director of ElderSource, highlights what her aging services agency is doing to create better services for LGBT older adults in Florida.

December 2013

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Coming Out Later in Life

This article is a first person account of coming out as a lesbian after having been married to a man.

December 2013 | Joanne Fleisher

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Advancing Employment Equality for LGBT Older Adults

This article details workplace inequality and discrimination issues that LGBT workers--especially those who are older, face in the United States.

November 2013 | Andrew Cray, Center for American Progress

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SAGEWorks: A National Employment Support Program for LGBT Workers 40+

SAGEWorks is a national employment support Program for LGBT workers 40+. Started by SAGE in 2010, SAGEWorks offers hands-on workshops, technology training and job hunting skills in New York City and in five affiliates across the country.

November 2013 | Michele D'Amato

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LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

This article was originally written on The Huffington Post by Robert Espinoza, the Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).

August 2013 | Robert Espinoza

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Shining a Light on Medicare: Demystifying Medicare for the Elder LGBT Community

*Updated* Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program offered to senior Americans (65 years or older) receiving Social Security (typically, retired workers). This article examines some Medicare basics as well as particular challenges in access for the LGBT community.

August 2013 | Laurens G. Van Sluytman, PhD, MA, LCSW

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Federal Update: ACA and Gender Discrimination

This news update describes the clarification that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Law, bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping, which may include discrimination based on sexual orientation.

September 2012 | Aaron Tax, SAGE

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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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Substance Use in LGBT Older Adults

This article begins to explore research needs on substance abuse within LGBT older adults. The author cites facts from recent reports and studies that were conducted within the LGBT older population.

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

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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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Long-term Services and Supports for Transgender People

This article discusses the policy implications of the growing number of transgender older adults and the need for increased long-term services and support for this marginalized population.

May 2012 | Harper Jean Tobin, Policy Counsel, National Center for Transgender Equality

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Transgender Inclusion for LGBT Organizations

This article addresses how organizations serving LGBT older adults can better serve transgender people.

May 2012 | Harper Jean Tobin, Policy Counsel, National Center for Transgender Equality

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Growing Older and Being Trans

Hawk Stone discusses a series of issues that significantly affect the well-being of older trans people, taking into account not just aging, but long-term effects of transition, coming out as trans in a relative vacuum of peers and resources, and the psychological ramifications of a medical emergency outing someone who’s lived in a community for years where no one knows he or she is transgender.

May 2012 | Justin Cascio, TransHealth

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Waking Up: LGBT in Old Age From a Provider’s Front Lines Perspective

This essay, written by (then) 78-year-old Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, describes her personal journey of encountering issues related to LGBT aging as a long-term care surveyor. As a result, Ensig-Brodsky helped create the Pride Senior Network, an organization aimed at providing LGBT older adults with a wide range of services.

March 2012 | Ellen Ensig-Brodsky

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Q&A with Nancy Grimes and Emily Lewis, Boulder County (Colorado) Area Agency on Aging

This interview with Nancy Grimes and Emily Lewis of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) highlights their successes in implementing LGBT-specific programs in the Boulder County AAA. Such programs include the cultural competency training program Project Visibility, a social support group Rainbow Elders, and a LGBT older adult resource guide entitled the Silver Lining Directory.

February 2012

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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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SAGE Harlem: A Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) started the SAGE Harlem Program in early 2004 at the request of LGBT older people of color living in Harlem for culturally and linguistically competent services close to home. This article discusses the program's impact.

November 2011 | Tom Weber, Director Community Services, SAGE

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Key Legal Issues Faced by Older LGBT Adults

The legal issues discussed in this article are exclusive to the LGBT population and are issues that their heterosexual, non-transgender counterparts do not have to face. (Note: some of these issues may have been impacted by the US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA in June 2013.)

November 2011 | David Godfrey

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Housing and Services: A Critical Combination - Provisions in LGBT-specific Housing

Openhouse is opening their first senior housing facility. In order to ensure that LGBT older adults in San Francisco area remain independent and not go back into the "closet," it is important to create housing options for them. However, with providing shelter it is important to also have supportive services for them so that they continue to engage within the community. This article explores these issues.

October 2011 | Seth Kilbourn, Executive Director, Openhouse

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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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An HIV/AIDS Trainer's Perspective

The top 12 issues trainers, educators and service providers should consider when talking about HIV/AIDS and older adults.

September 2011 | Doreen Bermudez

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HIV/AIDS and Older Adults: Fact Versus Fiction

Too many myths and misconceptions surround HIV and AIDS, particularly for people over 50 living with the disease. Learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and older adults.

September 2011

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HIV/AIDS and Your Rights: A Fact Sheet

People living with HIV/AIDS are entitled to certain protections under federal law. Learn more about your rights.

September 2011 | SAGE

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HIV & Aging Research: A Roadmap for the Future

Recommendations on future research priorities for older people living with HIV/AIDS.

September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing, Ph.D., and Stephen E. Karpiak, Ph.D., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging

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Aging with HIV: An Introduction

Dr. Masten, author of the book Aging with HIV: A Gay Man’s Guide, provides his insights into aging positively while living with HIV.

September 2011 | Dr. James Masten

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Tips on Caring for a Loved One with Advanced HIV/AIDS

Caring for a partner or loved one with advanced HIV/AIDS can be difficult for both patient and caregiver. Here are some tips to ease the difficulty.

September 2011 | Renata Gelman, RN, BSN, Clinical Manager for Partners in Care

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Q&A with Hutson W. Inniss of the National Coalition for LGBT Health

Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, talks about the Coalition’s work, LGBT older adults’ health, and HIV/AIDS.

September 2011 | Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health

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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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Q&A with Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois-Chicago, discusses the health challenges of older gay men of color living with HIV/AIDS.

September 2011 | Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Ph.D., MPH

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The Age of LGBT Aging (Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference)

The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG).

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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NYS Marriage Equality: Focus on Estate Planning

Trusts and Estates attorney, Tom Sciacca, Esq., details the importance of estate planning in relation to New York State's passage of marriage equality.

July 2011 | Tom Sciacca, Esq.

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As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

Michael Adams, Executive Director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), offers his thoughts on 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and meeting the needs of older people living with HIV.

June 2011 | Michael Adams, Executive Director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Creating an Estate Plan: A Legal Perspective

Proper planning will ensure that your property is distributed upon your death as you wish. It makes dealing with the issue of your death easier for your partner and your family. Furthermore, proper planning can save on taxes, allowing more property to be passed to your loved ones.

June 2011 | Ray Koenig, III, Esq.

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Medicaid and the LGBT Community: Paying for Long-Term Care

The eligibility rules for Medicaid are complicated, and can contain traps for the unwary. This article provides an overview of the rules that apply to those in the LGBT community who might need Medicaid, particularly those who might need long-term care in a nursing home. 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.

June 2011 | Arlene Zarembka

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LGBT Long-Term Care Issues

LGBT elders in long-term care facilities (along with their families and friends) need to know their rights and the red flags of mistreatment. The aim of this article is to give the current state of affairs, outline some forms of discrimination that LGBT elders face in nursing homes, and discuss some ways we can fight this mistreatment.

June 2011 | Daniel Redman

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What Every LGBT Older Adult Needs to Know About Wills

A will is an essential part of any estate plan, but this is especially true for LGBT people. An estimated two-thirds of all people die without a will (i.e., “intestate”), but dying intestate can have devastating consequences for LGBT people because, in the majority of instances, the law does not recognize our chosen families – our partners, friends, and caregivers.

June 2011 | Nancy J. Knauer

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Lo Que Todas las Personas LGBT de Más Edad Deben Saber Sobre los Testamentos

Aunque el testamento es parte esencial de cualquier planificación del patrimonio, es especialmente importante para las personas LGBT. En un testamento, tú designas quién recibirá tus bienes al tú morir. También nombras a una persona para que tome decisiones importantes acerca de tu patrimonio, la cual es denominada tu "representante personal" o "albacea".

June 2011

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Creating and Protecting Personal and Financial Legal Rights

Proper planning can ensure that your wishes are carried out by the person of your choice in the event of your incapacity. Without proper planning, someone may be appointed to make medical and financial decisions for you, which may not be in accord with your wishes.

June 2011 | Ray Koenig, III, Esq.

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El Medicaid y la Comunidad LGBT: Cómo Pagar por el Cuidado a Largo Plazo

Las reglas de elegibilidad para el Medicaid son complicadas y pueden resultar problemáticas para quienes no están bien informados. Este artículo ofrece un panorama general sobre las reglas que aplican a las personas LGBT que podrían necesitar Medicaid, particularmente aquéllas que podrían necesitar cuidado a largo plazo en un hogar de envejecientes. Las reglas de Medicaid son bastante distintas para personas individuales y para las parejas del mismo sexo que para las parejas heterosexuales casadas.

June 2011 | Arlene Zarembka

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Creación y Protección de Derechos Legales Personales y Financieros

La planificación del patrimonio correcta te ayudará a garantizar que la persona de tu elección pueda cumplir tus deseos en caso de tú quedar discapacitado. Sin la planificación debida, podría designarse a alguien para que tome decisiones médicas y financieras en tu nombre que no cumpla con tus deseos.

June 2011 | Ray Koenig, III, Esq.

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Planificación del Patrimonio: Una Perspectiva Legal

La planificación del patrimonio correcta te ayudará a garantizar que tu propiedad se distribuya tal como quieres después de tu muerte. Le facilita a tu pareja y a tu familia lidiar con tu muerte. Aún más, la planificación adecuada puede significar pagar menos en impuestos, lo cual permite que una cantidad mayor de bienes vayan a tus seres queridos.

June 2011 | Ray Koenig, III, Esq.

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Asuntos del Cuidado a Largo Plazo Para Personas LGBT

Las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de más edad que viven en centros de cuidado a largo plazo (y sus familiares y amigos) deben conocer sus derechos y las señales del maltrato. Este artículo delinea los tipos de discriminación a los que pueden estar sujetos las personas LGBT de más edad en centros de envejecientes, como también varias maneras de atacar el problema.

June 2011 | Daniel Redman

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National LGBT Aging Roundtable: Social Security and its Importance to the LGBT Aging Community

A fact sheet published by the National LGBT Aging Roundtable discussing why the LGBT population should care about Social Security. 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.

April 2011 | National LGBT Aging Roundtable

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How to Tell if You're a Caregiver

Many people caring for a friend or loved one don’t call themselves “caregivers,” even though they are. Are you a caregiver?

April 2011

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LGBT Caregiving Facts

If you’re an LGBT caregiver, you should be aware of how current laws and practices affect you. Here’s what you need to know.

April 2011

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The Legal Documents Every LGBT Older Adult Needs

Examples of what you need to put in writing to protect your financial, health care and end-of-life decisions.

April 2011

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Four Conversations Caregivers Need to Have. Now.

Do you know your loved one’s health care and financial wishes? Talk about it now, so you can protect those decisions.

April 2011

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Building Your Support Team

Caregiving can be stressful, but there’s no need to go it alone. Here’s how you can start sharing the load with friends and family.

April 2011

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Community Caregiving Programs

Even without a strong personal network, there are ways for LGBT caregivers to find and create the community support they need.

April 2011

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Hiring Home Care

Before you decide on home care, figure out what you need and how to find it.

April 2011

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Long-Term Care Facts

What caregivers need to know about long-term care, from who provides it to how much it costs.

April 2011

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Caregiving Glossary

Definitions of common caregiving terms.

April 2011

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Q&A with Bob Linscott of The LGBT Aging Project: Caregiving Services

Bob Linscott, Assistant Director of The LGBT Aging Project in Boston, speaks with us about his organization’s caregiving services.

April 2011

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CÓMO CREAR TU EQUIPO DE APOYO

¿Sabes cuáles son los deseos de cuidado médico y económicos de tu ser querido? Habla de esto ahora para que puedas proteger esas decisiones.

April 2011

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PROGRAMAS EN LA COMUNIDAD PARA CUIDADORES

Incluso si no tienen una red personal fuerte, los cuidadores LGBT pueden encontrar y crear una comunidad que les brinde el apoyo que necesitan.

April 2011

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REALIDADES DEL CUIDADO A LARGO PLAZO

Lo que los cuidadores necesitan saber sobre el cuidado a largo plazo, desde quién lo ofrece hasta lo que cuesta.

April 2011

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CÓMO CONTRATAR SERVICIOS DE CUIDADO EN EL HOGAR

Antes de decidirte por el cuidado en el hogar, piensa en lo que necesitas y en cómo encontrarlo.

April 2011

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LOS DOCUMENTOS LEGALES QUE TODAS LAS PERSONAS LGBT DE MÁS EDAD NECESITAN

Lo que necesitas poner por escrito para proteger tus decisiones financieras, de cuidado de la salud y de fin de la vida.

April 2011

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Mesa Redonda Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento de las Personas LGBT: El Seguro Social y Su Importancia Para la Comunidad LGBT Envejeciente

Publicación de la Mesa Redonda Nacional del Consejo LGBT de Personas de Edad Avanzada acerca del Seguro Social y la comunidad LGBT.

April 2011 | National LGBT Aging Roundtable

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Fear, Discrimination and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care

This is a short, basic article on scenarios transgender older adults may face in assisted living or long-term care facilities. It cites FORGE and Loree Cook-Daniels, as well as Improving the Lives and Injustice at Every Turn.

March 2011 | Daniel Redman, AgingToday

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Q&A with Cathy Croghan of Training to Serve: Caregiving and LGBT Elders

Cathy Croghan, a geriatric community health advocate and board member of Training to Serve, recently shared the following information with Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) about caregiving issues of importance to older LGBT persons.

November 2010

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