Search the list of National LGBTQ+ and Aging Resources for organizations that provide resources and tools to assist older adults, families and caregivers in a number of areas such as aging services, benefits, legal issues, health care, senior centers, LGBTQ+ community centers, housing services, and much more.
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AARP's Pride Homepage
This is AARP's online home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The page is designed to spotlight articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, and their family and friends.
African Americans In Gerontology
Gerontology is the comprehensive study of how people age sociologically, psychologically, and biologically. AAIG's mission is to provide guidance and professional development opportunities, encourage networking, and promote community activism for African American professionals and students in the field of gerontology, in order to improve the quality of life for African American elderly.
The official benefits website of the U.S. government that informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance.
Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
National, African American/Multicultural Lesbian sorority in Tallahassee, Florida, for feminine lesbian and bisexual women.
The Brothers Network envisions a future where black men of the African Diaspora are fully engaged in a culture characterized by generosity, compassion and intellectual discourse.
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
CenterLink: The community of LGBT centers exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.
Searchable database from the Administration on Aging on issues such as Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Elder Abuse, Financial Assistance, Food & Nutrition, Health Insurance, Healthy Aging, Home Repair & Modification, Housing, In-Home Services, Legal Assistance, Long Term Care, Nursing Home, Transportation, Volunteerism.
Family Equality Council
The Family Equality Council is America's foremost national advocate dedicated to family equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, guardians and allies. It has grown into the leading policy advocate on federal and state issues that impact today's modern families, including foster care and adoption, safe schools, family medical leave, parenting protections, domestic partnership and marriage.
Funeral Consumers Alliance
The Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. The Alliance provides education and advocacy to consumers nationwide and is not affiliated with the funeral industry.
Human Rights Campaign's Aging Resources
Human Rights Campaign's issue area page providing links to various topics on LGBT aging.
LGBT Aging Issues Network
American Society on Aging's constituent group who are professionals working to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.
Listing of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Title VI agencies nationwide.
National Adult Day Services
Provides a connection to adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day.
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) is a national membership organization for persons across the country working to provide older adults healthful food and nutrition through community-based services.
The National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. NCEA serves as a national clearinghouse of information for elder rights advocates, law enforcement, legal professionals, public policy leaders, researchers, and others working to ensure that all older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Elder Abuse's Links to State Hotlines and Other Resources
State Directory of Helplines, Hotlines, and Elder Abuse Prevention Resources including government agencies, state laws, state-specific data and statistics, and other resources.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Task Force focuses on aging as one of their delineated issue areas.
National Hunger Hotline
The National Hunger Hotline refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthy, nutritious food and build self-reliance. Help is available on Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm EST. 1-866-3 HUNGRY and 1-877-8 HAMBRE (1-866-348-6479 and 1-877-842-6273). Hablamos Español.
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy).
Old Lesbian Organizing for Change (OLOC)
Provides Old Lesbians with the chance to meet like-minded women in our common struggle to confront ageism, to share mutual interests, and to experience the joy and warmth of playing and working together.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Prime Timers Worldwide
The Prime Timers is a social organization that provides older gay and bisexual men the opportunity to enrich their lives. Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men). Their members are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by the diverse activities in which our members engage. No single definition can describe Prime Timers, as they come from all walks of life. Prime Timers involve themselves in their community with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment, and every other facet of healthy living.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's LGBT Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for LGBT people and providers that aim to improve the quality of care provided to LGBT people including a summary of actions taken so far, recommendations for future actions and updates on improving data collection in healthcare for the LGBT community.
WISER (Women's Institute for Secure Retirement)
WISER is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women’s retirement income. WISER creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a quarterly newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, divorce, pay equity, pensions, savings and investments, banking, home-ownership, long-term care and disability insurance.