Aging with Dignity Resources
Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders
see SAGENET list of 28 local national affiliates
305 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (coordinates with SAGE)
American Society on Aging
415-974-9600 or 800-537-9728
check the LGBT Aging Issue Network (LAIN)
National Center for Transgender Equality
The Administration for Community Living, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers this user-friendly tool to locate elder service agencies and programs in your zip code area.
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Offers a healthcare provider directory
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
A national organization seeking to empower lesbians 60+ to fight ageism
LGBT Aging Project (Boston)
LGBT Elder Initiative (Philadelphia)
Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
An Area Agency on Aging is a public or private non-profit agency, designated by the state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. “Area Agency on Aging” is a generic term – specific names of local AAA’s may vary. AAA’s coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes – if that is their preference – aided by such services as home delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option. To find your local AAA: www.eldercare.acl.gov
Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBT Community
Found on the AARP website
LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field,
download at the National Center for Lesbian Rights website.
The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project offers guidelines and tools for initiating discussion on personal wishes for end-of-life care.
Gen Silent (2011)
follows the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system. If your local library carries the film, you may be able to live-stream it using the app Kanopy.
The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully, Sister Joan Chittister, BlueBridge, (2008)
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age, Mary Pipher, Bloomsbury Publishing (2019). Written for women growing older but good reading for all older adults.
For more information
Aging with Dignity Caucus [email protected]