Hilary MeyerSAGE Staff Member
Hilary is the Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. She guides the development of the Resource Center’s content, curriculum and best practice publications.
On what inspires her about the Resource Center:
I’d say the team of expert partner organizations who are dedicated to delivering a “one-stop shop” of information on LGBT aging— resources which were previously scarce and scattered at best. Also, I think the federal government’s decision to fund the Resource Center shows that the needs of LGBT older adults are finally being understood and recognized by policymakers. It’s a sign of progress for LGBT older adults, and for the LGBT movement as a whole.
On the Resource Center’s impact:
Our long-term goal is to improve LGBT older adults’ lives by providing them with the tools that they need to age successfully. To reach this goal, in the short term, we will build out the NRC website with comprehensive and interactive resources. In addition, we’re developing a technical assistance module that will give service providers and other organizations a robust toolkit that will help them to best serve LGBT elders, wherever they may be located.
Visit the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.