September 22, 2011
What's at Stake for LGBT Elders in the Debt Deal
SAGE and the Medicare Rights Center hosted a discussion on the "Super Committee," how federal budget decisions could affect programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and what that means for LGBT older adults.
With our roots in New York City, SAGE is committed to ensuring that our city and state policy makers respond to the many issues facing LGBT older adults. Through SAGE's city and state advocacy program, we testify at hearings and meet with city and state officials to educate them about our issues. We work closely with LGBT older adults to bring their stories to government leaders, as well as with partner organizations to strengthen the LGBT elder voice in New York. Finally, we produce policy analysis to inform the aging field about the barriers that prevent many LGBT older New Yorkers from aging in good health, with financial security, and with broad community support.
From the Older Americans Act to HIV and aging, from cultural competence to housing, and much more, a variety of issues uniquely affect LGBT elders. Learn about our lives. ▶
SAGE is an active member of the New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network (facilitated by the Empire State Pride Agenda) and helped to create its Senior Issues Committee. Through participation in the Network, SAGE advocates with more than 50 LGBT and allied organizations to advance policy issues in New York State that address the continuum of health care needs in LGBT communities.
To learn more about SAGE's advocacy efforts in New York City and New York State, please contact Allison Auldridge, Policy Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.