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11.01.2014
SAGE Publications


LGBT Older Adults and Exclusion from Aging Programs and Services

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) & The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Center for American Progress

September 1, 2010


LGBT older adults often face harassment or hostility when accessing aging programs and when frequenting senior centers, volunteer centers or places of worship. Few aging service providers plan for, or conduct outreach to, the LGBT community - and few are prepared to address acts of discrimination aimed at LGBT elders by staff or other older people. This makes many LGBT older adults reluctant to access mainstream aging services, which increases their social isolation and negatively impacts their physical and mental health.

Categories: Aging Programs & Services, Cultural Competence


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