Social Isolation

Accessing safe, friendly services can be difficult for LGBTQ+ older adults who do not live in major cities. Social connectedness keeps older adults healthy and helps them live longer. LGBTQ+ older adults are twice as likely to live alone, making them vulnerable to social isolation. LGBTQ+ older adults living with HIV also face high rates of isolation, which has been shown to have a negative impact on health and well-being, particularly cognitive function.