Resources for Older LGBTQ+ People and Those Who Care for Them

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SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) people. SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning and other self-identifying members of the community (LGBTQ+) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBTQ+ older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBTQ+ life in later years.

SAGE’s website hosts a wealth of resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage people to look through the site, sign-up for our mailing list, and check out the wealth of information available at

If you’re looking for a friendly safe and inclusive space to text with a real person when you’re feeling lonely, stressed, anxious or just need someone to talk with about your day, visit SAGE x HearMe, our free texting app.

National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging (NRC) is SAGE’s extensive library of resources. It offers everything from documents on coming out later in life and explainers on Alzheimer’s issues to mental health fact sheets and guides on transgender aging. This is an excellent place for LGBTQ+ elders, and for those who care for them, to visit for information.


Do you live in New York City, Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? If so, we encourage you to visit SAGEServes. SAGEServes is SAGE’s subdivision dedicated to programs and services in New York and in South Florida (Miami and Ft. Lauderdale). People living in these areas can get connected to SAGEServes for care management and other supportive programs.

LGBTQ+ Housing Resources

Are you looking for LGBTQ+ friendly housing? Unfortunately, this greatly needed housing model does not exist in every state, but the number of locations are growing nationwide. Want to learn more? You can find information on our national housing work and a map of current friendly housing across the country here:

More Housing resources and information can be found on the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging here>>

SAGE and HRC Foundation Long-Term Care Equality Index – there are currently 200 long-term care communities across the country who are participating in the Index and committing to being LGBTQ+ inclusive and welcoming. You can see the report and communities here: Long-Term Care Equality Index 2023 – HRC Digital Reports

SAGECare – SAGECare provides LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training to organizations across the country. There are a number of Long-term Care Communities who are participating in the training. You can search by state on the SAGECare website to see all the providers who have trained and earned a credential: Find a Provider

LGBTQ+ Long-Term Care Resources

Are you seeking long-term care that is LGBTQ+ friendly? If so, please visit our SAGECare website at SAGECare is SAGE’s LGBTQ+ cultural competency training program for long-term care facilities and homecare.

You can also check out the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI). Created by SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the LEI is an assessment tool that helps residential long-term care communities adopt policies and best practices that provide culturally competent and responsive care to LGBTQ+ older people. More than just an assessment, the LEI provides resources and technical assistance to bring these policies and practices to life. Learn more at:

More long-term care resources can be found on the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging:

Legal Resources

If you need legal assistance, please reach out to Lambda Legal Help Desk at

LGBTQ+ Centers and aging supports across the country


Are you looking for the nearest LGBTQ+ center? Visit Centerlink – the largest library and easiest place to find LGBTQ+ centers across the country.

Case Management Support via Eldercare Locator

Do you need case management support near you? Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) can help. Visit them on the web and utilize their many ways of contacting an advocate to receive support. You can also call 1-800-677-1116.


SAGECollab is a network of organizations across the country dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people. The collaborative nature of this model allows SAGE to work with even more organizations nationwide. Visit to see if there is a SAGECollab partner near you!

Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Older People:

SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is a good place for trans-related resources, but if you are a TGNB individual in crisis, we urge you to call the TransLifeline at 977-565-8860 or visit

Financial Wellness via SAGECents

Are you looking to improve your financial outlook? Sign-up for SAGECents, SAGE’s free financial wellness app geared toward the needs of LGBTQ+ elders that has helped thousands improve their finances! Visit us on the web and sign-up today.