About Us

The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people.

Founded in 2010, and comprising five national organizations representing millions of diverse older people, the DEC focuses on strengthening policies and programs to enhance the health and well-being of diverse elders, educating and connecting our older people and their loved ones to key policy debates on aging, and increasing public support for issues that affect our communities.


Find out how the DEC began and what it has accomplished.

Learn more about the members of the Diverse Elders Coalition.

Experience the stories of diverse elders nationwide—and share your own.

To learn more about the Diverse Elders Coalition, please contact us.