If You Are An LGBT Older Adult Who Feels Isolated This Holiday Season, You’re Not Alone! (Spanish)

For many older adults, the holidays can be a difficult time. However, this season can be particularly difficult for LGBT older adults. The lack of social and legal acceptance, both historically and currently, of LGBT people has had a profound impact on LGBT older adults. LGBT older adults are less likely to be married or partnered, and are twice as likely to live alone, leaving them particularly vulnerable to social isolation.

The infographic is designed to help isolated or lonely LGBT older adults in their communities know that they are not alone—and to give them options of where to go for help. Local organizations can customize these infographics with their contact information.

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If You Are An LGBT Older Adult Who Feels Isolated This Holiday Season, You’re Not Alone! (Chinese)

For many older adults, the holidays can be a difficult time. However, this season can be particularly difficult for LGBT older adults. The lack of social and legal acceptance, both historically and currently, of LGBT people has had a profound impact on LGBT older adults. LGBT older adults are less likely to be married or partnered, and are twice as likely to live alone, leaving them particularly vulnerable to social isolation.

The infographic is designed to help isolated or lonely LGBT older adults in their communities know that they are not alone—and to give them options of where to go for help. Local organizations can customize these infographics with their contact information.

This infographic is available in Read More

             

If You Are An LGBT Older Adult Who Feels Isolated This Holiday Season, You’re Not Alone! (Arabic)

For many older adults, the holidays can be a difficult time. However, this season can be particularly difficult for LGBT older adults. The lack of social and legal acceptance, both historically and currently, of LGBT people has had a profound impact on LGBT older adults. LGBT older adults are less likely to be married or partnered, and are twice as likely to live alone, leaving them particularly vulnerable to social isolation.

The infographic is designed to help isolated or lonely LGBT older adults in their communities know that they are not alone—and to give them options of where to go for help. Local organizations can customize these infographics with their contact information.

This infographic is available in Read More

             

If You Are An LGBT Older Adult Who Feels Isolated This Holiday Season, You’re Not Alone!

For many older adults, the holidays can be a difficult time. However, this season can be particularly difficult for LGBT older adults. The lack of social and legal acceptance, both historically and currently, of LGBT people has had a profound impact on LGBT older adults. LGBT older adults are less likely to be married or partnered, and are twice as likely to live alone, leaving them particularly vulnerable to social isolation.

The infographic is designed to help isolated or lonely LGBT older adults in their communities know that they are not alone—and to give them options of where to go for help. Local organizations can customize these infographics with their contact information.

This infographic is available in English, Read More

             

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Caregivers in the LGBT Community

No matter where you are in the journey of caregiving—just beginning to anticipate a need, helping coordinate a big move, or taking care of a loved one full-time—having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process.... Read More

             

Caregiving in the LGBT Community: Engaging and Supporting LGBT Caregivers Through Programming

As we look at the caregiving relationships within the LGBT community, we see similarities and differences among several different kinds of caregivers. It is our hope that this guide will help you to support all of these populations by providing information and tools to assist you in creating programs that are responsive to the common needs of caregivers in the LGBT community.

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding programming to reach and include LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults. It’s applicable to both those serving LGBT people but not caregivers, and to those serving older adult/caregivers but not LGBT people. A list.... Read More

             

Create Your Care Plan: An LGBT Person’s Guide to Preparing for Medical Procedures

Undergoing a surgical or medical procedure can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Typically, people rely on family members to help them through the process and manage their care. But what if you don’t have family members who can step into that caregiving role?

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery. Includes step-by-step instructions to create your own care plan, including worksheets, resources, and tips/encouragement for reaching out to others.

Copies of the Care Planning Worksheets are available for download here.

This guide is also available in.... Read More

             

Diverse Elders and the Older Americans Act

Diverse older adults may experience severe social isolation for many reasons: living in rural areas, limited English proficiency, fears around immigration and deportation, being disowned by families of origin, and/or discrimination. The Older Americans Act provides support to diverse elders by allowing them to remain independent and building strong communities. We cannot allow the budget for this critical aging programming to be.... Read More

             

Diverse Elders and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The White House has proposed a $6 billion cut to the FY18 budget of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant. Cuts to the HUD budget mean that diverse elders will face greater economic disparities; have less access to safe, affordable housing; and encounter greater discrimination when searching for a place to.... Read More

             

Diverse Elders and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The proposed federal budget for FY18 completely eliminates funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), an essential job training program for older adults. We look at the value of this program to diverse elders and the importance of providing employment training and opportunities to underserved older.... Read More

             

Diverse Elders and the Necessity of Disaggregated Data Collection

Funding for Census 2020 is in jeopardy, and efforts are already underway by the current administration to remove LGBT questions from federal aging surveys. In this fact sheet, the Diverse Elders Coalition explores the importance of disaggregated data collection to our communities’ health and.... Read More

             

American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Fact Sheet

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Elders have long experienced disparities in health and healthcare. This fact sheet from the National Indian Council on Aging, Inc. (NICOA) highlights some of the key health concerns in American Indian/Alaska Native.... Read More

             
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