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Upcoming Events

LeadingAge Annual Conference

Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Thursday, November 3, 2016

HUD Equal Access Rule: Application Across Care Settings

Presentation date and time: Sunday, October 30; 3:15 – 4:45pm

Participants will obtain an overview of the barriers that have historically left LGBT older adults vulnerable to discrimination within independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing communities. We will explore way to ensure that LGBT discrimination does not occur during the application and admission process. In order to do this we will discuss how to identify bullying, aggression or discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


Reaching the LGBT Boomer Consumer

Presentation date and time: Tuesday, November 1; 8:30 – 10:00am

Participants will learn what makes LGBT boomers different than other generations of LGBT consumers, including their unique fears, hopes and desires. We will discuss ways to craft marketing and outreach materials that are more inclusive of LGBT consumers, and review best practices and policies that can make a senior living community attractive to, and safe for, LGBT seniors. 

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Resource Center News

SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Unveils New Data Collection Guide on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Guide is a comprehensive guide that offers aging providers the tools and techniques needed to collect data on LGBT elders.

March 14, 2013

[NEW YORK, NY] Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today released a new data collection guide through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to help providers collect the information they need to better understand and serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Inclusive Questions for Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is a comprehensive guide that helps service providers ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in a safe and respectful way.

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In the News

Staying out of the closet in old age: retirement living

October 17, 2016 — By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News — The Oregonian

Patrick Mizelle and Edwin Fisher, who have been together for 37 years, were planning to grow old in their home state of Georgia. But visits to senior living communities left them worried that after decades of living openly, marching in pride parades and raising money for gay causes, they wouldn't feel as free in their later years. Fisher said the places all seemed very "churchy," and the couple worried about evangelical people leaving Bibles on their doorstep or not accepting their lifestyle.

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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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