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The LGBT Senior Population's Risk of Elder Abuse

August 2011 | Hilary Meyer, Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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"In a study of 416 LGB people age 60 and older, two-thirds had experienced some form of verbal abuse because of their sexual orientation, while 29% had been threatened with violence."

This short article gives an overview of LGBT elder abuse issues. It originally appeared on

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