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NEW LGBT Cultural Competency Training

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides a suite of in-person and online trainings for all levels of staff and volunteers. These trainings assist you in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for your LGBT older adult population. MORE >


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NEW Volunteer Education Ambassadors

Volunteer Education Ambassadors are are available to come to your community and give an introductory presentation about LGBT aging issues. MORE >


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NEW Stonewall Seniors

StonewallSeniors.com is an online resource devoted to informing, entertaining, and guiding 50-plus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, friends and allies in Massachusetts. MORE >


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NEW CenterLink

CenterLink is an umbrella organization of all LGBT centers across the country. The website has a directory of LGBT centers that you can use to find the center closest to you. MORE >


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NEW Information & Referral: Your First Stop for Elder Services

This article provides a close look at how Information and Referral (I&R) are a first-stop to finding relevant and useful services. MORE >


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Dr. Tim R. Johnston Radio Interview

Dr. Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, was interviewed on Philadelphia WWDM-AM Talk 860 by Rabbi Richard Address for the show Boomer Generation. MORE >


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Start End of Life Planning Early

End of life planning article from the American Society on Aging blog. MORE >


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Southeast Michigan Rainbow Resource Guide

This guide was developed to help LGBT older adults identify providers who have reported being LGBT-friendly. MORE >


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Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color

This brief explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color. MORE >


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Caught in the Budget Battle

How the 'Fiscal Showdown' Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans MORE >


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Health & Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well?being and social context of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Improving the Health Care of LGBT People

This document, produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, offers a brief overview of the major issues relevant to the health and health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. MORE >


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LGBT populations and "Greatest Social Need"

This news update explains the July 2012 announcement by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), issuing new guidance on the definition of the term "greatest social need: in the Older Americans Act to include "individuals isolated due to sexual orientation or gender identity." MORE >


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Community Based Participatory Research/Action

This article suggests necessary questions required to frame and compose a community based needs assessment. MORE >


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The Importance of Conducting Needs Assessments

This article describes the importance of community based organizations in conducting community needs assessments. MORE >


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National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Informational Flyer

This flyer briefly describes the mission and purpose of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. MORE >


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Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions. MORE >


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Exploring the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in Metro Detroit

This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010. MORE >


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Act now! OAA reauthorization

Robert Espinoza, Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications at SAGE, discusses the importance of including LGBT older adults in the Older Americans Act in this article published in Aging Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being. MORE >


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Gaining Visibility: The Challenges Facing Transgender Elders

This article examines the realities of various transgender older adults around the country, from North Carolina to Colorado. This article originally appeared in “Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults,” by SAGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality. MORE >


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LGBT Americans: What to Know about Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet discusses the top five things that one should know about the Affordable Care Act, a health care law signed into law in March 2010. MORE >


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A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

This publication highlights practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Area Agencies on Aging and LGBT Older Adults

Each state has a local Area Agency on Aging. They provide a number of important services to aid older adults and ensure that they are able to stay in their homes. This article discusses how and why LGBT older adults can take advantage of these services. MORE >


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Q&A with Aisha Young, Founder of African Americans in Gerontology

This Q&A with Aisha Young, the founder of African Americans in Gerontology, discusses the organization's work to provide guidance and professional development opportunities, encourage networking, and promote community activism for African American professionals and students in the field of gerontology. MORE >


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Helena Bushong: In Her Own Words

Helena Bushong, a 60-year-old trans woman who lives with HIV, tells us her story. MORE >


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A Timetable Round up of Recent LGBT Research

A recap of the latest LGBT research in the U.S. over the past 2 years. MORE >


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Asst. Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee Delivers a Special Message for SAGE at OutGiving

Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee offered a special message to attendees of the March 2011 OutGiving conference, a national gathering of LGBT and allied donors. MORE >


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Caregiving Glossary

Definitions of common caregiving terms. MORE >


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Find the Dollars You Deserve

This guide compiles a list of potential grant opportunities for organizations working with LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Keeping Aging LGBT Elders Well-Served

This article features information regarding the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its director, Hilary Meyer. It describes the need for LGBT aging services, challenges that face LGBT older adults, and Meyer's overall vision for the National Resource Center. MORE >


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Webinar: Technical Assistance Resource Center

The American Society on Aging (ASA) presents a webinar on the challenges facing LGBT older adults, and existing solutions, such as the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. This recorded webinar was originally a presentation of the American Society on Aging (ASA), and is available here by permission. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Rethinking Aging Laws for Today's Older Adults

This brief describes how current federal and state laws are based around the assumption of marriage and thus exclude same-sex couples, widowed men and women—LGBT and heterosexual alike—and those who never married. This brief offers concrete policy recommendations that would increase the breadth of older adults protected under aging policies. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Facts at a Glance

This fact sheet details the discrimination LGBT older adults face in accessing benefits, Social Security, health care, public and private housing, as well as in certain legal situations. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: Falling Through the Safety Net

This brief documents the unequal treatment LGBT older adults face under three key aspects to successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and community engagement. MORE >


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Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics. MORE >


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Still Out, Still Aging

Expanding on insights gained from its 2006 award-winning Out and Aging study conducted in partnership with the American Society on Aging's LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN), "Still Out, Still Aging" provides both an update and broader scope in looking at the LGBT population in comparison to the general population. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Snapshot Report

This is a summary of the report Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults, which examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Full Report

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Large Print Version

This report examines the unique challenges LGBT older adults face as they age and how these challenges make it harder for LGBT elders to achieve three key elements of successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and social support and community engagement. Note: This is the large-print version of the report. MORE >


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Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

An update to the groundbreaking Outing Age report issued in 2000, Outing Age 2010 presents an in-depth look at public policy issues and the challenges facing the millions of LGBT older adults in the country. MORE >


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LGBT Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State. MORE >


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Out and Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian & Gay Baby Boomers

This study on LGBT Baby Boomers was conducted by MetLife Mature Market Institute in conjunction with the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging and Zogby International. MORE >


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LGBT Elders in America

This informational packet promotes a vision of “successful aging” for LGBT elders, which encompasses a variety of quality-of-life issues that affect all senior citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. MORE >


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Ombudsman Locator

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides a listing for every state's ombudsment. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. MORE >


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Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects people to services for older adults and their families. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-677-1116

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Quatrefoil Library

Quatrefoil is a member-supported library with collections focusing on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) books, periodicals, films, and sound recordings. The library features materials on coming out, community organizations, historical events, great GLBT literature and non-fiction, local resources, news and current events impacting the GLBT community, and entertainment. MORE >


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