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Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults: Large Print Version

March 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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"This report outlines why and how LGBT elders face additional obstacles to successful aging, and lays the groundwork for solutions that will benefit all Americans, whether young, old, heterosexual, or LGBT."

Although largely invisible until recently, LGBT older adults make up a significant (and growing) shart of both the overall LGBT population and the larger 65+ population. While confronted with the same challenges that face all people as they age, LGBT elders also face an array of unique barriers and inequalities that can stand in the way of a healthy and rewarding later life. This report examines these additional challenges and how they 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. The report also offers detailed recommendations for improving the lives, and life chances, of LGBT older Americans. Note: This is the large-print version of the report.



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