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NEW Legal Services and Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors

This special report addresses specifically how legal services can best meet the unique legal needs of low-income LGBT older adults. MORE >


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NEW FAQ: Housing Rights of LGBT Seniors

This blog prepared by Lambda Legal answer questions regarding the housing rights of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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NEW Nothing About Us Without Us

"Nothing About Us Without Us" premiered at the SAGE's 21st Annual Awards & Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on October 17, 2016. MORE >


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NEW La intimidad y los adultos mayores LGBT

Spanish version of Intimacy and LGBT Older Adults MORE >


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NEW Long Distance Caregiving

An online caregiving guide from the National Institutes of Health. MORE >


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NEW Intimacy & LGBT Older Adults

This article explores the importance of emotional and intimacy needs of LGBT older adults including tips and resources. MORE >


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LGBT Aging-in-Place

This webinar will provide LGBT consumers and providers key considerations for aging-in-place strategies for LGBT older adults and how to link those strategies with additional community care resources. MORE >


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LGBT Elders and Healthcare Provider Video

As part of National Coming Out Day, SAGECare and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation asked LGBT elders and care providers why being out to healthcare providers is so important. The main thing we learned from our LGBT elders is that they want to be treated with respect. MORE >


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Create Your Care Plan

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. MORE >


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Care Planning Workheets

Care Planning Worksheets that accompany the Create Your Care Plan workbook. MORE >


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Caregiving 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. MORE >


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Prepare to Care

A planning guide for caregivers in the LGBT community MORE >


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Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

This report seeks to increase understanding of the unique needs and experiences of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Find LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? Here’s what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you. MORE >


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Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

Resource document providing links to organizations that provide information on legal rights and/or Medicare benefits. MORE >


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Marriage, Medicare and Medicaid

Tips for same-sex couples who are married or thinking about marriage so you can understand how marriage affects Medicare and Medicaid rights. MORE >


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Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

Until recently, Medicare has not had specific guidance about how to address the unique needs of transgender older adults. That is changing. MORE >


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Marriage and Finances

There are many benefits to being an active participant in managing the household finances when you are married. One of those benefits, while not easy to think about, is being better prepared to deal with some of life’s unexpected events. MORE >


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Protecting Your Finances during a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a very emotional and difficult situation to navigate, which can leave individuals financially vulnerable as well. MORE >


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Managing the Financial Impact of Widowhood

The emotional impact of widowhood can be overwhelming, but the financial impact can hit just as hard. There is often a decline in standard of living for the surviving spouse; household income can decline due to changes in Social Security benefits and the possible loss of the deceased spouse’s retirement income and earnings. MORE >


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Talk Before You Walk

When the Supreme Court decided Obergefell, the freedom to marry became the law of the land all across the United States. This victory forever changed financial planning and legal relationships for LGBT families. MORE >


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Looking for Love?

Tips on How LGBT Elders Can Avoid the Infamous Sweetheart Scam MORE >


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