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The Oasis Institute

To promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Oasis offers classes and volunteer experiences in-person and online.

November 2021

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SAGE Línea telefónica nacional para personas mayores LGBT

La línea de ayuda para personas mayores LGBT está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, en inglés y español, con traducción en 180 idiomas.

July 2021

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Pride Action Tank

Pride Action Tank brings together and supports the work of subject matter experts as well as people directly impacted by challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community to envision and realize practical and longer-term policy solutions. Moreover, Pride Action Tank fuels collaborations among organizations, departments, experts, policy-makers and community members in order to fill in gaps and ensure better support for all people in LGBTQ+ communities. Our work focuses on six overlapping issue areas: housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

May 2021

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SAGEConnect

SAGEConnect is a program designed to pull isolated or lonely LGBT older people tighter into our community and make sure they feel safe, loved, and visible despite having to stay indoors. SAGEConnect matches volunteers who can commit to calling their match at least once per week with older LGBT people who are interested in receiving a call.

April 2020

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Senior Rainbow

Senior Rainbow Assistance Program’s mission to provide temporary assistance for LGBTQ seniors experiencing temporary hardships due to medical or financial concerns to ensure they can maintain their current living arrangements that safe, warm and healthy.

November 2019

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   info@seniorrainbow.org

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline............... 877-360-LGBT

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can request to speak with someone in English or Spanish by calling 877-360-LGBT.

August 2019

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SAGE West Suburban Senior Services

SAGE West Suburban Senior Services (SWSSS) offers targeted services and support to LGBT elders 55+. SWSSS addresses the needs of the LGBT community in the Western Suburbs of Chicago through outreach, socialization, health education, education on local, state, and federal programs for seniors, case management; mental health counseling, and regular weekly and monthly programming.

October 2018

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OPALGA - Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association

Established in 1989, OPALGA is one of the largest LGBTQ membership organizations in Illinois. Our diverse membership includes women and men of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our members live in Chicago’s near-west collar suburbs, Chicago proper, and beyond.

July 2018

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State Lifespan Respite Programs or Projects

State Lifespan Respite Programs or Projects

November 2015

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National Respite Locator Service

The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.

November 2015

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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

July 2015

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Association National Office

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

March 2015

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   1-800-272-3900

TransLine

TransLine is a national online transgender medical consultation service that offers health care providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues.

February 2015 | TransLine

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (415) 901-7120

Alzheimer's Association - National Office

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

January 2015

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   1.800.272.3900

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

November 2014

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (877) 565-8860

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.

July 2014

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   212.741.2247

Volunteer Education Ambassadors

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

July 2014

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Howard Brown Health Center's Nurses HEALE program

Howard Brown Health Center delivers multiple health and social services to the LGBT population in Illinois. The Nurses HEALE project is a cultural competency training, funded by a HRSA grant, to provide training to medical professionals in Illinois.

July 2014

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CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

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.

May 2014

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   954-765-6024

Q & A with Peter Johnson, Director of Public Relations at Center on Halsted, Chicago

Question and answer article about the new LGBT-friendly senior housing being built in Chicago.

April 2014 | Peter Johnson

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Q&A with Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted

The Center on Halsted is the first Homesharing program in the nation that supports LGBT older adults. Homesharing allows LGBT older adults to keep their homes through the supplemental income they receive through renters. Britta Larson, the director of the program, sits down to talk about the project.

April 2014 | Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted

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SAGEWorks: LGBT 40+ Employment Assistance

SAGEWorks is a national employment support program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people age 40 and older that expands participants’ job hunting skills and career options, and connects employers to diverse high-caliber candidates.

November 2013

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   212-741-2247

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center - 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.

September 2012

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SAGE Center on Halsted

SAGE Center on Halsted provides an array of programs and services for LGBT community members over the age of 55. Each week, more than 150 seniors visit Center on Halsted's John Baran Senior Center to attend workshops, take classes, share a meal or make new friends.

March 2012

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (773) 472-6469

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.

February 2012 | Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   1-800-677-1116

Health and Psychsocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well-being, and social context of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults, focusing on the aging LGBT population residing in Chicago, IL.

September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing; Stephen E. Karpiak; Liz Seidel; AIDS Community Research of America (ACRIA)

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Amigas Latinas

Amigas Latinas is a support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, bisexual and questioning women of Latina heritage that provide a safe environment and offers opportunities to gather, celebrate and explore their identities and potential as women who love women.

September 2011

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   773-661-0940

Illinois Department on Aging

The Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.

June 2011

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   800-252-8966

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Legal Aid Online develops technology and information to increase access to justice for Illinois residents.

June 2011

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Illinois Department of Aging: Legal Services

The mission of the Illinois Department on Aging is to administer quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.

June 2011

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   800-252-8966

Advance Directive: Illinois

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.

June 2011

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898