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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. MORE >


Download PDF   |   877-360-LGBT

Read more: Advocacy Tools for LGBT Older Adults, Aging Network Planning Tools, Aging / General Issues, Alzheimer's / Dementia, Caregiving, Elder Abuse, End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, HIV & Aging, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Legal Resources, Mental Health, Social Isolation, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW 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. MORE >


Read more: Advocacy Tools for LGBT Older Adults, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Social Isolation, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


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Read more: Advocacy Tools for LGBT Older Adults, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


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Read more: COVID-19 Resources

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   info@seniorrainbow.org

Read more: Aging Network Planning Tools, Financial Security / Retirement, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


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Read more: Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Social Isolation, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
State Lifespan Respite Programs

State Lifespan Respite Programs or Projects MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
National Respite Locator

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. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-272-3900

Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Aging Providers

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-272-3900

Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Aging Providers

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (415) 901-7120

Read more: Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1.800.272.3900

Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (877) 565-8860

Read more: Mental Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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 >


Go to Web Site   |   212.741.2247

Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Howard Brown Health Center

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. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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 >


Go to Web Site   |   954-765-6024

Read more: Aging / General Issues, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Q & A on Chicago's LGBT Housing Initiative

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


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Q&A with Britta Larson on Homesharing

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. MORE >


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-741-2247

Read more: Employment / Workforce, Financial Security / Retirement, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Health & 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. MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (773) 472-6469

Read more: Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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

Read more: Aging / General Issues, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   773-661-0940

Read more: En Español, Racial Equity, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Illinois Department on Aging

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


Go to Web Site   |   800-252-8966

Read more: Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Illinois Legal Aid Online

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


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Read more: Legal Resources

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-252-8966

Read more: Legal Resources

 
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. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
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