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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 >


Go to Web Site   |   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

 
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

 
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 Western and Central Washington 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   |   206-363-5500

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

 
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

 
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

 
LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

This article was originally written on The Huffington Post by Robert Espinoza, the Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). MORE >


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

 
Gender Alliance of the South Sound

The Gender Alliance of the South Sound (GASS) is located in southern Puget Sound region of Washington state that provides support, community outreach, resources, peer counseling, and social activities for individuals who are transgender, crossgendered, intersexed, androgyne, gender variant, cross-dressing or whose expression of gender is different from their assigned gender at birth. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (253) 383-2318

Read more: Transgender, 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

 
Pierce County AIDS Foundation

Pierce County AIDS Foundation is an organization specializing in HIV/AIDS advocacy and services, including prevention, education, combating discrimination and stigma, and providing services and support to those living with HIV/AIDS. Services include case management, housing assistance, mental health services, transportation subsidies, emergency grants, medication adherence support, and chemical dependency services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (253) 383-2565

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

 
Seattle Counseling Service

Seattle Counseling Service specializes in helping Seattle's local LGBT community across a variety of needs, including coming out, depression, anxiety, gender transitioning, grief or loss, domestic violence, and aging. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (206) 323-1768

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

 
Tacoma Lesbian Concern

Tacoma Lesbian Concern is a non-profit organization that provides local lesbians with social activities, networking opportunities, and education and political awareness. The organization also offers a monthly calendar of activities and rotating events. MORE >


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

 
Coming Out Women

Coming Out Women, located in Tacoma, WA, is a confidential support/discussion group for women who are in varying degrees of being "out." MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (253)268-0098

Read more: Bisexuality, Coming Out Later in Life, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Western States Center

Western States Center is an organization that works to bridge the LGBT communities with communities of color to collectively address racial justice, gender issues, and LGBTQ equality. The center offers trainings, consultation and support, research and analysis, tools and resources, strategic convenings, and works primarily in eight states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (503) 228-8866

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

 
Lavender Womyn

Lavender Womyn is a lesbian social group for women of all ages, offering social activities and online dating. There are chapters all across Oregon State as well as in Arkansas, Washington/Idaho, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and New York. MORE >


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

 
SAGE Olympia

SAGE Olympia is the GLBT Eldercare project operating in Olympia, WA. The mission of SAGE Olympia is to promote the wellness of GLBT elders in the Thurston County area with a range of referrals, services and other activities. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (360) 943-7469

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

 
Tacoma Rainbow Center

Tacoma Rainbow Center is an LGBT Community Center serving Tacoma and the Greater Pierce County. It holds regular drop-in hours for people to use the computer lab, speak with staff and volunteers, watch movies, play games, or get referrals to local services. The center also offers regular groups and programs including a transmen discussion group and a SOFFA (significant others, friends, family, and allies) support group. Meeting space is also available for LGBT groups, meetings, or activities. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (253) 383-2318

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

 
Gay Inside Out

Formerly the Village Vida Centre, Gay Inside Out is an online LGBT Community Center based out of Bellingham, WA that offers LGBT-specific and friendly programs and services by liaisoning with local groups such as Frontrunners and PFLAG. Although there is not yet a physical space, Gay Inside Out is a LGBT resource for those in greater Whatcom County. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (360) 220-8400

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

 
Sound Generations

Sound Generations is an agency that promotes positive aging for all older adults, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, in King County. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (206) 448-5757

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

 
Entre Hermanos

Entre Hermanos exists to provide support, develop leadership and strengthen the Latino(a) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Seattle and King County. Entre Hermanos provides a cultural, social and emotional environment of safe health, creating a model appropriate to the needs of our GLBT Latino(a) community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   206-322-7700

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

 
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Aging & Disability Services Administration

The Washington Agencies on Aging provides a comprehensive and coordinated local approach to managing a home, community and residential system of services that are client centered, allow maximum flexibility and promote the efficient use of resources. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-737-0617

Read more: LGBT Older Adults

 
Office of Civil Legal Aid

he mission of the Office of Civil Legal Aid is to work within the judicial branch and with the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Board to ensure justice for low income residents of Washington State through the funding and oversight of effective, economical and responsive state-funded civil legal aid services and to ensure accountability for state-appropriated funds dedicated to this purpose MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (360) 704-4135

Read more: Legal Resources

 
WashingtonLawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Washington. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Washington

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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