LGBTQ+ Aging


February 9, 2023

LGBTQ+ Aging

LGBTQ+ older people face unique challenges as they age.

Learn LGBTQ+ aging facts and resources available through local area agencies on aging who provide inclusive services to all older Americans. Checkout this fact-sheet created by SAGE in partnership with the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging.

Factsheet on LGTQ Aging

LGBTQ+ older people are a diverse and widespread population who live in every area of the country. While the U.S. census has never measured how many LGBTQ+ people live in America, reports estimate that there are currently around 3 million LGBTQ+ adults over the age of 50. That number is expected to grow to around 7 million by 2030. 

From Planning to Action: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Area Agencies on Aging
On January 17, 2023, SAGE and the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging hosted a virtual webinar. Participants joined to: discuss the realities of LGBTQ+ aging and aging with HIV and hear from Area Agencies on Aging that have embraced inclusivity, connect with experts who have been working with Area Agencies on Aging to provide inclusive services for the past 20 years, examine the Older Americans Act and the subsequent guidance from the Administration for Community Living to ensure their agency is compliant, and create and implement a plan of action their Area Agency on Aging can take to administer welcoming and inclusive services.

Source: SAGE, National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging

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