LGBT Older Adults and Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

Feb 01, 2011
  • Description

Considered the country's most significant vehicle for delivering services to older adults, the Older Americans Act holds enormous potential for millions of LGBT older adults, a population with profound needs that will surge over the next few decades. To draw on the wisdom of LGBT elders united at this conference, SAGE commissioned an investigative story that describes the potential of this Act in supporting our communities. What are the distinct challenges facing LGBT elders, and how can their aging experiences be enhanced through an LGBT-affirming Older Americans Act? Here are their stories--and here are SAGE's official recommendations on the Older Americans Act.