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Community Sites Needed to Conduct LGBT Older Adult Survey

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults often experience unique barriers to community resources that make it more difficult for them to access health resources and to age in place. PHMC is conducting a survey to learn more about LGBT seniors, their health status, and access to services. The survey takes a broad view of health, including health behaviors, emotional health, and connections to other people. It also seeks to gain feedback from LGBT individuals who are thriving, and how success can inform “age-friendly” policy and practices that are also LGBT-friendly. This survey is self-administered and can be completed by mail or online. PHMC is also looking for locations where a facilitator can administer the survey onsite. Locations have been identified in Center City. Additional sites are needed, especially in Germantown, Southwest Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia. Participants are asked to provide space for a few hours and to promote the survey in a newsletter announcement. To participate or for more information, contact Heather Batson at 267-985-6237 or by e-mail to heather@phmc.org

Source: PCA News Bulletin

New! National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Unveils Caregiving Resources

SAGE: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders Caregiving is an issue that affects all of us—most of us will be caregivers or need care at some point in our lives. Providing care for a loved one can be difficult under any circumstances, but LGBT caregivers, in particular, face several unique challenges.

The Resource Center’s caregiving section is designed to address these challenges. Please visit http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org to check out new caregiving articles, presentations and other resources, including:

  • Informative articles on a number of LGBT caregiving issues, from the legal documents LGBT caregivers need, to finding LGBT-friendly home care workers
  • Videos that vividly illustrate the issues unique to LGBT caregiving
  • Publications for LGBT older adults and service providers, such as financial planning tool kits, tips for working with transgender clients and the latest research on LGBT aging issues
  • Links to local resources in communities across the country, from caregiving and health care locators, to LGBT community centers
  • Training and continuing education resources for aging services providers and LGBT organizations to help ensure that institutions serving older adults are welcoming to LGBT elders. continue reading>>

Source: SAGE

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