In advance of tomorrow’s GSA (Gerontological Society of America) conference, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the National Academy on an Aging Society are releasing an issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report that for the first time is devoted entirely to issues relevant to LGBT aging.
It highlights gaps in policy and research, and proposes potential future solutions. Click here to check it out.
Other topics covered will include: the failure of existing aging policies to incorporate LGBT needs and interests; the need for cultural competency training among services personnel; implications of a demographic estimate showing one in two Americans living with HIV will be 50 or older by 2015. And there’s an overview of the current state of LGBT aging policy and advocacy, plus new research.
“Despite recent policy advances, LGBT older adults still face significant barriers to successful aging, such as poor health outcomes, a lack of economic security, social isolation, and unequal treatment under the law and in programs aimed at aging populations,” said Michael Adams, executive director of SAGE. “SAGE is pleased to partner with the National Academy on an Aging Society on this issue of Public Policy & Aging Report to bring LGBT elders’ concerns into the spotlight to transform discussions on aging nationwide.”
Posted November 17, 2011
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