The LGBT Aging Issues Network Editorial Board has addressed the financial and legal issues faced by LGBT Elders in several posts in Aging Today Online. Amber Hollibaugh, reflecting on the disproportionate impact the recession has had on LGBT elders writes, “The majority of LGBT people do not come from wealth or resources or good pension plans; we need to build an aging movement that reflects that truth," Lisa Krinsky and Asheigh McClenthen discussed continued challenges faced by LGBT elders in navigating their eligibility and payment of Social Security benefits who have married in Massachusetts since 2004. And Holly Deni summarized the 2010 report, “Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults,” which showed the impact of financial inequality on same-sex couples by comparing the financial paths of a straight couple with that of a lesbian couple.
Today the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging launched new resources on legal and financial issues. These resources give older adults, professionals and caretakers access to invaluable information that can help them address and prepare for financial and legal obstacles faced by LGBT older adults and to locate services in their area. Visit the National Resource now to view these publications, videos, websites and other resources.
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