I wanted to acquaint you with a new resource for gay and lesbian aging that I am personally very excited about. According to their website: “The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.
It is truly remarkable that the US government is funding a program geared to improving the services and supports of the LGBT aging community. I have worked in this field for decades am encouraged by this sign of support for what has historically been an underserved community.
I have been told by the organization leadership that they intend to develop programs for the HIV positive aging community, and I will be submitting an article to appear on their website. Currently they have articles and resources of interest to the LGBT aging community on their website.