LGBT Aging News

LGBT Aging Commission releases its final report. New Meetup Group launched as part of the LGBT Aging Project’s work to build community and connect people with programs and events of interest for LGBT older adults.

LGBT Aging Commission Report

In September, 2015, the General Court’s Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission on LGBT Aging released its final report. This Commission, co-chaired by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston) was the first statewide commission in the country to focus on the needs of LGBT older adults. It was tasked with investigating, analyzing, and studying the health, housing, financial, psychosocial, and long-term care needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults, and their caregivers, and to make recommendations to improve access to benefits and services where appropriate and necessary. To learn more, read the PDF of the report at http://fenwayhealth.org/the-fenway-institute/lgbt-aging-project/resources/

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LGBT Aging Project Launches Meetup Group

As part of the LGBT Aging Project’s work to build community and connect people with programs and events of interest for LGBT older adults, they have launched a new Meetup Group. The Project will post relevant information on community groups, activities, healthy aging programs and any other events you might be interested in. Meetup is free and it is a gateway to hundreds of social opportunities in your town Click Here.

Source: LGBT Aging Project / Fenway Health