On September 17, 2015, the Special Legislative Commission on LGBT Aging released its final report. The Commission was established two years ago by the General Court. 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 about the report, click here.
Sources: Mass Home Care, Massachusetts General Court, LGBT Aging Project, Fenway Health