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Federally-Supported Services for LGBT Elders WHY DO LGBT OLDER ADULTS NEED SUPPORT?

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is the nation’s primary law for funding, organizing, and delivering social and nutrition programs (like Meals on Wheels ) to older adults and their caregivers with the goal of enabling people to age in-place in their communities.

The OAA, a $2 billion-a-year program, makes no mention of LGBT older adults.

PROBLEM

LGBT Older Adults suffer disproportionally from their non-LGBT peers. SOCIAL ISOLATION NON-LGBT

SINGLE

RATE OF POVERTY

2X

LGBT

NON-LGBT PEERS NON-LGBT

CHILDLESS

LGBT

NON-LGBT

GAY MEN

LESBIANS

In order to better serve LGBT Americans, the OAA needs to be amended to include LGBT older adults as a population of “greatest social need”.

Source: sageusa.org

SUPPORT DISCONNECT

Need for Services

Likelihood to Access Services

SOLUTION

Infographic: Updating the Older Americans Act  

Learn why LGBT older adults need to be included in the Older Americans Act (OAA) with this simple infographic.