Alpine Area Agency on Aging is committed to meeting the unique needs of LGBT individuals as they age with dignity and inclusiveness. As an inclusive organization Alpine Area Agency on Aging is here for All seniors. It would be our pleasure to hear your story, and assist you in finding the best solutions to your needs.
We understand that the needs of an individual who identifies as LGBT faces some unique barriers when navigating the Aging landscape. We also understand that the need for specific LGBT Aging Supports is growing at an exponential rate. It is estimated that 1.5 million american age 60+ identify as LGBT and that number is estimated to grow to 3 million individuals by the year 2030.
The LGBT aging population faces an array of unique challenges when it come so aging. First and foremost is the fact that many LGBT elders have fewer family supports than their non-LGBT peers. Many have a history or being estranged from family because of their gender status, fewer LGBT individuals have children. This often leaves LGBT elders having to leave their home to receive the supports they need. Yet, a recent national survey of LGBT older adults in long-term care facilities found that only 22% of respondents felt they could be open about their LGBT identities with facility staff, 89% predicted that staff would discriminate based on their sexual orientations and/or gender identities, and 43% reported instances of mistreatment. – See more at: http://www.sageusa.org
It is our wish to assist you in gaining the supports and services you need to age successfully, with dignity, and on your terms.