Who’ll be there when you’re an LGBT senior?

Posted on 19 May 2011 at 1:48pm

LGBT seniors are more likely to be single, childless and reliant on a family of choice than their straight counterparts, according to Resource Center Dallas. Without traditional support systems, many end up in long-term care facilities. But little research is available on the experiences of older LGBT Americans in these facilities.

Tonight at the Resource Center, associate executive director Lee Taft will present the findings of a recent report called, “LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities,” a collaboration between several national LGBT and senior organizations.

Taft will also discuss gaps in senior care in Dallas and how to address those gaps. The program, called “LGBT Older Adults: Who Will Be There For You?” is hosted by RCD’s GLBT+Aging Interest Network, or GAIN. It runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. in Dallas. Snacks and beverages will be served. For more info about GAIN, call 214-528-0144 or email gain@rcdallas.org.

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