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LGBT Health. 2017 Dec;4(6):394-397. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0184. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Advancing LGBT Elder Policy and Support Services: The Massachusetts Model.

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1 LGBT Aging Project, The Fenway Institute , Boston, Massachusetts.
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2 The Fenway Institute , Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

The Massachusetts-based LGBT Aging Project has trained elder service providers in affirming and culturally competent care for LGBT older adults, supported development of LGBT-friendly meal programs, and advanced LGBT equality under aging policy. Working across sectors, this innovative model launched the country's first statewide Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging. Advocates are working with policymakers to implement key recommendations, including cultural competency training and data collection in statewide networks of elder services. The LGBT Aging Project's success provides a template for improving services and policy for LGBT older adults throughout the country.

KEYWORDS:

LGBT; aging; aging policy; long-term support services; older adult; social support

PMID:
28375763
DOI:
10.1089/lgbt.2016.0184
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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