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Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?

I was happy to contribute to this new article about the current state of LGBT senior housing by Dave Singleton on Caring.Com. It's a worthwhile read about an issue few people are attuned to.

"There is a great need for LGBT senior services and housing options, which have gained steam in the last decade, led by the rise of older LGBT baby boomers. But there’s still work to do. Is it getting better for LGBT seniors who need help and a place to live? How can we make sure none of them takes a backward step into a senior living closet?"

Read the full article on Caring.com.

[Also see 21 Retirement Communities for LGBT Seniors]

2 thoughts on “Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?

  1. William DeyErmand

    LGBT affordable housing is new to New York City, but in a handful of other cities, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Chicago, Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Pompano Beach, and Coral Springs, FL you can find housing and Assisted living communities. They are few and far between but hopefully more will be built to accommodate the need with awareness. Specialized housing is always more expensive too. I would suggest looking within the LGBT communities for housing options early.
    LGBT-sensitivity training should be required for all senior living communities to make their LGBT residents feel safe and comfortable. There's certainly a need for LGBT-specific housing where they show 'LGBT-competence' -- meaning their staff and management have been trained and certified in managing LGBT seniors."

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    1. Dave Hughes

      "LGBT-sensitivity training should be required for all senior living communities to make their LGBT residents feel safe and comfortable." - I couldn't agree more! Thanks!

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