LGBTQ Aging

posted Fri, 2018-09-21 10:36
LGBT older people are twice as likely to be single and live alone and four times less likely to have children.
posted Mon, 2018-06-25 21:53
Sexual orientation relates to socioeconomic status, and the differences in this status directly impact the health and healthy aging trajectories of LGBT elders.
posted Thu, 2018-06-14 10:25
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 18:17
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:55
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese.
posted Mon, 2018-04-09 17:50
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially.
posted Wed, 2018-02-28 17:25
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality.
posted Wed, 2018-02-28 15:35
Intersecting inequalities influence how we age, through dimensions such as income and health.
posted Thu, 2018-02-22 15:14
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society.
posted Fri, 2018-02-02 19:19
Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision, many LGBT elders dared to believe that they could live out the remainder of their days in dignity, as full and equal citizens.