ASA Washington, DC Roundtable LGBT Older Adults - Services & Advocacy
ASA Washington, DC Roundtable
LGBT Older Adults - Services & Advocacy
Join us for a presentation and conversation
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station - Green Line
There are an estimated 3 million LGBT Americans age 50 and older. They are more likely to experience poverty, suffer a range of health disparities, and be single and three to four times less likely to have children. In addition, they are more likely to experience housing and employment discrimination. A lack of social and familial support means that they are more likely to experience social isolation or struggle to find a caregiver, which can have profound consequences on physical and mental health.
The Roundtable Outcomes:
- Learn about the needs and resources available to help LGBT older adults find LGBT-affirming services and more effectively and competently address their individual needs.
- How are legal services programs meeting the unique legal needs of low-income LGBT older adults, such as spousal benefits, accessing health care, and public benefits.
- Learn about targeting educational outreach efforts to ensure that LGBT older adults are aware of their rights and mechanisms for redress under current law and regulations.
- How are community-based and national organizations fighting back with legislative action.
Barbara S Hoenig, MPH
All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health.