National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Launches LGBT Elder Abuse Portal
FORGE Transgender Aging Network, SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging launched a brand new website section dedicated to LGBT Elder Abuse. While elder abuse affects all elders regardless of sexual orientation and transgender status, there are ways that LGBT elders can be specifically victimized and other reasons why they may choose to stay silent.
This portal brings together information from partner organizations as well as groundbreaking new content to address some of these issues. The multimedia resources are especially geared toward helping abuse professionals assist in these cases and for LGBT older adults and their caregivers to understand how to get help. The resources include:
- A Self-Help Guide for LGBT Older Adults and their Caregivers and Loved Ones: Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing Elder Abuse
- Rainbow Radio’s interview of Mary Twomey, Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse
- LGBT Community and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources
…and many more.
About SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by SAGE, in partnership with 14 leading organizations from around the country.