Advocacy and Resources

888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

GLARP is a non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging LGBT individuals, partners and businesses to give their time, talent and money to enhance our aging experience through development of LGBT retirement communities and education on aging issues, which are particularly relevent to our group.

Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by focusing the public and our community on our aging experience.
310-722-1807 or 310-722-1806

Websites for or about Mature Gays and Lesbians. Includes Gay Seniors, Retirement Organizations and social and support clubs.

The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services.

LAIN seeks to foster professional development, multidisciplinary research and wide-ranging dialogue on LGBT issues in the field of aging through publications, conferences, and cosponsored events. LAIN welcomes the participation of all concerned individuals regardless of age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.
(617) 522-1292
(617) 524-2899

Our Purpose: To help you take on the challenges and the opportunities of aging.

Longer life means that today’s older adults have opportunities unknown to previous generations. And, longer life also means new challenges for both older adults and caregivers. In fact, everything about aging is changing — and no one understands the new face of aging better than the professionals at Lifespan.

Whether you need guidance about financing long term care, job placement assistance, eldercare guidance, assistance handling bill paying and finances, advice about “senior” housing, help with health insurance options under Medicare, or assistance in an elder abuse situation… Lifespan will help you take on both the challenges and the opportunities of longer life, of aging.

Mission Statement:

Lifespan is dedicated to providing information, guidance and services that help older adults take on both the challenges and opportunities of longer life. We provide many direct services, we advocate and we guide. We also provide community and professional education.
585-244-8400 or 800-454-5030

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 transgender (LGBT) 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 Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country.

With my partners Shirley Edwards and Cheri Wilkinson, the business of No Nonsense Enterprises has expanded to provide solutions tailored for special needs. We are patient advocates and healthcare coordinators with particular focus on caregiver coaching, discharge planning and facilitation, special needs relocation management, and help for those with neurogenic disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

For example, we help people:

– Stay in their homes as long as possible

– Modify their homes to accommodate changing needs

– Decide which facility should be considered when changing circumstances warrant a move from home

– Locate and acquire specialized equipment or devices

– Understand diagnoses, treatment options, medical records, and test results

– Analyze finances to assist in choosing affordable options

– Resolve medical and insurance billing and claims issues

– Find needed services, such as health aides, home maintenance, transportation, bill-paying, etc


Smart, versatile professionals with extensive experience in managing complex programs, negotiating contracts and leases, resolving escalated conflicts, and delivering project results in volatile environments. Demonstrated abilities in building consensus and overcoming obstacles to project completion. Known as creative problem-solvers; good at thinking on their feet; fast learners with superb oral and written communication skills.

The Nursing Home Abuse Center is an informational website committed to providing comprehensive information on nursing home abuse and neglect for the elderly and their loved ones.