Advocacy and Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are a national organization of Old Lesbians in our 60th year working to make life better for Old Lesbians and to confront ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools.
During biennial National Gatherings hundreds of us come together to share experiences and ideas and recharge our energies for the tasks at hand.
Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works with local Chapters who operate in their own communities.
We love sharing our wisdom, experience strengths and laughs with our communities as well as among ourselves.
The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by:
Identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, advocates, elders and others who are interested in trans/SOFFA aging issues;
Promoting awareness of concerns, issues, and realities of trans/SOFFA aging among service providers, researchers, advocates, health care professionals, the lesbian/gay/bisexual and trans communities, and other relevant audiences;
Advocating for policy changes in public and private institutions, services, organizations, programs, etc. to provide better access for and respectful and appropriate treatment of trans/SOFFA elders; and
Providing communication channels through which trans/SOFFA elders can give and receive support and information.