Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Older Adults

Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults

Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history.

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Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 2

For this webinar series, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is partnering with National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Center for Health in Public Housing to highlight the importance of housing security for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults.

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Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 1

For this webinar series, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is partnering with National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Corporation for Supportive Housing, The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Center for Health in Public Housing to highlight the importance of housing security for Older LGBTQIA+ Adults.

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LGBTQ Aging: Change, Challenge, and Resilience (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Lisa Krinsky and Dr. Liz Kass describe LGBTQIA+ older adult health disparities associated with social isolation, HIV and aging, and cognitive decline. They also provide recommendations for care giving and advanced directives, and suggest other resources to support LGBTQIA+ older adults.

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Caring for the Sexual Health of LGBTQIA+ Older Adults – Part 2

In this second of our two-part webinar on sexual health and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, Lisa Krinsky, LICSW and Kevin Ard, MD discuss social and care measures to support positive sexual health in sexual and gender minority elders. The session addresses social stigma toward the sexual health of older adults and provides guidance on how to best support elders in a healthy sex life. PrEP and other STI prevention and treatment measures are discussed in the context of LGBTQIA+ older adults.

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Caring for the Sexual Health of LGBTQIA+ Older Adults – Part 1

In this two part series, The National LGBT Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders provide guidance on how to care for the sexual health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ older adults.

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Promoting the Behavioral Health of LGBTQ Older Adults

In collaboration with the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, The Fenway Institute has created clinical best practices for supporting the behavioral health of LGBTQ older adults. This brief discusses current research on aging LGBTQ people, their needs, and the role of health centers in providing medical and behavioral support to this population.

LGBT Aging: Change, Challenge and Resilience

In this webinar, Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director, LGBT Aging Project, Alex Keuroghlian, MPH, MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center and Christine Riedy, Chair, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine discuss unique challenges faced by LGBT identified older adults with regards to medical care, end-of-life care, social support, mental health, and more. In this webinar they discuss the specific issues that impact the health and well-being of LGBT older adults, and advise providers on how best to support this population.

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LGBT Aging 101: What You Need To Know About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Older Adults and Caregivers

Mainstream service providers have limited knowledge of the psychosocial, cultural and economic issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults and caregivers. This presentation introduces participants to the unique issues facing this often invisible and underserved population and provides models for programmatic initiatives as well as practice skills for enhancing professional capacity to effectively serve LGBT older adults and caregivers.

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Caring for LGBT Older Adults

This module aims to bring recognition to the presence of LGBT elders (age 65+), a group which is often overlooked. The module illustrates the unique medical, psychological, and social service needs of LGBT older adults, and gives recommendations for how clinicians can adequately address the needs of this group.

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