Resources

Aging Diversity

Cultural awareness of diverse populations reduces stereotypes about individuals and groups who are different from ourselves. Being aware transforms the way we think about elders with different nationalities, sexual preferences and adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Diversity includes LGBT: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender.

Colorado Resources

At-Risk Adult Colorado Mandatory Reporting Laws Address Abuse and Neglect of Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled. www.disabilitylawco.org. As of July 1, 2016 both Senate Bill 15-109 and HB16-1394 became law. SB 15-109 concerning Mandatory Reporting of Mistreatment Against an Adult with a Disability. For more information call Disability Law Colorado 1-800-288-1376 or 303-722-0300. All lines voice/TTY.

Project Visibility  www.projectvisibility.org
Project Visibility is a program of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. The program’s goal is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive to and supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders. Project Visibility: Person-centered Care for LGBT Older Adults, is a 30-minute, web-based interactive course available 24/7 and designed for; managers and employees of nursing homes, assisted living homes and home health care agencies. Viewers will learn the simple, necessary steps to ensure their services or agencies are LGBT inclusive. Project Visibility LIVE Training and Materials included a 21-minute and Power Point or abridged 13-minute film in which courageous lesbians, gays and transgender people speak about; their lives, their strengths,  wishes and concerns about the aging services network. Project Visibility also provides information about adult protection, senior services, caregiving support, long term care and much more.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays-Denver Chapter (PFLAG)   www.pflagdenver.orgPFLAG serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals’ population and their families. This website provides links to other organizations supporting the LGBT population in Denver, Colorado and throughout the United States. PFLAF also provides immediate support from trained volunteers-members. Call 303-573-5861.

National Resources

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging   www.lgbtagingcenter.orgThe Center was the first technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and support offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. The Center provides trainings, articles and news events to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. Resource topics include elder abuse, Alzheimer’s/dementia, support for caregivers, general issues of aging and much more.

Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE)   www.SAGEusa.orgSAGE connects LGBT older adults to innovative services and programs to include but not limited to; cultural programs, employment, health services and trains aging service providers and LGBT organizations. Focusing on; economic, social and health issues, SAGE advocates for public policies at all level of government to improve the lives of LGBT older adults.

Alzheimer’s Association  www.alz.org
Resources include a brochure titled “Lgbt Caregiver Concerns: Important Considerations for LGBT Caregivers”, providing information about disclosing one’s sexuality, advance directives such as durable power of attorney for health care, living will and accessing quality health care. The Alzheimer’s Association is available through their 24/7 Helpline, 1- 800-272-3900.
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