Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults
National Center for Transgender Equality and SAGE released the report
"Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for
Policy and Practice, a new resource on the current state of transgender
Transgender older adults face unique challenges including overwhelming
disparities in health and health care access, employment, housing, and
more. The report recognizes the importance of examining these factors as
they directly affect the financial security, health, and overall
well-being of older transgender individuals.
Ingersoll Gender Center (Seattle) estimates that there are currently
more than 10,000 transgender and gender-variant individuals in the Puget
Sound Region. Seattle TImes reports that this region recently surpassed
San Francisco and now has the highest percentage per capita of LGBT
complete report here.
Growing old with HIV: the long-term care challenge
George is one of the lucky ones. As a 65-year-old man living
with HIV, he once thought he would be dead by now. But the news isn’t
At a time when his boomer peers are retiring, selling homes and flipping
through travel guides, George and his partner, who also has the disease,
face an escalating number of health crises more common to people decades
older, and with nearly depleted financial resources to deploy.
It's not a pretty story, but it's one that should be read.
Read the complete article from The Globe and Mail.