Announcing the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project

The Fenway Institute is pleased to announce that, as part of our commitment to caring for all people in our communities, the LGBT Aging Project will now be known as the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project. This new name is a reflection of the diversity of identities among the folks served by the Aging Project and by Fenway Health as a whole.

While our name has changed, our mission remains the same: to work toward equity, inclusion, and community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) older adults, ensuring that they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve.

The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project is the premier resource in New England advocating specifically for LGBTQIA+ older adults. It is the “go to” place for organizations looking for training and technical assistance as well as individuals seeking connection and support. Since 2004, the Aging Project has trained over 10,000 elder service providers and staff in affirming and culturally competent care, supported development of LGBTQIA+ friendly community meal programs, educated healthcare professionals on the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults, and advanced LGBTQIA+ equality in local and national aging policy.

As experts in issues of aging, elder care services, and LGBTQIA+ communities, the Aging Project is uniquely positioned to foster connections for LGBTQIA+ adults in settings that are not typically welcoming, thus expanding inclusion in elder care and enhancing the lives of LGBTQIA+ older adults.

Today and every day, The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project is dedicated to addressing the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults for inclusive services and community, engaging in advocacy efforts to promote equity, and working towards policy and practice changes throughout the elder care network.

To learn more about the expertise, programs, and services supported by the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project, and find out how you can be a part of this amazing community, please visit our website here.

 

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