Help Identify Issues Facing Older LGBT Adults!

As part of Family Equality Council’s commitment to serving LGBT
families along the continuum of their lives, we are proud to help a
coalition including Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
and the National
Senior Citizens Law Center
to raise awareness of the issues
facing older adults who are LGBT and live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities. The
coalition hopes to identify areas where policy changes will improve
care, and to find other older adults, advocates and providers
interested in these issues.

Click here to take a short survey to help the
coalition identify areas for change.

The survey is only 16 questions. It should take no more than ten
minutes to fill it out.  The survey completely protects your
confidentiality. (However, we are looking for volunteers willing to
be interviewed, so please consider checking that box!)

Click here to fill out the survey or if you
would like to fill out this survey manually, you can print it out
from the link above and mail it to:

Nancy Arevalo
National Senior Citizens Law Center
1330 Broadway, Suite 525
Oakland, CA 94612

The deadline for responding to the survey is December 15,

Whether you are an older adult living in a long-term care facility
or a family member, caretaker, social worker or friend, your
answers to these questions will help as we work together to fight
discrimination, abuse and neglect against LGBT older adults. 
Specifically, you should fill out this survey if you are:

• A lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adult who lives
or has lived in a long-term care facility;
• A caregiver of an LGBT older adult who lives or has lived in a
long-term care facility;
• A family member or friend with knowledge of an LGBT older
adult’s experience in a long-term care facility;
• A social worker or other helping professional who works with
older adults.

Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, assisted living
communities and senior living facilities.
Again, click here to fill out the survey and share the
survey with your colleagues!

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Wollin at: