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 aging."

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 households.

Read the 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 all good.

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.

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