Every Thursday in the month of June, we will be highlighting health organizations and resources that are closing disparity gaps and will be donating 10% of all sales to one of the incredible organizations on each of our lists. This week our chosen organization is the Sage. Their mission states that they are "a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT community. LGBT elders fought—and still fight—for our rights. And we will never stop fighting for theirs." View all resources guides here.
Below are the health organizations and resources that are closing the disparity gaps for elderly individuals.
American Society on Aging: LAIN
The ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network works to produce content, secure housing and jobs, and raise awareness for LGBT elderly.
Diverse Coalition of Aging
Diverse Elders brings together six organizations that impact policy and advocate for equality in racially and ethnically diverse individuals as they age.
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
The NCBA works to change policy and address issues for black elderly populations and low-income minorities over 50.
National Hispanic Council on Aging
NHCOA works as an organization that supports and celebrates older Hispanic adults. They work both at a national level to change policy and also with over 40 smaller organizations to provide support at a local level.
National Indian Council on Aging
NICOA provides healthcare access to elders within the American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Their work to improve the quality of life of aging groups includes education, assistance, networks, and policy support.
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
For over 40 years, NAPCA has been working to educate and provide resources to Asian American and Pacific Islanders in their senior years. They focus on long-term care and employment and welfare reform.
Justice in Aging
For nearly 50 years, Justice in Aging has worked to change policy for affordable healthcare for senior citizens. The organization particularly focuses on marginalized groups and those with limited access.
National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
NCMHA unites the mental health issues that often come with entering older years working alongside the American Psychological Association to raise awareness.
Sage supports LGBT elders focusing on healthcare, inclusion, and housing.
Resource for LGBTQ Aging
The National Resource Center gathers tools that support older adults. Their guides include financial resources, healthcare support, and community connections.
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
OLOC confronts ageism and provides community for aging lesbian women.