The following is a list of organizations and support groups for aging and the elderly within the GLBT community.
A social organization for older gay and bisexual men and their admirers.
Whitman-Walker Health offers a wide range of services for seniors, including medical care, dental care and behavioral health care for patients regardless of HIV status. Services to help patients with chronic health conditions stick to their treatment regimens and an onsite pharmacy located at Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW. In addition, nutrition counseling on healthier eating is available from a registered dietitian. Access to clinical trials for HIV, Hepatitis and STD treatments is also an option. WWH accepts Medicare, Medicaid and many commercial insurances. Assistance with registration through DC Health Link is also available.
LGBT @ 60 Plus – Therapy Group (Whitman-Walker Health)
Whitman-Walker Health is currently forming two therapy groups for LGBT Seniors over 60 years of age: one for Gay, Bisexual and Transmen and one for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transwomen.
LGBT Elders Support Group (formerly, Resilient Aging with Integrity)
Phone: (202) 939-7631
Email: Joe Izzo, LICSW
Legal Services for Seniors
Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services Program now offers advice and assistance on legal issues of particular relevance to aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, and seniors living with HIV.
- Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW
- Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., SE
For more information or to make an appointment, call (202) 939-7627 or e-mail [email protected].
The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy. For more information, contact Jacquetta Brooks, (202) 797-3570.
The PALS Program
People Advocating for LGBT Seniors (PALS) is a FREE program that connects compassionate, trained volunteer visitors with LGBT elders, 55 and older, who are living at home or in assisted living and nursing facilities. This program provides companionship and help, when needed, to access a variety of community services and resources. To participate as a client or to learn more about receiving free PALS services: Call Jacquetta Brooks, MSW, LGSW at 202.797.3570 and ask about “PALS” or e-mail: [email protected]
Older Women Embracing Life
An organization established to support older women over 50 years of age who are living with HIV/AIDS. They provide training and support groups that meed the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For more information, call (866) 706-8640, or email Older Women Embracing Life.
Senior Action in Gay Environment (S.A.G.E.) Metro DC
SAGE Metro DC is a volunteer driven organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders in the DC metropolitan area and to provide a voice for issues facing older people.
SAGE holds a regular monthly series on issues impacting older LGBT adults at 6:30pm on the 4th Monday of each month. Email Sage Metro DC for more information.
Terrific Inc. HIV Education, Outreach, Training, Counseling and Testing for Older Adults
1222 T Street, NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 234-4128
Unity Fellowship Church of Washington DC Seniors Ministry
502 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002
Email: Toni Peters
Washington DC LGBT Aging Coalition
Advocacy group formed to address the issues of the older LGBT population in Washington, DC.
Contact: Ron Swanda, (202) 340-7708
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