Join this LGBTQ+ Alzheimer’s Study

LGBTQ+ Alzheimer's Research

LGBTQ+ folks are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s then the general population. 7.4% of the LGBTQ+ adult population is living with dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “The LGBTQ community may face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. These include finding inclusive and welcoming health … Read more

Sussex Pride and #SAGECollab

SAGE Collab

Sussex Pride is proud to announce a new partnership with SAGECollab, SAGE’s innovative partnership model. SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the mof LGBTQ+ elders, created SAGECollab to bring together a diverse national network of groups, organizations, and individuals to support LGBTQ+ older people and advocate for LGBTQ+ aging policies across … Read more

Medicare and Transgender Older Adults

Medicare and Transgender Older Adults: What Transgender People Need to Know

It has been almost ten years since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed longstanding policy and began coverage of medically necessary gender-affirming surgeries. In that time there has been significant clarification of Medicare policies for many services to transgender adults. The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging and their colleagues have put … Read more

Dementia and the LGBTQ+ Community

Dementia and the LGBTQ+ Community

The Alzheimers Association estimates that 7.4% of the LGBTQ+ adult population is living with dementia. This is in part due to the fact that LGBTQ+ people have greater health disparities, many of which are risks for dementia. This includes depression, obesity, alcohol and tobacco, cardiovascular disease, and HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ+ adults with dementia face unique challenges … Read more

Aging with HIV? Take the Survey

Aging with HIV

HealthHIV’s Pozitively Aging program seeks to improve care coordination for those aging with HIV. As part of this program, they are conducting a brief annual survey on the state of aging with HIV.  HealthHIV is interested in hearing the perspectives of people who have had HIV for 15 years or more, as well as people … Read more

Senior Centers in Sussex County, Delaware

Senior Resources in Sussex County Delaware

Below is a list of Senior Centers in Sussex County Delaware.   Please let us know what your experience has been at these centers by commenting below! Bridgeville Senior Center* Cape Henlopen Senior Center CHEER Activity Centers CHEER Community Center CHEER at Georgetown CHEER at Greenwood CHEER at Lewes (Harbor Lights) CHEER at Long Neck CHEER … Read more

Dignity 2022: The Experience of LGBTQ Older Adults

AARP and LGBTQ Older Adults

To identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) often means fearing discrimination that some believe will continue as they age. A new AARP survey finds LGBTQ Americans age 45 and over share concerns about how they are treated, with many supporting workplace training about inclusion and legislation to provide legal protection.  The report … Read more

National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline

National LGBTQ Elder Hotline

877-360-LGBT(5428) Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline. The hotline connects LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT(5428). Hotline responders: Are certified in crisis response Offer … Read more