Thursday, October 30, 2014
PNY Members Funding LGBT Senior Care
Everyone knows that America is aging, with the baby boomers starting to retire. And we also know that some groups, particularly minorities and women, are especially vulnerable as they head into their not-so-golden years.
But how often do you think of the shaky ground that many older LGBT Americans find themselves on? Probably not often, even though research shows these are some of the nation's most isolated seniors.
Fortunately, a number of funders have been locked onto this issue for a while now. Recently, I wrote about what the New York Community Trust was doing to help LGBT seniors. The PFund also has an eye on this issue, as does Haas.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation also has a deep commitment to addressing the needs of older adults, as well as their caregivers....