The mission of the LGBT Aging Project is to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions needed to age with the dignity and respect they deserve. The LGBT Aging Project hosts educational sessions for seniors and care providers, and serves as a consulting organization to Ethos’ LGBT elder aggregate meal sites across the greater Boston area.
In FY17, faculty from the LGBT Aging Project presented at six national conferences, speaking on a range of topics from the intersection between aging and HIV to implementing statewide policy change and service improvements. In addition to co-sponsoring the sixth annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference, the program provided continued leadership on both the Mass LGBT Aging Commission and the LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Taskforce, as well as launched the LGBT Aging@Fenway Task Force. The Project was also awarded funding from the Boston Foundation’s Equality Fund to support its Flashback Sunday community group for LGBT older adults.