Caring and Aging with Pride is a pioneering project established to recognize and improve the aging, health, and well-being of midlife and older LGBT adults. In 2010, 2,560 LGBT adults 50 years of age and older were surveyed about their aging, physical and mental health, wellness, support systems, caregiving, communities, and services. The seminal Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults generates new knowledge on health and aging across these diverse communities, finding that LGBT adults are resilient yet at-risk. See Publications to read about the findings from this study. This project was a collaboration with 11 community aging agencies around the nation serving older adults. The project was funded through a federal grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Community partners for Caring and Aging with Pride were FORGE Transgender Aging Network, GLBT Generations (Minnesota), LA Gay & Lesbian Center (Los Angeles), LGBT Aging Project (Boston), New Leaf (San Francisco), Openhouse (San Francisco), SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) (New York), SAGE at Center on Halsted (Chicago), SAGE Metro St. Louis, SAGE Milwaukee, and Senior Services (Seattle).