With partners and the support of the Albert and Elaine Borchard Center on Aging, Justice in Aging worked to create a series of Special Reports and videos on senior poverty and its connection to other topics that impact older adults. We released the first Special Report, Advocacy Starts at Home: Strengthening Supports for Low-Income Older Adults and Family Caregivers in February 2016. The second report, How to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Older Adults (with the National Alliance to End Homelessness) was released in April, 2016. The third report, (in partnership with Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, SAGE) How Can Legal Services Better Meet the Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors? was just released in June in celebration of Pride month.
The intersection of poverty and discrimination creates an array of unique legal needs for older LGBT individuals. A new Special Report by Justice in Aging, produced in partnership with Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders (SAGE), offers an overview and practical tips for legal aid organizations seeking to serve this population. The Report, How Can Legal Services Better Meet the Needs of Low-Income LGBT Seniors? is accompanied by a short video that highlights the diversity of the LGBT community and the gaps in equality its members face as they age.