As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population grows,
many Aging Network providers are starting to consider their needs and incorporate their
perspectives in the planning process. By making some simple changes, LGBT populations
can be brought to the table as aging services and programs are designed, implemented,
and evaluated. This guide aims to provide the local and state Aging Network (e.g., State
Units on Aging (SUA), Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Aging and Disability Resource
Centers (ADRC), direct service providers, advisory councils on aging, ombudsmen, etc.)
with the tools and resources needed to be more inclusive of LGBT populations during the
planning process.

Along with the guide we also added a supplemental webpage Aging Network Planning Tools – with a number of resource documents including Community Needs Assessments, Program Applications and Registration Forms, Outreach Materials, etc. which are all LGBT-inclusive. You can view the resources at: