Springwell strives to provide the very best information, resources, and supports to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) older adults and their allies living in our communities.
LGBTQIA+ seniors face the typical challenges of aging; however, because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, they are at higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination, and exploitation.
Fearful of mistreatment, LGBTQIA+ seniors are five times less likely to access services than non-LGBTQIA+ seniors. Many LGBTQIA+ seniors are estranged from their family of origin and do not have children, so they face the challenges of aging without support that many people take for granted.
Springwell’s LGBTQIA+ Initiative has staff available to answer questions, provide information and referrals, and offer programs and events for LGBTQIA+ older adults, their family members, as well as trainings for local professionals in greater Boston and MetroWest.