Retirement Community Spotlighted For Efforts To Include Older LGBT Adults.

July 8, 2018

The Washington Post (7/8, Bahrampour) reports on the retirement community Asbury Methodist Village, which became the first Washington, DC-area facility “to receive LGBT-friendly certification from SAGECare.” The certification comes through a program which aims “to address the needs of the aging Stonewall generation,” given that “an estimated 2.7 million Americans 50 or older identify as LGBT, and that number is projected to exceed 5 million by 2060.” The Post notes that “it is not always easy” for this population “to find facilities where they are comfortable being out”; however, Asbury “staff members are implementing the lessons learned from their training” to improve residents’ experiences.

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