Elder Pride

The LGBT Health Resource Center and Chase Brexton have a special commitment to supporting LGBT elders.

Elder Pride has grown into a destination at the Baltimore Pride Festival every June - we hope to see you there! Please visit our LGBT Health Resource Facebook page for photos of all the festivities.

sage cap caring and preparing lgbt elders chase brexton supportOur many programs and services are designed to help address the critical issues faced by LGBT elders.

We offer one-on-one counseling, support groups, monthly workshops, assistance with financial and legal issues, referrals to aging services, and linkage to medical care for LGBT older adults and caregivers. 

We also support informal caregivers who identify as LGBT themselves and/or care for someone who is LGBT. All Elder Pride programming is for LGBT individuals and allies over the age of 50.

You do not need to be a patient of Chase Brexton to take advantage of our services.

To learn more, e-mail lgbt@chasebrexton.org, or call 410-837-2050 x1107.

 

Whether it’s escorting someone to a medical appointment or making sure legal or financial paperwork is all in order, providing support for a loved one can sometimes feel overwhelming. LGBT individuals may face even greater challenges due to a lack of resources in the community, as well as laws and policies that put biological families first.

Why is informal caregiving an important part of LGBT aging?

  • Many LGBT older adults have strained or estranged relationships with their families of origin
  • Families of choice are not often legally recognized
  • 1 in 4 LGBT adults will become an informal caregiver in their lifetime
  • LGBT people often forgo health care/support due to subtle and explicit forms of discrimination
  • Many LGBT people are caring for one another as they are aging themselves, intensifying the need for resources and support

We are all aging, and whether we're the caregiver now or will be the one in need of care, we can help you prepare for the future in ways that affirm and support you.

The LGBT Health Resource Center offers programs and groups that can help educate LGBT individuals and their caregivers about common challenges they may face.