Nationwide Support Group for LGBT Homebound Elders

telephoneIt has been well-proven that social isolation is a risk factor for a wide variety of physical and mental health conditions, and elders who do not leave their homes for any reason are at most risk.

To counteract this threat, SAGE (New York) has begun to sponsor a telephone support group and friendship circle for homebound LGBT older adults anywhere in the country, facilitated by a social worker.  To get more information, including dates and times, and to sign up, contact Preston Wholley at 212-741-2247 or pwholley [at] sageusa [dot] org

2 responses to “Nationwide Support Group for LGBT Homebound Elders

  1. As an occupational therapy student at Columbia University and an activity professional working with older adults, I have seen the detrimental effects of isolation on hombebound LGBT older adults. A national telephone support group could serve as a lifeline to many. Thanks for this wonderful resource.

  2. Thank you, Kristi! I am hoping that by blogging about this important SAGE resource, more people will hear about it and utilize it.

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