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ASA Diversity Award For SAGE & HRC

By Charlotte Robinson, March 28, 2023

The American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Diversity Equity & Inclusion Award has been presented to the fabulous LGBTQ orgs SAGE & the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) at this year’s On Aging 2023 conference in Atlanta, GA. On Aging is the largest multidisciplinary conference in the aging field & hosts more than 1,500 diverse aging professionals from across the country from March 27th through March 30th. SAGE & HRCF were selected from more than 5,000 nominations for their work improving the experiences of LGBTQ+ elders as they seek long-term care & services through the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). Michael Adams SAGE’s CEO stated, “As the world’s largest LGBTQ+ aging organization, we are honored to receive the American Society on Aging’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award with our partner, the HRC Foundation. Inclusive & equitable care is crucial for LGBTQ+ elders & that’s what the Long-Term Care Equality Index is all about. We strongly believe that the LEI helps both LGBTQ+ elders & the providers who take responsibility for their care.” Kelley Robinson HRC President concluded, “The HRC Foundation’s Health & Aging team, alongside our partner SAGE, continue leading the way to ensure that LGBTQ+ folks are welcomed, feel safe & included in long-term care and senior housing. This recognition from the American Society on Aging is not only well deserved, it also uplifts the everyday impact of this crucial work on our community. By 2030, we’ll have about seven million LGBTQ+ adults over age 50 in the U.S. Our goal is for every LGBTQ+ person to grow old with dignity & to access the care they need without discrimination or bias. We look forward to continuing this critical work with SAGE.” 

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