Aging | National Center for Transgender Equality




Transgender older adults face profound challenges and experience striking disparities in areas such as quality of health and access to health care services, mental health care, employment, housing and other areas of livelihood. Research reveals that many transgender elders routinely encounter both a health care system and a national aging network that are ill-prepared to provide culturally competent care and services and create residential environments that affirm the gender identities and expressions of transgender older people. Learn more about the key challenges and policies affecting transgender older adults, resources for supporting trans older adults, and your rights as an older trans person.


From the Blog

August 15, 2011

Medicare Has You Covered

As part of NCTE’s federal aging policy agenda, we are releasing this guide on navigating Medicare for transgender beneficiaries.

July 15, 2011

What Happens When We Get Older?

As the US population ages, ensuring that our society adequately supports us all as we get older becomes more important than ever.

August 12, 2010

Caring and Aging with Pride

NCTE has been working in recent months with SAGE and the National LGBT Aging Roundtable to bring greater attention to the needs and vulnerabilities of transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual older a

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