As people age, social support systems are essential, especially for LGBT persons who might be at greater risk of social isolation. Each person has a different experience and subsequent propensity for isolation. For many LGBT elders, social inclusion continues to be aspirational, with limited authentic and sustained progress having been made in this area. In this chapter, the influencing issues of socialization and inclusion/exclusion of LGBT elders are examined. The unique circumstances across the life span for LGBT elders that may either help or hinder opportunities for socialization and inclusion are discussed. Social inclusion to successful aging of LGBT elders is reviewed to gain insight into some of the explanations of their withdrawal from social and recreational functions. The significance of family involvement is explored. Finally, policy on social inclusion of elders is presented.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of LGBT Elders|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
- Senior citizen centers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)
- Medicine (all)
- Psychology (all)