Reposted from the napavalleyregister.com:
A new monthly discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender senior citizens in Napa County will begin on the first Tuesday in April.
The group will offer the opportunity for older LGBT people in Napa to have discussions, tell their life stories, share information and gain mutual support.
Studies show that, compared to their heterosexual peers, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are more likely to live alone, less likely to access social services, and are less likely to be connected to their families, he said.
[“]Due to its proximity to San Francisco, people assume Napa’s made a lot of progress toward having programs for the LGBT community, but it’s only just starting to happen[“], [Ian] Stanley[, Napa LGBTQ program director] said.
As we gain more and more acceptance and equality by the day, we should not forget that their was a whole group of older GLBTs who came before to help pave they way. We should do what we can to ensure they get the help that they need to stay healthy and connected to the community of which we are all a part.