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The Rainbow Has a Silver Lining: LGBTQ Aging Issues

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The Rainbow has a Silver Lining: LGBTQ Aging Issues. Susan Messina is the Deputy Director at Iona Senior Services in Washington, D.C. and, as an out lesbian, has secured funding for and co-facilitated LGBTQ aging-related workshops, and serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ Aging Services Network as well as many other LGBTQ-related outreach programs. She and Debbie will discuss the importance of understanding that health and well-being, economic security, and social connections are among the cornerstones for successful aging, yet these are areas in which many LGBTQ seniors face substantial barriers from discrimination, social stigma, and isolation.