Survey on LGBTI ageing
A NSW survey to find out the needs of older LGBTI people in both the cities and the regions is now underway.
Part of the Outrageous Ageing LGBTI Elders’ Wellbeing project, the survey asks LGBTI people over 50 what health issues most concern them, what information they need, what activities they’d like to be involved in, and how they would like to connect with other people like themselves.
Project officer Sujay Kentlyn said based on the responses, the project would develop activities that suited older people living in five regions of NSW.
“We understand there will be important differences between the groups, between Trans women and gay men, for example, or between urban dykes and rural dykes,” Kentlyn said.
“There may also be important regional variations – ageing in the Northern Rivers may look quite different to the Blue Mountains.”
LGBTI people over 50 who live in NSW are encouraged to participate, especially those who live outside Sydney. To take part in the survey go to: outrageousageing.org.au/survey
Those without internet access can get a paper version of the survey with a reply-paid envelope by contacting Sujay Kentlyn on 0488 035 500.
The Outrageous Ageing LGBTI Elders’ Wellbeing Project is an initiative of Evergreen Life Care, a community-based, not-for-profit aged care service provider based in Gosford, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
IMAGE: A scene from The Invisibles, a French documentary about older LGB people screening at this year's Brisbane Queer Film Festival.