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COVID-19 Resources for LGBTQ Older Adults

LGBTQ older adults face unique challenges to healthcare and support – especially now during the COVID-19 outbreak. One Iowa is dedicated to protecting this vulnerable population during this time of isolation and uncertainty. We have compiled a list of resources to use as a guide to navigate through the unique challenges that those over 65 or that have underlining health conditions may face during the coronavirus pandemic.

One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource.


The HRC Foundation and SAGE are dedicated to supporting And working alongside partner organizations, members and the community at large to address the needs of older LGBTQ people during this unprecedented time.

CDC Guidance for Older Adults

Guidance from the Center for Disease Control on how older adults can take extra precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Psychiatrist Challenges You to Change Your Perspective

Advice from UnityPoint Health Psychiatrist Martin Kron, MD, on how to shift perspective for those at risk to try to think of our current situation as a glass half-full.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender National Senior Hotline ​

This is a good substitute for our Friendly Caller Program. It provides telephone peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for our senior community.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The first step in preparing for an emergency is creating a plan. The LGBTQ Aging Center put together a guide for older adults to develop a plan that will fit their needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know during Covid-19?

The Administration for Community Living breaks down vital information for older LGBTQ adults on how to navigate COVID-19.

LifeLong Links

A free state-wide, inclusive service providing information and referrals for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and caregivers as they begin to think about and plan for long-term independent living. LifeLong Links is connected to Iowa’s network of Aging and Disability Resource Centers.