LGBTQ older adults confront unique challenges with isolation, discrimination, and lack of understanding. One Iowa is committed to addressing the barriers that older LGBTQ adults face and developing strategies to meet the needs of this community.
LGBTQ Older Adult Advisory Council
One Iowa’s LGBTQ Older Adults Advisory Council meets regularly to advise the organization on its strategy for addressing social isolation, housing, healthcare access, and more. If you would like to join the council, please email [email protected] for more information.
LGBTQ Older Iowans Resource List
LGBTQ older adults face unique challenges to healthcare and support. One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for older LGBTQ Iowans that can help you learn about local and national organizations that advocate for the equality of LGBTQ older adults. Find the full list here.
LGBTQ Friendly Caller Program
The One Iowa Friendly Caller Program connects LGBTQ older Iowans with members of the LGBTQ community through weekly phone calls. Regular calls through the Friendly Caller Program may alleviate stress and improve health among LGBTQ older adult participants by providing increased connections and support. The pilot program will launch in Fall 2021. You can apply as a volunteer, participant or learn more about the program here.