Senior Services is dedicated to culturally responsive and respectful levels of care. By keeping our resources up to date, we ensure that when members of the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning) community need help, we are there to lend a hand.
By participating in community events such as, "Over the Rainbow," a recent conference that focused on issues of aging within the LGBTIQ community, Senior Services stays in touch with the needs of LGBTIQ seniors. Senior Services also hosts events at various senior centers in the area, such as Rainbow Bingo. Senior Services also participates in the annual Seattle Pride Parade, as well as having a listing in the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Below is the link to the database of resources available locally and nationally. By following this link you will be leaving the Senior Services LGBT Resource page and going to the Senior Services Information and Assistance page.
You do not have to be a subscriber in order to access the database.
The information found in this database is updated regularly. If you find any information is outdated or if you have suggestions to add, please contact: info@SoundGenerations.org
. This will put you in contact with Senior Information and Assistance.
Search Our Database
This version of the database contains over 2,000 service providers and 8,000 resources. Look for information about senior centers, housing, adult day centers and other non-profit and government organizations.
Here are some tips for using this database:
- Type LGBTIQ in the keyword search box (where it says 'type keyword here') for the most comprehensive list of resources. GLBTIQ will work as well.
- You may use more specific terms such as gay, lesbian, transgender, etc. to narrow your focus.
- If you need to print out any of these resources, you can opt to print the list by selecting "Print List" for the full or by "Print Details" for the specific resource.
Click here to download a copy of the LGBTIQ Consumer Survey
Many resource guides offer the consumer a rating as to whether a specific organization is, in fact, LGBTIQ friendly. This survey seeks to put the knowledge directly into your hands. These questions are a way for you to gauge for yourself whether the service delivery of a specific organization is appropriate for your specific needs. No one can make those decisions for you. The purpose of this survey is to help put you in control of the services you desire and to make sure you get exactly what you need of the agencies and organization with which you interact.
These questions are just some of the many ways that you can learn more about a particular agency or organization. Even though an agency doesn't explicitly cater to the LGBTIQ community, doesn't mean that they aren't a welcoming and supportive place. These questions can help inform how you gain more information about how the organization works and how they will support you and your community.
Feel free to print this list out and share with those around you. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Services at info@SoundGenerations.org.