|Posted:||February 6, 2019 10:42 AM|
|From:||Representative Peter Schweyer|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||LGBTQ Senior Community Grant Program|
|Our LGBTQ seniors have very specific unmet needs and challenges that existing services and programs within our communities do not address. According to The Aging and Health Report – Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults (as published on the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging), this subset of our population is:
health care, cultural competency, computer training and job placement, social activities and other
programs that specifically target the LGBTQ senior community. My legislation would appropriate
$500,000 from the Lottery Fund for this grant program.
Every single member of this esteemed body has professed their concern about seniors and we all strive to enact laws that allow them to age in a healthy environment and with the utmost dignity. I believe that my legislation will address a serious shortfall in our senior services and ask for your co-sponsorship.
Introduced as HB950