LGBTQ ELDER RESOURCES
OutReach has compiled a Resource List of valuable website links we hope will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and their families with the knowledge needed to help navigate the maze of LGBT information available today.
We hope that this information will help interested individuals find community products and services needed to assist in successful aging. Please note that this resource list is meant only for information purposes and it is not exhaustive or all-inclusive.
ADRC- Aging Disability Resource Center
To support seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers by providing useful information, assistance and education on community services and long-term care options and by serving as the single entry point for publicly funded long-term care services while at all times respecting the rights, dignity and preference of the individual.
Adult Protective Services
Adult protective services are set up to aid elder adults and Adults-at-Risk who have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization. We serve more than 900 patients every day in southern Wisconsin. People trust us to care for them in very difficult times—while they are facing a serious illness or the end of life.
All of Us
All of Us is a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers will learn more about what affects people’s health.
Currently, over 120,000 people in Wisconsin are living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and more than 195,000 people care for loved ones with the disease. We are here to serve the families in Wisconsin so that no one has to face this disease alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for support: 800-272-3900
Alzheimer and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
The experienced staff of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) understands that every person touched by Alzheimer’s or other dementia will need support to help them navigate the course of the disease. We help guide you through the complex maze of issues that can arise by offering personal consultations, education, access to resources and advocacy.
Better Businss Bureau
The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to create an ethical, trustworthy marketplace – where buyers and sellers can trust each other.
Board on Aging and Long Term Care
The mission of the Board on Aging and Long Term Care is to advocate for the interests of the state's long term care consumers, to inform those consumers of their rights, and to educate the public at large about health care systems and long term care.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening
We are committed to a health care system that is respectful of and accessible for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We can connect you with medical professionals who are culturally competent.
Dental Care- Low Cost
It can be hard to find a dentist when you don't have private insurance. Try the clinics here preventative and urgent oral health care.
Disability of Wisconsin
“All persons with disabilities and their families shall be empowered to exercise and enjoy the full extent of their rights and to pursue the greatest possible quality of life.“
Advancing, achieving and protecting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and queer (LGBTQ) Wisconsinites.
Queer Justice. We bring queer analysis to all of the work that we do, and provide specific programming for queer people of color so that people of all gender and sexual identities can be free.
GHC- LGBTQ Information
GHC understands and values the importance of care in an environment that is both safe and welcoming. We are committed to providing patient-centered primary care to our LGBTQ+ members.
Greater Wisconsin Agency On Aging Resources (GWAAR)
The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., is a nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin. We provide aging lead agencies in our service area with training, technical assistance, and advocacy to ensure the availability and quality of programs and services to meet the changing needs
of older people in Wisconsin.
Immunization Clinic- Madison & Dane County
Who We Can Immunize:
We can immunize for free, adults (19 years and older) who:
Do not have insurance for immunizations
Qualify by risk, age or income. Call (608) 266-4821 for information.
Vaccines--call (608) 266-4821 to see if you qualify:
LGBTQ 50+ Alliance -OutReach/MSC
The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance supports and enriches the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people 50 years and older, with the goal of successfully aging. In this effort, we provide a broad array of social, educational, and support services to the LGBT Community 50+ and over, all of which
are free or low-cost.
LGBTQ Veterans Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.
Madison Senior Center
Today the Madison Senior Center continues its mission to promote successful aging. The center welcomes 40,000 visitors annually, and offers close to 3,000 events each year. 300 volunteers of all ages help to staff our programming, and over 200 donors support our center annually.
330 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Newbridge Senior Centers
For more information on how to get services, call our main number at (508) 512-0000 and leave us a message. Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
You can also email us at:
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is the mistreatment of older adults in assisted living facilities. It is tragically
common, with as many as 1 in 3 older adults having been victims of nursing home abuse. Abuse takes
many forms, all of which can ruin a senior’s health or lead to fatal outcomes. Residents and family
members can help protect themselves and reduce the long-term effects of nursing home abuse by
knowing the signs and reporting them early on.
Safe Community of Madison
We focus on projects and programs with a track record of positive impact and success. Our core areas of work correspond to our community’s top causes of injury and injury-related death: Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Child Safety, Drug Poisoning Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Suicide Prevention.
Viventhealth (i.e. ARCW)
Vivent Health is a new organization founded on the combined expertise of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain CARES and St. Louis Effort for AIDS. Together, we are working towards a world without AIDS.