This page focuses on what LGBT+ people over the age of 50 who live, work and/or play in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin can do to make ageing experiences as good as possible – for them, their peers, friends and associates.
We are aware that ‘ageing’ is not something that we all want to think about and that we don’t always consider ourselves as being ‘older’ or ‘old’.
Having said that, there are some steps to take in our lives which are:
- a good idea – like making a Will and talking to others about what is important to us.
- essential – if we need care and support to help us with the day-to-day then – we need care and support!
- better options than others – so perhaps adapting our own home to meet our needs, rather than moving.
These things potentially face everybody as we age – and this is only a small example of a fairly long list.
Key life events can occur at any time, which mean that our lives can change quite suddenly, so it can be helpful to have conversations and do some planning beforehand – like now!
Especially, as LGBT+ people are quite often less likely to do anything until we have to, for a whole load of complicated reasons!
READ ON – to find out how you can help. Oh and keep checking back, because we will add to this page as the year progresses.