The need for LGBTQIA+ senior programing is critical. LGBTQIA+ seniors find themselves confronting the traditional challenges of aging, while at the same time encountering issues particular to the LGBTQIA+ community. Lacking traditional sources of support and caregiving, a greater likelihood of living alone, higher rates of poverty, and pronounced cultural and social isolation are just some of the realities of the LGBTQIA+ Elder community.
Loneliness, housing and healthcare issues are particularly acute challenges [See South Florida LGBTQIA+ Community Assessment Study, “As I see it”, a 2014 joint project of Aqua Foundation, GLBT Community Projects Fund, and Our Fund].
Responsive to these critical concerns, Lambda Living offers programs and services to the LGBTQIA+ elder community throughout Miami-Dade County in a multiplicity of ways:
- Train those working in fields such as health care and social service organizations serving the elder LGBTQIA+ community in cultural competency and sensitivity;
- Offer programming that will allow LGBTQIA+ elders the opportunity to gather, make friendships, support each other, and learn together; and
- Provide counseling and case management where needed, both individually and in groups; on-site in its offices and in-home.
- Lambda Living House – We have launched Phase 1 of the project and are providing privately subsidized housing to a limited # of residents.
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LAMBDA LIVING ONLINE
Don’t let distance, health or lack of transportation keep you from participating in activities and programs with others.
Our NEW Online program was created to provide a virtual option to seniors, especially LGBTQIA+ seniors, to participate in programs and activities in their own homes. No longer is distance or access to transportation an issue. Folks who are homebound can join with others to create online opportunities for social interaction and connection.
We offer a variety of live programming, as well as a library of classes that were recorded and archived. The program will continue to expand, ultimately offering classes that include: computer literacy, exercise, monthly health lectures, support groups, and conversational Spanish, to name a few.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to present a monthly or weekly class, please contact Cindy Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign-up for free CLICK HERE.
Lambda Living/JCS has a vast array of resources available and provides professional and caring services on an individual, family or group basis to address problems and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ persons of any age, regardless of race or religion. Most insurance is accepted and most services are offered on a sliding scale.
If you are in interested in more info about Lambda Living Senior Programs contact Cindy Brown at Cbrown@jcsfl.org
If you are interested counseling or case management services, please fill out the JCS Access form.
JCS LGBTQIA+ Program FAQ’s
Q: How long to get a call back after contacting JCS Access?
A: Intakes usually happen within 1 – 3 business days
Q: Do you accept my Insurance?
A: Yes, we accept most insurance for in office visits. Intake clinician will verify insurance at the time of the call.
Q: What if I don’t have insurance?
A: We provide services regardless of insurance and offer them on a sliding scale.
Q: Where are the offices?
A: Offices are located in Aventura, Miami Beach, and South Miami. Contact Access at 305.576.6550
Q: Is your office near a bus stop?
A: Yes, all offices are located within walking distance from a bus stop. Visit http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/ for Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover schedules, and information regarding the STS Transportation service.
Q: How can I get on the Lambda Living mailing list for programs and activities?
A: Send an email to email@example.com asking to be added to the list