Social isolation affects one in five elder adults, and LGBTQ elders are twice as likely not to be partnered or married and living alone. An alarming 76 percent worry about what will happen to them when they are ready for assisted living or a skilled nursing facility.

“EPIC’s LGBTQ programming is an opportunity to reach out to those elders in our community,” noted Susan Talbott, LGBTQ community support specialist for EPIC. “We want to ensure they continue to have the social support of like-minded individuals no matter where they are.”

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