Diversity & Inclusion

As we celebrate the diversity of older adults, we also recognize how racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination contribute to financial and health disparities in later life. The programs listed on this page work to raise awareness, create community, and engage in advocacy so that all people can age with dignity and security.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

This online resource center provides information about equity and aging through webinars, videos, articles, training tools, and links to organizations working on equity and inclusivity issues. It also describes the Equity in Aging Advisory Committee and provides information about past and upcoming committee meetings (open to the public).

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 2880 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 419-7500

Website: https://www.aging.ca.gov/Equity_in_Aging_Resource_Center/#equity

This is a national coalition of six organizations that represent and advocate for American-Indian and Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific-Islander and Native Hawaiian, African-American, Hispanic and Latinx, and LGBT older adults. The organization engages in public education and advocacy around issues affecting diverse elders.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (646) 653-5015

Email: info@diverseelders.org

Website: https://www.diverseelders.org/

Justice in Aging is a national law organization that fights for equity on behalf of older adults, particularly low-income and marginalized groups. JIA engages in litigation and administrative advocacy as well as offers trainings, publications, and webinars.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 718, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (213) 639-0930

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://justiceinaging.org/

Note: JIA has offices in California and Washington, D.C.

This hotline provides a safe space where LGBT older adults can talk about their concerns and receive support and information.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: LGBT and questioning adults 50 or older

Address: LGBT National Help Center, 2261 Market Street, #296, San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone: (888) 234-7243

Email: help@LGBThotline.org

Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/senior-hotline.html

This national organization offers information on its website and engages in political advocacy around issues of particular importance to minority and low-income older adults.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: information is available to everyone

Address: 1220 L Street, N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 637-8400

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://ncba-aging.org/

NHCOA's mission is to improve the lives of older Hispanic adults, their families, and their caregivers. The NHCOA offers culturally-, linguistically-, and age-sensitive education programs on a variety of topics. It also engages in political advocacy and research.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 2201 12th Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 347-9733

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://nhcoa.org/

OWL is a membership organization that carries out research, provides education, and advocates for policies to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. The Sacramento Chapter meets monthly and welcomes anyone to join.

Cost: no cost (donations appreciated)

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: P.O. Box 161646, Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: (916) 832-6863

Email: owlcap@gmail.com

Website: http://www.owlsaccap.org/

Wisdom Project = LGBT Elders works to build community, encourage social networking, keep the older community informed and engaged, and provide resources that are safe for LGBT older adults in the greater Sacramento area to access. They also provide outreach and education on topics such as cultural competence, sensitivity & LGBT history. These programs are offered through the non-profit organization Servant Hearts.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: LGBT+ & Supportive Allies (50 years+)

Address: 2362 Ranch Road, Placerville CA 95667 (mailing address only)

Phone: (218) 760-2415 or (218) 760-9268

Email: servant_hearts@hotmail.com

Website: www.servant-hearts.org

The center creates a local safe space where LGBT people thrive with community support and connections. Programs specifically for older adults include the Golden Grounds support group.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 1015 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (916) 442-0185

Email: info@saccenter.org

Website: https://saccenter.org/seniors/

SAGE seeks to improve the quality of services and supports available to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults as well as their families. The organization offers an online resource library, information and referral, technical assistance to organizations serving older adults, a 24-hour hotline for LGBT elders, and other services.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (212) 741-2247

Email: info@lgbtagingcenter.org

Website: https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/

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This page was originally created by Kimberly Conn. Last updated 4/27/2022