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"SENIORS PREPARING FOR RAINBOW YEARS" (SPRY) PROGRAM

WHATProvides behavioral health and and mental health support services to Gay Seniors, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT seniors who are age 60 years and older.
WHYTo prepare Gay seniors, LGBT seniors for aging by helping with new physical and mental challenges such as loneliness, isolation and elderly depression.
WHERE Montrose Counseling Center.
Houston, Texas, USA.


Program Description


"...to prevent LGBT seniors from going back into the closet when they age or go into a long-term care facility."
-Video on SPRY Program

The "Seniors Preparing For Rainbow Years – SPRY" Program provides gay seniors with counseling, therapy and peer support, along with help navigating social security, medi-care, disability and other benefit programs.

Educational and social enrichment are a part of the program.

The "Seniors Preparing For Rainbow Years – SPRY" Program also engages in gay rights advocacy encouraging health care providers to better serve the needs of gay seniors.

The Montrose Counseling Center has been a prototype for other gay senior assistance programs across the country. Counselling may prevent some gay seniors from "returning to the closet."
source:spryhouston.org

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