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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Health Related Quality of Life and Wellness of Aging LGBT Populations in Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast

  • Open or Close Noell L Rowan1*, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAS and Angela L. Wadsworth2, Ph.D.

    Professor and Associate Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

    *Corresponding author: Noell L Rowan, Professor and Associate Director, Coordinator, BSW Program Coordinator, Substance Use Disorders and Addictions Certificate Program, School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Office: 3025 McNeill Hall, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA, Tel: 910-962-2652; Fax: 910-962-7283; Email:

Submission: January 20, 2018; Published: March 19, 2018

Volume2 Issue3
March 2018


Estimates consistently state that by 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 and older, a total of 70 million elders [1,2]. Within this group, older LGBT persons are predicted to number 1.75 to 3.5 million, “with approximately 500,000 gay men and lesbians turning age 50 each year” [1,3]. Goldsen & Kim [4] report an estimate of more than 2.4 million adults in the United States ages 50 and older identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Cultural ageism and heterosexism, along with fear of discrimination at the hands of health care providers in inpatient and outpatient, short-term as well as long-term care settings, can and often do have a direct negative effect on the quality of life of older LGBT persons [1,3,5].

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