SILVER PRIDE PARTNERSHIP

Check out our SILVER PRIDE BLOG here. 

Through funding made possible by the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging and the New York Bar Foundation, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Silver Pride Partnership, offering free civil legal services to meet the needs of the older LGBTQ+ community. Find our brochure here.

The following services will be available to those who self-identify as LGBTQ+, are age 50 and older, and meet income restriction guidelines:

Advanced Planning, including Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Simple Wills

Name Changes

Gender Marker Changes

Discrimination Claims (in a case-by-case basis), including:

  • Employment Discrimination Claims
  • Housing Discrimination Claims

Long Term Care Resident Advocacy in Partnership with the Regional Ombudsman Program

Legal Health “Check-Ups”

For questions or to discuss potential representation, please contact Staff Attorney Christopher Phillips at (716) 853-3087 x283; cphillips@elderjusticeny.org

Watch the video below to learn about Leveraging Health Insurance to Achieve Equity LGBT Adults, and view the powerpoint presentation here. 

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Watch the video below for the presentation on name change and other common legal issues for LGBTQ Youth.

Watch the video below to learn about Advance Planning Documents for LGBT Adults, and view the powerpoint presentation here. 

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COMPASSIONATE CARE

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

EXPERIENCED ADVOCATES

PRESERVING INDEPENDENCE

FAQs

Most of the people we serve are in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.  However, upon being appointed guardian, we do an assessment to determine whether the person is able to live in the community. It is our goal to ensure that the people we serve are in the appropriate placement, depending on their needs, desires, and functional abilities.

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