Pride in Ageing program to support older LGBTIQA+ Victorians

A four-year pilot program to foster social connections for ageing LGBTIQA+ Victorians was announced today.
26 April 2024

Switchboard has been selected to deliver the Pride in Ageing program, in collaboration with community, to meet the needs of LGBTI+ Victorians as they age so they can feel connected, safe and able to live freely as their authentic selves.  

People and organisations are invited to register their interest in co-designing the program, partnering with Switchboard, volunteering or supporting the project in other ways.

Pride in Ageing will build local and regional partnerships with councils, libraries, community organisations and health and aged care services to support new approaches to community engagement and connection for older LGBTIQA+ people.  

Older LGBTIQA+ people are more likely to face stigma and isolation as well as a lack of recognition of gender identity.  

The program is an important part of Victoria’s first 10-year plan for LGBTIQA+ equality, Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ strategy 2022-2032 and aligns with the Victorian Government’s Ageing Well Action Plan 2022-2026, and its goal to support all Victorians to age well, connect socially and live healthy, active lives.  

To register your interest, visit Pride in Aging webpage on the Switchboard website.