Confronting aging: How LGBTQ+ seniors can tackle their special caregiving challenges

with Sharon Epperson at CNBC 


  • Older adults in the LGBTQ+ community are twice as likely to be single and four times less likely to have children as their non-LGBTQ+ peers, according to SAGE, a national advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ elders.
  • They may be estranged from biological family members who don’t accept their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
  • Having an aging plan can help LGBTQ+ Americans make good decisions about care as they grow older and may need support.

Mini Bio

Allison O’Shea is a leader in the aging industry.  She has over 18 years of direct hands-on experience working with seniors and their families in the role of Executive Director for various Senior Living companies.  This experience has given her the knowledge to be a reputable voice in the confusing and overwhelming world of aging.

In January of 2022 Allison opened Openly Aging, LLC.  Through Openly Aging, Allison helps families navigate all the options and resources available to them.  One of the missions of Openly Aging is to bring education to the community to be a change agent in how we talk about aging moving forward.