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Interventions for Healthy Aging among Mature Black Lesbians: Recommendations Gathered through Community-Based Research

Citation

Seelman, Kristie L.; Adams, Mary Anne; & Poteat, Tonia (2017). Interventions for Healthy Aging among Mature Black Lesbians: Recommendations Gathered through Community-Based Research. Journal of Women & Aging, 29(6), 530-42.

Abstract

Black lesbians have unique needs for gerontological services that reflect their experiences of intersectional oppression and resilience. Yet there is a major knowledge gap about interventions that promote healthy aging in this population, as voiced by Black lesbians themselves. To address this need, 100 Black lesbians, ranging in age from 41 to 91, participated in focus groups in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss their experiences of aging, health needs, and recommendations for interventions. Through thematic analysis, we identified six themes related to suggested approaches for healthy aging interventions. We discuss implications of these findings for aging practice and future research.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2016.1256733

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Women & Aging

Author(s)

Seelman, Kristie L.
Adams, Mary Anne
Poteat, Tonia

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

29

Issue Number

6

Pages

530-42

Reference ID

12884