What is Supporting Elderly LGTBI+?
“Supporting Elderly LGTBI+” is a service for LGTBI+ (lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, intersex …) people seeking to adapt successfully to the conditions and circumstances experienced in later life, euphemistically called the third age.
The service helps in the development of personal psychological tools (cognitive, emotional and behavioural) for), in order to live a more self-motivating, and satisfactory life.
These queries can be attended in person, by telephone, or via video-conferencing platforms like Skype or ZOOM.
If you are LGTBI+ and need to talk to a professional about your situation in this phase of your life, we offer you a safe space to be able to do it, confidentially, using this free service.
How can we help you?
We help you to make personal adjustments to your day-to-day living, working on aspects of elderly life which have become more of a challenge, such as:
- Aspects of the relationship with oneself: How does one become older? What kind of a person am I, or can be? How do I reconcile my vitality with my limitations? What if I come out of the closet at an older age? And how do I address my physical and emotional needs?…
- Social aspects: How to create a circle of friends you can trust? What help do I need, and who can provide it for me? Who can I help? How do I cope with the loss caused by the deaths of my contemporaries? How to cope with loneliness, how to face ageism (especially within the LGTBI+ community), and how can I develop new habits, relationships and use my leisure time?
And within these aspects, the scope of being in a loving relationship, and sexuality: particularities of falling in love as we age, widowhood, committing to someone again or staying single, and navigating new ways of having an intimate relationships…
- Body and biological aspects: dealing with pain and body fragility, diseases that suddenly appear, limitations of mobility, and living with HIV for many years…
- Transcendent aspects: Awareness of the estimated time that remains to be lived, attitude towards death, and appreciation of the life we have already lived…
Also, a very important element within these aspects is motivation. Overall, what gives me satisfaction in life? And what kind of life can I have in my later years that is worthy of being lived?
Who provides this service?
The service is provided by Juan Carlos Uríszar (Collegiate number 136 of the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia), a psychologist specialized in the emotional health of LGTBI+ people.
This service is provided in Spanish, Catalan and English.
How to contact us?
Fill out this form explaining your reason for consultation, and we will contact you.