Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

4. LGBT Elders, Isolation, and Loneliness: An Existential Analysis

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Tim Johnston [+-]
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Tim Johnston holds a Ph.D. form SUNY Stony Brook and is the Director of National Projects at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). He is responsible for directing SAGE’s national training initiatives, developing training curricula and providing consulting services to both aging and LGBT service providers. He has written scholarly and popular articles on gender and LGBT identity, and his first book, Affirmation, Care Ethics and LGBT Identity was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

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“LGBT Elders, Isolation, and Loneliness: An Existential Analysis” by Tim Johnston examines evidence showing that isolation and loneliness have a profoundly negative impact on the individual’s wellbeing because they remove, especially older LGBT adults, from temporal rhythms, thus making it difficult for them to maintain a sense of self and precariously plunging them in the past, as opposed to allowing them to be involved in future-oriented projects.

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Johnston, Tim. 4. LGBT Elders, Isolation, and Loneliness: An Existential Analysis. Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 82-98 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781796900. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34478. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34478. Oct 2019

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