NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATES FOR GLBT ELDERS
New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created from a steering committee of concerned residents and older adult service providers to address the challenges facing LGBT older adults in the New Orleans area.
LGBT older adults often face discrimination when seeking medical treatment, have a higher rate of poverty, are sometimes isolated after the loss of a significant other, and often feel the need to go back into the closet when living in a long-term care facility.
The unique challenges faced by LGBT older adults require a unique response. NOAGE hosts socialization/educational events for LGBT older adults, and works to increase the cultural competency of providers through trainings and workshops. To schedule a training, click HERE to contact us by email.
As advocates on behalf of the LGBT older adult community, NOAGE is committed to ensuring that all LGBT older adults can live their best lives with the dignity, respect, and good health that they deserve.
NOAGE Executive Director
Jim Meadows, LMSW, received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Orleans, and his M.S.W. from Tulane University.
Originally from Greensburg, Louisiana, he has lived in New Orleans since 1996.
He has practiced as a licensed social worker in a variety of healthcare settings, and has worked extensively with older adults. He is a columnist for Ambush Magazine, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, and has served on the Board of Directors for PFLAG New Orleans and Friday Night Before Mardi Gras.
As Executive Director for NOAGE, Jim is positioning NOAGE as the go-to organization for all older adult LGBT+ residents in the New Orleans area by delivering on NOAGE’s promise that all LGBT+ residents, regardless of age, deserve the opportunity to live their best lives with the dignity and respect they deserve.
The NOAGE Trailblazer Award is given each year to someone
who has gone above and beyond the call of duty
to be of service to the New Orleans area LGBT community,
especially if those services benefitted LGBT people age 50 and older.
Our 2019 Trailblazer Award-winners are:
Jody Gates and Marilyn McConnell.
Trailblazer Award Winner
Throughout her entire career as a social worker, Liz has presented many workshops to mental health professionals and educators to help enlighten them about the needs of the LGBT community. She continues her work in private practice.
Our 2017 Community Impact Award-winners were Rip Naquin & Marsha Delain.
May your souls rest in peace. You are missed and always remembered as great pillars of our community.
Community Impact Award Winners
Mailing Address: 1631 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117