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.

Interventions for healthy aging among mature Black lesbians Recommendations gathered through community based research (3)