As a society we have long accepted the premise that it takes a village to raise a child. There is a need to adopt the same type of thinking when caring for ourselves and loved ones as we age. With aging typically comes an increase the frequency of interactions with the healthcare system. Over time our health care system has become extremely fragmented and understanding all the options, and decisions that will be required, as we age can be daunting for everyone. These challenges are compounded for LGBTQ folks. The homophobia and biases experienced throughout our lives, have created circumstances that are particularly challenging as we age.