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Clara Meadmoore is not a famous Asexual, but she should be. The 105 year old has earned the title of Britain’s oldest virgin. Meadmoore believes that her long life is directly attributed to her Asexuality. The highly spirited woman is a reminder that there are older Asexuals and there will be more of them as time progresses.
SAGE, the LGBT elder advocacy group, has taken little interest in the potential problems. Asexuals, however, should take a second and remember that although the younger voices are more prevalent at the moment, they may become older voices.
Frances Shani Parker’s blogspot blog introduced the world to Clara. Parker brings attention to the segments of (A)sexual that featured an Homoromantic female Asexual couple. One AVEN thread where a user looked for older people who felt the same way she did did not receive many responses. (AVEN does have a forum dedicated specifically to older Aces).
No one yet knows the issues that older Aces will face with certainty. Patterns of abuse and neglect are well-established for LGBT individuals, but people without family support are more likely to fall through the cracks of the system as they get older.
Single adults without family, which may or may not comprise the ranks of older Asexuals, need to have strong advocates to make sure that they get the services and the care that they need. Being forgotten does not get a lot of media attention. It cannot be sensationalized, but it is a painful process for anyone who must go through it.
Asexuals are doing themselves no favors by focusing solely on the youth. If they fail to take care of the needs of the older members of the community now, there may be a crisis when the Asexuals present at the birth of AVEN reach retirement age. Starting the essential services early will ensure that the services are there when they are needed most.