Topics :: GLBT elders

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Seniors More Accepting of Gay Couples in Assisted Living Facilities, Study Shows

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Nov 1
A new study out of Miami suggests that Americans are much more accepting of gay couples in assisted living facilities than previously thought, especially seniors.

Aging With HIV

HIV/AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 27
As highlighted by last week's seventh annual National HIV and Aging Awareness Day, observed on September 18, the country's aging HIV population is a growing concern.

Low-Cost Housing for LGBT Seniors: A New Model Launches in Philly?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
A low-cost housing program for LGBT seniors has started in Philadelphia. Early indications are that it's a huge success -- but the one site is far from enough to meet a growing need.

A Closer Look at Discrimination Within Assisted Living Facilities

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 24
Because LGBT seniors are more likely to be single, and without someone to care for them in old age, more are looking to find an assisted living facility to live in. However, many such facilities are not welcoming.

Older Lesbians Gather in Oakland

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 25
A national organization for lesbians age 59 and older is hosting its biennial gathering in Oakland this weekend as it marks its 25th anniversary.

Unemployed LGBT Seniors Face Many Obstacles

FINANCE | By Brian McNaught | Jun 21
The people who live these nightmares most often are older workers who, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, have watched the depletion of their savings, and the diminished value of their skills.

As Health Falters, GLBT Seniors Face Stark Choices

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 26
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. Should the fiercely independent gay man move into a senior assisted living facility?

Seniors Lack Affordable Housing Options

LOCAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 23
LGBT seniors in cities across the country are facing a lack of affordable housing options as they age.

Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 13
Various research studies have found that LGBT seniors are vulnerable to being socially isolated, which can hamper their well-being and elevate their risk for depression, anxiety and other maladies.

San Fran Supes Prepare for LGBT Elder Legislation

LOCAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 2
Drawing upon a report finalized March 25, the two gay members of the Board of Supervisors are preparing to introduce legislation in the coming months focused on LGBT seniors issues.

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