Topics :: GLBT elders

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Aging in America, Part 3: What Can We Do for Ourselves?

HEALTH | Mar 27
The most promising course for yielding cost-effective and real-time solutions, while at the same time mitigating the negative impacts of an aging population, is dealing with the obvious now -- before the crisis worsens.

Alzheimer's A Growing Concern Among LGBTs

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 15
According to a report commissioned in 2013 by the city's LGBT Aging Policy Task Force, the number of LGBT people living with all forms of dementia in San Francisco will number 6,964 by 2030.

SAGE Launches National Housing Initiative for LGBT Elders

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Feb 5
SAGE has launched a comprehensive national initiative to address the LGBT older adult housing crisis, hosting a panel discussion at its national headquarters on February 3 with marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor.

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?

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