Gettin' On
Social isolation and aging in place
Lifetimes of discrimination and stigmatization put LGBT older adults at risk for social isolation, generally considered to be an involuntary lack of contact with others. It may coexist with lonelin...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Know the system: long-term care
What comes to mind when you think about long-term care (LTC)? Chances are, you are imagining a nursing home with endless games of bingo, bad food, wheelchairs, bed pans and less-than four-star care...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scratching the surface
So much progress, so much yet to be done. We are just scratching the surface of what is necessary to empower LGBT older adults to age successfully. Since its founding in 2010, the LGBT Elder Initia...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Room at the inn
The story has been told for thousands of years: A man and a pregnant woman, an unmarried couple, arrive in town and find no room at the inn. Was there a big convention in town? Were they being disc...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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POZitive living with HIV
Gettin’ On POZitive living with HIV Just 20 short years ago, if you were HIV-positive, you were probably living with a death sentence. Things have certainly changed. Living with HIV is no cakewalk,...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
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To your health: out and insured
It is National Coming Out Month, enrollment opened for the Affordable Care Act and the open-enrollment period for Medicare is in full swing. All three mark a huge step forward in improving the heal...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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The new LGBT legal landscape
Roberts. DOMA. Wisconsin. Scalia. Prop. 8. Montgomery County. Social Security. Windsor. IRS. Since the first free LGBTEI Legal Clinic last fall, these people, places and things have combined to tur...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 426 426 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter about the PA State Plan on Alzheimers
On Aug. 15, on behalf of the LGBT Elder Initiative, I gave the following testimony to Gov. Tom Corbett, Secretary of Aging Brian Duke and the Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Planning Committee: Me...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 513 513 recommendations | email to a friend
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How will you die?
None of us knows when or how we will die and most take it for granted that we have no say in the matter. But some of us who may suffer a long illness can control how long we will live and under wha...
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Shining a spotlight on a public-health crisis: elder abuse
There are more than 2.1 million reported cases of elder abuse or exploitation in the U.S. each year, and some estimates of the actual number of these cases are 10 times higher. For LGBT older adult...
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