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After four years, LGBTQ Aging Summit to return virtually

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The LGBTQ Aging Summit and Institute on HIV and Aging, which features resources for LGBTQ older adults to live healthy lives and education for...

Building new relationships as we get older

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by M. Agustina Menendez How do I build new relationships as an older person? It can be a bit more challenging than when we were...

Struggling to go back to “normal”? You are not alone

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by M. Agustina Menendez Hospitalizations and mortality due to COVID-19 are descending and reaching the lowest point of the curve since the beginning of the...

Save Queer Lungs: Cancer Screening for LGBTQ Smokers

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Tobacco smoking is a public health crisis. According to the CDC, it’s the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States....

Community, Resilience, and Thriving with HIV

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In 2022, with HIV being a manageable chronic illness, there is no reason for an HIV diagnosis to pose significant risk to our health...

Staying Healthy and Safe This Winter

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Even before a pandemic, the winter months present several health risks for older adults. Cold weather, icy sidewalks, and heating accidents can all pose...

LGBTQ+ Elder Abuse: A Hidden Social Issue

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Elder abuse is a public health crisis. Although individuals of all ages can be survivors, LGBTQ+ older adults encounter unique experiences with abuse —...

The ABCs of Diabetes Care

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Diabetes affects more than 34 million people in the United States – more than 10% of the U.S. population! Diabetes can increase the risk...

We Are All Simone Biles

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I don’t know about you, but I totally identified with Simone Biles this summer and her decision to pull out of the Olympic competitions...

New regulations would improve care for nursing home residents

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the long-term care system in Pennsylvania. Long-term care residents have accounted for 48% of COVID-19...

Improving Food Security for Older Adults

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According to the National Council on Aging, there are over 7 million adults age 60+ in the United States experiencing food insecurity. In some...

How High Prescription Drug Costs Hurt LGBT Older Adults

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Prescription medications play a vital role in treating illnesses, alleviating symptoms, and managing chronic health conditions. However, the high costs of prescription medicines can...

Becoming a Better Self-Manager of HIV as a Chronic Health Condition

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This May, the LGBT Elder Initiative at William Way will partner with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) to pilot the Positive Self-Management Program...

Keeping Your Mind Sharp During a Pandemic

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not be getting the level of mental stimulation and connection that we otherwise would be....

Stories to watch in LGBTQ Aging for 2021

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Few could have ever predicted all that 2020 had in store, but as we move into a new year, there is reason to believe...

Caring for body and mind during the next stage of COVID-19

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Since the start of the pandemic, public health models of the progression of COVID-19 have indicated a likely spike in cases and hospitalizations as...

New state plan on aging is a win for the LGBTQ...

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Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is required to submit a State Plan on Aging to the federal government outlining its vision...

Addressing HIV and Aging in 2020

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Every September, we recognize National HIV & Aging Awareness Month to call attention to issues of HIV prevention, treatment, and care for older adults....

Cancer, Coronavirus, and Coping through a Pandemic

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Back in March when we first had to start social distancing, my partner Mary and I had already been self-isolating for about three months....

Staying engaged during a summer of social distancing

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Philadelphia is almost four months into quarantine, but the realities of the “new normal” are still unclear. Cabin fever likely set in weeks ago,...

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