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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,...

As Pennsylvania reopens, nursing home residents remain vulnerable

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Even before the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pennsylvania, health officials warned of the elevated risk that the virus would pose to...

New scams target older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Scammers have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud individuals in a variety of new ways. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports...

Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s: Taking care of paperwork

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No matter your age or marital status, certain documents are necessary to protect your rights, interests and intentions. Time after time we have...

Advocating for LGBT inclusion in the State Plan on Aging

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With the many needs facing LGBT older adults today, it is essential that individuals responsible for crafting laws and policies are doing so in...

Ageism in the LGBTQ community

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The 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year stands to remind the LGBTQ community of the valiant fight for rights that many of us take...

Exploring the impact of dementia in the LGBT community

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Stigmas surround many health conditions that may prevent individuals from seeking care, even when they are experiencing severe symptoms. These delays in seeking care...

Caregivers on the front lines of the campaign for quality care

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Most of us hope we will never have to make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Yet, many of...

Stretching your dollar: Enjoying life on a budget

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Just like in “The Wizard of Oz,” when my partner Suz and I arrived in Philly, we landed hard. We definitely weren’t in Kansas...

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