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The importance of end-of-life decision-making

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While most of us know we will have to die someday, we may practice denial or avoid thinking about the prospect all together. ...

Resisting social isolation while caring for an aging loved one

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Caring for an aging loved one can be immensely rewarding. It is generally also stressful, lonely and isolating. There are 34.2-million...

What’s at stake for LGBT aging in 2018?

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The past year saw several attempts to enact policies and legislation that would negatively impact LGBT older adults. Many of these efforts are set...

Gettin’ On: To a healthier 2018 for older adults

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  With the New Year rolling in, many people are focused on their New Year’s resolutions. Some of us may have already caved and...

For seniors: Tips for staying healthy and safe this winter

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With the first snowfall of the season last weekend in Philadelphia, winter is certainly upon us. While the coming months can be filled with...

Time to get out and give back 

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With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be going off to celebrate with friends, families and loved ones. The season can...

Social Security secrets: What to know moving forward

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Social Security remains one of the most popular federal programs, playing a vital role in ensuring financial security for older adults, people with disabilities...

National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day promotes successful aging for people...

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With the great advancements in how HIV is managed and the success of antiretroviral therapies, people living with HIV are aging successfully into their...

How loneliness could be affecting more than your mood

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The need to belong is primal in human beings. Not belonging, or being in a state of loneliness, is detrimental to our overall...

Transgender older adults must be reinstated to key federal aging survey

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Each year, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducts the National Survey of Older...

Advocates work for improvements to Pennsylvania’s long-term-care systems

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Millions of Americans, including children, adults and seniors, need long-term-care services as a result of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses. These services range from...

Standing up: Getting involved in activism

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Activism doesn’t simply mean chaining yourself to a building or participating in protests. Activists are people who try to elicit social change, and today...

Curbing social isolation among LGBT elders 

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  Growing older comes with many challenges. These challenges are made far greater when people are aging without the necessary social supports.  ...

Illness and death do not discriminate. So why should service providers? 

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The end of life is different for everyone but one thing for sure is that none of us is making it out alive. The...

Hot tips for the winter blahs

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Do you greet the cold and snowy days of the new year with a smile or a frown? For those of...

Beating the holiday blues

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  With the holiday season upon us, many of us are preparing to join with family and friends to celebrate our holiday traditions with...

What does self-care mean to you?

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No matter our age, we have a vast array of needs that we must care for throughout our lives. Caring for our physical health,...

HIV and older adults: Engaging aging services in HIV prevention

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Whenever I tell someone that older adults are one of the fastest-growing age groups living with a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS, I am...

Improving hip health to maintain independence

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Ask any senior what qualities they treasure the most and they are likely to answer independence and mobility. LGBT seniors are likely to value...

Aging, retirement and the myth of gay wealth

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What do you want your retirement to look like? For most, the answers to this question follow similar themes. We want time to relax...

Summer, 2020, So Far

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Summer is usually a time when the world slows down ever so slightly. Many people go on vacation, legislatures and schools take...

Losing allies is not good

Letter to the Editor

Creep of the Week: Mike Pompeo

Chad Frame: Wickedly Talented