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PGN EXCLUSIVE: Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community

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This Q and A with former Vice President and now Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden begins with a meeting in 2012 in the...

Vintage whine: Life as an LGBTQ senior

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Suz and I collect things. We’ve been together now for almost 25 years, and we’ve collected seven kids, five grandkids, three ex-husbands, two heart...

Providing care and services to LGBT+ older adults: It’s a process...

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A rainbow flag near the entrance to your organization is great, but it’s not enough. To truly be an organization that is sensitive...

Am I a senior?

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At 59, I am in that gray area (so to speak) that exists between middle age and senior citizen. In my head I don’t...

Advocacy and action for and by LGBT

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Individuals and communities alike are working across the Commonwealth to better focus on awareness of and access to services for LGBTQ older adults and...

Common-law marriage opens doors to legal rights for LGBT elders

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Marriage equality came to Pennsylvania in 2014 through the Whitewood v. Wolf case, and nationally in 2015 through the Obergefell v. Hodges case. But...

Pennsylvania poised to carry on momentum in LGBTQ aging

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This past October, the LGBT Elder Initiative came together with state officials, healthcare professionals, aging services providers and LGBTQ older Pennsylvanians at the 2018...

Community HealthChoices: a major change on the horizon

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Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s new mandatory managed care program for individuals age 21 and over with Medicare and Medicaid coverage. The program includes...

Villages are helping neighbors to thrive, connect & engage

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  We’re getting older. We’re living longer. We’re still working. We’re living alone. We’re living independently. Our health is good, though some of us...

Privilege: A license to be quiet?

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I have it made.  I could quite easily flop into a comfortable rocking chair on the front porch with a cup of coffee and a...

Taking a stand on behalf of LGBT elders

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  With all the noise in Washington, it may be easy to miss the Trump administration’s efforts to harm older LGBT older people: but...

An LGBT response to the Alzheimer’s epidemic

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  The population of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to grow from 53 million in 2018 to 88 million by 2050. The...

The Blank Canvas of LGBT Elder Care in Philadelphia

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Do you think one day you could be 55 years old? How about 65? Do you think about what kind of life you can...

Rolling out the rainbow welcome mat: Supporting LGBT seniors

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All professionals who provide services to older adults work LGBT individuals, even if they do not realize it. Likewise, seniors who attend senior centers or...

Aging with pride in the suburbs

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How do you combat loss, isolation, loneliness and possibly failing health in your later years? This concern is very real for many older Americans,...

LGBT seniors at-risk for social isolation now have more options

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The risk factors for social isolation affect LGBT older adults in unique and disproportionate ways. One primary risk factor is living alone. According to...

Action Wellness offers assistance for LGBTQ community members with chronic illness

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Living with a chronic illness can be exhausting. It can be overwhelming to manage medical appointments, diagnostic tests, pharmacy services and medication schedules. It...

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