The Doctor Is In: Caring for Caregivers

May 8th

Over 34 million people in the United States will provide unpaid care to an older adult this year. While these caregiving roles are frequently filled by family members, many LGBT individuals also provide care to friends and “families of choice.” Caregiving is not…

THRIVERS: Living on a Dime

May 25

We all know that HIV is now a manageable chronic illness and adhering to our medications and staying in care is the first step to a…

“Gettin’ On” in PGN: AMP-ed Up! The Path to Mastering Aging

Most people have some familiarity with the concept of the “Jedi Master” popularized in the Star Wars movies. If you’re not a fan of the films, the idea is that of a guru who possesses infinite wisdom gained through years of experience surviving in…

Gettin’ On in PGN: From surviving to thriving: Reframing the narrative of aging with HIV

Since the early 1980s, the messaging within our communities in relation to HIV has been focused on surviving. In the earlier days of the AIDS crisis, avoiding and/or surviving the plague

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THRIVERS: Living on a Dime

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We all know that HIV is now a manageable chronic illness and adhering to our medications and staying in care is the first step to a healthy and fulfilling future. But to truly thrive with HIV, we must also care for our social, emotional, financial, spiritual, and personal wellness. THRIVERS is a monthly discussion group for people impacted by HIV that relies on the personal expertise within our communities to help one another get the most out of life and…

Conversations: Resilient Aging

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Staying Positive and Living with Purpose As a population, LGBT older adults have lived through times of terrible loss but also great triumphs. While aging can bring about feelings of worry or regret, it also offers a perfect opportunity to pursue new passions, embrace new possibilities, and find new meaning in life. Whether it’s learning a skill, volunteering for meaningful causes, or forming new friendships and social networks, there are endless opportunities ahead. This program will explore the potential that…

Aging Mastery Program

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by Center in the Park and the LGBT Elder Initiative Can you master aging? As children, we’re taught how to be successful adults. By contrast, no one teaches us how to age well. As a result, most are unprepared for this new stage in life. The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) was created by the National Council on Aging to build a playbook for aging well and making the most of the gift of longer life. Now, the Aging Mastery…

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