The LGBT Elder Initiative has collaborated with the Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) to produce the 2018 Senior Supplement in PGN. The Supplement was printed in two parts, with articles released in the May 25th and June 8th print editions of PGN.

The articles compiled as part of the 2018 Senior Supplement touch on topics including Alzheimer’s in LGBT communities, the long-term care system, trans aging, overcoming isolation, and more. Writers for the 2018 Senior Supplement include representatives from the William Way Community Center, Penn’s Village, Action Wellness, SAGE, TransCentralPA, the Alzheimer’s Association, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE).

All of the articles included in this year’s PGN Senior Supplement are linked below:

Community Health Choices: A Major Change on the Horizon
By Kathy Cubit, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly

Villages are Helping Neighbors to Thrive, Connect & Engage
By Harriette Mishkin, Penn’s Village

Privilege: A License to be Quiet?
By Joanne Carroll, TransCentralPA

Taking a Stand on Behalf of LGBT Elders
By Aaron Tax, SAGE

An LGBT Response to the Alzheimer’s Epidemic
By Krista McKay, Alzheimer’s Association 

The Blank Canvas of LGBT Elder Care in Philadelphia
By the LGBT Elder Advocacy Committee of the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs

Rolling Out the Rainbow Welcome Mat: Supporting LGBT Seniors
By Terri Clark, Action Wellness/SAGE 

Aging with Pride in the Suburbs
By Reva Farenback-Brateman

LGBT Seniors at Risk for Social Isolation Now Have More Options
By Ed Miller, William Way Community Center

Action Wellness Offers Assistance for LGBTQ Community Members with Chronic Illness
By Kevin Burns, Action Wellness

Looking for further reading? Check out the LGBTEI and PGN’s Senior Supplements from 2015, 2016, or 2017.