Advocacy Alert! Sign SAGE’s pledge to stand with LGBT elders in the face of discrimination

The Trump administration is giving businesses and medical providers a license to discriminate: to deny services to LGBT individuals based on religious or moral beliefs.  In January, the Trump administration announced the formation of a Division of Conscience and...

Learn about Older Americans Month this May!

By Lauren Wendl May is Older Americans Month, a tradition that began in 1963 when only 17 million Americans were age 65 or older.  This initiative began as a way to acknowledge the number of older Americans living in poverty, with few programs offered to meet their...

“Gettin’ On” in PGN: The importance of end-of-life decision-making

From the Philadelphia Gay News By Don Friedman While most of us know we will have to die someday, we may practice denial or avoid thinking about the prospect all together. Medical advances can prolong life and create situations where treatments are given when not...
Governor Wolf shares message to celebrate Pride Month

Governor Wolf shares message to celebrate Pride Month

In honor LGBT Pride Month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has shared a video message in support of the LGBTQ community and the Pride celebrations taking place this month across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf has signed a proclamation recognizing June...

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Heat Safety for Older Adults

Heat Safety for Older Adults

By Phoebe LaMont, EI blogger As we head into summertime and warmer weather, many people feel their spirits lifting as memories of snow and cold melt in the sunshine. However, hot weather poses risks, especially to children and those 65 and older. Dehydration,...

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Patricia Mckinley

Patricia Mckinley

Patricia Mckinley   Patricia’s journey as an advocate started at the Department of Human Services focusing on helping children and adults. After receiving her MBA from La Salle University, she began working as a consultant in various fields. She noticed...

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The Importance of HIV Vaccine Research

The Importance of HIV Vaccine Research

By Phoebe LaMont, EI blogger May 18th is National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, an initiative designed to recognize the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists involved in HIV vaccine research. The awareness day also seeks to educate...

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