Remembrance seeks stories about Philadelphians and the HIV/AIDS crisis

Community members are being recruited to participate in a multi-disciplinary memorial to Philadelphians and the HIV/AIDS crisis. The project, called Remembrance, is a multi-year effort led by the William Way LGBT Community Center and its John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives...

Older Americans Month celebrates older adults “Making their Mark”

Although this May looks quite different than any May in past, this month is still the time to celebrate the many contributions of older adults! Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognized every May since 1963 as a time for people across the country to pay tribute...

Advocacy Alert! Funding needed to support long-term care residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been among those hit hardest by COVID-19. Older adults and people who have underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes have been at higher risk for developing more serious...
Older Adults and COVID-19

Older Adults and COVID-19

The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious...

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LGBT Elder Initiative statement on COVID-19

LGBT Elder Initiative statement on COVID-19

Like many of you, we are closely following the news regarding COVID-19. We understand that this is a stressful time and that there is a lot of information to digest. In the many cases, the symptoms of COVID-19 are mild. However, older adults and people with chronic...

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Resources to protect against scams and fraud

Resources to protect against scams and fraud

It’s pretty likely that you have gotten a phone call at some point from someone claiming to be from Medicare, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, or another government agency. They want to talk about your taxes or your social security, and they need to verify...

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Feedback needed for the 2020 State Plan on Aging

Feedback needed for the 2020 State Plan on Aging

As a requirement of the Older Americans Act, each state is required to develop a State Plan on Aging every four years. The State Plan essentially works as a strategic plan for the state’s Department of Aging. It outlines priorities for services provided through the...

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Get ready for the 2020 Census!

Get ready for the 2020 Census!

2020 marks the start of a new decade and the U.S. Census is upon us again! What is the Census? The United States Constitution requires that there be a count of the population every ten years. The Census attempts to count every person living in the United States and...

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