“Gettin’ On” is the LGBT Elder Initiative’s monthly column in the Philadelphia Gay News, examining topics of interest and importance to all members of the LGBT communities as we age.
LGBT older adults have faced lifetimes of discrimination, stigmatization, marginalization, and criminalization. As a result, we face unique issues and challenges to aging successfully.
Gettin’ On focuses on those issues and highlights resources and solutions that will help all members of the communities to age successfully at every age.
“Gettin’ On” is published in the print edition of PGN on the third Friday of each month.
By David Griffith, LGBT Elder Initiative From the Philadelphia Gay News With the chaos in Washington and a new presidential election starting to take shape, we hear a lot about different social issues and policy proposals. One that has not received much attention,...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By Don Friedman Getting older can certainly be a challenging experience with physical limitations, losses, and changes in accustomed routines. Added to this can be a fear of the unknown, loneliness, and a sense of isolation. These issues...read more
“Gettin’ On” in PGN: Living with a chronic health condition? Chronic Disease Self-Management program can help you better manage your care
From the Philadelphia Gay News By David Griffith, LGBT Elder Initiative Oftentimes we hear the words “chronic disease” on television or in the news. But what do doctors really mean by this term? Chronic disease is an umbrella term of various illnesses. In order to be...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By Julia Tich It is often thought that older adults have little knowledge of or interest in technology or the internet. In a generation that did not grow up with smartphones or computers, many elders do express some hesitation around...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News The human body experiences many changes as it ages. The immune system weakens, chronic illnesses can develop, and the body takes longer to recover from illness or injury. Yet, it can be hard to talk about these changes, especially if we...read more