“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 Mariel Lorenz Published in the Philadelphia Gay News One may have noticed there has been an abundance of ads from TV to billboards for Medicare Advantage plans recently. This signals that Medicare Open Enrollment is upon us! From October 15th through December 7th,...read more
From the Philadelphia Gay News By David Griffith The older adult population in the United States currently represents the fastest-growing segment in the country’s workforce. By 2020, people over the age of 55 will account for more than a quarter of American workers....read more
According to a 2018 AARP survey, some 76 percent of LGBT adults are anxious about having adequate family and/or social supports to rely on as they age. Individuals attributed this to the fact they are likely to be estranged from family because of their sexual...read more
By David Griffith Abuse against older adults is a public health issue that impacts seniors, their families, and communities across the United States. With the aging of the U.S. population, the size of the older adult population in this country is expected to nearly...read more
By David Griffith Being able to consistently afford and access food is key to maintaining good physical and emotional health as one ages. In the field of aging, improving senior nutrition and reducing food insecurity is a vital step in addressing many public health...read more