Gettin' On

Gettin’ On

“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.

Keeping Your Mind Sharp During a Pandemic

Keeping Your Mind Sharp During a Pandemic

From the Philadelphia Gay News As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not be getting the level of mental stimulation and connection that we otherwise would be. Many months of social distancing has made it more difficult to interact with others and enjoy some of...

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“Gettin’ On” in PGN: Addressing HIV and Aging in 2020

From the Philadelphia Gay News By Heshie Zinman Every September, we recognize National HIV & Aging Awareness Month to call attention to issues of HIV prevention, treatment, and care for older adults. With successful care and treatment, people with HIV are living...

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Cancer, Coronavirus, and Coping through a Pandemic

From the Philadelphia Gay News By Suz Atlas Back in March when we first had to start social distancing, my partner Mary and I had already been self-isolating for about three months. I had not been getting along with the chemotherapy treatments I was receiving for this...

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