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.

Gettin’ On: The Growing Epidemic of Elder Abuse

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...

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Saving SNAP and fighting senior food insecurity

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...

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