“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.
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
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