The LGBT Elder Initiative’s programming seeks to educate LGBT older adults about issues related to growing older. Programs help to connect LGBT elders and their caregivers with the resources that will help them to form the social, emotional, financial and medical support structures needed to age successfully.
Conversations are free educational community forums designed to provide information and resources for LGBT older adult communities. Each Conversation focuses on a specific topic and features speakers and panelists who facilitate discussions, share information and direct consumers to appropriate resources available to them in the community.
The HIV & Aging series focuses on educating older adults living with HIV on issues related to their health and well-being. A Community Advisory Committee of LGBT elders living with HIV helps to develop the curricula for this series.
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We all know that HIV is now a manageable chronic illness and adhering to our medications and staying in care is the first step to a healthy and fulfilling future. But to truly thrive with HIV, we must also care for our social, emotional, financial, spiritual, and personal wellness. THRIVERS is a monthly discussion group for people impacted by HIV that relies on the personal expertise within our communities to help one another get the most out of life and…
Changes in vision and hearing are common as a person ages. More than a third of people over the age of 65 have experienced hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss typically occurs gradually, meaning a person may not even realize they’ve lost some of their ability to hear. Vision changes can occur gradually as well as our eyes undergo natural changes, but there are also more serious eye conditions affecting older adults including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Hearing or vision…
The LGBT Elder Initiative presented "Grief & Loss: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future" on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany.read more
The LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Health present "The Doctor Is In: Healthy Bones" on January 16th at the William Way Community Centerread more
Learn about how you can get involved and engage with your community.read more
On Friday, November 3rd, Margie Strosser and Wendy Hunt from Holisticare Hospice presented an educational forum on hospice care. Holisticare Hospice is "the brainchild of three like-minded women with extensive long-term care experience who want to provide a higher...read more
On Wednesday August 30th Joseph Wehr, a financial educator with Clarifi, presented a seminar on tips for seniors to avoid fraud and identity theft, as part of the LGBT EI’s “Coffee Chat” series. Wehr discussed common scams to be aware of and ways to protect your...read more
The LGBT Elder Initiative presented “HIV & Hep C Treatment Updates” on Saturday, May 20th at the Temple University Center City campus. This program was the third program in the LGBTEI’s Spring 2017 Aging & HIV series. Content for the program was planned by the...read more
"Aging & HIV: Planning for the Future" was presented on Monday, March 13th as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative's Aging & HIV series. The program was held at the Office of HIV Planning (OHP) in collaboration with the OHP's Positive Committee. Attendees learned...read more
"Aging & HIV: Grief, Loss & Possibility" was presented on Saturday, February 25th at the Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany. Attendees learned about the ways grief affects people throughout the life course and the impact that unresolved grief can have on...read more
“Women’s Sexuality As We Age” was presented on Saturday, April 9th at the William Way Community Center as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s Conversations series of educational community forums. A panel of experts discussed demystifying sexuality as we age, coming...read more
"Sex, Drugs & HIV” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative on May 21st at the John C. Anderson Apartments. The program was the fourth program offered as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s pilot series of HIV & Aging Updates. As with the previous programs...read more