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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Older homeowners can face many challenges in managing the costs of their homes as they age. For many older adults, making loan payments can become difficult and in some cases may lead to facing foreclosure. However, there are many resources available to help older homeowners to stay in their homes and manage the costs of homeownership. Join the LGBT Elder Initiative and Community Legal Services for this free workshop to explore many of the options available to older homeowners. We will…
Thinking about the end of your life can be an uncomfortable topic. However, taking the time now to think about what you want at the end of your life can ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your medical, personal, spiritual, and emotional priorities are respected. You have the right and the ability to determine how you will be cared for, what type of treatments you will receive, and who will make decisions for you when you can…
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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 about...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 health....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 in this...read more
“Aging Safely: Preventing Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation” was presented on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the William Way Community Center as part of the LGBTEI’s Conversations series of educational forums. The presenters at the program were: Joe Snyder, Director...read more
Balancing Dollars & $en$e was presented on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at Center in the Park. The event was sponsored by Center in the Park, Mt. Airy USA, and the LGBT Elder Initiative, along with community partner Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Philadelphia Alumnae...read more