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.
Thrivers is a peer discussion group for long-term survivors of HIV. Thrivers provides the opportunity for participants to share their experiences, connect with others, gain skills, and celebrate their resiliency.
Tuesday MorningsOut is a social/educational group for GBT men 50 and older, with outings, speakers, topics and special events.
Chronic Disease Self-Management
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is an evidence-based six-session peer-led course for individuals living with any chronic health condition. The curriculum focuses on developing strategies to better manage symptoms, improve quality of life, maintain social supports, and lower health care costs.
The Doctor Is In
The Doctor Is In is a partnership between the Elder Initiative @ William Way and Jefferson Health through which geriatricians and palliative care professionals present to audiences of LGBTQ older adults. Programs are offered monthly with each session covering a different health topic relevant to LGBTQ communities.