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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This event is a celebration of Black Trans Resilience and is an opportunity for LGBTQIA individuals to learn about Philadelphia's Black Trans History, Past and Present. The event will allow community members to connect with local leaders within local Trans communities, to better understand the life experiences of Black Trans individuals in our city and to challenge assumptions, prejudices and stereotypes.
We are the lucky ones, looking forward to years of fulfilling, connected lives post retirement. There is an art and a science to doing so, however, and Penn’s Village is delighted to team up with the Cosmopolitan Club to introduce two people uniquely qualified to discuss different perspectives and approaches to making the most of every day. Lois, a member of the Penn’s Village Board of Directors, and Neville, on our Advisory Council, began working together over 30 years ago when…
Dining Out for Life, Action Wellness’ signature event, was founded in Philadelphia by ActionAIDS in 1991 and has expanded to over 60 cities in North America. Every year, on the last Thursday in April, participating restaurants donate 33% of each diner’s food bill to Action Wellness and other local AIDS service organizations. In Philadelphia and across the Delaware Valley, more than 200 restaurants and thousands of diners participate in the biggest dining event of the year! They truly make a…
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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