Programming

Programming

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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POSTPONED – HIV & Aging: Substance Use & Mental Health Care

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE**  Taking care of our mental health is an essential part of healthy aging. Experiences with depression, loneliness, stress, and anxiety are all fairly common in today’s society, though are often not addressed or treated. Living with a chronic illness, including HIV, can also have an impact on our emotional well-being. Many people experiencing mental health issues may use drugs and alcohol to help themselves cope, which can negatively affect both emotional…

LGBT Legal Clinic

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

All older adults should complete certain legal documents to ensure that your wishes are carried out if you become incapacitated or pass away. Having these documents in place, including a will, living will, disposition of remains, and medical and financial powers of attorney, will make sure that your decisions are respected should anything happen to you. At the LGBT Legal Clinic, you will learn about these aspects of legal planning and then meet one-on-one with an attorney to complete these…

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Program History

Balancing Dollars & $en$e

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...

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” was presented on April 11th, 2016 at the Office of HIV Planning as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging series. This program was the third program in the LGBT Elder Initiative’s new five-part series on aging with HIV....

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Let’s Talk About Sex

“HIV & Aging: Let’s Talk About Sex” was presented on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at Temple University – Center City as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s series of HIV & Aging Updates. Program attendees were able to learn about many of the issues surrounding...

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Still Here: Defiant Aging with HIV

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, “Still Here: Defiant Aging with HIV,” a unique and powerful LGBTEI Conversation combining art, storytelling and community building, was held at the John C. Anderson Apartments in Philadelphia, PA. Artists, activists, and community members...

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Older Men’s Sexual Health

How do we navigate sex as we age? How do common health issues and medications affect sexual desire? How can you use nutrition and exercise to improve sexual wellness? How do you keep sex hot, whether you’re partnered or single? These are some of the questions...

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Grief, Loss & Possibility

Everyone experiences physical and emotional loss at some point in life, whether the loss of a loved one or of some aspect of one’s own physical or mental health. These difficult experiences can present special challenges to LGBT older adults because of unique family,...

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Healthy Aging

Based on U.S. Census estimates and recent surveys by the Williams Institute and Gallup, there are approximately 27,000 LGBT people over 65 living in the Delaware Valley. As the Boomer generation matures, that number is expected to jump to over 55,000 by 2030. LGBT...

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Gettin’ Older with HIV

It is estimated that by 2015, over 50% of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. will be over the age of 50. These individuals, whether newly infected or long-term survivors, face unique health risks and co-morbid conditions including cardiovascular disease,...

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