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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Presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Hospital Jefferson Hospital & The LGBT Elder Initiative present “Help Yourself to Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management” Do you have diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, HIV, or another chronic illness? Help Yourself to Health gives you techniques to better manage associated symptoms like pain, fatigue, frustration and stress. Help Yourself to Health is a 6-session course. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions: March 7th March 14th March…
“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....read more
“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...read more
“Emotional Wellness: Overcoming Isolation & Making Connections” was held on Saturday, October 3rd at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. A total of 38 community members attended the Conversation and learned about ways to overcome...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
In surveys, up to 80% of LGBT older adults express fear of discrimination and possible abuse in the Long-Term Care (LTC) system. Care providers are not always aware of the unique health and social issues facing LGBT people. In some cases, LGBT older adults are not...read more
“HIV + Aging: What’s New II,” an LGBTEI Conversation, was presented on December 11, 2013. Over 50 consumers and healthcare and social service professionals attended the educational forum. The HIV infected population is aging. It is estimated that in a little over...read more