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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The Doctor Is In: Aging & Diabetes

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are over 30 million adults in the United States living with diabetes, including over a quarter of the older adult population. Many older adults living with diabetes are not aware of their diagnosis, with millions more having “prediabetes” where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. As we get older, diabetes can contribute to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and nerve damage. Join the LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Health for this month’s “Doctor Is In”…

THRIVERS: Technology & Connections

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We all know that HIV is now a manageable chronic illness and adhering to our medications and staying in care is the first step to a healthy and fulfilling future. But to truly thrive with HIV, we must also care for our social, emotional, financial, spiritual, and personal wellness. THRIVERS is a monthly discussion group for people impacted by HIV that relies on the personal expertise within our communities to help one another get the most out of life and…

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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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Wed 16

The Doctor Is In: Aging & Diabetes

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 26

THRIVERS: Technology & Connections

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm