The Doctor Is In: Vision & Hearing

February 12th

Changes in vision and hearing are common as a person ages. More than a third of people over the age of 65 have experienced hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss typically…

THRIVERS: Stigma & Self-Acceptance

January 25th

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…

“Gettin’ On” in PGN: Ageism in the LGBTQ Community

The 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year stands to remind the LGBTQ community of the valiant fight for rights that many of us take for granted today. As an elder in the LGBT…

The Doctor Is In: Aging & Diabetes

The LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Health presented “The Doctor Is In: Aging & Diabetes” on October 16th at the William Way Community Center.

Share your thoughts on Alzheimer’s and dementia in the LGBT community

The LGBT Elder Initiative is working with community partners including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Penn Memory Center to develop new…

Jefferson study seeks LGBT individuals for research on lung cancer screenings

The Jefferson Center for Urban Health is currently seeking participants for a study on lung cancer screening among LGBT smokers. Researchers are looking to…

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THRIVERS: Stigma & Self-Acceptance

January 25 @ 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…

The Doctor Is In: Vision & Hearing

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Changes in vision and hearing are common as a person ages. More than a third of people over the age of 65 have experienced hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss typically occurs gradually, meaning a person may not even realize they’ve lost some of their ability to hear. Vision changes can occur gradually as well as our eyes undergo natural changes, but there are also more serious eye conditions affecting older adults including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Hearing or vision…

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