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    Openhouse Forms New Partnership to Support the LGBTQ Community

    Openhouse Forms New Partnership to Support the LGBTQ Community

    By Dr. Karen Skultety– Ask anyone you know about how they envision aging and you are likely to hear, “I never want to end up in a nursing home.” People…

    Think About Building Communities and Neighborhoods, Not Just Housing

    Think About Building Communities and Neighborhoods, Not Just Housing

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– After many years of neglect, San Francisco appears to finally be on the path to a successful response to the city’s homeless situation and the affordable…

    Meeting Future Housing Needs

    Meeting Future Housing Needs

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– On June 2, Karim Sultan, Vice-President of Affordable Housing at Covia, facilitated a community conversation on LGBT senior housing at the San Francisco LGBT Center. I…

    The LGBT Dementia Care Summit: Response to a Crisis in Care

    The LGBT Dementia Care Summit: Response to a Crisis in Care

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– “LGBT older adults face difficulties and limited choices as they age. Dementia only makes it more difficult whether the LGBT person with dementia is living alone…

    Notes on the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

    Notes on the Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman The San Francisco Dignity Fund Community Needs Assessment (DFCNA) Report is now available online (https://www.sfhsa.org/about/reports-publications/older-adults-and-people-disabilities/dignity-fund-community-needs). The Dignity Fund, passed by voters in 2016, established a stable…

    Building Community

    Building Community

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– As many of you know, last year, after almost 20 years of service, I transitioned off the Openhouse board. I am deeply confident that Openhouse’s Executive…

    The Problem of Physical Inactivity

    The Problem of Physical Inactivity

    By Kaci Fairchild, PhD, ABPP– Physical inactivity is a global public health crisis that accounts for nearly 3.2 million deaths annually, or 49,837 deaths each day. To put that in…

    Successful Outcomes of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

    Successful Outcomes of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Four years ago, this March, the San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force concluded its 18-month tenure by submitting its final report, LGBT Aging at the…

    2018: The Year of Fighting Harder

    2018: The Year of Fighting Harder

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Just as I sat down to write my end of the year column, news broke that the GOP tax bill had been finalized and appears to…

    The Science and Art of Giving

    The Science and Art of Giving

    wsBy Brett Andrews With all that is going on in the world, it is heartening to see how our mood and behavior can change during this festive season of giving…

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