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    Reduce Suffering and Improve Lives

    Reduce Suffering and Improve Lives

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Big, bold long-term policies and solutions are essential to ultimately resolving the challenges of our mental health system and the lack of affordable, accessible, and culturally appropriate…

    On the Front Lines: Fighting Evictions

    On the Front Lines: Fighting Evictions

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Even though the eviction moratorium in San Francisco has been extended to November 30, with further legislation pending to extend it to December 31, evictions and…

    Harassment and Abuse Should Not Be Confused with Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom

    Harassment and Abuse Should Not Be Confused with Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– At a time in their lives when they are most vulnerable, LGBT people and trans and non-binary people in particular, are subject to harassment and abuse…

    LGBTQ Older Adult Survey During COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home Mandate

    LGBTQ Older Adult Survey During COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home Mandate

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– At the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the city of San Francisco mandated that residents shelter-in-place. It was a stressful time, but some communities and…

    Pride and Juneteenth

    Pride and Juneteenth

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– June is Pride Month in which we celebrate our history, culture, and hard-won rights. We honor our elders who fought for those rights, remember the precious…

    More LGBTQ Welcoming Senior Housing Coming to San Francisco

    More LGBTQ Welcoming Senior Housing Coming to San Francisco

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– San Francisco is building more affordable housing welcoming to LGBTQ+ seniors. The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development has selected Openhouse, the city’s LGBTQ+ senior…

    Visionary Executive Director Departs San Francisco’s Leading LGBTQ+ Senior Serving Agency

    Visionary Executive Director Departs San Francisco’s Leading LGBTQ+ Senior Serving Agency

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Dr. Karyn Skultety, Openhouse’s Executive Director, will be stepping down from her position at the end of May. In her statement to the community, she explained…

    To Al Baum, With Gratitude and Love

    To Al Baum, With Gratitude and Love

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– I first met Al in 2001 when he attended Openhouse’s inaugural event. I remember how gracious Al was when Jeanette (Jeanette Gurevitch, 1948–2003) and I spoke…

    Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

    Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Jan is a 71-year-old lesbian and a diabetic. She lives alone and prides herself on her independence. She is quick to tell you she is a happily…

    Poetry and Palliative Care

    Poetry and Palliative Care

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– An email announcing a poetry writing workshop from the UCSF MERI (Making Education Relevant and Integrated) Center caught my eye. Intrigued, I reached out to the…

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