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The Choice to Move

The Choice to Move

My spouse and I recently moved to a smaller home after 30 years in our beautiful painted lady on Castro Street. As we downsized, donated, gave away and sold some…

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior: An Interview with Tez Anderson

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior:  An Interview with Tez Anderson

This is not a time for inaction in our fight against HIV/AIDS. As Tez Anderson told me during a recent interview, “We need to start planning for the next 20…

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Denial Who, me? Aging? So, I turned 60 in January 2013, big deal. “Oh, you’ll see. Being over 60 is different,” friends said. “Not for me” was my constant retort.…

Creating Welcoming Environments for LGBT Seniors

As the U.S. Supreme Court was taking up the issue of gay marriage last year, Dr. John DeCecco wanted to make a difference in his local community here at The…

Let’s Not Go It Alone: Finding Hope Through Connections

Let’s Not Go It Alone: Finding Hope Through Connections

Not long ago, an aging gay man in his 70’s shared with me his grief over the death of his cherished partner, who died as a result of HIV/AIDS in…

Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

In the previous Aging in Community column, Daniel Redman discussed key legal documents all LGBT seniors should have, but that are particularly important for people living with dementia. This week,…

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

By Daniel Redman In last week’s article, Dr. Marcy Adelman spoke about issues facing LGBT people diagnosed with dementia as well as their loved ones. This week, I’ll discuss what…

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Most of us know someone who has Al­zheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia (Alzheimer’s/dementia). The individual could be a beloved life partner, a family member, a friend or…

Our Spiritual Power As We Age

Our Spiritual Power As We Age

How hard it can be to talk about spirituality and aging. Inevitably, we have to consider religion, too, and all its complexity. The truth is that we live in a…

LGBT Aging Policy Task Force Update: A Call to Action

Dr. Marcy Adelman The LGBT Aging Policy Task Force final report is a call to action with feasible and well-studied recommendations to improve the lives of LGBT older adults and…

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