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Next Steps Needed to Develop An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

Next Steps Needed to Develop  An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

In July 2013, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s survey (Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco) reported 15% of the 616 participants seriously considered committing suicide…

It’s Just That Simple

It’s Just That Simple

When the California Legislature returns on August 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee will begin processing bill 959, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act. Sponsored by Assemblyman David…

Understanding Our Aging Bodies

Understanding Our Aging Bodies

Openhouse is doing a remarkable job addressing the barriers to connect LGBT seniors to aging support services. But there are still too many LGBT elders, in particular those over 80…

OLOC Provides Courage for the Changes of Age

OLOC Provides Courage for the Changes of Age

How do you feel about getting old? People often cringe at the idea, or even the word! They dispute me when I claim the term. Yes, at 70 I’m clear…

Victory and More

Victory and More

Dr. Marcy Adelman We have much to celebrate, given all of the recent marriage equality gains both here and around the world. At last our beautiful loving relationships are being…

Queer Cultural Center Brings Together Generations in June Programming Lineup

Queer Cultural Center Brings Together Generations  in June Programming Lineup

With so much media (and social media) focused on the millennials, senior LGBTQ people seldom get to see our lives, cultures, and concerns represented in the arts—on stage, screen, or…

Adult Protective Services – An Integral Part of the LGBT Community’s Safety Net

Adult Protective Services – An Integral Part of the LGBT Community’s Safety Net

The overarching mission of the Adult Protective Services (APS) program in San Francisco is to protect elders and adults with disabilities from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and self-neglect. APS strives to…

Making San Francisco Streets Safer for Seniors

Making San Francisco Streets Safer for Seniors

By Marcy Adelman Walk SF, a San Francisco nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization, is working to make San Francisco a safer, more walkable city for pedestrians. Seniors and lower income communities…

LGBT Seniors Are Particularly Vulnerable to Both Mental and Physical Abuse

LGBT Seniors Are Particularly Vulnerable to Both Mental and Physical Abuse

I’ve worked in the field of elder abuse prevention for the past 25 years and, sadly, I’ve heard many stories about elder abuse in our community. Our reluctance to face…

LGBT Senior Care Facilities Bill of Rights Unanimously Approved

LGBT Senior Care Facilities Bill of Rights Unanimously Approved

On March 31, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously ap­proved the groundbreaking LGBT Se­nior Long Term Care Facilities Bill of Rights. The much-needed ordinance, the first of its kind…

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