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    Thanksgiving 2016

    Thanksgiving 2016

    Slightly more than two years ago I introduced the Aging in Community column and promised to identify opportunities and challenges that San Francisco LGBT elders face in later life. The focus of the column has…

    The Day After Hillary and the Boomer Legacy

    The Day After Hillary and the Boomer Legacy

    I am writing to you a few days before Election Day. Being an optimist, I believe that Hillary will be the winner in what has been one of the most,…

    Reducing Loneliness, One Group at a Time

    Reducing Loneliness, One Group at a Time

    On September 6, the New York Times published an important article about loneliness and social isolation amongst older adults. For those of us in senior services, or those of us…

    Solutions to Ageism in the LGBT Community Offered at Recent Panel Discussion in SF

    Solutions to Ageism in the LGBT Community Offered at Recent Panel Discussion in SF

    “I started with racism and sexism in the beginning and fought them so hard and was finally ready to relax. Then, here comes ageism, and I feel like—Give me a…

    Seniors Improving Safety in the Tenderloin, and Getting Paid!

    “There is a cambio totalmente (total change) from the beginning to now. We make a difference and we can see that.”   -Margarita Mina, Corner Captain Margarita Mina, a senior resident…

    The End of August

    The End of August

    When I was growing up in Massachusetts, the end of August was about looking forward to school, to cooler and more comfortable weather, to leaves turning bright red and golden…

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    By Michael Costa Ageism is an issue in American society in general, given a fundamental cultural preference for “young,” “new,” and “fresh.” Those who are “older” and “aging” face certain…

    The Dignity Fund: Help Make San Francisco the Best It Can Be

    The Dignity Fund:  Help Make San Francisco the Best It Can Be

    The Dignity Fund proposal to provide a sustained increase in dedicated funding for San Francisco’s seniors and adults living with disability has received the support of both the Mayor and…

    SF Supervisors Pass LGBT Data Collection Ordinance

    SF Supervisors Pass LGBT Data Collection Ordinance

    The lack of data on the health and well-being of LGBT individuals has been an impediment to providing effective and needed services to our community.  The lack of comprehensive information…

    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    Governor Brown signed into law AB 1618, the “No Place Like Home” initiative. This measure will provide $2 billion dollars to local communities for the construction and rehabilitation of permanent housing…

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