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Seniors, Caregiving and the Holiday Blues

Seniors, Caregiving and the Holiday Blues

At its best, the holiday season should be a time of happiness and joy, of being nestled in the loving bosom of family and friends. It is a wonderful picture,…

Caregiving – The Missing Link?

Caregiving – The Missing Link?

As we age, we are likely to need major surgery at some point. Mine was a knee replacement. However, like many others who are aging today, I have been generally…

New Survey Identifies Aging Concerns in the LGBT Community

New Survey Identifies Aging Concerns in the LGBT Community

Our parents’ generation prided themselves on being independent. But most of us boomers who have lovingly provided years of support and caregiving for frail or ill parents know firsthand what…

Many Boomers Must Work

Many Boomers Must Work

These days Boomers, meaning those of us between 50 and 68, are feeling squeezed in ways we never expected. Our mantra has always been, “I want to live!” and most…

Transforming Lives by Building Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

Transforming Lives by Building  Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

 Creating connections and ways for older and disabled adults to contribute to their communities strengthens both our neighborhoods and the participants themselves. Medical studies consistently show that remaining connected with…

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…

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