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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…

Reimagining Life

Reimagining Life

As a young man full of life and energy in 1982, I was forced to give up my dreams and ambitions because of a new disease that swept the country.…

Changing Times

Changing Times

There is a quiet sea change happening that will affect every LGBT person in the nation, and it will change our lives for the better. Slowly but surely, federal, state,…

Beyond Long-term Care Insurance

Beyond Long-term Care Insurance

Seventy percent of people turning age 65 today can expect to require some form of long-term care during their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.…

Jim and Fred: A Love Story, Part 2

Jim and Fred: A Love Story, Part 2

Jim and Fred’s story in the previous “Aging in Community” column poignantly revealed some of the unique challenges faced by LGBT caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia. Like…

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