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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…

Jim and Fred: A Love Story

Jim and Fred: A Love Story

Jim and Fred went on a date 33 years ago. They fell in love and moved in together. They knew early on that they had something special. Jim told me…

Winning the Housing Lottery: It Doesn’t Add Up

Winning the Housing Lottery: It Doesn’t Add Up

Crisis by Number  Regardless of political ideology or economic status, few would disagree that San Francisco faces an enormous housing crisis. The city has undergone massive demographic changes due almost…

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…

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