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    Surviving the Trump Years

    Surviving the Trump Years

    By Dr. Kathleen M. Sullivan The political landscape has rattled, angered and activated many of us. The new administration, together with Congress, is seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act,…

    Openhouse’s LGBT-Welcoming Senior Housing Has Arrived

    Openhouse’s LGBT-Welcoming Senior Housing Has Arrived

    By Marcy Adelman Today, March 23, we celebrate the grand opening of 55 Laguna, San Francisco’s first LGBT-welcoming affordable housing for seniors. The new apartments, developed in partnership with Openhouse…

    Leadership, Courage and Money

    Leadership, Courage and Money

    By Roger Doughty There’s no escaping the alarming events and sometimes stupefying pronouncements tumbling from the nation’s capital. Even if we turned off every device, ignored every newspaper, and closed…

    Common Ground

    Common Ground

    By Jessica Lehman Last weekend, I joined the diverse crowd at San Francisco Airport to protest Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees. One of the signs that brought tears…

    California LGBT Senior Services on the Front Lines

    California LGBT Senior Services on the Front Lines

    By Marcy Adelman After the President-elect takes office, we will need to be prepared for an assault on federal programs that benefit elders and people living with disabilities. We can…

    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…