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    Diet and Brain Health: Delaying Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

    Diet and Brain Health: Delaying Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

    There is much conflicting evidence about the value of brain training–solving crossword puzzles, playing Sudoku and more–in maintaining brain health and reducing memory loss. There is, however, a growing consensus…

    No Place Like Home Initiative

    No Place Like Home Initiative

    A bipartisan group of California Senate legislators have proposed a 2 billion revenue bond, the No Place Like Home Initiative, to create permanent housing with supportive services for homeless people…

    Integrating Social Service and Healthcare Delivery in San Francisco

    Integrating Social Service and Healthcare Delivery in San Francisco

    By Michael Costa The fact that the environments we live in can impact our health status has been well known for many years. The challenge is to interact effectively with…

    The Longevity Wave: Meeting Future Needs

    The Longevity Wave: Meeting Future Needs

    There are 3 million LGBT seniors, and that number is expected to dou­ble by 2030. People over 65 years of age are the fastest growing segment of both LGBT and…

    Cultivating Gratitude, Even After Loss

    Cultivating Gratitude, Even After Loss

    I grew up in New England where glorious autumn colors and crisp clear days filled me with joy and gratitude for all the people and things in my life. It…

    Vote Yes on Prop A: More Affordable Housing Without a Tax Increase

    Vote Yes on Prop A: More Affordable Housing  Without a Tax Increase

    Prop A authorizes a $310 million housing bond to finance the construction, development and preservation of affordable housing that prioritizes seniors, middle income families, veterans and disabled persons. Prop A…

    Making LGBT Lives Visible Again

    Making LGBT Lives Visible Again

    On October 7, Governor Brown signed the LGBT Disparities Reduc­tion Act that requires four state agen­cies to collect voluntary self-reported demographic information on sexual orientation and gender identity. This bill…

    Surviving AIDS – Looking Beyond the Meds

    Surviving AIDS – Looking Beyond the Meds

    On September 18, the eighth annual National HIV & Aging Awareness Day will highlight the massive change in the epidemic: half of all people with HIV in the U.S. will…

    Openhouse’s Emotional Support Program: A Bridge to Resources and Mental Health Services

    Openhouse’s Emotional Support Program: A Bridge to Resources and Mental Health Services

    One of Openhouse’s most important goals is to build and strengthen community connections for LGBT older adults and seniors. When such individuals experience mental distress and are not able to…

    Next Steps Needed to Develop An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

    Next Steps Needed to Develop  An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

    In July 2013, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s survey (Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco) reported 15% of the 616 participants seriously considered committing suicide…