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    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…

    Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

    Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

    In the previous Aging in Community column, Daniel Redman discussed key legal documents all LGBT seniors should have, but that are particularly important for people living with dementia. This week,…

    Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

    Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

    By Daniel Redman In last week’s article, Dr. Marcy Adelman spoke about issues facing LGBT people diagnosed with dementia as well as their loved ones. This week, I’ll discuss what…

    Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

    Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

    Most of us know someone who has Al­zheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia (Alzheimer’s/dementia). The individual could be a beloved life partner, a family member, a friend or…

    Black Coalition on AIDS Announces Name Change, New Structure and New Programs

    Black Coalition on AIDS Announces Name Change, New Structure and New Programs

    By Perry Lang I believe there are two critical ques­tions facing small ethnic and LGBT nonprofit organizations today: How do we remain relevant and how do we combat charity fatigue?…

    Our Spiritual Power As We Age

    Our Spiritual Power As We Age

    How hard it can be to talk about spirituality and aging. Inevitably, we have to consider religion, too, and all its complexity. The truth is that we live in a…

    LGBT Aging Policy Task Force Update: A Call to Action

    Dr. Marcy Adelman The LGBT Aging Policy Task Force final report is a call to action with feasible and well-studied recommendations to improve the lives of LGBT older adults and…

    Aging in Community: Using Technology to Combat Isolation

    Aging in Community: Using Technology to Combat Isolation

    When it comes to technology, many older adults find themselves left in the dark. And yet technology can help combat one of the biggest challenges facing LGBT older adults: isolation.…