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    Transforming Lives by Building Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

    Transforming Lives by Building  Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

     Creating connections and ways for older and disabled adults to contribute to their communities strengthens both our neighborhoods and the participants themselves. Medical studies consistently show that remaining connected with…

    The Choice to Move

    The Choice to Move

    My spouse and I recently moved to a smaller home after 30 years in our beautiful painted lady on Castro Street. As we downsized, donated, gave away and sold some…

    Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior: An Interview with Tez Anderson

    Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior:  An Interview with Tez Anderson

    This is not a time for inaction in our fight against HIV/AIDS. As Tez Anderson told me during a recent interview, “We need to start planning for the next 20…

    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?…