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    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…

    It’s Just That Simple

    It’s Just That Simple

    When the California Legislature returns on August 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee will begin processing bill 959, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act. Sponsored by Assemblyman David…

    Understanding Our Aging Bodies

    Understanding Our Aging Bodies

    Openhouse is doing a remarkable job addressing the barriers to connect LGBT seniors to aging support services. But there are still too many LGBT elders, in particular those over 80…

    OLOC Provides Courage for the Changes of Age

    OLOC Provides Courage for the Changes of Age

    How do you feel about getting old? People often cringe at the idea, or even the word! They dispute me when I claim the term. Yes, at 70 I’m clear…

    Victory and More

    Victory and More

    Dr. Marcy Adelman We have much to celebrate, given all of the recent marriage equality gains both here and around the world. At last our beautiful loving relationships are being…