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    Focus Groups Maximize Diverse Voices in California’s Landmark Study on LGBTQIA+ Mid-Life and Older Adults

    Focus Groups Maximize Diverse Voices in California’s Landmark Study on LGBTQIA+ Mid-Life and Older Adults

    By Dr. Angie Perone, PhD, JD, MSW, MA– California is embarking on a landmark study of LGBTQIA+ mid-life and older adults throughout the state. This study will provide much-needed information…

    LGBTQIA+ Older Adults in California

    LGBTQIA+ Older Adults in California

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– We are at a critical moment that will impact the health and well-being of our community for generations to come. The California Department of Aging, in partnership with…

    First-Ever Statewide Survey of Mid-Life and Older LGBTQ+ Californians Will Increase Visibility, Focus Resources

    First-Ever Statewide Survey of Mid-Life and Older LGBTQ+ Californians Will Increase Visibility, Focus Resources

    By David Lindeman, PhD– Older LGBTQ+ residents of California are about to benefit from the launch of a statewide survey that will highlight the challenges and experiences of this rapidly…

    A Community Approach to Research

    A Community Approach to Research

    By Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, and Jupiter Peraza– Just over a year ago, the Openhouse Executive Director asked if the California Department of Aging (CDA) would be willing to fund a…

    Transgender and Nonbinary People Can Plan for Lifelong Care

    Transgender and Nonbinary People Can Plan for Lifelong Care

    By Ames Simmons– It was around nine years ago at a transgender health and wellness conference that I first heard a healthcare provider talk about a transgender patient who was…

    Pride 2023, Looking Back and Moving Forward

    Pride 2023, Looking Back and Moving Forward

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– It was the 1960s when I walked into my first gay bar in Boston’s Combat Zone, a sketchy neighborhood known for its adult nightlife of strip…

    Vital Services for Our Queer and Trans Elders and Adults with Disabilities

    Vital Services for Our Queer and Trans Elders and Adults with Disabilities

    By Kelly Dearman– My name is Kelly Dearman, and I am the Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). DAS provides a wide range of services…

    Aging: Everybody’s Doing It, and We Do It With Resiliency

    Aging: Everybody’s Doing It, and We Do It With Resiliency

    By Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D.– We are all aging, and some of us based on privilege, location, or family history will have a softer, easier experience than others. If you look…

    Entranced With the Oldest

    Entranced With the Oldest

    By Jewelle Gomez– I grew up in Boston, a town that is proud to be old, at least in the context of the United States. It’s not old in relationship…

    Helping LGBTQ+ Seniors Age in Their Community

    Helping LGBTQ+ Seniors Age in Their Community

    By Grace Li, M.H.A.– When Openhouse and On Lok began working together on the concept of an adult day program for the LGBTQ+ community, in 2018, our goal and hope…

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