Got an old Fridge? Free replacement refrigerators offered to low-income single family home owners – apply by July 31

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is trying to replace over 300 refrigerators before 8-31-13.  Anyone in Southeast Michigan is eligible if they meet certain requirements: You must be low-income You must have a DTE account for electricity The refrigerator being replaced must have a manufacture date prior to December 200 Visit the OLHSA website … Continue reading Got an old Fridge? Free replacement refrigerators offered to low-income single family home owners – apply by July 31

Overview of 20 LGBT Senior Housing Developments Across the Country

As the rebels of the Stonewall era enter their 60s and prepare for the sunshine years, the movement they forged is helping shape new ways of aging for the LGBT community. More than 20 LGBT-focused retirement communities – homes, apartment buildings or resorts – are in various stages of development in the United States, some as private … Continue reading Overview of 20 LGBT Senior Housing Developments Across the Country

New Documentary Explores Isolation Realities for Gay Seniors

“Before you know it” is a heartfelt observational documentary about aging, loss, isolation and finding one’s community.  Its characters, isolated in their “golden years”, will grab your attention and keep it.The second documentary feature from director PJ Raval enters new territories that have not been accessible to many before: the private lives of three gay seniors, in … Continue reading New Documentary Explores Isolation Realities for Gay Seniors

Residential Programs Expand for LGBT Older Adults in Canada

Gay seniors struggling to find 'safe' retirement housing: Inclusive projects developing slowly in public and private sectors Alf Roberts took part in his first pride parade when he was 80 years old, shortly after coming out of the closet. The Toronto senior rode on a bus decorated by Fudger House, a downtown long-term care home that … Continue reading Residential Programs Expand for LGBT Older Adults in Canada

New Guide to Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Released

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging announced last week that they released a new guide to assist aging service providers in asking questions about sexual orientation and gender identity is safe and respectful ways.  The guide was created to address frequent requests from service providers who would ask, "How can our mainstream aging organization … Continue reading New Guide to Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Released