Michigan Board of Education’s Guidance Also Affects LGBT Older Adults

By Angie Perone   In response to numerous requests from educators and concerned parents, the State Board of Education and Michigan Department of Education recently proposed comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for school districts to create safe schools for LGBT students. Although these proposed guidelines do not create new law, but instead provides flexibility for schools to … Continue reading Michigan Board of Education’s Guidance Also Affects LGBT Older Adults

Social Media Training Improves Well-being

According to a landmark study in the UK, training older Adults in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, self-competence, and overall well-being. All participants in the study were vulnerable older adults between 60 and 95 years of age. Half of the participants were assigned randomly to receive training while the other half were assigned to a control group who just … Continue reading Social Media Training Improves Well-being

Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing

In San Francisco African American LGBT seniors often face a double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. Within the black community, they struggle to overcome homophobia. In the LGBT community, they encounter race-based prejudices. "We've gotten burdened at both ends of the candle. By the African American community, which until recently tended to be more conservative … Continue reading Black LGBT seniors struggle with bias, housing

Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!

On Saturday, March 8th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Affirmations, along with Advantage Health Centers, MichUHCAN, and Jamison & Green Associates present an Obamacare Education and Enrollment Event. This event will be part of a larger effort to encourage the LGBT community to get Out2Enroll. Health care reform through Obamacare ensures equal access to health care coverage for … Continue reading Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!