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posted 02.08.2016
Ten years ago I survived a terrible auto accident that in a split second made me a disabled adult. I had two choices; I could stay in bed and be taken care of, or I could do as I am doing today, and love my life, myself, my daily doings Read More
posted 02.08.2016
People who identify as transgender later in life often demonstrate great resilience in their ability to reconstruct their identity.  Read More
posted 02.08.2016
Anticipatory grief is commonly experienced among caregivers in the LGBT community, specifically while caring for a sick or disabled friend, partner or spouse who is suffering from a debilitating or terminal illness. Read More
posted 02.08.2016
One of the most frequently overlooked and misunderstood phenomena is the concept of Ambiguous Loss.  Read More
posted 08.07.2015
The 6th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality is holding its first meeting in the United States, October 4–7, 2015, in Los Angeles. Read More
posted 08.06.2015
Palliative care has been demonstrated not only to improve quality of life but also to help those with a serious illness live longer and improve the satisfaction with care of both the patient and their family. If this is the case, why don’t health care organizations agree on what palliative... Read More
posted 08.04.2015
Creating LGBT specific housing is one important way to support LGBT older adults, but with more than 3 million LGBT people older than age 55 in the United States (and that number is projected to double over the next 15 years), we could never build enough housing for everyone. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
A developer’s perspective on what made this partnership and development successful. It can be boiled down to these two tenets: find the right partner and have realistic expectations. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
One piece of big news out of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging was the announcement by the HUD that it is taking strong steps to eradicate discrimination against LGBT older adults living in government-assisted housing. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
The email from my client caught my attention. It came more than a year after we had closed financing for the “LGBT-Friendly” Town Hall Apartments in Chicago. Town Hall Apartments provides housing for low-income older adults (ages 55 and older) a few blocks from the ivy-covered outfield... Read More

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