Topics :: seniors

Edie Windsor Honored at "Eight Over Eighty" Gala

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 7, 2014
On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

At Spirit on Lake, Gay Seniors Find Safe Haven

By Patrick Condon | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Spirit on Lake, is a 46-unit affordable housing complex marketed to older members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community -- only the second of its kind in the United States.

Report: LGBT Seniors in Philadelphia See Healthcare, Housing Challenges

By Angela Thomas | Thursday Apr 18, 2013
The Public Health Management Corporation released a wide-ranging, first-of-its-kind report on the needs of local LGBT seniors.

Gay and Aging in La-La Land

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Monday Mar 11, 2013
The gay community is youth obsessed, and Hollywood is preoccupied with one’s image. So how does it fare for those LGBTs who are gay and gray and living in LA?

LGBT Seniors: Challenges, Improvements, and Reasons for Optimism

By William Kelly | Thursday Feb 28, 2013
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) seniors often have no biological family advocating for them and are becoming increasingly dependent on outside services.

Issues Facing LGBT Seniors Tackled at Conference

By Heather Cassell | Monday Nov 26, 2012
The many issues facing LGBT seniors - including housing, access to health care, and diversity - were discussed at a recent daylong conference presented by the Institute on Aging.

Philly Gay Rights Pioneers Launch Landmark Senior Housing Project

Thursday Nov 8, 2012
Project planners, LGBT-civil rights pioneers and public officials will mark the start of construction on Philadelphia’s LGBT-friendly low-income senior housing complex, the first urban project of its kind, located in the heart of the Gayborhood.

On Minn. Gay Marriage Vote, Seniors a Tough Crowd

By Patrick Condon | Monday Oct 29, 2012
Minnesota is one of four states with gay marriage on the November ballot, and gay rights supporters hope to win over some senior citizens, who vote in high numbers and have been a key factor in the decisions in the other states, like California.

Senior Housing Group Seeks $53M

By Matthew S. Bajko | Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
The hunt is on to find $53 million to build what project sponsors say will be the country’s largest affordable housing development for LGBT seniors.

Will the Growing Wave of LGBT Seniors Get Services and Protection?

By Tony Adams | Wednesday May 23, 2012
The White House LGBT Conference on Aging presenters stressed the need and benefits to reaching out to LGBT senior neighbors who may be hesitant about self-identification as LGBT.