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You might want to dig out your passport and bone up on your French because Montréal, one of the most picturesque cities in North America, is hosting the inaugural Canada Pride 2017, an LGBT festival with numerous events, conferences, dances, concerts, parades and more Aug. 10-20.

When the LGBT Elder Initiative was first formed back in 2010, founding members came together to envision what an aging-services system would look like if it were to become LGBT culturally competent, welcoming and affirming. Since then, the LGBTEI has worked with community members, LGBT-serving organizations and aging-services providers to push for an aging-services network that will effectively meet the needs of our communities as we age. 

You can find additional resources and services for LGBT older adults at www.lgbtelderinitiative.org. To contribute additional resources, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 215-720-9415. 

Even in the best of times, planning for the future can be full of anxieties related to housing and finances. The cost of maintaining a home is a challenge, especially when repairs and modifications are needed to make spaces more age-friendly. The financial obligations of long-term care are burdensome for many, on top of the complexities of finding the right long-term-care option to ensure that health-care needs are met. Unless someone has sufficient savings or a pension, even keeping up with daily expenses is difficult post-retirement.

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