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Social media is a relatively new type of online communication in which users engage with one another via the development of online communities, through which they can create and share information and ideas. Some common websites that have been integral to the growth and popularity of social media include MySpace,

World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast

8-10 a.m. Dec. 1 at DoubleTree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St.

The Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan from St. Paul’s Baptist Church will provide the keynote speech for Philadelphia FIGHT’s sixth-annual breakfast that unites faith leaders from around the region.

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 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.

Despite all the talk about health care in the news recently, people are still surprised when I tell them that Medicare and Medicaid are LGBTQI+ issues. Yes, health care affects everybody. But health care disproportionately affects older adults and individuals with disabilities, particularly LGBTQI+ older adults and individuals with disabilities.

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