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Just a little over a year ago, the ActionAIDS board of directors amended our mission statement to explicitly include our commitment to “creating an AIDS-free generation through a combination of proven strategies.” On World AIDS Day 2014, with its official theme of Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation, we can’t think of a better time to explain our focus, how we partner and what we’re achieving to create an AIDS-free generation.  Our focus on proven strategies

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 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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