Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PCA 2014 Regional Conference on Aging

Registration Now Open for 2014 Regional Conference on Aging at PCA: September 29 to October 1 (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)

PCA, in collaboration with nearby Area Agencies on Aging, is offering a cutting-edge program with continuing education opportunities for professionals who work with older adults. The 2014 Regional Conference on Aging will be held at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia, from Monday, September 29 through Wednesday, October 1. Nationally and locally recognized experts will present relevant, practical and current information that will be immediately beneficial to anyone working in the field of aging.

The following hot-button subject areas will be addressed: behavioral health and aging, caregiving, elder financial abuse, public policy, and long-term care (LTC) issues.

At just $40 a session, the conference is a cost-effective and convenient way to increase knowledge and skills. Nursing and social work continuing education credits are available for many sessions. All professionals who work with older adults and those in related professions will benefit from attending, including LTC administrators and directors, adult day and home health care personnel, therapists, assessment workers, care/case managers, service coordinators, nurses, social workers and students.

To view the conference brochure or to register, go to http://www.regonline.com/2014regionalconferenceonaging.

Register Now for Gettin' Older with HIV, an LGBTEI Conversation

A free workshop to empower LGBT older adults affected by HIV/AIDS to access resources and services they need in order to age successfully.


HIV+ older adults face many unique health risks and social challenges. This workshop will:
  • Address some of the unique health risks faced by HIV+ older adults and equip participants with ways to reduce these risks
  • Identify important questions to ask your health care providers and help you understand the results of key lab tests
  • Explore new strategies to prevent social isolation, improve social/emotional wellness and cope with stigma and discrimination
  • Review ways to know how, when and where to access relevant resources and services
  • Provide an opportunity to meet new people, share experiences and expand your social and care support networks
Special Program Segment
This program includes a special segment about medication safety, the medications that you are using and the importance of, and techniques for, maintaining adherence. You can meet one-on-one with a pharmacist who will review all of your medications and answer your medication-specific questions.
This program is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served.
St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 S. 13th Street, Phila., PA
To register or to receive more information, please contact the LGBT Elder Initiative.
phone:  267.546.3448
email: 
info@lgbtei.org
Saturday, September 20  •  10am to 12:30pm
"Gettin' Older with HIV" is presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative in collaboration with ActionAIDS and Penn Medicine. Support for Conversations is provided by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Penn Medicine, and Philadelphia Gay News.
Copyright © 2014 LGBT Elder Initiative, All rights reserved.

Contact us:
info@lgbtei.org
215.546.3448
www.lgbtei.org

Monday, August 18, 2014

Housing resources from PCA

Owning or renting a home can pose many challenges as one ages. Fortunately, for older adults in Philadelphia, there are many resources available to assist with locating, financing and maintaining suitable housing.

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has released a new reference guide of housing resources for older adults living in Philadelphia. The reference guide is intended to help older adults address issues such as home repairs and modifications, code violations, mortgages, property taxes, renters' assistance and utility assistance, among others.

Beyond this new reference guide, the PCA website can also connect older adults in Philadelphia with information on public and subsidized housing, assisted living options, domiciliary care, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. An online resource directory allows older adults to search for relevant resources available in their communities.

For more information on the housing options and resources compiled by PCA, visit http://www.pcacares.org/pca_ss_Housing_Options.aspx.
You can access resource for homeowners at http://www.pcacares.org/pca_ss_Homeowners_Resources.aspx

The PCA Helpline can be reached at 215-765-9040.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Webinar on HIV and Aging from ACRIA


Resiliency of Older Adults living with HIV
This two hour webinar will provide an overview of the different types of resiliency qualities and how their associations with positive healthy behaviors impact the health of older adults living with HIV.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION LINKS:
ALL Webinars will take place from 1PM - 3PM EST.

For help with registration or to cancel contact:  Elizabeth Dominguez at edominguez@acria.org or 212-924-3934 x134

Gettin' On in PGN: HIV and Aging

from the LGBTEI’s “Gettin’ On” column in Philadelphia Gay News
August 15, 2014

HIV and Aging
by John S. James

If you are over 50 years old and have HIV, you are mot unique.  Almost 50% of Americans living with HIV/AIDS are over 50.  However, because you are over 50, you do face some unique health issues versus younger people living with HIV.  Here are some things you should know.

Does HIV speed up aging?
The science is mixed on this question. One leading research group studied immune system damage associated with both conditions and reported a major difference.  But another research group studied a different part of the immune system and reported that HIV and aging caused similar effect.  Most scientists seem to agree that HIV does not speed the aging process.  As more is learned, HIV and aging will be increasingly recognized as different, though with considerable overlap.

What effect does HIV have as you get older?


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Save the Date for Gettin' Older with HIV

A workshop to empower LGBT older adults affected by HIV/AIDS to access resources and services they need in order to age successfully.
This program is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be provided.
St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 S. 13th Street, 
Phila., PA
To register or to receive more information, please contact the LGBT Elder Initiative.
phone:  267.546.3448
email:  
info@lgbtei.org
Saturday, September 20  •  10am to 12:30pm
"Gettin' Older with HIV" is presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative in collaboration with ActionAIDS and Penn Medicine. Support for Conversations is provided by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Penn Medicine, and Philadelphia Gay News.

Copyright © 2014 LGBT Elder Initiative, All rights reserved.
For more information or to register, please contact the Elder Initiative at INFO@LGBTEI.ORG or call 267.546.3448.

Senior Expo on Friday, September 5




















Friday, September 5, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-246-1501