Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
The people of the LGBT Elder Initiative mourn the passing of Gloria Casarez. Gloria was a truly unique individual and we were so fortunate to have known her, worked with her, and benefitted from her intelligence and energy.
Gloria served as a member of the Inaugural Board of the Elder Initiative and as one of the key community members whose vision and drive helped form the organization in 2010.
For those of us who knew Gloria on a more personal level, we remember her kindness, thoughtfulness and her loving nature. Please join us in giving thanks for, and celebrating the life of, Gloria Casarez. We will miss her light.
from the Village-to-Village Network
“CBS Sunday Morning” aired a segment on Sunday, October 19, 2014, reviewing the crisis in providing services to all who are aging. We all know that we have an aging population, fewer family caregivers, increasingly limited personal financial resources, and growing strains on government and family budgets will create an unsustainable demand for long-term care.
Furthermore, policy makers have failed to reach consensus on how to finance and deliver long-term services and supports. This past weekend “CBS Sunday Morning,” senior news correspondent, Rita Braver, reported on the challenging picture of caring for older adults through interviews with a woman caring for her aging step father; former Senator Tom Daschle who leads the new Bipartisan Policy Center’s Long-Term Care Initiative; and New Yorker Magazine cartoonist and author Roz Chast (“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” – a memoir about caring for her aging parents).
The segment highlights Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as a solution to the crisis.
The segment is available at www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/.
On Sunday, October 12, 2014, EI board member, Dawn Munro, was awarded the Jaci Adams OutProud Transgender Award at the annual OutFest celebration in Philadelphia, PA.
When presenting the award to Ms. Munro
, EI board chair, Heshie Zinman, remarked
that, “Few people in this city could possibly stand in the shoes of Jaci Adams.
One of those people is today’s honoree… For over 5 decades, this woman, this
activist, has spoken out, acted up, and supported a better world for transgender,
lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world.”
|H. Zinman (l); D. Munro (r)|
Munro is a member of TPAC, Sisterly Love, PFLAG, Philadelphia Police LGBT Liaison Committee, and, most recently, she was elected to the board of the LGBT Elder Initiative.
Zinman continued, “With today’s presentation, we continue the tradition of recognizing truly great people in our communities who make real differences in the lives of transgender people, everyday and in so many ways. This award is a thank you and plea to continue your work as an activist, an advocate, and an agent of change. Thank you and congratulations to my dear friend, Dawn Munro.”