pink traingle  Gay retirement community foreclosed
By 365gay Newscenter Staff 12.17.2008 3:15pm EST (Palm Springs, California)
A planned LGBT retirement community in Palm Springs that was promoted by lesbian tennis great Billie Jean King has become a victim of the nation’s mortgage crisis. Send / Share Add Comment Land for the RainbowVision project was reclaimed this week by its lender in a foreclosure auction.

The land, at East Palm Canyon Drive and Gene Autry Trail, was mortgaged for $9.6 million. The lender, Senior Housing Partners III, took it back, successfully bidding $8 million for the 13-acre site. RainbowVision had planned to build 184 condos, with a pool and tennis courts, and a clubhouse with spa, nightclub and cafe. It was to have been the first LGBT seniors community in Palm Springs.More

pink traingle  Gay interest in retirement concept that favors 'aging in place'
by Will O'Bryan Published on November 27, 2008
There were barely enough chairs to go around Sunday, Nov. 23, as about 25 people gathered around a large conference table to learn more about the ''village'' concept, and how it might help GLBT residents live independently in the metro area as they age.

pink traingle  Calamus Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies Award $1.5 Million to Assist Gay Seniors
By December 16, 2008
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Elders (SAGE) has announced multiyear grants totaling $1.5 million from the Calamus Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies in support of its new strategic plan. Calamus awarded a four-year, $1 million matching grant to the organization, which it will use to create new services for older LGBT adults in New York City, advocate on a national level for policy changes and funding for LGBT senior programs, and provide technical assistance to replicate SAGE's service programs nationwide.

pink traingle  Patient Voices Speaking Out for a Group Once Unheard-Of: Aging With AIDS
By Karen Barrow, NY Times, November 10, 2008
In the early 1990s, a diagnosis of AIDS was both a likely death sentence and a stigma. There were few treatment options, and many Americans were terrified of people infected with H.I.V.

Today, because of antiretroviral therapy and an array of drugs to treat both symptoms and side effects, AIDS has become a chronic condition to be managed, at least in the developed world. No longer is the face of AIDS emaciated and covered with lesions; Americans with the disease are stronger and healthier, their concerns fading from public view

...In 2005, 15 percent of new H.I.V. and AIDS diagnoses were among people over the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet government recommendations call for routine AIDS screening only up to age 64, omitting the elderly population. More

pink traingle  Older HIV-positive gay men as likely to have risky sex as younger gay men with HIV
By Michael Carter, aidsmap, London, Thursday, November 27, 2008
“A significant number of people living with HIV in London are aged over 50, researchers report in the December edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections. The study was conducted amongst patients attends NHS HIV clinics in north-east London. Overall, 10% of patients were aged over 50, and this increased to one-in-seven gay men, the primary focus of the research. Another finding of the study was that the proportion of gay men aged 50-plus reporting unprotected sex with men who were HIV-negative or whose HIV status they did not know, was similar to that reported by younger gay men. More

pink traingle  Dr. Ruth talks about sex and seniors
By Stacey Palevsky, j. the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California Thursday, 13 November 2008
“At what age do people stop having sex?” the moderator asks. “Never!” Dr. Ruth responds. Students burst into laughter and applause. “Even young people have to hear that it’s all right for older people to be sexually interested and active,” she said the following week in a phone interview from her New York office. In her on-campus talk, Dr. Ruth spoke about a range of issues, including her efforts to expand research about sexuality and aging. “Seniors need to know it’s all right to keep their libido, their desire for sex, intact,” she said, adding that her most recent book, Sex After 50, is more of a guidebook than an academic report.More

pink traingle  Market is crashing, the sky is falling....
From RVBirdsOfAFeather Blog
Why living fulltime in an RV....could be in your future!
If you are one of the unlucky ones being affected by the present day bad economic conditions(and who isn't these days) and need to downsize expenses, then, fulltime RV'ing might be in your future. I think it provides an excellent and more frugal alternative to living in a stix and brick house, and can serve you well anytime, but particularly well, in these more difficult financial times.More

pink traingle  Getting Old Sucks
Posted by Jerry Gulley II,, October 21, 2008
In addition to the regular pile of crap everyone has to deal with as they age, gays and lesbians also face discrimination. That’s the bottom line report from 4th National Conference on LGBT Aging that just wrapped up in New York. The event was organized by Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders, (SAGE, as in wise) and sponsored by AARP.More

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