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
interest in retirement concept that favors 'aging in place'
by Will O'Bryan Published on November 27,
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.
Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies Award $1.5 Million to Assist Gay
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
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.
HIV-positive gay men as likely to have risky sex as younger gay men
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.
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.
is crashing, the sky is falling....
From RVBirdsOfAFeather Blog
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well, in these more difficult financial times.
by Jerry Gulley II, Gay.com, 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.