Majority of LGBT Adults Concerned About Social Support and Discrimination in Long-Term Care

Originally posted by The Seattle Lesbian on April 2, 2018 at http://theseattlelesbian.com/majority-of-lgbt-adults-concerned-about-social-support-and-discrimination-in-long-term-care/ NEW AARP NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS MOST LGBT ADULTS WANT BUT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO LGBT-SENSITIVE CARE AND SERVICES. When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, […]

Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics had health insurance coverage in 2009 compared to 88 percent of white Americans. Download this fact sheet (pdf) Below are the facts that outline racial and ethnic health care disparities in the United States. The reports “ Easing the Burden: Using Health Care Reform to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care for the Chronically Ill” and “ Measuring the Gaps: Collecting Data […]

Building Better Mental Health

Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Whether you’re looking to cope with a specific mental health problem, handle your emotions better, or simply to feel more positive and energetic, there are plenty of ways to take control of […]

Mental Health Basics

What is mental illness? Mental illnesses are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Such conditions may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic) and affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. […]

An epidemic of loneliness

This article originally posted January 6th, 2019 by The Week Staff at https://theweek.com/articles-amp/815518/epidemic-loneliness Nearly half of all Americans today say they are lonely. Why is that so, and what are the consequences? Here’s everything you need to know: How is loneliness defined? Loneliness isn’t determined by the actual number of friends or social contacts a person has. Social science researchers define loneliness as the emotional state […]

Seattle LGBTQ Organizations and Periodicals Timeline

Here are brief descriptions of many of Seattle’s LGBTQ civil rights organizations, listed according to the decade of their founding. Kevin McKenna is author and section coordinator. 1960s: The Dorian Society Freedom Socialist Party Queen City Business Guild Radical Women Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities 1970s: Citizens to Retain Fair Employment Gay Community Center Gay Women’s Alliance Ingersoll Gender Center Lesbian Mothers National Defense […]

HIV and Older Adults

Key Points According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, an estimated 45% of Americans living with diagnosed HIV were aged 50 and older. Many HIV risk factors are the same for adults of any age, but older people are less likely to get tested for HIV. Treatment with HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) is recommended for everyone with HIV. Life-long […]

Gay Fathers Support Group

Every Thursday evening, except when falling on a holiday, the Gay Fathers Association of Seattle (GFAS) hosts a safe and anonymous support group meeting on the Group Health Cooperative, Capitol Hill campus in Seattle. A social hour continues after each meeting, for those who are interested. WHO:  All interested gay, bisexual, or questioning men of any age who are or have been married or partnered, […]

Ingersoll Trans Support Group

Every Wednesday from 7pm – 9pm, Ingersoll holds their All-Trans, Non-Binary, and questioning peer-facilitated support group at the offices of Seattle Counseling Services (1216 Pine St Suite 300 Seattle, Washington 98101). Free peer support group, with occasional break out groups for Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies. This group is the foundation of all of Ingersoll’s programming, and also provides a great place for trans*, […]

Non Impact Aerobics with Lisa

Non Impact Aerobics (NIA) with Lisa Location: Ballard Merrill Gardens 2418 NW 56th St, Seattle WA 98107 Every Wednesday beginning April 24 | 11:00 a.m. Join us for one of our newest class, Non Impact Aerobics – Moving to heal with Lisa. This class will be held at Merrill Gardens in Ballard beginning on April 24th, occurring every Wednesday at 11 a.m.. This safe space is […]

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