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LGBT Aging

Question About Sexual Orientation Added Back Into National Survey Of Older Adults

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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced via the Federal Register that it will include questions about sexual orientation on the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP). The annual survey collects information from people who receive services under the Older Americans Act such as home delivered meals as well as programs offered in senior centers. In 2014, the NSOAAP began collecting data on the sexual orientation and gender identity of program recipients. This past March, ACL announced that it would no longer ask participants about their sexual orientation 
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Join LGBT Seniors And Friends For The Pride Silver Party!

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The weather is warming up and Boston Pride is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready to celebrate – and dance – with friends new and old. The LGBT Senior Pride Coalition has been working hard for months to make this year’s Pride Week one of the best ever, and you’re invited to join the fun! The always popular Silver Party, an encore event for the annual Pride Tea Dance, will be held on Sunday, June 4 at The Holiday Inn in Brookline from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The Silver Party is a festive dinner dance 
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LGBT Seniors, Those Living With Disabilities: “If You Don’t Count Us, We Don’t Count”

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has eliminated questions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from two surveys that provide HHS with data regarding the effectiveness and equity of critical safety net programs. Voluntary data collection on LGBT people, in this case elders and those who are living with disabilities, who receive services through certain federal programs is essential to ensuring that the needs of LGBT Americans are being met. The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is an annual survey of those who receive services under the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA 
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New Provider Spotlight: Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician

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Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician  Joined Fenway in September 2016. Education: University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology; Boston University School of Medicine, MD; Boston University School of Public Health, M.S. Epidemiology. Residency: Family Medicine Residency, Maine Medical Center *American Board of Family Medicine certified. What do you like most about being a Primary Care Physician? What I really love about Primary Care is building long-term relationships with patients. As a family doc, it’s even more exciting to watch young families grow. In my last job, I provided care to multiple families where I got to follow mom in her pregnancy 
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Marking National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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This past Sunday was National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day and The Fenway Institute’s Sean Cahill, PhD, who co-authored the policy brief “Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults Living With HIV,” wrote a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti to mark the occasion: The Museum of Modern Art recently hosted a special 25th anniversary screening of the film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” which documented Madge’s 1990 blockbuster Blond Ambition World Tour. The film was a sensation not just because it peeked into the rarefied world of a global superstar — long before social media and reality TV made such voyeurism 
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