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Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

Spring is here. The knockout rose bushes are in full bloom, the other flowers have begun to bloom in the garden. Old Man Winter has left and we can sit on the front porch. However, as I write this, I am in the house, bundled up in a turtleneck and cable knit sweater...
Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

Suicide and LGBTQ/SGL Older Adults

During Black History Month, Mary’s House for Older Adults, SAGE Metro DC, and AARP DC held a LGBTQ/SGL (same gender-loving) State of the Union. One of the issues brought to the forefront was the increase of suicides among LGBTQ elders in nursing homes and other...
Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

2016: A View of Hope

I have been thinking about what it means to be me: an older, African American out lesbian, wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, educator, and CEO, living and working in the United States. In 2008, the words Audacity of Hope and hopeful came to mind, in reference to...
Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

HIV: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Fast approaching proverbial rear view mirror status is World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1 for “achieving the global target of halting and reversing the spread of HIV.” Pretty heady accomplishments toward a “disease with the little name” that among other things...
Housing For Diverse Elders is a Public Health Issue

Mary’s House in the HOUSE at Capital Pride

Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc (MH) collaborated with SAGE Metro DC and joined the celebration of LGBTQ Elders during the Parade and Festival of Capital Pride on June 13-14, 2015. Parade This was the first ever time that Mary’s House had been in the...