Spicing Up Your Love Life

Anyone looking to spice up their Valentine’s Day will have the chance to learn how food can play a role in their love life during an upcoming Lunch & Learn Workshop hosted by The LGBT Health Resource Center. The workshop is scheduled for Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th) from noon to 1:30 pm in the community room at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Anyone interested in attending or receiving more information on this upcoming Lunch and Learn workshop should RSVP to lgbt@chasebrexton.org or call 410-837-2050 x1049. We asked the workshop’s presenter, Chase Brexton Health Care […]

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year for LGBT elders, from dealing with their families or families of choice to budgeting their time, energy, and finances. Tips for managing this stress and avoiding its negative health effects will be presented at an upcoming workshop hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th from noon to 1:30 pm in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Anyone interested in attending or receiving more information on this upcoming Lunch and […]

Seeking Support for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

Facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, or the prospect of caring for someone suffering from it, can be terrifying for LGBT elders. Fortunately, resources and a support group of others living the same experience is available. Those resources and information about the group will be presented at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Maryland Chapter. The workshop will be held at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street) on Tuesday, September 13th from noon to 1:30 pm. We asked Junnell Daniels, education coordinator with […]

OPENING THE DOOR TO Affirming, Affordable Home Health Care for LGBT Elders

Chase Brexton / LGBT Health Resource Center Many LGBT elders struggle to find welcoming, affirming health care providers – and the stakes can be even higher when they consider opening their doors to in-home assistance. The issues surrounding personal home care for LGBT elders, as well as tips for finding the right provider, will be discussed at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop offered by The LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, August 9th from noon to 1:30 pm at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). We asked Suzanne Bartley, business development executive with […]

Get Tested and Know Your Status on June 27th During National HIV Testing Day

Despite the availability of new treatments and preventive measures, a significant stigma remains around HIV, and many who may carry the disease are unaware of their status – and may be afraid to get tested. That’s why June 27th is observed each year as National HIV Testing Day, an opportunity for individuals to take the free, fast, easy test for HIV and know their status. This year, The POWER (Protecting Ourselves With Every Resource) Project of Chase Brexton will host an HIV testing event on June 27th from 11 am. to 3 pm. at the Y Knot Lot (1904 North […]

Embrace Better Nutrition by ‘EATING YOUR RAINBOW’

Eating well doesn’t have to be hard or expensive for LGBT elders – it’s as easy as eating your rainbow! At a June 14th Lunch & Learn workshop presented by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care, Tiana Matthews-Martinez, Chase Brexton’s nutritionist, will help elders understand which foods can boost their health, and which should be avoided. We asked Tiana to share some tips for healthy eating and better nutrition. What does it mean to “eat your rainbow” as a way to practice good nutrition? Unfortunately this isn’t referring to Skittles or Lucky Charms. Think about the produce […]

Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

LGBT Health Resource Center The stories, struggles, and trailblazing successes of Baltimore’s LGBT elders will be recognized at an upcoming event in celebration of National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. Members of Baltimore’s LGBT community will come together for “Stories From The Community: The Elder Who Made a Difference in My Life,” a night of laughter, inspiration, recognition, and storytelling on May 16th from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street, suite 1200). Learn more about the event at Tinyurl.com/LGBTelders2018. We asked Mark King, a Baltimore-based writer and activist, to discuss why he will […]

Making Your Home a Safe, Accessible Place to Age ‘Lunch & Learn’ May 10th

Increasingly, LGBT elders are aging in place – spending their golden years in the home they’ve always known. But as an individual’s health changes with age, their home must adapt to remain a safe and accessible environment. AARP Maryland will offer tips to improve the safety and comfort of one’s home at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop presented by the LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, May 10th from noon to 1:30 pm at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). We asked Nancy Carr of AARP Maryland for some tips and tricks to […]

Managing Medications

Workshop offers just the right prescription for LGBT elders trying to bring order to their pillboxes By Monte Ephraim Chase Brexton Health Care Prescription medications can help a person live his or her healthiest life – but they can be intimidating, too. From getting the correct prescriptions in the first place to keeping track of multiple pills, managing your medications means staying organized. Easy tips to help with these challenges will be offered at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop presented by the LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, April 12th from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Brexton Health […]

Money Management Tips Offered at Upcoming LGBT Health Resource Center Lunch & Learn

Chase Brexton Health Care Elders in need of a financial makeover will find some change at the LGBT Health Resource Center’s next Lunch & Learn workshop. PNC Bank will present money management strategies on Thursday, March 8th from noon to 1:30 pm in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). We asked Franklin McNeil, Jr., vice president and community consultant with PNC Community Development Banking and a former board member of Chase Brexton Health Care for a few financial tips. What money management difficulties do LGBT elders in particular face? Believe it or […]