Elder PRIDE Returning to Pride Festival in Druid Hill Park on June 17th

Elder Pride will return to Druid Hill Park at the upcoming Baltimore Pride Festival on June 17th, the second straight year that the LGBT Health Resource Center will offer LGBT elders the chance to connect with their community, receive important information and resources, and reflect on their journey. The Elder Pride tent will once again be located in Druid Hill Park on Swann Drive, near the Family Pride location. Attendees will have the chance to add themselves to a timeline of LGBT history, celebrate their “coming out” anniversary in an “Out Proud” photo booth, and receive free testing, resources, and […]

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 […]

AIDS Walk & Run 2018: May 6th at Baltimore’s MD Zoo

  Hundreds of walkers, runners, and volunteers will take steps against HIV and AIDS in Baltimore at Chase Brexton Health Care’s fourth annual AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore, presented by Quest Diagnostics, on Sunday, May 6th at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. All proceeds from the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore will support Chase Brexton’s HIV and AIDS programs, including assistance with medications, case management services, and medical care. A comprehensive health fair will once again be present at the end of the course offering health information, testing, and refreshments. Participants can register to walk or run, or start a […]

Why I Support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore: Shawn Carrick

Chase Brexton Health Care Teams are forming now for the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore on Sunday, May 6th at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and competition is heating up! One of the first teams assembled includes Shawn Carrick, who will participate in the event for a fourth year. Last year, Shawn achieved his personal goal of raising more than $750 for Chase Brexton Health Care’s HIV outreach and testing programs. He’s upped that goal for this year to $1,000, and has already raised $400! Shawn shared some of his reasons for participating in the AIDS Walk with us. Why […]

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 […]

Chase Brexton & Staff: First Collective Bargaining Pact

After nearly two years of efforts, and 15 months of direct negotiations, the management of Chase Brexton Health Care and the 135 Chase Brexton employees represented by United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) reached a collective bargaining agreement February 26th. Chase Brexton serves nearly 40,000 patients at seven clinics in Baltimore, Randallstown, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Easton. “The board of directors and leadership are pleased to have reached the best possible agreement to uphold the organization’s 40 years of distinctive, patient-focused care,” said Chase Brexton president Patrick Mutch. “We believe our providers and health care professionals are critical to the sustainability […]

Why I Support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore: Aaron Lorance

  When AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore returns to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Sunday, May 6, hundreds of individuals will be on hand to take steps against HIV and AIDS in Baltimore and show their support for Chase Brexton Health Care’s HIV outreach and testing programs. Among those dedicated supporters is Aaron Lorance, co-founder and Events Director for D4AC, or Dance for a Cure. Aaron and his team will host Incognito at the Baltimore Eagle and Factory17 from April 20 to April 22, with all proceeds going to support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore. We asked Aaron to […]

Housing Disparities Faced by LGBT Elders to be Addressed at Lunch & Learn Workshop

Finding welcoming and affordable housing can be a struggle for any aging individual, but for LGBT elders, the task can be even more difficult. Kelly Kent, Director of SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiatives, will provide information and resources to support LGBT elders in need of quality housing at a special upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop presented by The LGBT Health Resource Center on Wednesday, March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mt. Vernon Center (1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD). We asked Kent about the housing disparities faced by LGBT elders, and the […]