Each year, September 18th is honored as National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, a time to recognize the struggles and triumphs of HIV-positive elders, and highlight the challenges they still face. The LGBT Health Resource Center has created a place for these individuals to share their stories and draw strength from each other with its new LGBTQ 50-plus HIV Group. We asked the group’s coordinator, Monte Ephraim, LCSW-C, to share more about this important day.
Chemically Dependent? SMART Recovery Offers Options
Fighting addiction without 12-stepping to higher powers Those of us in the LGBTQ community know what it’s like to have to push for validation, recognition, and our rights. We’ve empowered ourselves collectively and as individuals, but that doesn’t mean it’s always been easy. We’re up against a lot and, because of this, many of us suffer from addictions.
How Mindfulness Can Improve LGBT Seniors’ Physical, Mental Well-Being
LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care Pausing to be in the moment through mindfulness meditation can have powerful effects on both an individual’s physical health and their mental well-being. LGBT elders will have the opportunity to learn about mindfulness at an upcoming Lunch & Learn event presented by Paul Lotz and Stephanie Saunders of Chase Brexton Health Care, on Thursday, September 14th from noon to 1:30 pm in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore).
School Tips for Gender-Expansive Youth
A new school year often means new challenges for gender-expansive youth, especially those who are about to start at a new school, or who are expressing their gender differently than when classes ended the year before. Students often question where they can turn for help at their school, and what outside resources are available.
Managing Meds Doesn’t Have to Be a Pill for Elders
Managing your prescriptions is a crucial but often overlooked part of living your healthiest life. Sometimes, there are obstacles simply in obtaining important medications, and individuals on multiple medications can struggle to track which medications are required at which times. Once a medication isn’t needed anymore, it’s not always easy to find out how to properly dispose of it.
Lunch & Learn: Money Management Tips for Elders
Elders in need of a financial makeover will find some change at the LGBT Health Resource Center’s next “Lunch & Learn” workshop. Karen Sadler of PNC Bank will present money management strategies on Thursday, August 10th 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 and a former Chase Brexton board member for a few financial tips.
Lunch & Learn: The Latest Dish on Senior Nutritiony
LGBT seniors will have a chance to dish on important nutrition tips at the LGBT Health Resource Center’s upcoming “Lunch & Learn” workshop. Chase Brexton Health Care nutritionist Tiana Matthews-Martinez will present “The Art of Nutrition: Are You Eating Your Rainbow?” on Thursday, July 13th from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore).
New Support Group Offers Healing, Connections for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Individuals who have suffered incidents of intimate partner violence can connect with other survivors in a safe, supportive environment thanks to a new support group offered by The LGBT Health Resource Center.
Lunch & Learn: Identity-Theft Prevention Tips
Is your identity and personal information safe from individuals who might use it to cause serious, lasting damage to your finances, credit, and good name? The answers will be available at the LGBT Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care’s next “Lunch and Learn,” offered in partnership with the Baltimore branch of AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). The event is set for Thursday, June 8th from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore).
LGBTQ Foster Care to be Highlighted at Baltimore Museum of Art Event
Is the foster care system friendly to prospective LGBT foster parents? What do foster parents need to consider when fostering an LGBTQ youth? These questions and others will be answered during a special event on Sunday, June 4th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore).