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July 13, 2010

GLEH and GLEH-Los Angeles Board of Directors appoint new board Chairs

Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing and Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Los Angeles proudly announce the appointment of the two new Chairs of the Board of Directors.

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July 13, 2010

GLEH receives Rainbow Key Award from West Hollywood Gay & Lesbian Advisory Council | GLEH participates in West Hollywood’s first symposium on creating aging friendly communities.

Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing was among the 10 community leaders honored by the City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board with the 2010 Rainbow Key Award on June 20 at The London West Hollywood.

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July 11, 2010

GLEH and Christopher Street West/L.A. Pride Celebrate 40 Years of Pride in L.A. Cheer LA and LA Frontrunners Raise Over $5,000 in Donations for GLEH

June 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of the CSW/L.A. Pride festival celebration and parade. As a pre-pride week kickoff, GLEH and CSW/LA Pride paid tribute to our GLEH residents on June 4th in the Schutrum-Piteo Courtyard of Triangle Square. A festive afternoon celebration of cocktails, food, cake and recognition to our LGBT elders who paved the way and made it possible for us to celebrate 40 years of pride in LA. Many GLEH residents were pioneers of the LGBT Civil Rights and HIV/AIDS movements on the West Coast.

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March 16, 2010

Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES -- Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) today announced the appointment of Jim McPartlin, Orlando Rivera and Dr. Nick Gutierrez to its Board of Directors. "The expansion of Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing's Board of Directors ensures that the agency, community and our low-income elder residents will continue to benefit from a diversity of experiences and opinions. McPartlin, River and Dr. Gutierrez bring proven leadership skills and broad experience in project development, management, education, social service, mental health and elder care to our organization." said Mark Supper, Executive Director.

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March 12, 2010

Comprehensive Housing Care Program: An Introduction

By Sheila Moore, LCSW, MSG

Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing and those who made our first building, Triangle Square, a reality have made history. The over 112 seniors who call Triangle Square home have been instrumental in our success and in the making of their own history – as residents of the first low income housing program for LGBTA seniors. Nearly three years have passed since Triangle Square opened its doors and during this time, it has been important not only in terms of settling in and learning from each other, but important in identifying some critical issues faced by many of our elders.

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January 28, 2010

Gay Seniors Gaining More Options for Retirement Communities

by Susan Hindman - Silver Planet Feature Writer

As the number of baby boomers turning 65 climbs, so does the number of aging lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people. Currently, there are an estimated three million LGBT elders, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a figure that will more than double in the next 25 years. But if they don’t want to spend their older years in what are typically heterosexual retirement communities, where will they live as they age if they can’t, or don’t want to, stay in their current home?

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December 18, 2009

New Family Care Partnership/Greater Hollywood Announces Its Formation for Agencies To Coordinate Care Services “Under one roof”

It’s staggering how ill prepared we are,” said a spouse whose husband had suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 63. Her effort to navigate and find long-term care services at home and in the community was a nightmare that lasted more than two years.

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December 09, 2009

Housing Projects for LGBT Elders Stalled Due to Economy

New America Media, News feature, Inga Buchbinder

SAN FRANCISCO -- The economic crisis has stalled the construction of many housing projects run by the public and private sector, and top among them is affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.

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December 08, 2009

Medicare now covers HIV screenings

by Karen Ocamb - LGBT POV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services just its decision to cover HIV screening for Medicare beneficiaries. The decision is effective immediately. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement: “Today’s decision marks an important milestone in the history of the Medicare program. Beginning with expanding coverage for HIV screening, we can now work proactively as a program to help keep Medicare beneficiaries healthy and take a more active role in evaluating the evidence for preventive services.”

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October 02, 2009

Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing's Garden Party Event on October 11th!

Celebrity honorees Leeza Gibbons and Sharon Gless, fabulous silent auction, music by DJ Griffin White, fashion show by Andrew Christian, Qantas Airlines raffle, exquisite food by Nadia Millani Catering will surely put the 'fun' in GLEH's Fall Garden Party.

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