Residents move into LGBT senior living village in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, California -- A senior living village for the LGBT community is calling itself the first of its kind in the Southland. Stonewall Gardens in North Palm Springs welcomed its first four residents. Already settled in, residents said the facility is assisted living for seniors with a resort-style twist.

"I moved in last Sunday. It was like I discovered the pot of gold," said resident Dick Busby.

Midlife crisis or "gaylife" crisis? A look at aging in the LGBT community | VIDEO

What makes a gay midlife crisis unique?

That was the question on a number of media experts' minds during a HuffPost Live segment last week. Among them was New York Times contributor Steven Petrow, who feels that members of the gay community have more difficulty grappling with age then their heterosexual counterparts.

San Diego Elder Law Center to offer "Don't be fooled by the 'Medi-Cal spend down'" seminar

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Elder Law Center will offer a free seminar “Don’t Be Fooled by the Myth of the Medi-Cal ‘Spend-Down’” on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Radisson Hotel, Rancho Bernardo.

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COMMENTARY: Sequestration will leave our seniors hungry

Sometimes I am really glad to live almost 3,000 miles from Washington, D.C. The latest “raging” chest-thumping, finger-pointing debate is whether President Obama cancelling tours of the White House are politically motivated or a true result of sequestration. This is a bit of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

For me – and more importantly for the low-income seniors served food by Senior Community Centers – sequestration means a cut of 32,000 meals in the coming year. Throughout San Diego County, the number of meals cut will be close to 100,000.

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Tom Kirkman is a volunteer extraordinaire!

Whether he is working as an usher at the monthly FilmOut San Diego screenings, tending bar at The Diversionary Theatre, or helping with San Diego LGBT Pride activities, Kirkman lends a hand whenever a community group needs it.

As former executive director of San Diego's SAGE Center - Seniors Active in A Gay Environment - Kirkman enjoys giving back to the community that his given so much to him!

Kirkman is 69 years old, single, and has lived in San Diego for 11 years. He hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts.

UCSD research study seeks older adult participants

SAN DIEGO -- The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at University of California San Diego (UCSD) is seeking participants for a new study for older adults.

An informational session will be hosted on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Jacqueline Kerr, PhD, is the principal investigator for the study and will give more information about the study and answer questions during the presentation. Those who wish to sign-up for the study may do so following the session.

COMMENTARY: Census numbers warn of major influx of seniors, preparation needed

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released their statistics that give us a snapshot of what America’s senior population looks like. And it’s a warning for all of us.

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COMMENTARY: Avoid scams and con artists this holiday season

Giving to a charity each year is easy for most of us. We find ourselves drawn to a cause, a particular group, mission, etc. When you have that personal tie to an organization giving your hard-earned dollars is simple.

However, what happens when you don't have a charity and you are new to donating? Or maybe you want to support a cause aligned with a new interest you have.

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Mother's Day and Father's Day can be lonely for many in our community

SAN DIEGO - Mother's Day and Father's Day are great opportunities to spend time with your parents and remind them how much you love and appreciate them. However, if you have lost one or both of your parents, or if you are a parent and your children are not around anymore, these holidays can be very depressing and lonely.

Chronic loneliness and feelings of abandonment puts seniors at risk for dementia, according to a 2007 study from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

VIDEO: ElderHelp to benefit from Wine & Dine extravaganza at Hard Rock Hotel

SAN DIEGO -- ElderHelp will present its 14th annual Wine & Dine fundraising event on Saturday, April 2, from 7 to 11 pm at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

Wine & Dine is a fundraising extravaganza of dancing, dining and entertainment to enable ElderHelp, a San Diego-based non-profit, to provide quality social services that help San Diego seniors live independently and stay in their own homes.