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Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

Several ways exist to increase your organization's LGBT cultural competency

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Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.

First 'LGBT-affirming' senior housing community opens in San Diego

First 'LGBT-affirming' senior housing community opens in San Diego

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The grand opening for San Diego's first "LGBT-affirming" senior housing community, North Park Seniors, was Friday.

LGBT adults worry about abuse, neglect in senior living as they age: survey

LGBT adults worry about abuse, neglect in senior living as they age: survey

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Worries about potential neglect, abuse, access to services and harassment in assisted living communities and other long-term care settings are common among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, according to survey results released Monday by AARP.

Top 20 'LGBT-friendly' cities for retirees named by website

Top 20 'LGBT-friendly' cities for retirees named by website

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A new list of the top "LGBT-friendly" cities for retirees contains 11 new metropolitan areas this year as well as nine returning cities that were on the inaugural list last year.

Lesbian resident's discrimination case back in court

Lesbian resident's discrimination case back in court

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A lawsuit claiming that an Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from harassment, discrimination and violence from fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation was back in federal court Tuesday as Lambda Legal appealed the January 2017 dismissal of the case.

New HHS division will allow discrimination against LGBT residents, advocates say

New HHS division will allow discrimination against LGBT residents, advocates say

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Federal officials say a new division in the Department of Health and Human Services will protect the rights of healthcare workers who object to providing certain types of care on moral or religious grounds. Opponents, however, say it will enable discrimination.

Report: Some residents at risk for a new kind of religious discrimination

Report: Some residents at risk for a new kind of religious discrimination

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Revised laws and policies exempting religious organizations from anti-discrimination provisions are taking a toll on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders, a new report claims.

15 best 'LGBT-friendly' senior housing communities named

15 best 'LGBT-friendly' senior housing communities named

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California and Florida dominate a new list of the top 15 senior housing communities deemed welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

More news for Monday, Nov. 27

Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions ... For older LGBT adults, equality is not a piece of cake ... Japan is embracing nursing-care robots ... Disney has a loyal following in an unexpected place: The Villages ... LGBT senior living facility residents return after wildfire

New law creates LGBT 'Bill of Rights' for California assisted living, nursing home residents

New law creates LGBT 'Bill of Rights' for California assisted living, nursing home residents

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A bill signed into law Oct. 4 by California Gov. Jerry Brown establishes a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights to protect LGBT older adults in the state from discrimination or mistreatment in ALFs and SNFs.

More news for Monday, July 17

McConnell delays healthcare vote while McCain recovers from surgery ... Retirement community takes precautions after former resident contracts Legionnaires' disease ... Fighting for LGBT rights in retirement communities ... Teen forms nonprofit to reach out to lonely seniors on the phone ... Receiver will oversee Fortis assisted living, nursing home operations

California LGBT bill applies to assisted living, skilled nursing

California LGBT bill applies to assisted living, skilled nursing

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Legislation under consideration in California is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in assisted living communities and nursing homes, according to its author, state Sen. Scott Wiener.

More news for Tuesday, Feb. 21

Students share cookies and conversation with retirement community residents ... UK's first LGBT retirement community set to open ... Merck halts late-stage trial of promising Alzheimer's drug ... Former CCRC administrator charged with identity theft ... Retirement community allows residents to stay during renovations, with a catch ... Senior living resident killed as he intervenes in robbery of fellow resident

Community to face appeal of lesbian resident's discrimination case dismissal

Community to face appeal of lesbian resident's discrimination case dismissal

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Lambda Legal said it will appeal a federal court's dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from harassment, discrimination and violence from fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation.

5 big issues in senior living in 2016

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Looking back on our coverage of the senior living industry and the issues that affected it in 2016, several common themes emerge. Five are detailed in this year-end review.

Florida, Texas fare well on list of LGBT-friendly cities for retirees

Florida, Texas fare well on list of LGBT-friendly cities for retirees

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Florida and Texas tie for having the most cities on a new list of the top 15 U.S. cities friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adults in retirement.

More news for Tuesday, Sept. 13

California duals demo has little effect on LTSS, beneficiaries report ... Niche in elder care: assisted living for LGBT seniors ... Beyond Airbnb: Sharing homes offers seniors financial and social advantages

Senior living needs education on LGBT issues, report authors say

Senior living needs education on LGBT issues, report authors say

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Senior living communities and agencies must be made more aware of the needs and issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults, according to a new report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Senior living community didn't protect lesbian resident, lawsuit contends

Senior living community didn't protect lesbian resident, lawsuit contends

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An Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from the harassment, discrimination and violence that she incurred at the hands of fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation, Lambda Legal said in its filing of a federal lawsuit against the community and its administrators. The community said it does not tolerate discrimination.

$100 million affordable housing project first to serve LGBT seniors, youth

$100 million affordable housing project first to serve LGBT seniors, youth

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The Los Angeles LGBT Center is planning what it says is the country's first project that will include affordable housing for both older adults and youth.

Sleepless in the C-suite

Sleepless in the C-suite

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To get a better idea of why 2016 may be an especially challenging year for employers in this sector, consider a list of "scariest challenges" that recently was put together.

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July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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