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NADRC Webinar: Dementia Equity Programs in the Hispanic and LGBTQI+ Communities

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 2-3 PM ET
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On December 13, 2022, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) will host a webinar on dementia programs that focus on the needs of members of Hispanic and LGBTQI+ communities. These populations historically have not received equitable support when it comes to dementia care.

During the webinar, presenters will discuss:Challenges to implementing new dementia initiatives in the Hispanic community How collaboration is an essential and powerful tool for promotion and sustainability of dementia initiatives Challenges experienced by LGBTQI+ people living with dementiaWays to improve dementia services for the LGBTQI+ community Key features of the Visibility Matters program Presenters:Saul Juarez Aguilar, Care Management Manager, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital Sarah Bahnson, LGBTQI+ Community Liaison, Pima Council on Aging NADRC webinars are free of charge and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. The webinars are recorded and will be available for future viewing on the NADRC website. Closed captioning is available during the webinar and will be included in the recording.

Contact with any questions.Funded by ACL, NADRC provides support to ACL and its grantees to implement evidence-based interventions and innovative practices that empower and assist caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  


Pride Month is almost here! 🏳️‍🌈 Get ready to celebrate Pride with our most event-filled month ever!
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FREE Webinar Important Strategies for Family/Caregivers and the Family Peer Support Workforce Working with Families of LGBTQ+ Children May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 18th: Monthly Webinar Topic: Important Strategies for Family/Caregivers and the Family Peer Support Workforce Working with Families of LGBTQ+ Children
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Pride Veterans Group – LGBT Center of Greater Reading on Wednesday May 11 at 7PM

Dear Veterans,

Thank you for allowing us to present our services to your group earlier this month. As part of our presentation, you may recall, we mentioned that we are in the process of setting up an LGBT Veterans Social Group which meets monthly (Wed at 7pm) here at the center.

The purpose of the group will be to provide opportunities to socialize and network with Veterans who identify as part of the LGBT Community. If you don’t identify with this particular group, please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might benefit from this program and I thank you in advance for your support.

We would like to invite all interested parties to join us for appetizers at the LGBT Center (640 Centre St, Reading, PA) on Wed. May 11 at 7 pm. We would like to hear your opinions on what content would be valuable to group participants during this time. These may include events, peer-led support groups, and most importantly, your new ideas.

If you are interested in attending, please click here <> . We appreciate your RSVP since we would like to get an accurate count since we will be serving food and drinks.

Thank you for your service and we look forward to meeting you on the 11th.

Pride Veterans Group
LGBT Center of Greater Reading

Lancaster Pride Festival – Vendor Registration

Early Bird pricing for the Lancaster Pride Festival on June 18th ends on April 17th. We already have over 100 vendors registered and may be forced to close off early due to space constraints. So don’t delay, use the link below and register today!


We hope to see you there!

Lancaster Pride

The Keystone Conference: A Celebration of Gender Diversity – March 23 – 27, 2022

Welcome to the Twelfth Annual Keystone Conference, “A Celebration of Gender Diversity,” hosted by TransCentralPA in Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg! You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. For more information visit


Happy March!
Don’t forget to take a moment and complete the 2022 Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Health Needs Assessment.
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Dinner at Cafe Fresco
Saturday, March 12th
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Cafe Fresco
215 N 2nd St
Harrisburg, PA 17101Please RSVP if you plan to join us for our pre-meeting dinner at Cafe Fresco at by noon on Saturday, March 12th. For more information about our dinners, please visit the link below.
Dinner at Cafe Fresco
Harrisburg In-person Support Group Meeting
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8:00 to 10:00 pm
MCC of the Spirit
2973 Jefferson St. Harrisburg, PA 17110The Harrisburg Meeting will be in-person on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 pm at the MCC of the Spirit, our normal meeting location. The MCC of the Spirit is located at 2973 Jefferson Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.Everyone is invited to attend.
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Family Virtual Support Group Meeting
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7:00 pm
Virtual & In-PersonThis group brings together parents and other adult family members seeking to better understand and support their children of all ages dealing with issues of gender identity. The group operates under a policy of confidentiality in order to create a safe atmosphere for open discussion. Please come and join us for informal sharing and mutual support! The group meets both in-person and online via Zoom on the third Monday of the month. For more information, please email us at
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York Virtual Support Group Meeting
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8:30 to 10:00 pm
VirtualLooking for more support? Join us as we participate in the Rainbow Rose Center’s Transgender Support Group Online Meeting for York County (and beyond) on the fourth Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:00 pm on Zoom! Zoom is a free, online video conferencing program that is easy to use.To attend the meeting, please follow the link below for more information:
Rainbow Rose Online Meeting Signup
To learn more about the Rainbow Rose Organization, please visit their website:
Learn More about Rainbow Rose Center

“Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides” – NPR

coming outWednesday Holmes/ @hellomynameiswednesday for NPR

by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low

“Coming out is scary no matter how old you are or how loving your friends and family may be. You’re revealing a deeply vulnerable side of yourself, and fearing that the person you’re sharing with could say something harmful in response.

“On the flip side, when someone comes out to you, it can be tricky to know what to say. How do you express uncertainty or fears without seeming insensitive? How do you show your support without being overbearing? Even the most well-intentioned listeners can accidentally say something wrong.

“Coming out conversations, with all of their nuances, can be tricky to navigate.

“But fear not, we’re here to help. For this episode of Life Kit, we spoke to queer and trans people about their own coming out experiences and the advice they would give to people on both sides of the conversation.”

Click here to continue reading this NPR article in its entirety.

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