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Austin LGBT Coalition on Aging


September 2021 Newsletter

More information on the Coalition is on our website at algbtcoa.org.

September 2021 Meeting
Thursday, Sept 16, 2021, 2 PM

We are meeting virtually.

The Coalition on Aging Steering Committee Meetings are open to all. Members of the Coalition and ALL recipients of this email announcement are invited—and urged—to attend.

You’re Invited
 

Here’s the link to the meeting:

LGBT Steering Committee Meeting on Teams

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To continue the work of the Coalition, public participation is needed. Email contact@algbtcoa.org for more info.
 

Choose either date
Here are live links you can click on

Thursday Sept 16 Registration link

Thursday Oct 14 Registration link


“Golden Generation”

The “Golden Generation” is a group for 60+ LGBTQ seniors and their partners/allies that has been meeting virtually on a weekly basis during the pandemic.  The group is planning to resume in person twice-a-week sessions some time when Health Department guideline say it is safe.  In the meantime, all are welcome to join the virtual get togethers. If you are interested in participating send an email to office@uprisingaustin.org and look for instructions by email the first of each week.

More information on the “Golden Generation” is available on our website under the Senior Resources>Austin Resources>Senior Services tab.  The website will also be updated with the dates and times for in person meetings if and when that information is available.  

 

About the ALGBT Coalition on Aging

The Austin LGBT Coalition on Aging has been granted incorporation as a non-profit from the state of Texas.
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Steering Committee Membership


      Membership is open to all regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or gender identification. Meetings are open to all. The Steering Committee meets monthly, almost always less than two hours.  Currently those meetings are held virtually so there is no time spent in traffic.  It’s a great opportunity to be more involved in the direction of the Coalition and get better acquainted with folks like yourself who are interested in improving the lives of LGBT seniors in Austin
 

If you would like to have more information about serving on the Steering Committee, please contact us at contact@algbtcoa.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on Sep 18
 

On September 18, 2008, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was launched by The AIDS Institute in an effort to raise awareness due to the alarming increase in the number of older adults becoming infected with HIV as well as those older adults over 50 aging with HIV.


https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/national-hiv-aids-and-aging-awareness-day-is-september-18th
 

- LGBTQ+ Elder Week of Action -

a SAGE activity from Sep 13-17
there is something every day to call attention to the need for legislative action.

RAINBOW FORUM

Sunday, October 3, 2:00 PM

What is inside the political minds of our conservative and liberal friends?

      
The Austin Rainbow Forum will meet in a Zoom video chat room. For questions about joining the Rainbow Forum, email us at forumaustin@gmail.com.

Austin Prime Timers
Monthly General Meeting -- on Zoom

Sunday, October 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm


Prime Timers is a social organization that provides gay and bisexual men with opportunities to come together in a safe and supportive atmosphere to develop friendships and to enjoy and participate in social, educational, cultural, recreational, and community activities and events. 
A member chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide.


For info: https://chapters.theprimetimersww.com/austin/

AustinUP
Age-friendly Austin Forum Series

Remaining Forums (save the dates!)
Each forum will begin at 1 p.m., end at 3:30 p.m. and feature two 45-minute panels with time in between for audience Q&A and resource sharing.

Thursday, October 21: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
Thursday, November 18: Transportation
Thursday, December 9: Social Participation

PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL AGE-FRIENDLY AUSTIN FORUMS VIA THIS EVENTBRITE FORM! You will receive updates on speakers and presentations as each date approaches. All sessions will be recorded.



 

LINKS & RESOURCES


Austin LGBT Elder Task Force

 LGBTQIA-Fun-Force now on MeetUp

Sponsored by the Austin LGBT Elder Task Force
Campfire Queer Storytime

Embrace Austin is a coalition of LGBTQIA2+ individuals, organizations, and businesses in Austin. We aim to build bridges between queer people and queer initiatives, boost Austin’s queer economy, and set a new standard for cultural competency in LGBTQIA2+ Austin. We do this through hosting collaborative events, offering a robust membership, and leading with multiply-marginalized LGBTQIA2+ people. For more information: https://embraceaustin.com


https://embraceaustin.com/

 
Benchmark Research is a member of the ALGBTCOA
Did you know that all medicine on the market takes part in a clinical research trial with volunteers? Since the COVID-19 pandemic more people are learning about the importance of clinical research trials than ever before and choosing to take part.  Benchmark Research - a globally trusted clinical research company based in Austin, Texas with sites nationwide is looking for volunteers of all ages for a variety of studies. Volunteers will be compensated. Sign up for a study today! www.BenchmarkResearch.net or call 1.888.902.9605 
QueerBomb is organizing an Austin Queer History Project.
They are looking for people to interview.
Contact them at queerbomb.submissions@gmail.com

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The Coalition on Aging is also collecting historical artifacts and welcoming audio and video interviews/programs/podcasts about Austin's LGBTQ community history in coordination with the Austin History Center.
Check out The Memory Project

The Cantina Adult Living Project, mentioned in earlier newsletters, is moving forward with their plans for a residential community in Buda. The property at 767 Main St. has been purchased. While the project is not specifically LGBTQ, the organizers are. https://livecantina.com/

NEWS
FYI
 
AustinUp, the Coalition's fiscal sponsor, has a webpage with Covid-19 related resources
 
The Coalition website has more links to Covid-related issues.
https://algbtcoa.org/resources-for-covid-19/
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