New in the spring of 2018, the LGBT Elder Initiative is partnering with Jefferson Health for a new series of programs on LGBT elder health. This program series, “The Doctor Is In,” will explore pertinent health issues that impact LGBT older adult communities, equipping participants with knowledge and resources to better manage their health and reduce the risk of certain health issues.

Workshops will be facilitated by geriatricians from the Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine. Workshop topics have been identified based on the results of a survey created and distributed by the LGBT Elder Initiative in early 2018. Programs will be held either at Thomas Jefferson University or the William Way Community Center.

The first “Doctor Is In” program will take place on Wednesday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building (1001 Locust St.) at Thomas Jefferson University. The program will explore the issue of strokes and how older adults can reduce their risk of stroke. More information about this program, including how to register, is available here.

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