Thursday, November 03, 2016

So, older LGBT adults don't need another "forum"

David Mariner, from the DC Center for the LGBT Community, wrote a long piece on Facebook this morning about “forums” for LGBT older adults --  somewhat in reaction to an AARP proposal to hold a forum in Ward 4.  But this is really a piece about forums based on “identity politics”.
You may need to be logged on to Facebook to view the post.  It would be nice to see the Blade run this.

It’s hard for me to wrap around the idea of another “group” because I’ve stayed so independent.  But you go into any assisted living center, and find the ambition level for most residents very low, and the need for stimulation high – with the exception of a tech savvy elderly person with physical disabilities but a computer in his room (I saw that in a visit to Ohio in 2006).

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