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Where do you live when you’re gay and gray?

Charlotte’s Senior LGBTQ Community Facing Challenges in Housing

Two elderly women, who had shared the same home for most of their adult lives, had begun to face health issues and physical challenges. Marriage Equality was somewhere in the distant future, and the couple had no legally binding paperwork to keep their relationship safe and protected. As their lives deteriorated, … family separated the two women by placing them in elder care facilities states apart from each other…

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte Find Solutions for Affordable Housing Crisis?

The new Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be covering this critical issue with a solutions journalism approach. Keep an eye out for these stories over the next few months.

Like most major American cities, Charlotte is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. More than a third of households in Charlotte are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a city report.

Our People: Erin Barbee

Elder Advocate, Community Leader

Aldersgate Director of Mission Advancement Erin Barbee, whose commitment to education and equality, helped propel Aldersgate towards a prestigious national certification in services for LGBTQ elders.

Aldersgate to host LGBTQ lawmakers discussion

Carolinas News Notes

On Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., at Aldersgate’s Fellowship Hall, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Andrew Reynolds, Ph.D., author of “The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World,” will discuss his latest book.

Giving For Good

Make an impact in your community

Inspiration to give back to your community can come from any number of places, from a personal desire to make a difference to fulfilling a graduation requirement for community service hours.

Aldersgate-Asbury awarded SAGECare platinum status

Senior facility expands focus, attention to LGBTQ inclusion and diversity training

Both branches of Aldersgate — the Continuing Care Retirement Community and sibling Asbury Health & Rehabilitation — have earned top platinum status from SAGECare.