Help us Out on #GivingTuesday



Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of sharing via social media and online. As you consider where you may give, please consider Rainbow Elder Care — a non-profit 501c3 organization. We work with other senior service organizations throughout the Dayton area to help educate them about how to better serve the aging LGBTQ community. We also serve as a referral and education service for individuals, schools and businesses. Our goal is not to duplicate services or re-invent the wheel but instead to work collaboratively with other community organizations both gay and straight. We have worked with the Area Agency on Aging, local Social Security office, Miami Valley Long-term Care Association, PFLAG, Boonshoft Pride, Alzheimer’s Association, Wright State University, Miami University, and numerous other organizations to help build a better future for area LGBTQ elders. Your contributions are tax-deductible. All contributions no matter the amount are welcome and appreciated!

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Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Advisory Committee Kick-off a Success


Great turnout for our first meeting of the Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Community Advisory Committee. We’re partnering with the Wright State University Social Work Dept. to assess health and aging among the LGBT community in the Miami Valley. Wide representation from Miami Valley Fair Housing, Boonshoft Pride, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Equitas Health, Wright State Physicians, PFLAG, MCC, among others. We’re off and running to gather really substantive information that can help create a better future for aging LGBT people in our area! Thanks so much to all who made time to participate!

Local Survey on LGBT Aging & Health: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help on Sept. 29!

REC logo rainbow triangleIn cooperation with Wright State University Dept. of Social Work, Rainbow Elder Care is participating in a survey of the health and aging needs of LGBT people across the Miami Valley. We need LGBT people to participate on a community advisory committee to help shape and direct the survey, as well as to help promote and distribute it. We have a get-acquainted and planning meeting on Sept. 29 , starting at 4 pm with the business meeting beginning at 5:30 pm. Click the link below for more information.



Help us help our community by ensuring proper health care as we age. Complete the form below to RSVP.



Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk


Meet those killed in the Orlando Pulse shooting


Watch this moving video tribute to the those who were killed at Pulse nightclub.

Plan to Attend Dimensions in Dementia

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Register using the link below. Sponsored by our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association – Miami Valley.

Word AIDS Day: Aging brings special issues for those with HIV

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“In 2015, more than half of all people living with HIV in the United States will be older than 50. A fair number of people are simply living much longer with HIV, and that’s a good thing. Too many, however, are contracting HIV when they’re older than 50, and their health needs will be different from someone who tested positive at a younger age.”

This article in AIDSMeds gives more details.


Nov. 20 is Transgender Remembrance Day in honor of those who died for being themselves.

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Two services will be held today in Dayton at 7 pm. One at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton, and another at St. John’s UCC on 3rd St.

October is Domestic Abuse Month: LGBT Victims

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About every 9 seconds someone is experiencing the pain and terror of domestic abuse. Often it is a spouse or partner, but sometimes it is children. Domestic abuse affects LGBT people too, but it may be more difficult to identify because of the different psychosocial dynamics in same-sex relationships. If you are victimized by domestic abuse — not only physical abuse but mental/psychological as well — don’t hesitate to reach out for help. BRAVO is an Ohio organization focused on helping LGBT victims of domestic abuse. The Artemis Center in Dayton, Ohio, also is a valuable resource. You are not alone! Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Learn Your Rights to Social Security at Oct. 8 Dayton Seminar

Now that we have won the right to marry, you may have lots of questions about Social Security:

When is the best time to file for benefits?
Is there any difference in benefits between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples?
What if my spouse made more than me while we worked?
What are my rights if my spouse dies?

Join Rainbow Elder Care for a lunch-and-learn information session about Social Security benefits.

What: Social Security benefits seminar
with Theresa Busher,
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Where: Miami Valley Fair Housing Center
505 Riverside Drive
Dayton, OH 45405

Time: Check-in 11:45 am
Program – Noon – 1:30 pm

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

To Register:

Click on the button below for reservation/payment or send a check and contact information (including e-mail if any) by October 1, to:

Rainbow Elder Care
5280 Bigger Rd.
Dayton, OH 45440

Click on the button below to register, then click on the link to the right of the page to pay with a credit card.