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Hostess Vanessa Wagner invites elders to free LGBTI ageing forum

Drag queen Vanessa Wagner is heading to the Sunshine Coast to host an LGBTIQ ageing forum later this month. The Mardi Gras queen’s alter ego Tobin Saunders explained the free event on ageing well and future planning will be very valuable for our elders and loved ones. The free I’m Still Standing LGBTI ageing forum …

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Gold Coast LGBTIQ aged care home throws big Mardi Gras party

LGBTIQ-accredited aged care facility Arcare Parkwood helped its Gold Coast residents join last weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations with a colourful and camp party. Residents, staff and family were all invited to the Mardi Gras bash at the residence, coinciding with last weekend’s Parade. Staff covered the facility in rainbow as guests wore colourful feather boas, …

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QC’s Aged Care System Navigator: respecting culture & identity

Towards the end of January, I read with some joy the article on the catch up between Bill Rutkin and Sister Angela Mary Doyle. It reminded me how our past informs our present, particularly in reference to QC’s Aged Care System Navigator program. Rebecca Reynolds is Chief Executive Officer of The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health …

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Vital new survey launched on LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy ageing

Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are conducting a study exploring the needs and concerns related to ageing among older LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy Queenslanders and their carers. The term Sistergirl refers to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander gender-diverse person who lives and presents as woman and has a female spirit. Brotherboy …

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Queensland LGBTIQ aged care residence throws huge Mardi Gras party

Queensland LGBTIQ+ accredited aged care residence Arcare Parkwood has brought Mardi Gras celebrations to its residents this week. After a challenging 12 months for elders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday Arcare Parkwood staff flooded the residence with rainbow colours as part of the celebrations. The team decorated the facility with rainbow flags and …

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How our over-60s can downsize in style at The Atrium Lutwyche

The Atrium Lutwyche, on Brisbane’s inner northside, is offering our over-60s the chance to downsize in style while staying in the area they know. The boutique retirement community, which opened in February at 15 High Street, Lutwyche, offers chic one and two bedroom apartments coupled with resort-style facilities just 4km from the city. The Atrium’s …

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LGBTIQ seniors hit hard by Victorian aged care lockdowns

Victorian LGBTIQ advocates are extremely concerned for the welfare of older LGBTI Victorians in aged care or self-isolation during the state’s COVID-19 lockdown. Numbers of Victorians in aged care with COVID-19 reached 1186 on Tuesday (August 4), with outbreaks in at least 100 facilities. Switchboard Victoria provide peer support to LGBTI people including seniors through …

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Take a look inside Queensland’s first LGBTI aged care residence

Queensland’s first ever LGBTI aged care residence, Arcare Parkwood, will open its doors to community elders next month. Aged care provider Arcare’s new five-star residence at Parkwood in the Gold Coast hinterland will provide 90 suites for LGBTI elders. Arcare Parkwood will provide a mix of both permanent and dementia care. Facilities also include a …

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‘Plainly discrimination’: Lesbian banned from aged care volunteer visits

An 84-year-old lesbian aged care volunteer was left “devastated” after she was told she couldn’t visit residents due to her sexuality. The woman, known as Malloy, said she was “horrified” when reprimanded by the facility where she had regularly volunteered. This week, she told the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety she …