There are more than 2.7 million LGBT seniors in the U.S., and as they age, health care providers and social service groups must learn how to be sensitive to and informed about their needs. On Thursday, Harmony Hospice in Tucson hosted its first training to address the needs of LGBT elders.
There are millions of caregivers providing unpaid care to another adult. That adult could be a spouse or it could be a parent. For many adult children, parenting a parent can be difficult, and even strain the parent-child relationship. But there are ways to make it easier.
Intergenerational programs are springing up across the country, bringing younger and older generations together. In Arizona, there are a handful of these programs, including one unique program in Surprise.
Earlier this month, the paid sick leave provision of Proposition 206 took effect, mandating all workers get paid time off. The higher minimum wage has already taken effect. Businesses have been working to adjust to the new law, but some are facing unexpected problems. One of them is Phoenix-based Peanut Butter Americano.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia this week. And on his agenda is helping resolve a recent dispute. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all cut ties with Qatar last month. And they have 13 demands, including that Qatar scale back its relations with Iran and to close down Al Jazeera.
Bullying — whether in-person on online — hurts young people on many levels, including physically and emotionally. It also causes problems for their ability to focus and learn in school. And a new report indicates financial challenges can ultimately come about because of bullying.