Today, June 5, 2023, marks the 42nd anniversary of the first official reporting of what would become known as the AIDS epidemic. On this day in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported five cases of a mysterious disease affecting young gay men. This was the beginning of the AIDS pandemic. In […]
Category: HIV and Aging Education
Resources for Long-Term Careby Alex Snell, MSW One topic that has come up frequently in our Roundtable conversations is long-term care. How will my needs be met if I become unable to fully care for myself? Will I be able to receive care at home? How will I pay for it? What planning do I need
This year’s Positively Aging conference will feature a presentation on the LKAPS Roundtable as a way to address isolation and depression common in older adults with HIV. The Roundtable is our weekly drop-in discussion group where older adults with HIV can make connections and build community through conversations. Roundtable facilitators Luis Villanueva, Bob Basque and Alex
The Roundtable to share their experiences at this year’s Positively Aging Project Conference.Read More »
Thom Bettinger, End of Life DoulaA special Saturday edition of the Roundtable On Saturday, July 23, the LKAPS Roundtable welcomed Thom Bettinger, an end-of-life doula and longtime hospice volunteer. Thom explained what we need to do to ensure that our end-of-life wishes are understood and followed by friends, family, and healthcare professionals. Some of
Your Life, Your Priorities…
Understanding End of Life ChoicesRead More »
Merriam-Webster defines “roundtable” as a conference for discussion or deliberation by several participants. The Roundtable is our online discussion group, where we make connections and build community through conversation. Roundtable peer coordinators facilitate discussions of topics both serious and fun that include and allow everyone to participate. The Roundtable meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM on Zoom. Subscribe to the LKAPS newsletter
Let’s Kick ASS Palm Springs is taking an active role as co-sponsor of this year’s Positively Aging + Reunion Project Conference on Saturday, September 18 — which is also National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The conference takes place virtually on Zoom from 9 AM to 2 PM, and is free and open to the public. Our
Let’s Kick ASS Palm Springs co-sponsors this year’s Aging Positively + Reunion Project ConferenceRead More »
Dr. Loftus’ speaks to LKAPS community members on August 22, 2021. Dr Loftus educates our community about COVID-19, vaccines, COVID variants, vaccine boosters, and how it affects people Living with HIV/AIDS. This is the fourth time Dr. Loftus has spoken to our group the talks are very informative. Thank you Dr. Loftus.
Dr. Loftus’ speaks to LKAPS community members on March 28, 2021. Dr Loftus educates our community about COVID-19, vaccines, possible variants, and how it affects People Living with HIV/AIDS.
During the pandemic, instead of having our monthly potluck, we are having Tea and Conversation on the 4th Sunday of the month via ZOOM. This month we had Dr Rick Loftus, Infectious Disease physician/researcher. Dr. Loftus gave us a Coronavirus update and talks about COVID-19, HIV, vaccine timelines, and news important to our community. Everyone
NMAC HIV 50+ Strong and Healthy Grant Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) Palm Springs (LKAPS.org) had two Zoom meetings in June 2020 to discuss issues pertinent to the local community. Thanks to a $2,500 grant by NMAC’s HIV 50+ Strong and Healthy program, LKAPS will be distributing logo masks and t-shirts to registrants who