A How-To Networking Guide For Niche Industry Professionals Via Forbes

Understanding the needs of your client base and earning their trust is critical, and working in a niche industry can present unique challenges. When done appropriately, networking can play a key role in addressing each of these goals. Read more

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Nonprofit unveils plans for LGBT – friendly senior housing

Plans for LGBT-friendly senior housing unveiled

The LGBT Network on Thursday unveiled plans for a 75-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Bay Shore for senior citizens identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as seniors who are LGBT-friendly. The development is planned for downtown Bay Shore, next to the LGBT Network’s existing community center on Park Avenue and Mechanicsville Road and near the Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road station.

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How a near fatal accident uncovered a broken home care system

Ron Gold Speaking at TEDx NJIT

When a head-on bicycling crash with an SUV crushed my spine and left me a paraplegic in 2011, I found very little inspiration from my very broken body. That is, until I realized how my broken body could be the impetus to help fix America’s broken home care system.

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Creating a Home for L.G.B.T. Seniors in New York City

New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old.

Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She can sit down to a hot meal or settle in with a book without worrying about being harassed by her neighbors.

But shen the center closes at night and on weekends, Ms. Green, 61, a freelance writer who is homelss, is on her own again.  Read more…

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NY Managed Long Term Care Companies (MLTC) Are Killing Elders By Refusing Mandated Services.

NY Managed Long Term Care Companies (MLTC) Are Killing Elders By Refusing Mandated Services. – My Elder Advocate, LLC

The New York Legal Assistance Group has filed a federal class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York to challenge threatened and actual reductions in Medicaid-funded home care services. Named Plaintiffs and the class they seek to represent are people with disabling conditions who need home care services to remain safely in their homes and communities.

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