BOOMERS 'R HEROES will be represented heavily in Philly during the month of October. Beginning 10/10, I will have a table at three consecutive Heath Fairs:
I'm seeking some volunteer help for these events, as well. If you're interested, please call to discuss your availability.
NATAP (National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project) will be sponsoring a FREE forum, “Aging and HIV & New Hepatitis C Treatments” NEXT WEEK on Friday, October 2nd, 10AM – 1:30 PM (breakfast opens at 8:30 AM) at the Drexel University Creese Student Center (corner of 32nd and Chestnut Streets). This event, which features Dr. Stacey Trooskin and Dr. Todd Brown, is co-sponsored by Philadelphia FIGHT.
BOOMERS 'R HEROES regularly scheduled meetings are changing as I write this note. Updates will be noted, as usual, when the occur.
The meetings this summer were lightly, but faithfully attended a few members who know they need continued support. As it so happens, I am committed to a class every Thursday evening for 6 weeks from 9/3 through 10/8 provided by PhillyFIGHT on HIV/AIDS Education. It's a great group and I'm very grateful to have been accepted into this course. I feel it will (and has already) benefit(ed) BOOMERS 'R HEROES by arming me with pertinent information to better attend to those who may be isolated due their fight with HIV/AIDS. It's no longer the DEATH SENTENCE it once was, folks come out bear witness to the fact that they've lived with this disease for 18-35 years or more and lead healthful, productive lives.
Meanwhile, my monthly Thursday night meetings at Hayes Manor have been disrupted due to this course, though I'm referring everyone to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 8th sponsored by GEN Philly at the United Way Bldg. on the Parkway Thursday, October 8, 5:30pm – 7pm
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway......$8 Discounted Parking at the Sheraton (201 N. 17th) with Validation Tkt
Hopefully, you will take advantage of this opportunity to gather information for the experts in Philadelphia to better handle your caregiver needs. I'm praying that you're going to do this for yourselves.
The summer flew by, even though we'd wish it was cooler, it will soon be just that. It's the fall and here we go again.
This weekend was very special in that Philly hosted Pope Francis and the peace and love shown over the weekend was very encouraging. We needed someone to bring hope to our city. Things have been rather hard to deal with, but with the spirit of cooperation that ran through the city this weekend, we know that love is possible. Thank you Pope Francis. I'm not Catholic, but I know there is too much hopelessness in the wake of continued violence in our world.
Jean Kirkley, Founder/Facilitator