Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers

Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Issues Faced by LGBT Caregivers

Having an informal caregiver significantly helps elders to avoid nursing home placement and remain in the community as they age. The unpaid care provided by an informal caregiver, in contrast with formal caregiving by paid staff (nurses, social workers, home health aides and personal care attendants) is performed by a relative, partner, friend or neighbor. This sort of caregiving is the central platform of the U.S. social service and healthcare plan to address the needs of the rapidly growing population of older adults. Informal caregiving had an estimated annual value of $450 billion in 2009. Because of this, there is considerable interest in developing programs and services that support these essential members of the nation’s care plan for older adults. Read more »

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ONLINE WEBINAR

When competing for scant resources, promoting change to improve lives requires support from multiple parties, whether it’s the general public or elected decision makers. To achieve such support, activists need valid, reliable and compelling hard and soft data. Soft data refers to what we learn from the human experience of struggling to overcome obstacles. This webinar will assist practitioners in gathering soft data in the form of narrative, which can then be used to promote social and cultural change.

Participants in this webinar will be able to: Read more »

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Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

WHAT: The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection forms new local business partnerships between food buyers and suppliers, offers breakout workshops, networking opportunities and suppliers’ marketplace (a vendor fair exclusively for Arizona food suppliers); and holds first open invitation local food reception. 

WHEN: Monday, October 6th, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

ITINERARY
1:00: Keynote speaker in Dorrance Hall
2:00: Breakout sessions throughout garden
3:15: Suppliers’ Marketplace in Dorrance Hall
4:00: Open invitation Local Foods Reception in Dorrance Hall Read more »

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The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042

Join us to listen to true stories told live by civic leaders who've faced miniscule budgets, crazy push-back, political opposition and other gobsmacking hurdles on their paths to making the Valley more awesome.

Featured tellers:

Urias Communications' managing partner Jennifer Sanchez, SRP's Latino relations manager Tony Moya, One Community's president Angela Hughey, Lockton Companies' producer Brian Bogert, Intel's director of veterans recruiting Robert Polston, ASU Cronkite News' content director Heather Dunn and Arizona RepublicBusiness editor Kathy Tulumello.

Additional information 

Registration begins at 6 p.m., stories begin prompty at 7 p.m.   Read more »

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Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum

Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum

To activist Joshua Zaragoza, Tempe’s overwhelming approval of workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender municipal workers is a springboard for other cities to pass non-discrimination measures.

“The objective and the goal in those cities would be to see a non-discrimination ordinance passed to send a message across the state and the country that those cities are open for business to everyone,” said Zaragoza, senior field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign in Arizona.

On Aug. 26, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 475, making Tempe the first Arizona city to amend its charter to ban discrimination against LGBT city workers. The measure also includes workplace protections for veterans. Read more »

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Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law

Scottsdale may consider LGBT-equality law

The Scottsdale City Council's recent approval of a unity pledge supporting workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has supporters asking if an anti-discrimination law could be next.

On the heels of Tempe's voter-approved ban on LGBT worker discrimination last week, some say Scottsdale's pledge could be the first step toward considering an anti-discrimination ordinance, which would offer further legal protections for the LGBT community.

"I think we have some momentum with the unity pledge and certainly with unanimous support from the council," Scottsdale Councilwoman Virginia Korte said. "I think that reflects an openness to an ordinance." Read more »

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Stacey's on Melrose
4343 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map

Local First Arizona Releases Fifth Edition of Phoenix Small Wonders Map

Local First Arizona has released the fifth edition of the Phoenix Small Wonders map, a pocket-sized guide featuring nearly sixty local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, venues, and experiences located in the central Phoenix area. All of the businesses included in the guide are independently owned and operated. 
“We created the Small Wonders maps series to help Arizona residents and visitors find the unique local businesses in their neighborhoods,” said Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona. “Our central Phoenix map has been one of our most popular maps. We have found that visitors especially love to use the map to find the best local restaurants and shops to experience Phoenix like a true local.” Read more »

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