Enjoying Gardens as Ecosystems
With Dr. Ken Frank
May 12, 1 pm
Penn’s Village members were enthralled last year by Ken Frank’s well researched talk and entertaining slides about the ecology of Rittenhouse Square. As the author of The Ecology of Philadelphia, Ken is well versed on how biodiversity in gardens can give pleasure. The presentation will focus on Center City and include practical tips for city gardens.
By Stephanie Mott
They are not transgender rights. They are human rights for people who happen to be transgender or gender non-conforming (TGNC).
Human rights. Civil rights. American rights. Rights that belong to every person on the planet by virtue of the fact that we exist. No person, no city, no state, and no country can give us our rights. They can either recognize our rights or not. And they do deny our rights.
“If the price of more acceptance is the loss of a few places to drink and dance, I’ll take it. But what we’re losing are places that young, shy, queer kids in new cities can go to, knowing they’ll be surrounded, maybe for the first time, by people like them.”
Krista Burton, on the loss of lesbian bars and queer spaces
By Mark McNease
Based on the premise that everyone has a powerful story to share, Purpose Driven Publishing seeks to identity authors with a passion for changing the world. An outgrowth of the Purpose Driven Authors Academy, PDP seeks to help authors communicate their messages and have an impact on the lives of others.
Founder and CEO Jenn Grace was kind enough to answer ‘6 questions’ for me. You can reach Jenn and the PDP team and read more about their mission at Purpose Driven Publishing.
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years but it’s gotten worse the older I get.
Ringing Louder at 62
Tinnitus is a common condition that affects around 45 million Americans, but is usually more prevalent in the 60-and-older age group. Here’s what you should know along with some tips and treatments that may help.
“Are we explicitly making sure that our institutions that are serving older adults are prepared for them? Do they know what their needs are?” said Elysia Chandler, the author of the report and only employee of the LGBTQ+ Commission
A report by the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission on LGBT seniors living in housing run by the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) recommended that the CHA sponsor programming for people who identify as LGBT, include gender identity as a protected class in the CHA anti-discrimination policy and collect information about how many LGBT seniors live in CHA housing.
For the calendar conscious. Be sure to check your favorite weather app for local forecasts and recommended clothing.
Don’t put away that protest sign or cut down on the calls to Congress just yet. The Trump administration has more fuel for the resistance fire, shocking Americans back into action just in time for three anti-Trump marches scheduled this month.