LGBT Seniors Overcome Obstacles

But what about those seniors who are denied access to or face insensitivity from the very people who can help them with that transition? Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may face a range of discrimination in their quest for health care and housing. There are…

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United Church Homes Is for Everyone

  “It was more like ’don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and so I didn’t,” says Nichols. “Many people there knew I was gay, but we just never talked about it. It didn’t feel like discrimination; it just didn’t feel authentic.” When her former employer’s hiring policy was changed to specifically exclude…

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Fairhaven Community Volunteers

Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you’ll find Janet McDaniel delivering mail at Fairhaven Community. But it’s not her job—it’s her passion. As a community volunteer for more than 15 years, Janet enjoys helping others. “I love working with the residents,” she says. “They’re always so gracious and appreciative; it’s very…

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Tina’s Giving Heart

Tina was fully aware her financial resources were depleted, and her spirit and hopes were exhausted, when she began working in Dining Services at Fairhaven Community. “I was so thankful to find this job, and to finally be hired because I needed it to survive,” she said. While adjusting to…

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