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Aging with HIV/AIDS: Be “Extra Vigilant” About Mental Health

From: Medium
In this article on Medium, Arthur Fitting, RN, VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, is joined by Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, senior research scientist at Hunter College’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. In this interview, Arthur and Mark discuss the challenges older adults living with HIV/AIDS face in maintaining strong mental health, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation underscores a need to expand capacity in the healthcare system and reduce barriers to behavioral health care through community outreach efforts like the work done by VNSNY.
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Caring Across Generations: Strategies for the Sandwich Generation in the COVID-19 Era

From: Medium
Medium has featured Partners in Care SVP Jim Rolla in an article offering tips and strategies for family caregivers who are part of the “sandwich generation” to help them maintain optimal physical and mental health as they handle the dual responsibilities of raising their own children and providing care for their aging parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Aging with HIV/AIDS: You CAN Modify the Aging Arc

From: Medium
Medium has featured VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, Arthur Fitting, RN in recognition of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18th. Arthur interviewed Stephen E. Karpiak, lead HIV and Aging researcher with Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Director of the National Resource Center on HIV & Aging, as a key expert to address wide-ranging issues members of the LGBTQ community are faced with as they age, including reduction of stigma and access to culturally competent health care.
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Suicide as a Public Health Crisis: VNSNY on News12 Bronx and Brooklyn

From: News12 Bronx and Brooklyn
News12 Bronx and Brooklyn has featured Deirdre DeLeo, VNSNY Associate Director with CMHS Programs & Clinical Operations, in a segment highlighting National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The piece sheds light on the increased emotional stress New Yorkers are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers guidance, including warning signs and symptoms, and what to do if you or someone you love are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings.
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CBS 6 (WRGB) Features VNSNY CEO Marki Flannery

From: CBS 6 (WRBG)
CBS 6 Albany (WRGB) featured VNSNY CEO and President Marki Flannery in an article entitled, "Lawmakers Call on Federal Agencies to Protect Vulnerable Communities Against COVID-19." The piece highlights the issue of limited PPE gear and financial support for services that provide care for older adults and people with disabilities. VNSNY has cared for over 2,600 COVID+ patients since the pandemic began in March.
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