Jefferson Health has introduced the Jefferson Center for Healthy Aging, pioneering LGBTQIA+ affirming primary care for Philadelphia’s older adults. This groundbreaking clinic offers tailored services, including primary care, transgender care, and obstetrical/gynecological care, all provided by SAGE-trained staff committed to gender-affirming healthcare.
Dr. Michael Danielewicz, Director of Pride at the Jefferson Center for Healthy Aging, emphasized the importance of offering accessible and affirming healthcare to LGBTQIA+ older adults, recognizing their unique needs in a world marked by social and medical transformations.
The grand opening celebration featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speakers, treats, and a vibrant drag performance by Philadelphia’s Sandy Beach. Dr. Flattau, Chair of Jefferson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, highlighted the significance of creating safe spaces where individuals can be themselves and receive care aligned with their values and identities.