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The Residences at Equality Park

Posted Jun 11, 2020 6:28PM UTC

We just received word that The Residences will begin taking applications from June 15th to June 26th. Located in Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale, USA), it will be Florida's first affordable housing community with customized support services for LGBTQ+ seniors.

Wilton Manors is one of the most densely-gay-populated (and especially OlderGay-populated) towns in the world. This looks like a good opportunity for anyone hoping to retire to a gay-friendly community who’s unsure of his ability to manage such a move financially.

The management company will use a lottery to choose from the pool of applicants, not a "first-come-first-served" system. There’s no rush to be the first in line, but if you’re interested, you need to apply sometime next week. Applications and more information will be available on Monday the 15th at:

http://carrfour.org/

Where Have All The Events Gone?

Posted Jun 08, 2020 10:00PM UTC

(Long time passing!)

If you get our newsletter, you'll see the Events section shrink dramatically this week. The Chicago Prime Timers gathering was canceled, and we finally received confirmation from cruise organizers that they're canceling all the older gay cruises until the fall. Cross your fingers with us for what's remaining, but I fear we'll be waiting to see each other again in the new year.

Those of us in the United States had even more than the pandemic on our minds last week. If you feel a need to talk to someone (respectfully), do take advantage of our discussion board. If you're having a truly hard time and think a professional trained in coping strategies could help, please reach out to one. You're worth it, and you could benefit from it, even if you've never felt the need before. Here are a couple of resources to try:

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Email Redux

Posted May 19, 2020 3:07PM UTC

So I shouldn't have been so sanguine about the restoration of our email service. I got on the phone with our provider this morning, and we believe it's really, honestly fixed this time.

Not being able to send mail leads to many failures you might not connect to it: When you send a message to another member, the site tries to email them to let them know about it. When you reset your password, it tries to email you for confirmation. Etc. If you've been getting odd errors the last couple of days, try again now and let us know if you're still running into dead ends.

Stay safe, have a great week!
Jeff

Email Outage

Posted May 16, 2020 4:48PM UTC

Our email delivery provider suffered a data breach and locked us out of our account until we changed our password. We should be OK now. I'm sorry for any mail that failed to send between the time they locked us out last night and when I got their message this morning.

Jeff

"Shandi"

Posted May 11, 2020 10:17PM UTC

We've been plagued the last few days by spammers creating fake accounts with variations on the name "Shandi". On the bright side, they haven't bothered to see what our site is about – they're using their standard ploy of posing as young women, so they're unlikely to take anyone in here. 😄

Still, it never hurts to remind everyone to be careful about your personal information, including your email address. Don't share anything with anyone unless you're as sure as you can be about them.

Stay safe,
Jeff

Checking In

Posted Apr 16, 2020 10:39PM UTC

Paul has started a thread where you can share how things are going with you during the COVID shutdown:

https://talk.oldergay.men/t/let-s-check-in-covid-19/11068

One silver lining in this ordeal is that we can be here to support and check in on one another. I hope you're all still staying safe and getting what you need. Let's keep each other company until we can crawl out of our caves again.

Jeff

Favorite Profiles

Posted Mar 28, 2020 9:25PM UTC

You can now save other members' profiles as favorites. When visiting someone's page, just click "Add to favorites", and he’ll appear on your profile page (visible only to you). Thanks to our Patreon members for voting this the next feature to add!

Enjoy, stay safe,
Jeff

Frightening Times

Posted Mar 19, 2020 2:44PM UTC

I hope everyone's following precautions, staying safe, and lending a hand where you can. I opened a topic on our discussion forum for anyone who wants to share news (news, not rumors; please be responsible), seek advice, or just talk to someone about how things are going.

I'm sure it's obvious, but everything on our events page should be considered tentative pending further updates. In particular, I don't imagine the cruises will be happening. We've reached out to the organizers and will take them down if we get confirmation. I hope we can all get together again soon, but let's do what we need to do in the meantime to make sure we're still here when the time comes.

Stay strong, hang in there,
Jeff

Development poll

Posted Mar 16, 2020 11:43PM UTC

Patreon subscribers can now direct the next steps for the site here:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/34950950

Thanks for chipping in to make this the best site for you! 😃

Jeff

Supporting The Site

Posted Mar 14, 2020 10:01PM UTC

Patreon has approved our account, so you if you'd like to support OlderGay.Men, you can now go to:

https://www.patreon.com/OlderGay/

I've created three membership levels and will work to delineate them further, but I appreciate your patience as I work out the kinks in integrating Patreon to our site and providing rewards to those of you who can afford to contribute. ☺️ Our new setup here is significantly more expensive than what sfpix.net required, so I'm grateful to anyone who can chip in and keep us going for everyone in the older gay community.

As an aside for what's on everyone's minds: Our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19, which now includes almost everyone in the world. For those of us who are older or who have the luck to live with someone older, it's especially worrisome – I fret and obsess each time I go to the grocery store that...

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Older men are at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Please take care of yourselves and those you love.