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GRAI Matters August 2012

August 30th, 2012


  • Letter from the Chair
  • GRAI: How can you contribute?
  • GRAI’s 2012 AGM
  • Aged Care Reforms
  • Let the talks begin!
  • Special Needs: what does this mean?
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Health in Difference 2013
  • Linton Estate
  • Film clip competition
  • OLGBT Connections in Britain
  • London Pride
  • US GLBT ‘priority population’
  • Exercise and Alzheimer’s
  • Beyond blue campaign
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GRAI Matters March 2012

March 30th, 2012


  • Letter from the Chair
  • Dean Smith: focus on GRAI membership
  • Dan Parker, welcome (back)
  • Paul Garde
  • Stay Socially Active: You may live longer
  • Checking out Opening Doors
  • Irish LGBT eyes not smilin’
  • Mary McAleese: LGBT Award
  • News from the Alliance – MindOUT
  • LGBTI Representation – Anti-discrimination submission
  • LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Working Group
  • Research: Caring for people with dementia
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GRAI Matters – March 2011

May 14th, 2011

Welcome to the first issue of GRAI matters for 2011. This newsletter keeps you in touch with the activities of your GRAI Board, who work hard to ensure that the Association is well run and continuing our advocacy on LGBTI elders’ issues. We also aim to bring you the latest information about ‘gay ageing’ issues and events and hope that some of our members will get involved in some of these.


GRAI MATTERS – September 2010

September 27th, 2010

Welcome to the September issue of the GRAI Newsletter. It brings updates on GRAI business plus some national and international news and Pride events that may be of interest.

GRAI MATTERS – July 2010

July 4th, 2010

Welcome to the July issue of our GRAI newsletter. Our biggest news is that we are ready to launch the findings of our one year Lotterywest social research grant investigating the attitudes and practices of aged care providers towards LGBT residents. With the fantastic work of our project officer Rita Freijah we are now the point of releasing the final report, best practice guidelines and a comprehensive literature review.

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GRAI MATTERS – April 2010

April 24th, 2010

Welcome to our first new‐look newsletter for 2010. The newsletter contains a rundown both of GRAI activities and also broader issues on LGBTI ageing. Firstly, thank you for your continued support of GRAI.

Although GRAI is a small member‐based organisation, we always seem to have more than enough to keep us busy – and 2010 will be no different.

Concern as older gays hit by blues

Alzheimers Australia launches “Dementia: Lesbians and Gay Men”

November 30th, 2009

Alzheimer’s Australia launched the discussion paper, ‘Dementia: Lesbians and Gay Men’ by Heather Birch on Thursday 19 November 2009 in NSW and around Australia in each capital city on other dates.

The paper was launched in NSW by the Hon. Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia.

GRAI’s Jude Comfort and Virginia Hales, who also works for Alzheimer’s Australia (WA), launched the paper in Perth.


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