“The Disability Trap” w/ Let’s Kick ASS

April 16, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Join Let’s Kick ASS for The Disability Trap
John Fasesky, of AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Ellyn Bloomfield with Openhouse, and Andy Chu with Positive Resource Center will be on a panel answering your questions about the many issues around being on and getting off disability after years of surviving AIDS.
As long-term survivors are living longer and facing the conundrum of turning 65, transitioning from disability income to retirement income brings up a lot of anxiety. There are many unanswered questions. Let’s Kick ASS is bringing in experts who can answer your questions and help you decide if returning to work is right for you.
Many long-term survivors have been on disability for years and yearn to earn more money. Disability has been a safety net for thousands of people with HIV, but the effect of the psyche can take it’s toll.One of the downsides of being on disability from HIV is that it can have psychological ramifications. It is easy to feel useless. In addition, not having enough money to socialize can contribute to your feelings of invisibility.What are your concerns being on disability? Are you thinking of returning to work?  Do you have the stamina, the strength to go off of disability? Or do concerns about reduced income when you retire cause MORE anxiety? Please join us for this interactive town hall.
Let’s Kick ASS: empowering you to make your life better.
*About Let’s Kick ASS: Let’s Kick ASS-AIDS Survivor Syndrome is a grassroots movement of long-term survivors, positive and negative, honoring the unique and profound experience of living through the AIDS epidemic. We’re dedicated to reclaiming our lives, ending isolation, and envisioning a future we never dreamed of.*

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