The Life Group LA presents “The Next Level of Care: Aging & HIV+”

On Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2018, The Life Group LA, along with The City of West Hollywood, APLA and Viiv Healthcare, will present “Elevate: The Next Level of Care: Aging & HIV+,” a two-day seminar designed for HIV-positive folks over the age of fifty. The seminar is designed to “invigorate and re-awaken your connection to community, self-care and purpose” by connecting seminar attendees in an interactive experience with experts in the field of HIV and aging.

Sunnie Rose Berger, John Sovec and others at Life Group LA workshop

The seminar is free seminar and will address concerns of those who are HIV+ over the age of fifty and those who love them. Topics covered during this seminar will include: Isolation/Depression, Finances/Financial Planning, Finding Purpose, Sex & Intimacy/ Dating, Housing, Healthy Food on a Budget/Nutrition for the Aging Adult, Brain Health/Memory, Physical Well-Being, Medical–Cardiovascular Disease, Bone Loss, Dementia, Certain Cancers, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Hypertension. Keynote speakers will include:

  • Dr. Neva Chauppette, Psy, D
  • Eric S. Daar, MD, Chief, Division of HIV Medicine and Professor Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Mason R. Glenn, author, speaker & LGBT matchmaker
  • Janelle L’Heureux, MS, RD APLA Health
  • Dr. Elyse Singer, MD
  • John Sovec, MA, LMFT
  • The Gay Elder Circle
  • City National Bank

In a press release, organizer Sunnie Rose stated, “It’s easy to feel left out and unprepared with the reality of growing older with HIV. This weekend will connect you with experts in the field in an interactive experience that will leave you feeling renewed and elevated!” These facilitators have been trained in the art of active listening and are known for their empathy and compassion.

Founded in 2005, The Life Group LA is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of PLWHA so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being. The group provides free, much-needed information and emotional support through medical forums, support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.

Advanced registration required for attendance. To register, and for further information (including the location in the West Hollywood area), please call Ms. Rose at 888-208-8081 or go online at