-Join me as I welcome Joy Silver to this week’s podcast. Joy is the principal for SilverSenior Living, consulting for Diverse and Sustainable Aging Communities, headquartered in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Until January 2015, she served as Chief Strategy Officer at Choices Women’s Medical Center, Inc., a New York State Article 28 Ambulatory Surgery Center, in Jamaica, New York.

She has also served as President/CEO, and was the founding principal and visionary for RainbowVision Properties, Inc., Santa Fe, NM.  Her mission-driven vision for seniors led her to create the non-profit “Emerald City Foundation” which granted funds for financial emergencies supporting New Mexican local LGBT people over the age of 62.

She’s a board member at Griot Circle, Inc., a Brooklyn, New York grassroots organization which seeks to address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens, particularly for people of color and serves as board development chair, and served as two-term board member for both LAIN (Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network) of the American Society for Aging, and the LGBT Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Additionally, Ms. Silver was a spokesperson for Equality California and Equality New Mexico and led the LGBT Healthcare Committee for Equality New Mexico.

Joy was also an adviser for New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s 2008 presidential campaign on LGBT issues.

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