Golden Compass Program
The Positive Care Center is proud to offer The Golden Compass Program for patients over 50 living with HIV. The Golden Compass Program is a collaboration between the HIV clinics at Hennepin Healthcare and Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital.
Helping people living with HIV navigate their golden years
- Bone health
- Brain and memory care
- Cardiovascular health
- Dental, vision, hearing screening
- Fall prevention
- Hearing and vision support
- Social support and monthly learning sessions
- Support groups
Care for older adults
Our partnership with Dr. Kerry Sheets, an aging specialist, ensures you develop a plan to help reach your health goals. Dr. Sheets will complete a thorough assessment focused on identifying your health goals, assessing for problems that are common in older adults, such as memory problems and falls, reviewing medications, and discussing strategies for healthy aging.
HIV and Aging
Aging with HIV can bring new challenges. HIV can increase the risk of conditions like heart disease, osteoporosis (thin bones), memory problems, and cancer. These and other aging-related conditions may occur in HIV-positive adults at younger ages than HIV-negative adults. Older adults with HIV often face mental health issues like depression and may feel isolated from losing friends in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
HIV and aging support group
The Golden Compass Program at the Positive Care Center offers the 50+ Support Group. This weekly, one-hour group will address long-term survivor support, social isolation, substance use, mental health, aging/body/health issues, managing stress, and life reflection. Group members can expect to connect with others, learn new information, and strengthen the community of older people living with HIV. Contact Lauri at 612-873-4659 for more information, and to sign up.