A program designed to empower men and women over 50 years of age to promote healthy lifestyle choices and reduce at-risk behaviors. We are striving to create volunteer leaders that will serve as HIV/AIDS programs advocates and to teach workshop sessions in their own age group, as well as the younger generation.
- Men and women over 50 years of age in metropolitan Atlanta, after participating in the Grandparents' Hands program will be educated about HIV/AIDs, engage in healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV infection.
- Participants will attend a VOICES/VOCES condom skills and negotiation training session tailored for those over the age of 50.
- Participants will participate in at least one individual peer or mental health counseling session.
- Participants will report an increased knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the importance of practicing safer sex techniques for those over the age of 50.
- Participants will report that they intend to use condom/barrier methods when having vaginal, oral or anal sex.
- Participants will be offered confidential rapid HIV testing.
- Participants will indicate willingness to share knowledge acquired in the program with peers or family members.
Did You Know
36% of people with living with HIV/AIDS are over the age of 50.
Men and women in this age group represent 17% of all new cases of HIV/AIDS.
To read more about the growing crisis facing the older populations, Download HIV/AIDS and Older Adults Fact Sheet.
Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Human Services Grant Program