Welcome to APLA Health
HIV & Older Adults
People growing older with HIV face extraordinary challenges.
Read more: Gilead's Age Positively Initiative
In 2018, APLA Health launched HIVE (HIV-Elders), tailored for men who have sex with men (MSM) of all ethnicities who are 50 years of age and older and living with HIV. HIVE is designed to improve the health and well-being of this growing population of men by addressing stigma, social isolation, social support, connection and empowerment. Three years later we are thriving! Check out our monthly calendar below for daily fun activities, like Bingo and Trivia games, as well as group hikes, special guests, bowling nights, harbor cruises and movies under the stars.
Social support groups provide spaces for safe conversation, building friendships, and emotional support.
Life Skills Support
We provide skills for daily living to enhance quality of life, like taking care of one’s healthcare needs while managing Medicare and personal finances.
Our health education program focuses on the issues that affect older men the most, like managing chronic medical conditions and the multiple medications used to treat them.
We sponsor group activities to foster community among people living with HIV and help them become flexible, resilient, and confident in their abilities. This also increases their visibility in other communities and spreads awareness of their presence and importance.
Due to COVID-19 some HIVE activities will be held virtually.
For more information, please call Emmanuel at 213.201.1547 or for Long Beach call Michael at 562.247.7353.
Please see calendar for a list of all activities with links to virtual meetings.
Monday – 1:1 Phone Call or Web-Chat Services
12 – 2 p.m.
Monday – HIVE Connections
5 p.m. – Join Program
Join HIVE staff and your peers for a weekly online emotional support group. This is not our first pandemic, so let’s share our grit and resiliency.
Tuesday, September 20 – Movie Matinee
MUST RSVP at 213.201.1547.
Tuesday – HIVE Coffee Beach Walk in Long Beach
Meet at Hot Java (2101 E Broadway, Long Beach CA 90803). For more information call Michael Buitron at 562.247.7353.
Tuesday – Drag Bingo!
4 p.m. – Join Bingo
Join HIVE via Zoom for a fun game of BINGO! Each week, the winner of Bingo will receive a Target gift card.
Thursday, September 1, 8, 22, 29 – Virtual Trivia/Wheel of Fortune Game Competition
4 p.m. – Play the Game
Join our virtual trivia game competition with easy and fun categories. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.
Friday, September 23 – HIVE Coffee Monthly Birthday Celebration
Meet at Starbucks in Echo Park. For more information call 213.201.1547.
Every Friday – Long Beach Signal Hill Speed Walk
Meet at Hilltop Park (2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill CA 90755). To RSVP, call Michael Buitron at 562.247.7353.
Friday, September 30 – Happy Hour at Precinct DTLA!
Grupo de HIVE en Español – Se reune el segundo Viernes de cada mes
Llamar a Emmanuel para mas información al 213-201-1547.