Love is a basic human necessity. Honoring and accepting yourself will nurture personal growth and help you manage difficult times. Try being kind to yourself the same way you would to a good friend.

Treating yourself with kindness and respect means taking time to take care of your overall well-being. Self-love can boost your well-being, both mentally and physically.

Explore this page to learn more about personal fulfillment and identity.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.

Five Secret Health Benefits of Gardening

AARP Livability Fact Sheets: The Complete Collection

Adaptive Sports: Staying Active While Living with a Disability

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Participating in Activities You Enjoy As You Age

Whether you are a member of the community or serve someone who is, these resources support people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and other sexual and gender identities. 

Virginia Transgender Resource and Referral List

LGBT Community Center Member Directory

Diversity Richmond

Helplines & Hotlines

SAGEConnect Phone-Buddy Program for LGBTQ+ elders

Find a local PFLAG Chapter (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Virginia Pride

Find information about Virginia organizations who are offering relationship and sex education for young people with IDD and national organizations who offer curriculums, trainings, and other resources.

Healthy Sexuality

Put yourself "out there" to meet new people who share your interests. Join an activity you love, or even create your own group.

Use Meetup to meet like-minded people, connect with locals over shared interest…

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