Founded by Richard Bass in 2011, PALS is a community initiative based in Palm Springs, CA that encourages LGBTQ people and friends to plan ahead.  We provide education, tools and resources to help LGBT seniors plan ahead for their long-term care.  PALS is creating a community of people who look after each other.  It’s never too soon to plan until it’s too late.

All planning starts with a conversation, conversations that normally don’t come up, say, at brunch.

  • Who is going to take me to my colonoscopy?
  • Who has access to my house?
  • Who can I call for……?

Having a plan prior to a personal crisis mitigates the stress of the event, relieves the burden on family and friends, and ensures that you are in control of your care.

Having a plan prior to a personal crisis mitigates the stress of the event, relieves the burden of family and friends, and ensures that you are in control of your care.