LGBT Aging Project Newsletter
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1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
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Outreach Initiative: LGBT Elders of Color
This month The LGBT Aging Project convened a group of community members and leaders of color to begin a new outreach initiative targeted at LGBT elders of color. There is very little data gathered around this particular demographic and this outreach initiative will address that by conducting a community-wide needs assessment in Greater Boston this spring.
Some of the few studies that have been done around LGBT elders of color show this population struggling with the same social isolation as other LGBT elders. This group also faces additional challenges including racism, economic insecurity and homophobia from their own community.
The group that assembled on November 15 at Fenway Health included community members, faith leaders, health care professionals and a representative from the Boston City Council. Plans are underway for a social event in December or January prior to the planned community wide event scheduled for April.
Community Meal Programs For LGBT Older Adults
We are pleased to have a whole section dedicated to the different LGBT Community Meal Programs that are starting to emerge across the state. We now have a nice variety of offerings from weekly luncheons, monthly brunches, a monthly women's program and two monthly supper programs. There is also a nice diversity in the location for each of the twelve programs.
Cafe Emmanuel: “The Original LGBT Meal Site!”
When: Every Thursday 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street Boston, MA
RSVP: to call (617) 477-6606
Sponsored by: Ethos & The Ethos Equality Fund
Music Program: 1st and 3rd Thursdays every month
Out to Brunch: Monthly Brunch & Social for Older LBT Women & Their Friends
When: First Saturday of every month 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street Roslindale, MA
RSVP: to email@example.com or call (617) 477-6606
Sponsored by: Ethos & The Ethos Equality Fund
Out 4 Supper: A Boston Supper Club For LGBT Seniors & Friends
When: First Tuesday of every month 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Home, 301 South Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA
RSVP: online, www.ethocare.org or call (617) 477-6606
Sponsored by: Ethos, Ethos Equality Fund and Mount Pleasant Home
Monthly Brunch for LGBT Seniors & Friends
When: Last Saturday of Every Month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: All Souls Unitarian Church, 196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA
RSVP: Call (781) 848-3939 x 325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsored by: South Shore Elder Services
Cadbury Cafe: Somerville & Cambridge’s First LGBT Monthly Dining Program
When: 4th Wednesday of Every Month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cadbury Commons, 66 Sherman Street, Cambridge, Ma.
RSVP: by calling SCES (617) 628-2601 ext. 605 or email email@example.com
Sponsored by: Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, Cambridge Council on Aging and Cadbury Commons.
Holland Street Cafe: Monthly Luncheon Catered by Local Restaurants
When: 2nd Monday of Every Month at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Holland Street Center, 167 Holland Street, Somerville, Ma.
RSVP: (617) 625-6000 ext. 2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: Somerville Council on Aging.
Over The Rainbow Supper Club
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem MA
RSVP: (978) 624-2261
Sponsored by: The Old and Bold Coalition, North Shore Elder Services’ outreach to the LGBT Community on the North Shore.
When: 3rd Monday of the month, 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sharon Adult Center, 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA
RSVP: to Jayne Davis, HESSCO (781) 784-4944
Transportation: Call Nancy Weiner, Sharon Adult Center (781) 784-8000
Sponsored by: HESSCO Elder Services and Sharon Adult Center
Rainbow Lunch Club
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester 90 Holden Street, Worcester
RSVP: Call or email by the first Wednesday (508) 756-1545 ext.339 email@example.com
Sponsored by: Elder Services of Worcester Area, WLEN, UU Church of Worcester
When: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street #19, Malden, MA
RSVP: to Vida Poole at (781) 388-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: Mystic Valley Elder Services
Fairhaven Supper Club (temporary name!)
When: 4th Wednesday of the month, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Fairhaven Council on Aging, 229 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, Ma
RSVP: (508) 979-4029
Sponsored by: The Fairhaven Council on Aging, in partnership with Coastline Elderly Services
LGBT Senior Social Connection
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Merrimac Senior Center, 100 East Main Street, Merrimac (Rt. 110)
RSVP: Ron Bourque at Elder Services of Merrimac Valley 800-892-0890 or RBourque@ESMV.org; or Laura or Gerry at the Senior Center, (978) 346-9549 email@example.com
Sponsored by: Merrimac Council on Aging and Elder Services of Merrimac Valley
NOTE: This is a monthly POTLUCK. Please bring a dish to share!
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