- Written by Jessica Riel
- Published: December 13, 2017
“Looking Forward: A Winter Breakfast with the Rainbow Elders” will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Greenfield Corporate Center Cafeteria, located at 101 Munson Street in Greenfield, Mass., and the location of LifePath’s new main office.
Bring your hopes and dreams, friends and neighbors – or just yourself – and gather with other LGBTIQA elders to enjoy a light breakfast with friendly faces, new and old.
“The January event is a great opportunity to come together and eat and visit,” says Dave Gott of the Rainbow Elders Steering Committee.
JR, another Steering Committee member, adds, “And the kinds of activity that goes on besides the actual food, which is yummy, gives us a lot of interaction with each other, and it’s fun to learn about different folks. It’s a very open and welcoming venue for all of the LGBTIQA elders in the area.”
Registration by Thursday, January 11, is requested. Please click here to sign up, or call Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services at LifePath, at 413-773-5555 x2215 or 978-544-2259 x2215.
Even if you’ve never before attended a Rainbow Elders event, you are welcome to attend! “Some folks who come to our gatherings are new to the area,” says Dave. “They may want to make new connections with individuals with like experiences. Whether or not they come back to gatherings, they get a chance to be connected to others with common experiences. That inspires me to do what I do.”
“Try us out,” says JR. “We have great food, great company, it’s free, and if you need a ride, call the RSVP number, and we’ll try and help you get there.”
There is no charge for this event, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated and will be used to cover expenses for this and future Rainbow Elders events. This is a drug-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free event.
Special thanks to Program Champion Lathrop Communities and sponsoring Advocates: Barton’s Angels Home Health Care, Franklin Community Co-op/Green Fields Market & McCusker’s Market, Rockridge, Victory Home Healthcare, and WestMass ElderCare; as well as Community Partner: Franklin County Pride.
LifePath’s Rainbow Elders offers opportunities and information to build connections and find resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, and agender elders, as well as their allies, and educational outreach to agencies, businesses, and the community at large. Rainbow Elders helps people build relationships, give and gain support, grow in knowledge and cultural competence, and advocate for human rights so that everyone can live and age with dignity.