- Written by Jessica Riel
- Published: 08 October 2018
The Rainbow Elders Luncheon Club’s October gathering will take place at 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the South County Senior Center at 67 N. Main Street in South Deerfield. Following the meal, Kevin Cranston, MDiv, will offer a participatory presentation on “Love and Sexuality: Managing Desire, Relationships, and Risk throughout Our Lives.”
Kevin is the Assistant Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences. He will help the attendees to look with creativity and pride at the many ways LGBTIQA and all elders can find safe and meaningful connection with others. You do not need to attend the meal to take part in the presentation, which will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Reservations for the October meal must be made by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Please click here to reserve your meal or call 413-773-5555 x1242 or 978-544-2259 x1242 if you are unable to go online. The menu will include turkey a la King, white rice, tossed salad, buttermilk biscuit, and applesauce for dessert. Meals always come with milk. If you have special dietary needs, please include this information with your registration. We will try to accommodate your needs as much as possible.
Taking place on the third Thursday of each month, the Rainbow Elders Luncheon Club provides a hot noontime meal to LGBTIQA people 60 years of age and older, their friends, and any supportive members of the public at large.
The meals are offered to elders for a suggested donation of $3. Elders can be joined for lunch by their spouse of any age or an individual with a disability who lives in the same household as the elder. People under 60 are welcome to attend for a fee of $8. The meals are supported by the Older Americans Act, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and LifePath.
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