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Rainbow Elders to offer “Flower Power in February” brunch & workshop

Feb 2019 Rainbow Elders brunch ranked choice voting photoBring some springtime into your day while learning about ranked-choice voting with an assortment of flowers.Join the Rainbow Elders of LifePath for “Flower Power in February” on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the South Country Senior Center in South Deerfield. Arrive between 11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m., and the Rainbow Elders Luncheon Club will serve a special brunch menu: cheese omelet, ham steak, waffle fries, muffin, wheat bread, maple syrup, juice, and milk. Special dietary needs, as always, will be accommodated if possible, or you may bring your own food. Coffee and tea will be available.

Following the meal, retired teacher and Western Mass local Linda Castronovo of Voter Choice Massachusetts will lead a flower-filled workshop on “ranked choice voting.” Learn about this system of voting, recently used for the first time in a Maine election, by voting for your favorite flowers. Experiencing how this system works is sure to surprise you!

Save your place online or reserve your meal by calling 413-773-5555 x1242 or 978-544-2259 x1242 if you are unable to go online. The deadline to register is 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20.

According to Voter Choice Massachusetts, “Ranked Choice Voting is a simple, fair, and easy way to give more voice and more choice to Massachusetts voters. Instead of picking just one candidate, Ranked Choice Voting allows you to rank the candidates on your ballot — as many or as few as you prefer — in your order of choice.” Learn more about ranked-choice voting at

There will be time to socialize and enjoy a few sights of spring. Regardless of the results, six attendees will go home with one of the flowers!

More about the Rainbow Elders Luncheon Club & the Rainbow Elders

Taking place on the third Thursday of each month, the Rainbow Elders Luncheon Club will provide 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 meal is offered to elders for a suggested donation. 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. A suggested donation of $3 is requested. People under 60 are welcome to attend for a fee of $8. The meal is supported by the Older Americans Act

The South County Senior Center also serves meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and many other sites are available around Franklin County and the North Quabbin. Find a complete listing and schedule of dining centers and luncheon clubs, along with monthly menus.

Rainbow Elders builds connections among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromatic, and agender elders and their allies. Learn more and sign up to receive emails with future Rainbow Elders event invitations and relevant news and information..

Special thanks to our sponsors, The Arbors at Greenfield and Rockridge Retirement Community.