LGBT Senior Social Connection
Network and connect with older adult in the Aging LGBT Community across the Merrimack Valley.
The LGBT Senior Social Connection is a group of like-minded individuals who want to meet, support and address the specific needs of LGBT seniors. It was established in 2013, as a collaborative effort between Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, Inc. and the Merrimac Council on Aging. This group, a first of its kind in this area, seeks to support the unique needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors as they age.
The Connection welcomes all LGBT seniors and their caregivers! We host a monthly, no cost, buffet-style dinner to encourage social interaction and group discussions, facilitated by a peer. When possible, guest speakers are asked to present on topics of interest. Monthly meetings provide older LGBT adults with a positive, collegial and safe setting to gather. We share meals and speak openly in an atmosphere of trust to encourage discussions that explore important issues like fear of discrimination when the need for housing, long term care or home care services of LGBT seniors arise.
To download the Senior Social Connection Brochure, click here.
We welcome sponsorships to help with the cost of dinners, guest speakers and to facilitate social outings. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.
For more information or to join, contact Ron Bourque at 978-946-1476, RBourque@esmv.org or Laura Dillingham-Mailman at 978-346-9549, LDMailman@townofmerrimac.com.