Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County is a program serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors and their allies who live in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with a focus on those 60+. Adults of all generations are welcome to attend the majority of our activities, however. Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County was founded in 2016 by Ed Sedarbaum.
Rainbow Seniors provides activities and services in North, Central, and South County in safe and secure spaces where everyone’s privacy will be respected. During Covid-19, we currently meet using a hybrid model of some in person, some Zoom meetings as well as welcoming participants via Zoom for some of our in person meetings.
The current director of Rainbow Seniors is M Florence Hall, following in the footsteps of previous director and founder, Ed Sedarbaum, who continues to take part as both a member of the Steering Committee and as facilitator of our Talk and Listen Group.
Our current Treasurer is Ray Garnett of Berkshire Trans Group, Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition and co-owner of Yellow House Books in Great Barrington, MA.
Our Member-Led Steering Committee consists of:
Stephen Pepper, Ed Sedarbaum, Kristin Graves, Alicia Canary, Sandra Blomberg, Chaula Hopefisher and Michael Woloschak.
We are supported in part by Title III of the Older Americans Act. Our fiscal agent is Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition and our guru and guide is Elder Services of Berkshire County.