Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Rainbow Seniors

Did Judy Garland steer us wrong?

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The pot o’ gold isn’t OVER the rainbow.

It’s at the END!

Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day anyway. Old-school.

at the

Rainbow Seniors Potluck

Tuesday, March 21 at noon

First Congregational Church of Williamstown

Corner of Route 2 and Chapin Hall Road

shamrock  Rainbow Seniors will supply a hunk of corned beef.

shamrock Maybe others will contribute corned beef too?

 shamrock Maybe people will bring cabbage or boiled potatoes?

shamrock  Or just dump some green food coloring into your tuna casserole.

Whatever we eat will bring us the Luck o’ the Irish

. . . because we will all be together.   

AARP says: “older gays and lesbians will face unique challenges as they age.”

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LGBT Advocate looks at the future for Rainbow Seniors

 
Michael Adams is executive director of SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization working to improve life for LGBT older adults.
 

America’s older population is growing, and so is the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults who are moving into their later years. In the next several decades, LGBT adults age 65 and above is expected to double, reaching more than 3 million by 2030.

Older gays and lesbians are half as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have family to lean on for elder care.

 

In my job as executive director of SAGE (that’s for Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders), I’m constantly hearing about the unique challenges facing our community. These are the five main things we need to change if we want our society to be prepared for the full diversity of its aging population.

There are five main areas covered in this story:

1. Basic Health Care 

2. Caregiving Issues

3. Financial Insecurity

4. Social Isolation

5. Access to Aging Services