A New Group for Older LGBTQ Adults

//A New Group for Older LGBTQ Adults

A New Group for Older LGBTQ Adults

We see things differently as we age. Priorities shift. Social circles change.

Please join us for the organizational meeting of a discussion and social group for older adults – July 6, Wednesday at 7 PM at SPECTRUM (283 Duke St W, Unit 210, Kitchener). Our plan is to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month.

And if you’re concerned about whether the group is a fit for you, then try it out to see. We’re not checking birth certificates at the door. 🙂

Our first order of business will be choosing a suitable name for our group. This may be a bit tricky, because we live in such a youth-obsessed culture that many older adults cannot bear to think of themselves in terms like “old” – “older” – “senior” – “aging” – “grey” – “elder” – “vintage” — many of which are used in program names at other community centres in North America. We need a term that suggests “older” and we may also want a term that suggests LGBTQ. So put on your thinking caps when you join us on July 6.

In addition, we will do some thinking about what kinds of discussions and activities we might like to have.

We hope that this will be a step in the direction of creating a community support for us as we age.

By |2017-07-14T15:12:31-05:00June 18th, 2016|Featured|2 Comments

About the Author:

Jim Parrott is CEO and co-Founder of SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Community Space.


  1. Lley January 30, 2017 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Generally how many people show up for the “vintage” group on first and third Wednesdays? Is that group even still running?

  2. President January 30, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    The turnout for our group varies between eight and twelve. The group has been running since we started up in June, 2016. Our meetings are advertised in the monthly Rainbow Community Calendar at http://ourspectrum.com/rainbow-community-calendar/

    We also advertise the meetings at the Facebook page Aging with Pride in Grand River Country at https://www.facebook.com/groups/624054884335553/ and a few other places on social media – you appear to have noticed one of the places: the tri-Pride Facebook group.

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