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Read about our Senior Prom in the L.A. Times

A video everyone must see

The  individuals you will meet in this film—who came of age during a time in which LGBT people were routinely imprisoned, discriminated against, beaten and abused—braved struggles few of us can imagine today.

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The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Senior Services department is intended to support and enrich the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people 50 years and older, with an overarching goal successful aging in place. In this effort, the department provides a broad array of social, educational and support services to LGBT seniors and Baby Boomers, all of which are free or low-cost.

 

Since so many LGBT older adults remain or are forced back into the closet, often feeling isolated, depressed and lonely, Seniors Services provides a safe and nurturing environment for this often invisible, fragile, and neglected part of our community.

 

In addition to helping LGBT seniors and boomers build community and support networks, we also provide one-on-one case management to those in need of support and resources. Most often, LGBT seniors and boomers seek case management services and referrals related to affordable housing, benefits, home health assistance, bereavement, isolation and loneliness, as well as mental health and legal issues.

 

Offering more than 70 activities, events, classes, and groups each month, the department currently serves more than 1,000 seniors and boomers each year.

 

Service Providers Training
Senior Services also offers training for local health and human service agencies and providers to ensure that LGBT older adults receive quality care in mainstream institutions.

To schedule a training, please call
323-860-7339 or email seniors@lagaycenter.org

Services and Activities include:

  • Health & wellness activities (exercise, stretching & conditioning, women’s exercise)

  • Enrichment classes (computer, writing, art, Mahjong, dancing, acting, photography, etc.)

  • Monthly dinners & social networking opportunities

  • Cultural excursions (theater, opera, museums, etc.)

  • Educational seminars & workshops

  • Intergenerational programming:
    • Senior-Youth Photo Project
    • Forever Young Chorale
    • Senior-Youth Dinners and Field Trips

  • Support groups (men’s, women’s, grief & loss, LGBT caregivers, men’s in-depth issues)

  • Annual special events:
    • Senior Prom
    • Holiday Party
    • Arts & Crafts Fair

  • Women’s-Only Activities (Lesbians 50+)

  • Men’s-Only Activities

  • San Fernando Valley group

  • Grupo en Espanol Social y de Apollo LGBT 50+

  • Case management support


To find out more about our services  and to be added to our email or mailing list, please contact:
323-860-7322 or seniors@lagaycenter.org


Senior Services Staff 

Michael Wolfson, Assistant
Phone: 323-860-7322  mwolfson@lagaycenter.org
  

Julia Wallace, Case Manager
Phone: 323-860-7395  jwallace@lagaycenter.org

Arlene Rodriguez, Activities Coordinator
Phone: 323-860-7359 arodriguez@lagaycenter.org

Yuisa Gimeno, Comunidad Latina Specialist
Phone: 323-860-7369 ygimeno@lagaycenter.org

Joe Kuhlmann, Activities Coordinator
Phone: 323-860-7367 jkuhlmann@lagaycenter.org

Kathleen Sullivan, Director 
Phone: 323-860-7397  ksullivan@lagaycenter.org


The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Senior Services department welcomes all seniors regardless of financial need, sexual orientation or gender identity. No one will be denied services.

 

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Senior Services
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Call 323-860-7322
or send e-mail to seniors@lagaycenter.org.

To RSVP to a Senior Event Call 323-860-5830
or send e-mail to
seniors@lagaycenter.org.


April 2014 Calendar 

April 2014 Newsletter

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