February is an exciting month for the LGBT Aging Project!
On a national level we are thrilled to announce that we are partners in a grant award for the first ever, federally funded national resource center for LGBT aging issues! This is a groundbreaking opportunity to work with colleagues from SAGE and other organizations around the country to establish comprehensive and interactive resources for mainstream aging organizations, LGBT organizations and LGBT individuals themselves (more on this below).
On a local level the Aging Project is looking forward to previewing selected scenes from Gen Silent, Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Stu Maddux's documentary about LGBT aging and caregiving filmed here in Boston. We are sorry we can't accommodate everyone at the February 18th reception but did not expect to have over 400 RSVPs for a room with a 120 person capacity! We hope you will join us at one of the other two events: The first is Wednesday is February 17th at Stonewall Communities (click here for more info and to RSVP). The second event is planned for Harvard Business School on Monday Feb 22nd. If you would like more information, please contact Barrie Atkin, Barrie@AtkinAssociates, 781-788-6600.
Lisa Krinsky, LICSW
Director, LGBT Aging Project
Boston Prime Timers announce new website. The group's remodeled website allows you to read 1) Current and latest editions of The Prologue 2) Calendar of Events 3) Minutes of the last Board Meeting 4) The Boston Prime Timers Roster 5) Membership Application. For privacy, the Roster and the Board & Committee Contacts and some other features will require a password. bostonprimetimers.org
WLEN (Worcester LGBT Elders Network) February Social. On Saturday February 13th, WLEN will meet at the New Ping Gardens (508/791-9577) in Madison Place in Worcester at 11:00 AM for a lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day and The Chinese New Year. Cost: $7.79 per person.
For more information Contact Marty Flint(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wellness Workshop for LGBT Seniors & Caregivers: Pathways to Wellness, Inc. a local
nonprofit organization committed to providing equal access to high quality holistic care, will be offering two workshops that include free acupuncture. RSVP required (for meal).
- February 25 at Cafe Emmanuel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, 11am to 1pm
- March 6 at Out to Brunch, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA 11am to 1pm
Research Project: Companion Animals (pets) in the Lives of Older Lesbian Adults
Please consider participating in a study that seeks to learn more about the bond between aging lesbian women and their pets.If you are 65 or older, identify as a lesbian, have a pet, and live independently, you may qualify to participate. Your participation involves an interview that will last approximately two hours. The interview will be conducted at a time and place of your convenience. Please call Jennifer Putney, LICSW (603-387-4261) to find out more. Jennifer is a doctoral candidate at Simmons College School of Social Work who is conducting this study as part of her doctoral dissertation.