LGBTQ 50+ Services & Activities

The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance enriches the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people who are 50 and older. In collaboration with the Madison Senior Center, OutReach offers an array of free and low-cost social, educational, and support services for successful aging of all LGBTQ 50+ individuals.

 

Many LGBTQ older adults remain in or are forced back into the closet. Often they are isolated and depressed. We offer services to the 50+ population providing a safe, enriching environment.

 

In addition to helping LGBTQ 50+ individuals build community and support networks, we provide information and referral to existing LGBTQ-friendly 50+ service providers, including those offering affordable housing, access to benefits, home health support, bereavement, isolation and loneliness, as well as mental health, legal, or economic concerns.

 

The LGBTQ 50+ population embodies a wealth of knowledge and experience. The LGBTQ50+ Alliance helps make this strength available to members and to the greater community.

Helping the LGBTQ 50+ Population Build Connections 

Studies have shown that LGBTQ 50+ individuals who have reliable social supports report a higher quality of life.They experience lower levels of depression, anxiety, and minority stress.

 

In many ways the challenges of finding and maintaining social support differ for LGBTQ 50+ people from those of their heterosexual peers. Due to family and social rejection and lifelong stigma the LGBTQ50+ population is:

 
• Twice as likely to live alone
• Half as likely to have a life partner or spouse
• Twice as likely to have no close relatives to call for help
• Four times less likely to have adult children to help them.

 

LGBTQ 50+ Alliance programs offer solutions that break isolation, build friendships, and build connections!

LGBTQ 50+ Services & Activities

The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance enriches the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people who are 50 and older. In collaboration with the Madison Senior Center, OutReach offers an array of free and low-cost social, educational, and support services for successful aging of all LGBTQ 50+ individuals.

 

Many LGBTQ older adults remain in or are forced back into the closet. Often they are isolated and depressed. We offer services to the 50+ population providing a safe, enriching environment.

 

In addition to helping LGBTQ 50+ individuals build community and support networks, we provide information and referral to existing LGBTQ-friendly 50+ service providers, including those offering affordable housing, access to benefits, home health support, bereavement, isolation and loneliness, as well as mental health, legal, or economic concerns.

 

The LGBTQ 50+ population embodies a wealth of knowledge and experience. The LGBTQ50+ Alliance helps make this strength available to members and to the greater community.

Groups, Events, and Programs

Gay, Gray and Beyond Discussion Group

Members of LGBTQ 50+ communities meet for friendly, open conversations on topics determined by those present. Meetings take place the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 1:00 pm at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison. The group is facilitated by an OutReach volunteer.

 

Exploring Spirituality: A Learning and Discussion Group

This group looks at how world religions deal with issues related to LGBTQ people. We also examine spirituality outside of religious institutions. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 1:00pm at OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison.

 

Coffee Meetups
Several times a month this social group meets at various coffee shops and nonprofit organizations around the City of Madison. 

 

Quarterly Dinners

The LGBTQ 50+ Alliance sponsors Dinner Socials once each calendar quarter. At a nominal cost they are held at the Madison Senior Center from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The dinner is followed by a music, comedy, or other show, or educational event of community interest. Call 608-255-8582 or check the website for dates.

 

Special Events

The 50+ Alliance periodically offers programs of interest to the LGBTQ 50+ population. Past events have included workshops on navigating Medicare, managing personal retirement finances, and health and wellness classes. Please check our website for more information on our special events. 

Email for more information: LGBTQ50plus@gmail.com

50+ Information

https://www.lgbtq50plusalliance.org/, offers information on community events and links to local and national resources.

 

Visit https://www.lgbtq50plusalliance.org/

to keep up to date on our monthly program offerings.

 

Check us out on

 www.meetup.com/LGBT-50+-Alliance!

 

Subscribe to our monthly electronic newsletter!

Email LGBTQ50plus@gmail.com to sign up.

 

Prefer your copy mailed to you? Call 608-255-8582 and
ask for the Senior Advocate.

We appreciate and Need Our Volunteers!

Carrying out all the services and activities of the LGBTQ 50+ Alliance requires the work and support of volunteers. What might you do?

  • Join in the planning and coordination of workshops and events

  • Help get the word out, via social media, brochures, posters, advertising, websites

  • Support fundraising through grant proposals, public speaking, individual giving

  • Work on projects with the LGBTQ Senior Advocate

Our Volunteer Form is available on our website under “Contact Us” at: lgbtq50plus@gmail.com,

or call us at 608-255-8582.

OutReach is open M – F, 12 – 7 PM. Thanks!

Exciting Things Are Happening

We’re Expanding our Variety of Activities!

Billiards

Boating

Education on Dementia in the
  Community

Education/information programs by
  Senior Advocate

Health Fairs

Current Activities:

Monthly Book Club

Current Events Discussions

Gay, Gray and Beyond

Exploring Spirituality

Monthly Luncheons

Quarterly Socials

Coffee Meetups

MSC Sponsorship

LGBTQ Outreach Oversite

NewBridge Relationship

What’s next?

Hiking/walking/yoga

Evening/weekend activities

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