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As a group, LGBT older adults experience unique economic and health disparities. LGBT older adults may disproportionately be affected by poverty and physical and mental health conditions due to a lifetime of unique stressors associated with being a minority, and may be more vulnerable to neglect and mistreatment in aging care facilities. They may face dual discrimination due to their age and their sexual orientation or gender identity. Generational differences and lack of legal protection may cause older LGBT adults to be less open about their sexuality. Social isolation is also a concern because LGBT older adults are more likely to live alone, more likely to be single and less likely to have children than their heterosexual counterparts. All of these considerations can be compounded by intersections of sex, race, ethnicity and disability.

We're here to reduce isolation among LGBT seniors and increase the number of LGBT culturally competent senior service providers. 

The Silver Pride Project

The Silver Pride Project is a Pride Center initiative that’s all about creating better conversations and improved social engagement with our older members of the LGBT community. By understanding people’s experiences we can facilitate greater social connectivity, improve social inclusion and evolve services to meet the needs of our LGBT elders.
The friendly health promotion team of the Silver Pride Project welcomes you to get on board to share experiences, interact with other members of the LGBT community and create a healthier, active and social lifestyle for yourself and those around you.

reoccuring events

LGBTQ Seniors Coffee Hour

Also known as the Silver Pride Coffee Hour, is an opportunity for LGBT seniors to come together and enjoy a morning of refreshments and conversation. 

Tea Time

Held at the Amherst Senior Center,  Tea Time is an afternoon gathering for seniors to learn about services available to seniors and to discuss topics of interest. Each meeting centers around a specific topic with a guest speaker. 

Seniors Healthy Lunch Program
In partnership with Erie County Dept. of Senior Services and Preservation Pub, this program aims at providing LGBT seniors with a healthy lunch time meal. 

Details on event dates and times can be found on our Calendar. Sign up for our e-newsletter for upcoming special events. You can also join our online community on Facebook