Gay Alliance Opens Senior Center
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Senior centers are a great way for people to meet and socialize, and now the Gay Alliance is offering a senior program for the gay community and its allies.
The new center opened Monday morning at the Auditorium Theatre in downtown Rochester.
Program coordinators say older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are more likely than other seniors to live alone, and three to four times less likely to have adult children or family members who can help care for them, as they age.
"We really have a desire here at the agency to really do what we can in order to not only sound the alarm, so that all aging programs around the county understand the needs of our LGBT seniors, but to build the programs that seniors need to have right here at the Gay Alliance," said Kelly Clark of the Gay Alliance.
The center for LGBT seniors will offer people a chance to socialize and share experiences with others. It is open on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.