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A Community Conversation LGBT and Aging

Duxbury Senior Center

Thursday • November 8

Clock Icon 6:00 PM
Money Icon Free
Location Icon Duxbury Senior Center
10 Mayflower Street
Duxbury, MA 02332

Event Details

The
Duxbury Senior Center invites you to a conversation on aging for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults, friends, and allies in the South Shore area on Thursday,
November 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
This a community-wide event is a
partnership with the Duxbury Senior Center, Duxbury Interfaith Council, the
LGBT Aging Project, and No Place for Hate.

The event will begin a conversation about how to best
support the older LBGT community and provide a chance for friendship, bonding, and a sharing of resources and information. The evening will include a screening of the award-winning film, Gen Silent followed by a discussion led by Bob Linscott, MTS, from The LGBT Aging Project at Fenway Health. Gen Silent is a documentary that follows

the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they
will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term healthcare system.

The film reflects the reality of what LGBT older adults face
today. Many do not seek out the help they need because they live in fear of discrimination, or they harbor a distrust of healthcare institutions. The follow-up conversation will look for solutions for these unique challenges. Social
workers will be at the program in case someone needs support.

A light dinner is included. This is a free event open to
all. In addition to this program, the Duxbury Senior Center plans to offer regularly scheduled events for the LGBT older adults on the South Shore. A second community conversation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th at 2: 00 p.m.

If you have questions about the program, or to RSVP, call
Donna at 781-934-5774 ex 5730. Local transportation is provided in Duxbury.

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