The "rainbow elders" is a loosely organized social group founded by Boulder County Aging Services Division (BCASD) in 2000. Through focus groups, County staff uncovered a gap in services among LGBT elders who felt isolated from their families and even each other in our broader queer community. The Rainbow Elders support/social group was formed; it met monthly for nine years.
Currently, the group meets monthly for a supper club the second Thursday of each month and annually for a celebration called the Lavender Gala, typically in early December. Rainbow Elders is now a program managed through the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA), which maintains a confidential mailing list of self-identified LGBT seniors and allies (50+) and sends a monthly newsletter with events and services that may be of interest. BCAAA seeks to create a community in which people can help themselves, reducing isolation and depression. We collaborate with organizations like Out Boulder County, OASOS, PFLAG, Dancin' Divas, CareConnect, and the Denver GLBT Center to create and promote events and services that reach a wide, potentially intergenerational audience. We also host topical workshops, like LGBT Estate Planning.
Please contact our office to be added to the confidential list. LGBT Program Specialist at 303-441-4518.
Facebook: Rainbow Elders of Boulder County