Friday, May 24, 2024

The Cambridge Council on Aging and the Cambridge GLBT Commission are holding a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender senior information fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue. There will be light refreshments provided by the Cadbury Commons, a residence for seniors, and musical entertainment.

A number of organizations, including the LGBT Aging Project, AARP, Cambridge Human Services, Cambridge GLBT Commission and others will have representatives and information tables. This is an opportunity to socialize, eat and get interesting and pertinent information. Seniors, caregivers and friends are urged to attend.

The needs of LGBT seniors are often more extreme, since they are more likely to have fewer family members to support them and even in Cambridge they may fear prejudice from service providers and caretakers, organizers said. The LGBT Senior Fair supports the Cambridge Council on Aging’s continued commitment to create a culture of respect for diversity in the aging population.

Registration is not required but appreciated. Call Alicia Johnson at (617) 349-6220 or send e-mail to [email protected].