LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Support Groups
The LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Support Group is the first statewide initiative to address loss in the LGBTQIA+ community. The program is funded by the Department of Public Health and it is facilitated by The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project.
The LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Group is a free 8-week group facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker experienced in bereavement issues in the LGBTQIA+ Community. The group is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual individuals of any age who have experienced the loss of a loved one (family member, friend, partner/spouse).
All groups require pre-registration. For more information on the LGBTQIA+ Bereavement Program contact Lisa Krinsky at 857.313.6590 or email@example.com.
Weekly Zoom Drop-in Group for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults
Since the Spring of 2020, the Aging Project has offered a free weekly Zoom drop-in group for LGBTQIA+ older adults. These are informal discussion groups, facilitated by Aging Project staff, that help people feel more connected. The group meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST.
New members are always welcome – To register email: LGBTQIAAgingProject@fenwayhealth.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Community Meals & Programs for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults and their friends
Massachusetts has a network of 24 LGBTQIA+ friendly community meal programs sponsored by local elder service providers across the state.
With the support of the Aging Project’s training and technical assistance many elder service providers across the state of Massachusetts offer community meal programs that are designed for LGBTQIA+ older adults and their friends. These programs not only offer hot nutritious meals but they provide opportunities for social connections and engagement with other LGBTQIA+ older adults.
Massachusetts has a robust network of LGBTQIA+ Community Meals & Programs across the state included some daily, weekly or monthly lunch programs, supper clubs and weekend brunches for LGBTQIA+ older adults. To see the 2023 listing of regularly scheduled programs, click the image below to download the community meals and programs calendar.
Please note that new community programs for LGBTQIA+ older adults are growing quickly.
If you have a program to add to this list, please email: LGBTQIAagingproject@fenwayhealth.org to have it added to our updated listing.