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By Butch Thompson | January 24, 2023

Our Thrive! series kicks off in February with a discussion about Nutrition. Join Generation Plus and Emily Carleo, the Director of Congregate Nutrition at the Council on Aging, for...

By Butch Thompson | January 11, 2023

You are invited to participate in a research study about the impact of pets on older adults’ social networks and well-being. To be eligible to participate in this study,...

By blueridgepride | January 8, 2023

Generation Plus works to leverage the power of the LGBTQ+55+ community through education, advocacy, service, and celebration. 

By Rosie Bullock | January 8, 2023

Generation Plus is excited to announce two new initiatives for our LGBTQ+ senior community. Through our surveys we identified some needs and wants for the Generation Plus program and...

By Butch Thompson | January 5, 2023

An educational lunch and learn program for our Generation Plus LGBTQ+ senior community. This series showcases members of our community presenting information to better enjoy our lives as LGBTQ+...

By Butch Thompson | January 5, 2023

A monthly meeting for our LGBTQ+ elders to socialize, educate and advocate. Great communication begins with connection.

By Butch Thompson | December 23, 2022

Our wonderful volunteer Zack Schmitt spoke about the importance of Generation Plus and LGBTQ+ Elder care in our region. Zack has passion for this topic as his lesbian mothers...

By blueridgepride | December 20, 2022

Holidays can be wonderful.  They can also be challenging.  Fortunately, many of our community partners are keeping the lights on.  Don't hesitate to reach out.  You deserve it!

By Butch Thompson | December 12, 2022

This past Sunday Generation Plus held a Holiday Gathering for LGBTQ+ community at Mountain Care. With warm cider and hot cocoa we entertained guest and we had a sock...

By Tina Madison White | December 10, 2022

A recent survey of LGBTQ+ people revealed that 73% have been personally attacked and harassed online. This report offers a wealth of specific tactics and tools for staying safe.

By blueridgepride | November 29, 2022

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By Butch Thompson | November 2, 2022

You are invited to participate in a research study about the impact of pets on older adults’ social networks and well-being. To be eligible to participate in this study,...

By Butch Thompson | October 13, 2022

Press release from Social Security Administration Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2023 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will...

By Butch Thompson | September 21, 2022

Make sure your vote counts! Monday, October 3, 10 am

By Butch Thompson | September 19, 2022

The kick off to Blue Ridge Pride Festival week always starts with our senior prom. This year the Generation Plus committee choose the theme 'The Love Boat' and there...

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By Butch Thompson | July 31, 2022

Join Generations on August 18th from 11:30-1:30 at Land of Sky Regional Council for a Lunch and Learn Experience. During this time, we will introduce our team, provide volunteer...

By Butch Thompson | July 25, 2022

Many 50+ adults struggle to access the affordable, quality health coverage and care they need. AARP and community collaborators in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee invite you to join us...

By Butch Thompson | July 20, 2022

Community Assessment for an Aging in Place Program – a new project being led by the Jewish Family Services of WNC Jewish Family Services of WNC is excited to...

By Butch Thompson | July 18, 2022

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in WNC. Be sure to stay aware of your own risk levels. If you are in need of a rapid at home Covid...

By Butch Thompson | July 12, 2022

Generation Plus, a program of Blue Ridge Pride, believes in sharing information with our regional community. Below are some updates on topics that affect our LGBTQ+ 55+ population. Livable...

By Butch Thompson | June 24, 2022

Are you interested in staying in your home & community as you age? Community Assessment for an Aging in Place Program – a new project being led by the...

By Butch Thompson | June 14, 2022

Many of us know an elder and some of us are elders in the LGBTQ+ community. With aging comes some struggles. June 15th is a day to bring awareness,...

By Butch Thompson | April 4, 2022

...improve physical function, increase balance...

By blueridgepride | March 15, 2022

A virtual series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers.

By Butch Thompson | January 10, 2022

Recognizing the struggles all have endured for 2 years now and realizing the isolation for many we hope to bring some ideas, suggestions and support to the community. If...

By Butch Thompson | December 10, 2021

If you missed it, our monthly Rainbow Inspiration brought another fresh, diverse and interesting story for our community. On December 1, World AIDS Day, we met Eric Holt. Eric...

By blueridgepride | November 23, 2021

Find out what you need to understand about powers of attorney at this free webinar.

By Butch Thompson | October 8, 2021

This week Rainbow Inspiration spoke with Tim Lane about the LGBTQ+ community and long term care. Tim, a local nursing home administrator shared his experience with the LGBTQ+ community...

By Butch Thompson | April 27, 2021

APRIL 27 All the Lonely People: Easing loneliness and isolation for those we serve and the people we love April 27th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM bit.ly/aarplonely0427 In this fascinating...

By | January 12, 2021

Creating a sense of community, clearing up 2020 General Election confusion, protecting our mental health in the winter months, these are a few of the many topics covered with...

By Butch Thompson | December 17, 2020

We are proud to announce our involvement with Buncombe County's initiative Age-friendly Buncombe. Having a seat at the table helps to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is represented in planning...

By blueridgepride | December 4, 2020

COVID may be s nightmare, but we have never had so many tools for surviving and finding joy at a distance.

By blueridgepride | October 14, 2020

The October 7th Generation Plus Live virtual segment allowed us to share some important information and links regarding voting and what are we voting for in this election. While...

By blueridgepride | October 6, 2020

Generation Plus has announced upcoming topics for its monthly series of virtual events that address issues and topics of current interest to an aging population. 

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