Life's Third Act
Generation Plus (GP) seeks to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ and allied community adults in Western North Carolina who are living life’s third act: the years beyond fifty. Aging in rural LGBTQIA+ communities pose unique opportunities and challenges. GP seeks to leverage the power of community by connecting community members and area service partners. Generation Plus builds on a rich network and legacy created by the WNC LGBTQ Elders and Land of Sky. We believe that our community is strongest when we stand together.
Hear their Story. Learn Their Journey. Be Inspired. A series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers. Sponsored by AARP NC Mountain Region and Blue Ridge Pride, Generation Plus.
In this time of social distance and difficult connections, Generation Plus Pride Time hosts a fun and supportive hour of community. Join us (every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm) as we converse, laugh, and share with members of the LGBTQ+ community from around the region. Register in advance for this meeting. Register
Series in Development
- Lunch and Learn: These lunches will cover a variety of topics. Includes lunch. More information coming soon.
- Social Time: These events will be relaxed, and focused on social interaction and light entertainment.
Gen Plus News
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 and some insight on long term care. Some encouraging stories and some disappointing stories were shared in the interview. As the Baby Boomer LGBTQ+55+ community continues to grow this topic provides
We lost a pillar of the community during pride month. Ron Lambe, age 85, of Ashville, NC died on June 14 at the VA Hospice in Asheville NC.
The month of May is a time, designated by President Kennedy, to recognize our elders. And according to sources I qualify as an elder. And honestly, I do not like that. When I was growing up, we were told to respect our elders. To me that meant old people. What defined old people was not clear to me as a
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 program that will offer intimate access to people documenting their struggles to overcome chronic loneliness, join AARP and Blue Ridge Pride as we explore how isolation and loneliness impact our own