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
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
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 Blue Ridge Pride’s Generation Plus Program. It is a program designed to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ adults in Western North Carolina who are living life’s third act, the years beyond
Keeping our active aging LGBTQ+ family informed is part of our purpose with Generation Plus and Blue Ridge Pride. Please know this is only a sample of services and programs available.