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Archive of Past Programs & Events

October 5, 2019: Active Aging Expo
A day about health and wellness. Keynote by Dr. Rhett Brown. Workshops: Financial Planning for Future Needs with Frank Summers;Free  LGBTQ and Moving into Elderhood: The Emotional Journey with Dr. Lyndall Hare; Social Security/Medicare: Securing your Identity with Lisa Wallace; Mindful Aging – Resilience and Equanimity with Clyde Alexander; Adapting Your Environment to Your Care Needs with Candice Whiteside and Elizabeth Pruett; Estate Planning for Diverse Families with Nancy Roberts. Vendors: Aldersgate Continuing Care Retirement Community; Care Weavers; Centralina Area on Aging; Charlotte Village Network; Nancy Roberts Elder Law; Seniors Helping Seniors; Connie Vetter, Attorney at Law. Free admission; held at Heaton Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church; 44 participants.

September 16, 2019: Potluck Dinner & Conversation.
A delicious way to start the new school year. Held at Time Out Youth Center; 30 participants.

August 2019: Vendor table at Charlotte Pride

July 2019: Vendor table at Charlotte Black Pride

June 17, 2019: Intergenerational Program

Four members of Time Out Youth's Speakers Bureau shared their coming out stories, pronouns, hopes for the future and how we can all work together. Free admission; held at Time Out Youth Center; 30 participants.

May 20, 2019: Lessons from Elder LGBTQ Servicemembers
What was it like serving in the military during “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?” And what was the reality of serving after the policy was repealed? These local LGBTQ Servicemembers shared their stories with us: Rev. Floretta Barbee-Watkins, Melissa Miles, Joshua B. Moore, LeAnn Swieczkowski, Marsha Tegard and Rhonda Watlington. Free admission; held at Asbury Health and Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate; 23 participants.

April 28, 2019: Family Picnic & Earth Day Program

A family picnic at Kilborne Park. The Elders provided burgers/veggie burgers, fixings, iced tea and water, and participants brought a dish to pass. Our program was via the Climate Reality Project-Charlotte Chapter, with Sarah Haley as guest speaker. Free admission; 30 participants.
 

March 25, 2019: Women’s Herstory Month Program

A special conversation with some of the women who helped create Charlotte’s LGBTQ community – Concetta Caliendo, Penny Craver, Ginger Walker and Angie Wheeler. Nikki Lynn Thomas, an archivist with UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives (including the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive), facilitated the conversation.  Learn more about our local herstory with the Charlotte Queer Oral History Project, a community program to collect the stories of past and present members of the local LGBTQ community. Oral herstories now available from Sandra Bailey, Sue Henry, Sonja Lee, Lynnsy Logue, Joan Tillotson and Diana Travis. Free admission; held at Time Out Youth Center; 42 participants.

February 25, 2019: I (heart) Elders Program

Our guest speaker was Douglas Meardon, MD, a family physician with an affinity for heart/vascular issues. He works with Gaston Family Medical Services and did his residency with Carolinas Medical Center. Special guests Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill from Eastside Local provided a vegetarian food tasting, and give us tips on eating clean, fresh and healthy, and how easy it is to prepare ‘whole’ food. Free admission; held at Time Out Youth Center; 37 participants.

January 28, 2019: SAGE Raleigh Program

Charlotte LGBT Elders were very excited to welcome the SAGE Raleigh Planning Team to our first meeting of 2019. We learned about their journey from starting as the Gay & Gray Initiative to becoming a national SAGE Chapter (an eventual goal of Charlotte LGBT Elders). SAGE Raliegh presented a brief overview of research findings from SAGEUSA and AARP that highlight the importance of support programs for aging LGBTQ people. They are currently active in three major areas: Advocacy, Education, and Social Interaction. SAGE Raleigh an active program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh andan affiliate of SAGEUSA. Free admission; held at Time Out Youth Center; 40 participants.