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More than 3 million Americans over the age of 65 are LGBTQ+ — and this number is expected to double by 2030. Persad Center is dedicated to providing caring, confidential services that match the unique needs of LGBTQ+ people as they age. We draw upon decades of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community to deliver support and services that help older adults live full, healthy and independent lives. 

Persad’s older adult services include: 



If you are looking for assistance on any issue that affects your health, well-being, and quality of life, our senior specialist will help you find the right resources to meet your needs.



A weekly gathering for LGBTQ+ Seniors & Boomers (ages 50+) at Persad Center. Enjoy free coffee & danish in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Strike up a conversation with old & new friends! The current schedule is Tuesdays at 7:00 PM on Zoom and Thursdays at 10:00 AM for socially distanced in-person connection at Persad Center.


To attend Coffee & Conversation on Zoom, please email jblatz@persadcenter.org and log-in or call-in information will be sent back to you. Be sure to like the Persad Facebook page to stay updated on events and activities such as field trips and movie nights.



If you are unable to get to us to receive the help you need, our friendly visitors can bring needed services to you. Persad has a group of competent and compassionate volunteers who are willing to help.

To access any of these services, please contact our Senior Programming Director.

Senior Programming



Persad is proud to be the region's leader in LGBTQ+ older adult senior programming. 


Persad offers the National Resource Center training on LGBTQ+ elders to groups that serve or are interested in learning more about this population of consumers.