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"Summer's Lease” - A Summer Garden Party with the Rainbow Elders
"Summer's lease hath all too short a date…” so please join the Rainbow Elders for a summer picnic! Enjoy a catered meal, meander through the daylily gardens on 15 and a half acres of land, and meet with LGBTIQA friends old and new. RSVP by July 12 here at Eventbrite or contact Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services at LifePath: lfeldman@LifePathMA.org, 413-775-5555 x2215, or 978-544-2259 x2215. You will receive a confirmation with directions. Registrants will receive a call or email should the event be rained out. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated and will be used to cover expenses for this and future Rainbow Elders events. If you can donate more than $10, it will help someone else with fewer resources attend. Any donation amount is welcome. This is a drug-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free event. Special thanks to Program Champion Lathrop Communities and sponsoring Advocates: Barton's Angels Home Health Care, Franklin Community Co-op/Green Fields Market & McCusker’s Market, Rockridge Retirement Community, Victory Home Healthcare, and WestMass ElderCare, Inc.. Thanks also to Community Partner Franklin County Pride, Inc. LifePath’s Rainbow Elders offers opportunities and information to build connections and find resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, and agender elders, as well as their allies, and educational outreach to agencies, businesses, and the community at large. Rainbow Elders helps people build relationships, give and gain support, grow in knowledge and cultural competence, and advocate for human rights so that everyone can live and age with dignity. Read more and sign up to receive emails with future Rainbow Elders event invitations and relevant news and information at LifePathMA.org/RainbowElders. LGBTIQA: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and asexual, aromantic, agender and allies We're asking for a $10 suggested donation for this event - more if you can, less if you can't - to help sustain and grow support for LGBTIQA elders right here at home. Did you know? LifePath has been supporting the LGBTIQA elder community with quarterly meals for over 10 years. The first breakfast event took place in June of 2006! Here's a photo from that very first gathering. Since 2006, Rainbow Elders efforts expanded to offer additional support beyond meals, with annual intergenerational and educational events, and the momentum has picked up even more in the past several years. Where are we now? We continue to offer quarterly meals and social events, with a breakfast in the winter and a picnic in the summer, plus an intergenerational gathering in the spring and an educational event in the fall. We also offer educational panels in the community and at local businesses and organizations that interact with the LGBTIQA elder population to support community building, support, and understanding. We send representatives to speak at conventions and conferences and act as advocates to ensure civil rights for all. Our quarterly newsletter and additional periodic emails keep our community informed and connected to the happenings and news that impacts our lives. What's next? This is a trying time for nonprofits. Budget uncertainties mean many organizations find themselves bracing for possible cuts to funding and elimination of vital programs. Though the Rainbow Elders receives community support from generous community sponsors, donors, and the Friends of the Rainbow Elders, more than 75% of the expected costs for 2018 will come from LifePath, a nonprofit agency, directly, at a time when funding streams are narrowing. We want to continue expanding services, but we need your help. We ask for your support to guarantee that the Rainbow Elders have a solid and sustainable foundation to build upon, no matter what tomorrow brings.

When: Jul 17, 2018 4:30PM in Greenfield, MA

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About Greenfield, MA
The Town of Greenfield was founded in 1753 as a town and then later in 2003 as a city. Although a city government, the community wishes to be known as “The Town of Greenfield”.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra as well as the Poets Seat Tower which was named after a long tradition of poets being drawn to the area. There is also the Artspace Community Arts Center or the Greenfield Energy Park where you are able to learn about energy resources or simply relax.

Residents of Greenfield feel it is the sort of town most people dream about as the ideal place to live and raise a family.