Rainbow Lunch Club Message Board › Rainbow Lunch Club Now Twice a Month!
Worcester LGBT Elder Network, Elder Services of Worcester Area and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester are proud to announce that the Rainbow Lunch Club will now meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
WLEN, ESWA and UUCW have jointly sponsored the lunch program for LGBT people 60 and over since July 2012. About 15 to 20 diners gather for lunch every month provided by the ESWA Nutrition Program. A program or speaker follows. Beginning in May, the lunch on the second Wednesday of the month will include a program. The other lunch, on the fourth Wednesday, will be followed by a social hour so participants can get to know each other better. The diners themselves requested a second lunch and more time to socialize. The Unitarian Universalist Church has graciously extended use of its kitchen and meeting space for our second monthly lunch. The agencies are extremely grateful to the corps of volunteers who help setting up, serving and cleaning up.
Jesse Pack, director of education and prevention at AIDS Project Worcester, will talk to diners on May 14 to update them on information about HIV/AIDS in the older LGBT community. Since life-saving drugs became available 20 years ago, more people infected with HIV are living into old age. More alarming is the number of new infections that continue to occur in the older population.
Lunch is served at noon. The UUCW is located at the corner of Holden Street and Shore Drive in Worcester, next to Bancroft School. Access to the parking lot is off of Shore Drive. See the sidebar for information about WRTA bus service.
Reservations are required so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone who shows up. Reserve from the Rainbow Lunch Club Meet-Up Group. If you prefer, you may call Joan Anderson at (508) 756-1545 ext. 404 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENUS: (May 14): Cheese/spinach omelet, O’Brien potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon crumb cake. (May 28) Pasta primavera, Brussels sprouts, Chocolate pudding.