The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center Vintage Program provides nutritional lunches, emotional support groups, recreation and social activities, and educational programs for LGBTQ seniors aged 60 and above. These activities reduce social isolation for LGBTQ seniors and promote integration into the larger LGBTQ community and the San Jose Community as a whole.
The program consists of several different components. The premiere program is the Vintage Lunch program, which has provided a low cost ($3.00) nutritious lunch since October 2002. Participants meet on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons at 11:30 AM for lunch followed by activities that focus on promoting wellness, supplying relevant and culturally appropriate information, and reducing isolation.
These activities have included:
-legal and financial seminars
-diabetes education and screening
-medical benefits workshops
-mental and physical exercise opportunities
-memoir writing classes
-travel slideshows and talks
-dining out movies
-trips to various cultural events in San Jose and the greater Bay area.
Questions? E-mail Brian Bridges at [masked].