Lavender Seniors provides social support services and a vibrant caring community of LGBTQ older adults. Our programs foster a sense of belonging for all LGBTQ older adults particularly those who are isolated, vulnerable, disabled and at risk. We also participate in local, statewide, and national advocacy efforts for the betterment of the LGBTQ and mainstream older adult community.
Lavender Seniors provides volunteers who are background checked and interviewed after which they are matched with an Alameda County LGBTQ senior who is isolated in their home. Visitors can share stories, chat about mutual interests and current events, and if both are willing and able, volunteers can take their seniors out for a walk in the park, a bite to eat, a cup of coffee, or maybe a movie or trip to the museum. Volunteers are asked to spend two hours per week with the senior for a period of at least six months.