LGBT Program

Mission Statement
Mission Statement: To understand and meet the growing needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) and allied senior community in the Western Suburbs through outreach and programming delivered with knowledge, sensitivity, and pride and a strong commitment to promoting social justice and equality.

LGBT Services
Lunch & Discussion Group – Every Friday the LGBT Seniors Program at West Suburban hosts a lunch and discussion group. New participants are welcome. Discussions include topics of interest such as information on particular medical issues, advocacy issues for LGBT seniors, sharing stories and memories, current events and general conversation. We also invite outside guest speakers to discuss a variety of educational issues.

Crazy Crafters – Every Monday we have our weekly Crazy Crafters night from 7-9PM. Please join us for fun crafting and conversation. Beginners welcome!

Monthly Movie Night – The fourth Wednesday of every month from 4-6 PM we host a movie night. Movies shown reflect an LGBT theme and speak to the experience of being LGBT.

Ballroom Dancing – Please join us for a two hour ballroom dancing class. All skills levels, including beginners are welcome. Ballroom dancing classes recur every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2-4 PM.

The LGBT Seniors Program now offers free case management and mental health counseling to program participants (LGBT Seniors 55 and up in the western suburbs)

All programming takes place at our Forest Park office location at 8300 Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.

Contact the LGBT Program Director at 708-234-1859 or eric@wsseniors.org for more information.