BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and its new LGBT will have a special showing and discussion of the award-winning film, Gen Silent, at Framingham State University on Wednesday, June 13.
Gen Silent is a powerful documentary filmed in the Boston area that follows the journey of several older LGBTQ+ adults. Gen Silent director and producers Stu Maddux and Joseph Applebaum will be attending this event and will share their insights on the making of the film, update the stories of some of the elders in the film and discuss the issues of aging in the LGBTQ+ community. Lisa Krinsky of the LGBT Aging Project will also be on hand to participate in the discussion.
BayPath Elder Services, Inc.’s mission is to be a trusted partner in providing an array of services and programs to older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities to support their independence and dignity. BayPath is one of 26 Massachusetts Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) and is a federally-designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA). BayPath has a 40-year history of providing a wide variety of services to older adults, their families and caregivers, and the wider community, and serves 14 communities in the MetroWest area. BayPath is a nonprofit entity which receives state funding through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and federal funding through the Older Americans Act, as well as private grants and donations.
The LGBT Initiative, partially funded through grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation, is one of BayPath’s newest programs, with the goal of building a sustainable relationship with the older adult (60-plus) LGBTQ+ community in MetroWest. Many LGBT welcoming services are available in the Boston area, Worcester, North Shore, and Outer Cape, but very few identified in the Framingham/Marlborough area and the surrounding communities. This important initiative strives to provide older adults, family members, allies and professionals with a trusted, inclusive and informed regional agency and help give access to information, resources and services that promote positive health and well-being.
This showing and discussion of Gen Silent is free and open to the public of all ages. Donations, in any denomination, will be accepted to help cover the costs for the event and future efforts to serve the LGBTQ+ older adult community in MetroWest. Donations of $100 or more will be recognized at the event. To arrange for giveaways from your organization to be made available at this event, please contact BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and send the donations to:
BayPath Elder Services, Inc.
LGBT Initiative 6/13/18 event
33 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752
Attn: Community Programs Manager.
[From a News Release]