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There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it's now OK to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are.

- Tammy Baldwin

PrideLinc

PrideLinc’s purpose is to provide equitable services, support, social connection and education to LGBT+ older adults in order to help them maintain dignity, health and independent living.

PrideLinc Meal Program

PrideLinc is proud to announce a weekly congregate meal program open to LGBT seniors and allies!  

Lunches will be served 11:30 am every Thursday at AgeLinc and will include time for education and socialization.  

Meals are provided by Senior Services of Central Illinois.  

To find out more information or to reserve your lunch, contact Audie at 217.787.9234.  Applications must be received by the Tuesday prior to each Thursday and reservations are required.

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LGBT Support

Providing welcoming and inclusive services to all, regardless of sexual orientation, relationship status and gender identity.

When surveyed, 9 out of 10 LGBT+ people feared discrimination in care settings if providers knew their sexual orientation or gender identity.  SAGECare training helps service providers create more LGBT+ welcoming organizations.  SAGECare is a division of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT+ older adults.

AgeLinc received the 2022 Platinum credential which means:
80% of employed staff completed:

  • 1 Hour of LGBT+ Aging Training
    (in-person, live-webinar or digitally) 
    and
  • 80% of Exec./Administrators completed
    4 Hours of LGBT+ Aging Training
    (in-person or on-demand with live coaching)

If you need support, we are here to help.

Events

Upcoming PrideLinc Luncheons:

June 2 – Presentation by Phoenix Center: Jonna Cooley, Executive Director – Jonna will be talking about LGBTQ terminology and other information and services the Phoenix Center offers!

June 9 – Presentation by:  Carolyn Austin, CEO of AgeLinc.  Carolyn will be giving an update on programs and discussing upcoming CORAL events.

June 16 – Presentation by:  Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), Mike Maginn.  Mike will be talking about Aging Positively with HIV.

June 23 – Presentation by:  Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter, Stacy Fehring Kelly, Education & Community Volunteers Manager.  Stacy will be discussing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  She will also provide information specific to LGBT caregivers.

June 30 – Presentation by:  Edwards Group LLC, Sandy Eisenmann, Elder Care Advisor.  Sandy will be discussing Estate Planning: POAs, Wills and Trusts.

AgeLinc sponsored a past event for the documentary movie Gen Silent last November.

We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.

- George Takei

Gen Silent Movie Poster