Atlantic City articleSenior citizens often face isolation, especially over the holidays. It’s worse for LGBT seniors. But the solution can be as simple as talking.

Since 2009, the Gay and Gray Discussion Group has been hosted every other Thursday by the Madison Senior Center, a city agency. It’s one of many collaborations between the facility and Madison’s OutReach LGBT Community Center.

“There’ve been lots of national statistics on how LGBT seniors will go back into the closet when they go into a nursing home or assisted living facilities, perhaps because the staff’s not particularly friendly or sensitive, or there are no other out clients that they know of,” says Steve Starkey, OutReach’s executive director. “It negatively impacts their quality of life.” Click here for full article