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LGBT Elder Advocates would like to become
 a Sage affiliate and they need your help. 

Asheville and the surrounding area community  must show the national office of Sage that a desire for them to make LGBT Elder Advocates an affiliate is needed and wanted.  

"The LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC works to improve the lives of older adults in the community. Part of our development plan is to assess the needs of the older LGBT community, so programs and activities can better address these concerns.

We work to provide cultural change by raising awareness and providing education to professionals and groups who work in the aging field. To accomplish these goals we are applying to become an affiliate of SAGE USA the largest organization in the country working with the LGBT older adult community. In preparation we are asking community members 60 + to complete a survey so we can better serve the community and help LGBT older adults obtain the services and help they need as they age." 

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes and all who complete it will be entered I a raffle for a $50 visa gift card.  To fill out the survey go HERE

Will be performed on Saturday, April 16th 
from 3pm-5pm at Nectar Restaurant
 (853 Merrimon Ave, Asheville).
"Truth Comes Out" is an LGBT health advocacy storytelling project that uses the power of personal narrative to raise awareness about the health disparities affecting the LGBT community. Carolyn Reeves, who is a student at the University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine, came to Asheville in January to work in conjunction with LGBT Elder Advocates on the project. 

She interviewed several members of the local LGBT community (50+) about their experiences with healthcare. Those who were interested in sharing their story as part of the project have been working with Carolyn to develop a story performance that highlights the ways that they have been affected by health disparities.  
The philosophy behind "Truth Comes Out" is that people learn more from hearing real stories from real people rather than reading reports, tables, and figures. 
 The creators of "Truth Comes Out" hope that those who hear the stories will come away with a greater understanding of how they can support health equity in the LGBT community, as well as an invigorated drive to do so. 

This is a FREE EVENT! Seating is limited. 
Complimentary light refreshments will be served, and attendees can also order from Nectar's delicious menu. 
​If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Carolyn at caroynalexis@gmail.com