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Older Rainbow Community Albuquerque

The Older Rainbow Community of Albuquerque (ORCA) is a program of the EQNM Foundation and a proud member of SAGECollab

We provide a sense of community and advocate for LGBTQ+ elders. Our goals are to educate the general public, service providers, and the LGBTQ+ community about the unique challenges older LGBTQ+ adults face, to connect them to opportunities for support, and to create a community of older LGBTQ+ folks who socialize together, learn together, and look out for one another. 

Vision

We envision a thriving community of older LGBTQ+ seniors with access to resources and support to meet their social, advocacy, educational, and health needs in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.  

Mission

Our mission is to provide support for older LGBTQ+ seniors in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area through advocacy, social programs, education, support groups, and resource distribution. We counter isolation, fear, and loneliness by creating a caring community of LGBTQ+ elders who will look out for each other and share some laughs.  

Motto

We refuse to be invisible!

Managed by a Steering Committee of typically senior LGBTQ+ community members, we provide social and educational programs to enhance the lives of senior lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and other community individuals in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

We have provided LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training to senior- serving organizations since 2013. The goal of this training is to educate the general public, service providers, and the LGBTQ+ seniors community about the unique challenges older LGBTQ+ seniors face and to connect LGBTQ+ elders to opportunities for support.

Our Programming Includes

Social Gatherings, Educational Opportunities & Support Groups

Connecting Seniors to LGBTQ+ Resources and Beyond

Cultural Competency Training for Senior Service Providers

Our Sponsors

SCAN Health Plan New Mexico

For more details, contact the ORCA Steering Committee (SCORCA or SC) at SC@ORCAABQ.org
or
write to us at (or send a check to):
P.O. Box 20421
Albuquerque, NM 87154

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