Save room for dessert: this LGBT senior's Thanksgiving lunch was a real treat!

On November 18, 2009 at the Osher Marin's Jewish Community Center's (JCC) Hoyt Theater, 65 LGBT Seniors gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving with a Jewish bite!

A happy couple of almost 40 years, thanks Spectrum for their continued support in building LGBT community.

After realizing that the Spectrum LGBT Center serving Marin & Sonoma Counties would be too small this year to host their annual Thanksgiving pot-luck for Seniors, Paula Pilecki, Executive Director, reached out to Pam Day, JCC Event Manager and Deborah Newbrun, JCC Associate Director of Programs to discuss a partnership. The three quickly agreed to work together and find resources to ensure the LGBT Senior Thanksgiving lunch a success! The traditional fixings Thanksgiving meal was catered and served by Stacy Scott Fine Catering with the help of many kind volunteers. A wonderful performance by Harpist Michelle Sell was enjoyed by all.

Spouses for over three decades, Larry and Dick, enjoy Thanksgiving lunch together.

Spouses for over three decades, Larry and Dick, enjoy Thanksgiving lunch together.

Spectrum was founded in 1982 and provides community leadership to promote acceptance, understanding, and full inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Spectrum offers a host of outreach programs including Senior Spectrum which provides opportunities for LGBT older adult men and women to come together for socializing, support, and community.

Enjoying the social atmosphere of the LGBT Seniors Thanksgiving lunch.

Due to the joy and success of this years LGBT Seniors Thanksgiving lunch the LGBT Alliance and the Osher Marin's JCC will be partnering again with Spectrum to host next year's LGBT Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch again on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Osher Marin's Jewish Community Center's (JCC) Hoyt Theater from noon to 2:00 pm. We hope that you join us! A special thanks for their support and efforts in making the Thanksgiving lunch happen: Joelle Yuna, Pam Day, Paula Pilecki, Deborah Newbrun, Lisa Finkelstein, Casey Halcro, Kathryn Mudie, Gary Shepard, Matt White, Gary Anspach, Alissa Friedman, Karen Smith, Penny Noble, Jane Sedonaen, Karen Tomcala & Adam Wollter.

This couple smiles together as they enjoy the Vegan Apple Pie for dessert.


November 25, 2009


The Federation