Silver Rainbow

For LGBT people
50 and over
in and around Croydon

Silver Rainbow is a friendly group of older LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people living in and around Croydon, who meet for lunch once a month on Thursdays (see the Diary for current dates) from 12 noon to 2:30.

Download our leaflet.

Lunch at the Waterside Centre

The WatersideFrom February 2008 until June 2018 we had a monthly cooked lunch, provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care) at the Waterside Centre beside South Norwood Lake.

Other venues

Once a month on a Thursday we go out for healthy meals at a variety of inexpensive local lunchtime venues, originally in partnership with Age UK Croydon, whose "Fit as a Fiddle" programme taught us about healthy diet and lifestyle choices. The Thursday lunches have now been re-branded as the "CAGS Lunch Club". See where we're going next and where we've been already.

Latest news

Croydon PrideFestSilver Rainbow took part in Croydon PrideFest, on 28 August 2016.

see the Croydon PrideFest website for more details.

Ross with banner by Opening Doors busSilver Rainbow took part in the London Pride parade, as part of the Opening Doors London contingent – see the News page for more details.

See the video

Silver Rainbow VideoClick here to see the video (including Geoff Manning, pictured right, sadly no longer with us). It was filmed by Leon Ancliffe for the LGBT Consortum.

Other CAGS activities

Silver Rainbow is a service from Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS), working in partnership with Age UK Croydon. Membership of CAGS costs £9 a year (for non-earners) and offers:  

  • monthly newsletter
  • theatre and restaurant visits, days out to museums and places of interest
  • two social events a month in members’ homes
  • Special Interests Network so members can keep in touch with each other by phone or e-mail.

There’s full information about CAGS, and an application form you can download, on the CAGS website.

CAGS LogoAge UK Croydon (logo)

Silver Rainbow is a service from Croydon Area Gay Society, working in partnership with
Age UK Croydon.

For a list of other LGBT groups and events in Croydon, see LGBT Croydon.