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 twice a month on Wednesdays and Thursdays (see the Diary for current dates) from 12 noon to 2:30.
Once a month, normally on the first Wednesday, we have a cooked lunch, provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care) at the Waterside Centre beside South Norwood Lake — see Directions. The two-course lunch costs £7 (tea or coffee extra) and needs to be ordered the day before.
Once a month on a Thursday (two weeks after the Waterside lunch) 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.
Silver Rainbow took part in Croydon PrideFest, on 28 August 2016.
see the Croydon PrideFest website for more details.
Silver Rainbow took part in the London Pride parade, as part of the Opening Doors London contingent – see the News page for more details.
Click 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.
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:
There’s full information about CAGS, and an application form you can download, on the CAGS website.
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.