Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

Older Adult Services

More than 3 million Americans over the age of 65 are thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender — and this number is expected to double by 2030. PERSAD CENTER is dedicated to providing caring, confidential services that match the unique needs of LGBTQ people as they age. We draw upon decades of experience working with the LGBTQ community to deliver support and services that help older adults live full, healthy and independent lives. 

PERSAD Older Adult Services include: 

Resource Referrals

If you are looking for assistance on any issue that affects your health, well-being, and quality of life, our senior specialist will help you find the right resources to meet your needs.


A weekly gathering for LGBT Seniors & Boomers (ages 50+) at PERSAD Center. Enjoy free coffee & danish in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Strike up a conversation with old & new friends! Contact Kathi for information: Presented by PERSAD Center & NEXUS

Events and Programs

If you are looking for a safe place to meet with other older adults, perhaps share a meal, and learn about an issue important to our community, PERSAD offers an array of fun, educational events for older adults. 

Friendly Visitor Program

If you are unable to get to us to receive the help you need, our friendly visitors can bring needed services to you. PERSAD has a group of competent and compassionate volunteers who are willing to help. 

Training Programs for Senior Service Workers and Agencies

PERSAD is pleased to be able to provide the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging’s Older Adult Training program to help mainstream senior programs become more sensitive to the needs of older LGBTQ people. In addition to this program, PERSAD has a number of educational programs to improve the competency of older adult caregivers and workers. We would be happy to schedule a program for your agency.

Western Pennsylvania SAGE at Persad

PERSAD is proud to be the western Pennsylvania affiliate of the national organization SAGE: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.

To access any of these services, please contact our senior specialist Kathi Boyle at 888-873-7723 ext. 310 or

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