Come to our cookout Sept. 2!

19990143_1372464692870202_8216261385075766177_nJoin us for a late summer-early fall cookout and learn more about Rainbow Elder Care! We’ll provide hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. You bring your own beverage. Together, we’ll create the fun, games and 50/50 raffle. It’s FREE. It’ll be a fun gathering as we get to know some new faces and offer some information about what Rainbow Elder Care is working on to improve the lives of LGBT elders in the greater Dayton area.

WHAT:    Rainbow Elder Care Cookout

WHEN:   Saturday, September 2, 2017

WHERE: The Grove at David’s United Church of Christ, 170 W. David Rd., Dayton, OH 45429

TIME:  Noon to 4:00 PM

There’s no cost to you to attend, but we do ask that you register to let us know you’re coming (so we know how many hamburgers and hot dogs to get! We look forward to meeting you there!

Pride Steve and Jeff


Statement on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

transgender-flagsRainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton exists to ensure that LGBT elders in our area are cared for and treated with respect and dignity wherever they live and work. Trump’s tweeted statement reinstating an old ban on individuals who are transgender from serving in the United States military is abhorrent and dangerous. It belies the very idea that ALL Americans, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserve equal treatment and respect. This action does not just take the United States backward, it also denigrates the service of more than 15,000 transgender Americans who have served – and who greatly love – our country.

Rainbow Elder Care stands with our transgender brothers and sisters who serve in our armed forces, and with their families. We will lend our voice and actions to help stop this bigoted effort, and we want to affirm to all our transgender sisters and brothers that you are loved and valued. We are one in this struggle. We will fight for and with you.

We urge the Trump administration to immediately reverse this decision, and we call upon our fellow LGBT and allied organizations to join us in condemning this bigoted stance against fellow human beings.

Rainbow Elder Care at Dayton Pride 2017

Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth at Dayton Pride. Over 300 people visited our booth to learn more about how we’re helping improve the lives of older LGBTQ adults in the Dayton area. It was a fun festive day. We were a cooling station offering water and a cool fan breeze for those needing a break from the heat and the sun. Next year we’re going to need more water, more fans and chairs for people to sit down.


Supreme Court Protects LGBT Adoptions

This is gratifying news!  The Supreme Court is respecting our families, as it should.  Always remember that it’s LOVE that makes a family, not only genetics.

Supreme Court Rules Gay Adoptions Must Be Honored Across State Lines

Federal Judge Rules Against LGBT Housing Discrimination

wapo housing discrimination picA federal judge, in a first, ruled Wednesday that the federal law barring housing discrimination protects LGBT people.

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to rent or sell housing to anyone because of “sex, familial status, or national origin.” But since it says nothing about sexual orientation or gender identity, questions remained regarding whether LGBT people are covered. The answer, an increasingly common one in anti-discrimination cases, was yes. It came from Judge U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore in Denver.

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Rainbow Elder Care Helps Educate Senior Care Providers on Culturally Competent Service


COA SW Ohio Cover SlideRainbow Elder Care was in attendance to co-present to senior service providers from SW Ohio on how to serve the aging LGBTQ community in culturally competent ways. The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio sponsors the annual meeting. REC Board Members Jerry Mallicoat and Steve Roark attended along with Dr. James Carter from the Wright State University Social Work Dept.

If your organization would like to better understand how to better understand and serve our community, please contact us at

Help us Out on #GivingTuesday



Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of sharing via social media and online. As you consider where you may give, please consider Rainbow Elder Care — a non-profit 501c3 organization. We work with other senior service organizations throughout the Dayton area to help educate them about how to better serve the aging LGBTQ community. We also serve as a referral and education service for individuals, schools and businesses. Our goal is not to duplicate services or re-invent the wheel but instead to work collaboratively with other community organizations both gay and straight. We have worked with the Area Agency on Aging, local Social Security office, Miami Valley Long-term Care Association, PFLAG, Boonshoft Pride, Alzheimer’s Association, Wright State University, Miami University, and numerous other organizations to help build a better future for area LGBTQ elders. Your contributions are tax-deductible. All contributions no matter the amount are welcome and appreciated!

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Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Advisory Committee Kick-off a Success


Great turnout for our first meeting of the Miami Valley LGBT Health & Aging Community Advisory Committee. We’re partnering with the Wright State University Social Work Dept. to assess health and aging among the LGBT community in the Miami Valley. Wide representation from Miami Valley Fair Housing, Boonshoft Pride, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Equitas Health, Wright State Physicians, PFLAG, MCC, among others. We’re off and running to gather really substantive information that can help create a better future for aging LGBT people in our area! Thanks so much to all who made time to participate!

Local Survey on LGBT Aging & Health: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help on Sept. 29!

REC logo rainbow triangleIn cooperation with Wright State University Dept. of Social Work, Rainbow Elder Care is participating in a survey of the health and aging needs of LGBT people across the Miami Valley. We need LGBT people to participate on a community advisory committee to help shape and direct the survey, as well as to help promote and distribute it. We have a get-acquainted and planning meeting on Sept. 29 , starting at 4 pm with the business meeting beginning at 5:30 pm. Click the link below for more information.



Help us help our community by ensuring proper health care as we age. Complete the form below to RSVP.