New Peer-Led Support Groups for LGBTQ+ Older Adults

July 11, 2018


This dynamic group of peer facilitators will be leading support groups all across DC for older adults who identify as LGBTQ+.

Iona Senior Services and Whitman-Walker Health are excited to announce the start of Silver Circles: peer-led support groups for adults who 60+ and identify as LGBTQ+.

Connect with other LGBTQ+ peers, create a safe space to talk about issues that impact you, and build support to help navigate challenges! Each group is co-facilitated by peers and meets for one hour twice a month.

Silver Circles are held at the following locations:

Iona Senior Services
4125 Albemarle St., NW
Washington, DC 20016

Whitman Walker-Health
Max Robinson Center
2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20020

Whitman-Walker Health
1377 R St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

How to register:

To join a Silver Circle, contact Michael Mitchell at Whitman-Walker Health at either or 202-939-7646. He will conduct a short intake and answer your questions about meeting times and anything else you’d like to know. DC and non-DC residents alike are encouraged to join.

Funding for Silver Circles is provided by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living.

16 thoughts on “New Peer-Led Support Groups for LGBTQ+ Older Adults”

  1. I’m interested in joining the Silver Circle group. I live in Brookland and would attend the events at the Whitman Walker Clinic.

    1. Hi Peter,

      Thank you for your comment and interest! We will follow-up with you via email about registering for the group.

  2. Is this a facilitated therapy group, or simply a peer-led support group? Is there a fee?

    1. Hi Larry,

      Thanks for your comment. We’ve followed up via email. All the best!

  3. Hello Silver Circle. Aaron Terry here and I’m very interested in joining one of these groups.

  4. Hi, I’m interested in joining the Silver Circle Group, I am closest to the Whitman Walker Facility
    Thank you

    1. That’s wonderful, Judith! We’ll follow-up with you via email about registration.

    1. I’ve shared your question with our Information & Referral Team, and they’ll reach out to you via email. You can also contact our Helpline directly by calling (202) 895-9448, or emailing Thank you!

  5. Hello I’m interested in joining the Silver group. Send me more information about the group please. Thanks

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