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For Older Adults: West of 50

Welcome to West of 50!

West of 50 is a welcoming space to take an engaging class, try a new activity, attend a fun event, or find social support. The program is designed for older adults (age 50+) in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

25% of The Center's visitors participate in one of our programs for older adults—come join our warm, supportive community. Stop to attend one of the many social, educational and support programs that we offer at The Center.



A celebration of art, community, and the winter holidays ☃️

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Holiday Party & Art Show! It was a truly joyful evening and a wonderful celebration of the winter holidays and our beautiful community. The building was kept bustling all evening long with community members admiring art created by West of 50 and Disability Program participants, performances from the fabulous Gila Moonstar, food, drink, and holiday spirit!

Holiday Party & Art Show Photos - Visit the Flickr Album



2024 AARP Tax Aide Update

We are sad to say that we are unable to host the AARP Foundations Tax-Aide program this year. We recognize the importance of this service for the community and and will do our best to connect you with other host locations once they become available.

AARP Tax Aide will now be held at Messiah Community Church - 1750 Colorado Blvd. The site is open for appointments, with limited ability for walk-ins. The site is open every Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM. 

To register for an appointment or request a call back, please click here or call 720-961-3717.

Come mid-January, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Site locator will be live, you will be able to see additional Denver locations - click here to see the site locator.

We hope that your New Year is off to a great start! 

-The West of 50 Team



Programs & Events

See what's coming up for West of 50, and stop by to check out our space!

The Center’s Community Update Meeting

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Movement Therapy

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hybrid: Friday Disability Peer Support Group

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Lesbian Lounge

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Telling your Story

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Stitch & Bitch

February 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm


Thank you to everyone who attended our Thanksgiving Celebration!

In November 2023, West of 50 community members spent a joyful afternoon together, complete with delicious food, fabulous entertainment, and overflowing gratitude for one another and the strength of this community.

The Thankful 4U Thanksgiving Celebration hosted nearly 70 community members this year. The event was truly heartwarming – tables were pushed together to ensure no one was sat alone, hugs were shared around the room, and awards were given out to community members who went above and beyond this year in helping West of 50 and The Center achieve its mission. Ty Woo brought smiles to attendees faces as they performed throughout the afternoon and handed out prizes during bingo after the meal.

We are immensely grateful to all the volunteers and community members who made this event possible! It is truly beautiful to see the friendships and the network of support that have been formed within the West of 50 community. We are so thankful for each and every one of you!



Get to Know West of 50

Meet some of our community members and learn more about the ways we support LGBTQ older adults.

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2023 Tea Dance Photos - Visit the Flickr Album


Our Work

We believe empowering, respecting, and honoring the individuality of our older adults and strive to create an affirming environment in all that we do in the West of 50 Program.


Be Proud Out Loud Photos - Visit the Flickr Album

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