On February 7, Rainbow Recreation held a Mardi Gras celebration at Miller Community Center. The 45 attendees enjoyed a three course New Orleans style meal of gumbo, dirty rice, red beans, and cornbread and were entertained by music, costumes, and surprises including a stiltwalker!
Rainbow Recreation is a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation and Generations Aging with Pride to provide recreational opportunities for LGBTQ adults 50+. They have organized four outings since August to destinations like the Tacoma Museums and the Point Defiance Zoo. In January, they went on a Wild Goose Chase to spot bald eagles feasting on salmon in the Skagit River and to search for snow geese and trumpeter swans in Mt. Vernon.
Rainbow Recreation has also coordinated two Sing-A-Long musicals to get the residents of Áegis on Madison grooving to music from Grease and Mamma Mia. In February, Lifelong Recreation held their annual city-wide birthday celebration featuring Rainbow Bingo hosted by local drag performer Aunt Betty Malone. Rainbow Recreation also holds regular fitness classes, including Tai Chi and Gentle Yoga.
Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles for adults 50+. The programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities, including those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. To find out more about Rainbow Recreation’s program offerings, check out the Rainbow Recreation Winter 2018 Program flyer.