• Inner Light Center (map)
  • 5630 Soquel Drive
  • Soquel, CA, 95073

We start with social time and a yummy lunch followed up with a talk about an important topic of interest to LGBTQ seniors or some light entertainment. A great way to help you digest!

Where: Inner Light Center, 5630 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA (on the campus of Inner Light Ministries)  There is a large parking lot on the site with adequate parking for all.

RSVP: email 60Plus@diversitycenter.org or call our voicemail (831) 425-5422 Ext. 108, by Wednesday, September 9th.

A $7 donation is appreciated to help us defray costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Program: Water Issues and the California Drought

Presenter: Our guest speaker will be John Laird.

John needs no introduction to our community. Indeed, a peek at his Wikipedia entry, first posted in 2006, shows a growing crescendo of accomplishments. Just a sample: running for City Council in 1981, as (was then termed) “an avowed homosexual”, being the first openly gay mayor, founding member and later executive director of the Santa Cruz AIDS Project, KUSP radio host and one of the first two openly gay men elected in 2002 to the California Assembly. These are mere examples of John’s pioneering courage – putting one foot forward at a time and acclimating people to the normalcy of LGBT people. His interests have included the environment and budgets. The former led to his current appointment in 2011 as California’s Secretary of Natural Resources. He will speak on California’s current water crisis and update us on the drought that has plagued us for the past four years. Will El Nino relieve our stressed aquifers?

Spotlight Sponsor: Our local Area Agency on Aging has returned to support our 60Plus luncheon. The Seniors Council operates the Area Agency on Aging in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Its mission is to enable older persons to function with independence and dignity in their homes and in the community to their fullest capacity. The Seniors Council programs include: Area Agency on Aging, Project SCOUT, Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, Ti-County In-Kind Program and Companion for Life. Clay Kempf, Executive Director, (831) 688-0400. Visit their web site to learn more. http://www.seniorscouncil.org