With an annual Pride parade, Lexington is an LGBT-friendly city with a lot to offer. The Gay Lexington Guide provides guidance on the best places in town to visit, including restaurants, bars, and even hotels. There is plenty for seniors to do and see in the city.
Downtown Lexington is the most gay-friendly area in the city. With shops, restaurants, and plenty of culture, the atmosphere is extremely inviting. Roughly 15 minutes away is Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community. With its close proximity to shops and restaurants, residents can explore the area easily.
Just over 5 miles away from the downtown area is Morning Pointe of Lexington East. This caring community offers plenty of unique activities for residents to participate in. The staff is very friendly and always willing to answer any questions.
The Bar Complex is one of the best places to visit for those in the mood for dancing. What was once a speakeasy has been turned into a dance room and lounge area. There is even a theater space where drag shows are held regularly.
The Coffee Break Cafe is a cool place when music and coffee are needed vices. There is live jazz music played every Sunday. Free wi-fi is also available.
Crossings Lexington is another bar type, offering drag shows, leather nights, pool tournaments, and more. It is located on Limestone. Their website lists regular events for people to attend, including a country night, bourbon bear night, dj dance party, latino festival, and bluegrass leather. Men can find a specific event that piques their interest and head into the bar to enjoy the night. Happy Hour is between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and everyday.
The Lexington Pride Festival is one of the more popular events held in the city. It is held each year in June, typically during the third or fourth week of the month. There is a Pride Center where committee meetings take place in order to finalize decisions for the event. Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone interested in helping out.
The city of Lexington offers aging services to anyone over the age of 60. There are three separate centers in the area where residents may sign up for activities and support groups, as well as find valuable resources and information. The Charles Young Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eldercrafters at the Black and Williams Center is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lexington Senior Center is open the longest. Seniors can visit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Find Resources In Your Area” is a special tool offered by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Anyone looking for resources or support groups can search their specific state to discover helpful, local information.
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