Program Details
June - Pride Month: Community Pride Parade

Bring the festivities to your senior living community by organizing a colorful and inclusive Pride parade right on your premises. Residents can decorate wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters, and march together in a spirited procession.


Create a sense of community pride and unity within the senior living facility, provide residents with a fun and engaging activity, and showcase the community's commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

  1. Choose a date and time for the community Pride parade, and inform residents, loved ones and staff about the event.
  2. Provide residents with materials such as balloons, streamers, and rainbow flags to decorate their mobility aids.
  3. Designate a parade route within the community grounds, ensuring accessibility for all participants.
  4. Arrange for refreshments and snacks to be provided along the parade route.
  5. Encourage residents to dress up in colorful attire and express themselves freely during the parade.
  6. Lead the parade with enthusiasm, ensuring that all residents feel included and supported throughout the event.

Staffing Requirements

Staff members should be present to assist with parade organization, provide support to residents, and ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely.


Decorations such as balloons, streamers, and rainbow flags, as well as mobility aids for residents who require them. Refreshments and snacks can also be provided to participants.


Ensure that the parade route is well-marked and free of obstacles to prevent accidents or injuries.
Consider the needs of residents with sensory sensitivities and provide quiet areas where they can retreat if needed.

Expected Outcomes

Residents will feel a sense of ownership and pride as they participate in a parade that celebrates their identities and affirms their right to express themselves freely. The event will also serve as a visible symbol of the community's dedication to LGBTQ+ equality.

Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Community Engagement
Parades, Advocacy