OWLS: Out Wilmington LGBTQ+ Seniors

 Our mission is to bring our LGBTQ+ elders together by organizing, educating, and connecting to build support and community for LGBTQ+ elders in southeastern N.C. 


Wilmington Elders!

The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast and OWLS (Out Wilmington LGBTQ+ Seniors) are excited about our social gatherings for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adults age 50 and older (and their allies). Held on the fourth Thursday of every month in Wilmington, NC. Come meet old friends and make new ones!


OWLS are proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina as they lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

OWLS Table events bring together people of all ages at hundreds of tables across the world to share a meal and conversation. The transformative relationships formed around an OWLS Table can alleviate social isolation and its consequences. We’d love for you to join us at the next OWLS Table – Wilmington.


A peer to peer group of HIV+ Long Term Survivors formed in Wilmington, NC by SAGE Wilmington and the LGBTQIA Center of the Cape Fear Coast. “We never imagined aging with HIV”. A confidential monthly meeting of HIV+ peers to share experiences, listen, and hopefully to help one navigate and thrive in our community. For more information contact the H.E.R.O. team at owls@lgbtqcapefear.org.

LGBT older people live in every region of our country, from urban neighborhoods to rural counties—and everywhere in between. Find local groups that provide services and programs to LGBT older people through SAGENet, our national affiliate program. SAGE Wilmington of the Cape Fear Coast is a proud affiliate of SAGE USA.


SAGE Cents is a digital wellness platform made specifically for LGBT elders to increase financial stability and reduce economic stress. This program, created in partnership with LifeCents and with generous support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, will help ensure that LGBT elders have access to resources that will support their financial literacy and stability as they navigate the unprecedented economic environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. With SAGECents, LGBT elders will receive accurate and current information and have access to helpful resources and tools personalized to their age, income, financial goals, and more.


Join other LGBT elders across the country who are seeking to reconnect with the greater community, talk about their day, and build an authentic friendship!

Elder Resources

There are several outside resources available to our LGBTQIA Elders.

If you would like to offer support or know of other support opportunities, please contact us and we’ll make sure to include you.

We Want to Hear from You!

Do you want to get involved or receive information and training on how to better serve the LGBTQ+ community here in Wilmington? Are you an individual in need of services? Either way, we're here to help. Call, email, or text us for information!