Roger, Noel, Jim
September 1, 2016

New SASP Phone Number

The phone number for Southern Arizona Senior Pride has changed!
Our new number: 520-312-8923

Please update your records.

Nov 18, 2016 / Dec 1, 2016

Two Important Surveys – to Improve Services to Our Community!

Below are two surveys created to gather info about our community towards improving our services!

1) PCOA’s Survey of Adults 60 and Older

Pima Council On Aging (PCOA) is doing a survey of adults, 60 and older, to identify current and emerging needs for aging services. There are several specific questions for LGBTQ older adults included in this survey – this is a great opportunity for our community to give PCOA input! Please return by November 18, 2016.
»Go to survey in English.
»Go to survey in Spanish.
OR call 520 258-5070 for help and for locations where paper copies of this survey are available.

2) Southern AZ Senior Pride’s Survey in Support of Neighbors’ Care Alliance

This brief survey was created to support the efforts of the Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA). The NCA is a group of neighborhood organizations that assist seniors to stay independent and in their homes for as long as possible. We would like to integrate LGBTQI Seniors both as clients and volunteers in the NCA. Please fill out the survey and return so that we can determine needs and willingness to volunteer. Please return by December 1, 2016.
»Go to SASP’s survey on Survey Monkey…
OR, if you or you know someone who would like to receive this survey in the mail, please call 520-312-8923 and provide mailing address.

Thank you!!!

October 22, 2016

SASP Monthly Potluck

Good food and good company!

Saturday, October 22, 2016, noon-2pm

Cornerstone Fellowship, Fellowship Hall
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)

SASP MONTHLY Potlucks are every fourth Saturday.

More info: Lee Roden at 520-398-6826

Oct 27 - Nov 9, 2016


We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event.

Become an informed consumer about your 2017 Medicare benefit changes! Learn about:

  • Changes coming in 2017
  • Medicare Part A and Part B Benefits – Hospital and Medical
  • Medicare Part A and B Supplements – Medigap
  • Medicare Part C – Advantage Plans
  • Medicare Part D – Prescription Drugs
  • Frauds, Scams, and Schemes that affect you

Attendees must sign in 30 minutes prior to the start of each presentation. 2 hour presentation followed by 1 hour Q & A period.

FREE! But space is limited. Register on the PCOA site.

»Get more info, including dates/times and locations…


November 8, 2016


The big day, folks…


November 5, 8, 19 and 20, 2016

November is Transgender Awareness Month!

We thought you’d like to hear about these non-SASP events.

November is Transgender Awareness Month. The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) plans numerous events to enhance transgender visibility and respect. For full information, phone Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) at (520) 477-7096.

November 5
Name Change Clinic
University of Arizona School of Law
1201 E Speedway Blvd
Offered in conjunction with Pride Law and supervised by Abby Jensen.
Time TBA

November 8
Employment Expo
Pima Community College
1255 N Stone Ave.
Morning sessions include Job Search Techniques and Issues for Human Resource Staff and Employers to maximize the values of transgender employees. Afternoon Job Fair will bring together job seekers and employers.

November 19
A SAGA Riders Team will participate in Tour de Tucson.

November 20
Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance
Old Main, University of Arizona
1200 E University Blvd
Time TBA

November 13, 2016

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Variety Show and Fundraiser

Local musicians, comedy, cool raffle items and fun!
Refreshments will be available for a donation.

November 13, 1:30-4:30pm

Water of Life MCC Church
3269 N. Mountain Ave. (N. of Ft. Lowell)
Suggested donation: $15.00
(more if you can, less if you can’t)

Amber Norgaard
Chris Van Haften and Rosemary Snow
Susan Taunton and Beverly Seckinger
Dorothea Nobile and Roger Osgood
Lee Roden and Company
Naked Truth Improv
Tom Nickel
Curt Beal

»See the flyer!

For more info, contact SASP at 520-312-8923 or through our contact form.

Please avoid wearing scented products to meetings, events and gatherings. This event is wheelchair accessible.

November 14, 2016

TOWN HALL – Stop Housing Discrimination

We thought you’d like to know about this non-SASP event!

Stop housing discrimination against LGBTQ older adults!

Join us for a community discussion presented by a collaboration of organizations committed to ensuring equal treatment for all.

Donna R. Liggins Center
2160 N 6th Ave, Tucson

Featured speakers: Karin Uhlich (Tucson City Council) and Serena Worthington (SAGE)

It’s legal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in 32 states including most of Arizona. In a national surey, nearly half of same-sex couples were discriminated against in senior housing.

FREE admission
Light refreshments

PCOA is the Project Leader, in collaboration with a group of concerned organizations, as part of the SAGE National LGBT Elder Housing Campaign, to present this important event.

Town Hall, Nov 14 2016

November 15, 2016

SASP General Meeting

Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SASP) meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and always feature interesting speakers.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016, 2-3pm
Speaker: John Foley, Board President of Tucson Pride

Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)

More info: 520-312-8923 or email us

November 19, 2016

Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders

Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month (every 3rd Saturday) on a drop-in basis to discuss important topics and share stories. Each Elder Circle focuses on one of four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution and mentoring. The facilitator is trained and culturally responsive.

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna – near First Ave. and Glenn)
Registration not necessary. FREE.
For more info, phone Leslie Bosch at 520-323-1708 ext 122 or .

Sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride and
The Center for Community Dialogue

Help is available. You are not alone!

Elder Abuse: Where to Get Help

Elder abuse takes many forms, including physical attacks, verbal/emotional abuse, neglect and exploitation. Furthermore, many elders are more dependent, more isolated, may have difficulty understanding and communicating. LGBT elders may also be abused because of our sexual and/or gender identities and expression. Abusers may be family, caregivers, employees, friends and/or neighbors.

» Read the full post…

View our printable flyer.