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May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2017

Healthy Living Workshop

This FREE workshop meets for two and a half hours once a week for six weeks, in a group of 10 to 16 participants who will each receive a FREE book.

Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 2-4:30pm

The Place at Broadway East
Clubhouse
6199 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ

This interactive program was developed by Stanford University to help adults and caregivers gain the skills needed to manage ongoing health conditions, but can also be very helpful to those that just want to make healthy lifestyle changes. Through group interaction, goal setting, and action planning, participants learn many ways to take control of their own health.
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2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month

Announcing the Alzheimer’s LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group

ANNOUNCING Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter’s support group, which offers a forum for LGBTQ caregivers to share feelings, concerns, information and encouragement.

No cost to attend.
No commitment to come back.

»See flyer!

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
5:30-6:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N Geronimo
Social Hall East on Laguna
Tucson, AZ
NEXT: Thursday, May 25, 5:30-6:30pm
More info: (520)322-6601

Supported by Southern Arizona Senior Pride.
Alzheimers' Association logo

May 27, 2017

Intergenerational SASP Potluck

We are bringing together LGBTQI people and allies of ALL ages to share delicious food, visit, make new friends and learn more about Senior Pride.

FREE.
No RSVP.
JOIN US!

Saturday, May 27, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(and Laguna… near First Ave. and Glenn)
Parking lot is east of Geronimo on Laguna, north side.
Hall is in building to the back of parking lot.

June 10, 2017

Saluting 2017 Honorees of Wingspan Awards

Southern Arizona Senior Pride salutes the 2017 honorees of Wingspan awards, given by SAAF at their annualOut Brunch (this year on June 10) for outstanding contributions to Southern Arizona’s LGBTQI community.

Dea Brasgalla, recipient of Steve Hall award
Dea Brasgalla receives the Steve Hall Award for volunteer contributions.

Miki Odawa, recipient of Ken Godat award
Miki Odawa receives the Ken Godat Award recognizing extraordinary long-term contributions.

Laura Alexander, recipient of the Jean Baker Community Ally Award
Laura Alexander is honored by the Jean Baker Community Ally Award.

»Get more info about these awards on the SAAF website
»Get the complete scoop about Out Brunch 2017

June 1-2, 2017

Let’s Get Better Together 2017

Let's Get Better Together, June 2017, Tucson, AZ

6th ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON LGBTQ INTEGRATED HEALTH
Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 Resort Dr., Tucson, AZ

Let’s Get Better Together is an annual statewide conference hosted by the LGBTQ Coalition of Southern Arizona that focuses on the improvement of education, resources and understanding of health providers serving the LGBTQ community.

More info coming soon on the new Let’s Get Better Together website!

June 3, 2017

Living through the End of Life Workshop

Saguaro Sunset - Living through the End of Life workshop, June 17, 2017

What plans can you put in place now to help honor your values and wishes and legacy?

Join us Saturday, June 3, 1-3:30pm for this special workshop presented by Interfaith Community Services and Partners and co-sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride.

Please RSVP to Karen MacDonald at Interfaith Community Services by or 520-297-6049 x221.

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June 10, 2017

Out BRUNCH 2017

OUT BRUNCH 2017

COME OUT FOR BRUNCH and join us as we honor the 2017 Godat, Steve Hall, and Dr. Jean Baker Community Ally awards recipients!
JUNE 10
Tucson University Park Hotel
(formerly University Marriott)
880 E. 2nd Street
(free parking in hotel garage)

Tempest Dujour 2017

Hosted by Tucson’s very own, fabulous Tempest DuJour.

Bryan Safi & Erin Gibson from Throwing Shade

9:30-10am / Meet & Greet with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson from Throwing Shade (additional ticket price)
10am / Registration opens
10:30am / Ballroom doors open
11am / Event begins

»Get more info about this year’s Out Brunch Awards

»Get information about sponsorship

MORE INFO: Phone 520 547-6171 or

AARP article: Housing for older LGBT adults!

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An ‘LGBT-Welcoming’ Place to Call Home
Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options.

“Older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender often age alone. As the first generation to be open about their sexuality and united around the gay rights movement, many are estranged from family and never had or have lost a partner. Prejudice may have meant fewer work opportunities over their lifetime, resulting in meager, if any, savings. Finding affordable and welcoming senior housing is a challenge…”

»Read article on AARP site…

PimaCountyHousingSearch.org

PimaCountyHousingSearch.org is a free *online service that lists independent level (not assistive care) housing for all people, regardless of race, sex, religion, handicap, familial status, national origin or sexual orientation. We welcome people who identify as **lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (check out our LGBTQ resources!) Search for apartments by zip code, price, number of bedrooms, handicap accessibility, access to public transportation, and other features.

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Outloud and Proud

91.3 KXCI Community Radio’s mini program, Out Loud and Proud, needs folks in the LGBTS Community to share coming out and related personal stories. Each contributor tells their story for a five minute piece broadcast on KXCI.

»For more info, see our Calling Your Story page

To volunteer your story, contact producer Rick Small by or by phone: (520) 834-7342.

What is the AQA?

The Arizona Queer Archives (AQA) is a collecting archives that receives collections and documents communities. The AQA is directed by Jamie A. Lee, Ph.D., and is housed at the UA Institute for LGBT Studies. The AQA is available as a site of scholarly and community research by appointment. Some collections are available for community display. »LEARN MORE

8 Interviews in Tucson’s Elder LGBT Communities

“Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr

Death and dying is a taboo subject. Add to that the invisibility of being an elder lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person and there is a lot to NOT talk about. What are the special problems this marginalized class of people might face and how are their needs being addressed? Penelope Starr has written an excellent paper that includes 8 interviews from Tucson’s LGBT elder community.

»Read “Aging with Pride” by Penelope Starr…