October 21, 2017

Ending Isolation with Senior Pride’s New Program: Our Community Cares

Senior Pride, in conjunction with the Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) Neighbor Care Alliance, has launched a new effort to help LGBTQI elders who are feeling lonely, isolated and in need of information about services and resources that are safe and welcoming.

Volunteer program coordinator Kay Smith says, “People in our community who are older or disabled, and not able to easily attend social functions, are isolated and feel disconnected from the community they knew all their lives. The Senior Pride Community Cares Program-Tucson is designed to address the social needs of home-bound people in our community by providing trained volunteers who will visit once a week for 1 to 1.5 hrs. to visit, play cards, read aloud, write letters or call once a week for a phone visit. Volunteers will also provide information on LGBTQI services and resources.”

The Senior Pride Community Cares Program has initiated its pilot program this summer. We are pleased to be visiting three people weekly and look forward to visiting more in the fall.

Saturday, October 21 from 3-5:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N Geronimo

The program will offer training for volunteers. To enroll in the volunteer training program, to learn how to sign up for visits and phone calls or to obtain more information, please call Senior Pride Community Cares Program-Tucson at 520-351-2724 or email. Leave your name and contact information and Kay Smith, MSW, Program Coordinator, will respond.

Need help caring for your animal companion?

October Veterinary Specials from PAAW

PIMA Alliance for Animal Welfare logo

Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW) is a volunteer organization working toward ensuring that all Pima County companion animals have a loving home and humane care. In addition to a trap/neuter/return program for community cats and a marketing campaign to adopt locally (culminating in a mega adoption event), PAAW has a program to help housebound seniors and disabled individuals get what they need for their pets.

For news and events all year long, visit PAAW on Facebook!

»Learn about PAAW’s OCTOBER Animal Care Specials

October 26, 2017

Solo Senior Gathering & Luncheon

You are a solo senior if you have no family as you approach/face/deal with aging and end of life AND you are invited to attend the Solo Senior Gathering & Luncheon!

Thu, Oct 26
Tohono Chul Park
Limited seating
Reservations required

We the solo seniors will gather informally over lunch on October 26th and share our recollections, questions, cultural traditions, concerns and other experience around end of life, grief, mourning and death.

Sponsored by the Elder Circle program of the Center for Community Dialogue and the Southwest Folklife Alliance.

Supported by:
The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation

For more info and to register: contact Catherine Tornbom at 520.323.1708 x121 or email.

November 1, 2017


Speakers, panelists, group discussions and valuable educational resources help address the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ caregivers and clarify ways to get the support that’s needed. Hosted by AARP Arizona and Pima Council on Aging.

Wed, Nov 1, 1–4pm
Donna R. Liggins Center
2160 North 6th Ave, Tucson

»See flyer

Please spread the word and join us.

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP and register: https://aarp.cvent.com/tuccaregiving or call 520-571-9884

More info: Email

AARP Family Caregivers Network
Pima Council on Aging logo

Pride & Remembrance 2017 with St. Francis in the Foothills

St. Francis in the Foothills includes and supports our community!

Events listed below take place at:
Community Center at St. Francis,
4625 E. River Rd (River & Swan),
Tucson, AZ

November 14-20
Trans Awareness Week

November 19, 9am
Transgender Day of Remembrance at St. Francis

November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance at the UA.