The Senior Forum is now published bimonthly (every two months), so be sure to check our home page news feed and our regular meetings page for event updates. Want to view a past issue? See the Senior Forum Archives.
LGBTQI+ Grief Support Group
Drop-in. No charge. On a bus route.
Every other Wednesday, 2:30-4pm
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LBTQ Women’s Grief Group
Weekly drop-in support group (free) for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share their loss. A facilitated, peer support group.
Usually every Thursday, 1:30-3pm
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Elder Circles: The Wisdom Journey for LGBTQI Elders
Elder Circles are facilitated discussion groups that meet once a month 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.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm
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Arizona Gives Day on April 2, 2019 will inspire 24 hours of giving to benefit local nonprofits and strengthen our community and raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities and state.
Please remember Southern Arizona Senior Pride on April 2! Our passion is to connect LGBTQI elders to one another and community. We counter isolation, sponsor cultural and social programs, promote advocacy and foster communications about services, issues and ideas. Help us grow!
To give to Southern Arizona Senior Pride on AZ Gives Day:
- Go to the SAAF page on the Arizona Gives Day website.
- Click the DONATE button on that page.
- On the next page that displays, you will be asked to specify more about your donation. For “Program Designation,” please make sure to choose SOUTHERN ARIZONA SENIOR PRIDE.
Providing visits and phone calls to homebound LGBTQI+ older people makes us a responsive and caring community. Interrupting isolation improves the health and well-being of our recipients and gives purpose to all of us who volunteer.
—Volunteer with Senior Pride Community Cares Program, Tucson
Senior Pride takes particular pride in congratulating Robert Bell, who, on February 16, 2019, will receive the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Steve Hall Award at their annual Out Brunch.
Robert has been instrumental in the growth of Senior Pride as an organization, since it was part of Wingspan. He has served as chair and co-chair of events presenting films and authors, worked tirelessly to develop funding and resources and provided leadership in countless ways as a member of the Senior Pride Steering Committee. Robert volunteers in many ways including collating the newsletter, tabling at special events and participating in serving meals to LGBTQ youth: illustrations of his modesty and commitment to team work. Like Steve Hall, Robert is willing to take on whatever job needs to be done. »more
Our series is open to everyone and always features interesting speakers, opportunities for networking and Senior Pride updates.
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
NEXT: TUE, APR 9, 2-3pm
Speakers: Robert Bell, Lavina Tomer
Topic: Coming Out Stories
NEXT after that: MAY 14
Speaker: Marianna Schloss of Casa de la Luz Hospice
Topic: Dispelling the Hospice Myth—The Benefits Available to All
More info: contact us.
Don’t miss the next screening in Lesbian Looks 25th anniversary season!
THE REST I MAKE UP
(Michelle Memran, 2018)
IN PERSON: Michelle Memran
TUE, APR 9, 2019, 7PM
The Loft / FREE
“Everyone always fell in love with her—male and female,” says an ex-lover of María Irene Fornés. After viewing director Michelle Memran’s fascinating documentary about, and love letter to, the charismatic Cuban-born playwright, you’ll be getting in line as well… »more
Come out, socialize, exercise and learn salsa with our fun and knowledgeable instructors!
MAR 24 / APR 14 / APR 28
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(Building north of parking lot)
Registration not required
Suggested donation $2-$10
Guests are invited to bring snacks or dishes – water will be provided.
No partner necessary
More info: contact us
The Senior Pride Book Club meets monthly to enjoy companionship and engage in lively discussion of a wide variety of books! Our group is diverse and welcomes all who share our interest in reading books and talking about them.
Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road
Tucson (and Vine)
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Coordinated by Les Tannenbaum
For more info: 520-312-8923 or email
In Our Own Voices offers KXCI listeners a glimpse into the experiences of the various voices that make up Tucson’s LGBTQ+ communities. You’ll hear everything from stories of families, careers, coming out, to traditions, music, and everything in between. The series is hosted and produced by Dante Celeiro, Grace Gonzales, Tucker Grace, Lola Lai Jong, Jamie A Lee, Kurt B. Reighley, Erin Russ and TC Tolbert, volunteers from Tucson’s LGBTQ+ communities.
Tune in to KXCI 91.3 FM:
Monday: 2:55 PM
Tuesday: 4:55 AM
Weds: 9:55 AM
Friday: 7:55 PM
Saturday: 1:55 AM & 4:55 PM
Made possible by a grant from The Alliance Fund LGBTQ+: A Fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
When you don’t know where to turn for aging information, trust the National Council on Aging (NCOA). With more than 65 years of experience advocating for older Americans, NCOA offers lots of resources to help seniors and caregivers navigate aging. Visit ncoa.org to find benefits programs, prevention tips, caregiver support and more.
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers presentations as well as individual assistance to help you to understand how to enroll for and navigate Medicare. Presentations and counselors are in multiple locations around town.
Become a volunteer with the only organization in southern Arizona run by and for LGBTQI+ Seniors!