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In November 2019, Tucson will be electing a new mayor. Three Democrats, Randi Dorman, Steve Farley and Regina Romero, will face off in the primary on August 27. Ed Ackerley, an independent, will run unopposed in the primary and face the winning Democrat in November’s general election. There are no Republican candidates. »Read Arizona Public Media article about Tucson’s mayoral candidates
Meet the 4 candidates in person!
TUE JUL 23
St. Luke’s Home
615 E Adams St, Tucson
Serving light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
Please join us for our HRC Social for Equality on Tuesday, July 30th. Members of the Tucson Volunteer Committee and HRC staff will be there to get to know members of the community and share upcoming volunteer activities and leadership opportunities for those looking to step up and join HRC in the fight for equality.
TUE JUL 30
616 N 4th Ave
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Join us for a Prepare to Care seminar designed for Asian American and Pacific Islander caregivers of elderly loved ones and those who anticipate caring for loved ones. Our keynote speaker, General Tony Taguba, will provide perspectives on the aging population, personal experience on providing care and lessons learned. This is followed by a panel of local caregivers. We’ll be joined by the AARP Arizona state office and local caregiving organizations, who will present resources and information on the needs of our aging Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
SAT, AUG 10
Pima Community College
2202 W Anklam Rd
Breakfast and lunch provided.
RSVP no later than AUG 8
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Our LBTQ WOMEN’S GRIEF GROUP is a weekly drop-in support group for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer women 18 years of age and older who are looking for an accepting space in which to share loss. This facilitated, peer support group usually meets every Thursday, 1:30-3pm, EXCEPT July. »NEXT MEETING & MORE INFO
ELDER CIRCLES: THE WISDOM JOURNEY FOR LGBTQI ELDERS are facilitated discussion groups that meet the 3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm, to discuss relevant topics and share stories. Each Elder Circle focuses on one of four components: life review, life repair, what is my contribution, and mentoring. Facilitator is trained and culturally responsive. »NEXT MEETING & MORE INFO
The Senior Pride Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm, 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.
NEXT: WED, AUG 21
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
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)
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
NEXT: TUE, SEP 10, 2-3pm
Speaker: Denisse Brito, Assistant Curator of Community Engagement, Tucson Art Museum
More info: contact us
Are you LGBTQ, 55+, homebound or isolated in an assisted living home? Are you disabled of any age? Are you disconnected from your community and lonely? The Senior Pride Community Cares Program-Tucson is designed to address the social needs of people in our community by providing trained volunteers who will visit once a week to play cards, read aloud, write letters or call once a week for a phone visit. Volunteers can also provide information on LGBTQI services and resources. Would you appreciate friendly visits and/or phone calls with trained volunteers who have had a background check? There is no charge for this service. Contact us at 520-351-2724 or email. Referrals are welcome and encouraged!
Be a Community Cares Volunteer!
SAT OCT 12
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna)
Requirements for volunteers:
Application, volunteer training, background check, ongoing monthly meetings and one year commitment preferred
More info: call 520-351-2724 or email
2 hour presentation followed by 1 hour Q&A.
No reservation required. No cost to attend.
530 N Wilmot Rd
4th Tuesday of every month starting at 2pm
(no presentation on 12/24/19)
Woods Memorial Library
3455 N First Ave
2nd Thursday of every month starting at 2pm
Pima Council on Aging neither sells nor endorses any Medicare plans.
Love knitting, crocheting, weaving or other fiber art? Birdhouse Yarns offers a variety of yarns and can help you choose a pattern and/or color combination to help you create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Birdhouse Yarns currently offers the Ysolda Teague fingerless “Joy” mitten, a beautiful design featuring a rainbow intarsia flag at the cuff, with flag colors worked throughout in simple stranded color work. When you purchase the Joy pattern, Birdhouse Yarns will donate 10% of proceeds to Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the EON lounge that supports LGBTQIA+ youth.
Visit Birdhouse Yarns on 2540 E 6th Street in Tucson, AZ, open seven days a week, or shop at the Birdhouse Yarns online store today!
Become a volunteer with the only organization in southern Arizona run by and for LGBTQI+ Seniors!