Oct 20-Nov 17, 2018

LGBTQ 55+ Writers Workshop

Have you ever wished for a safe, accepting space where you can share your story, create new art, and make new friends? Casa Libre de Solana, in collaboration with Senior Pride, is offering a FREE 5-week, multi-style writing workshop for LGBTQI older people (55+) in Fall 2018 that culminates in a public reading.

Bring Your Story to Life Workshop
Saturdays, Oct 20-Nov 17, 10am-12:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave and Glenn)

Public Presentation
Sat, Dec 2, 3-7pm
Cans Deli on 4th
340 N 4th Ave

»Get the full scoop!

November 2, 2018

Grieving the Dead in the Twenty First Century

FRI, NOV 2, 2018, 7am-3pm
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive

Dr. Candi Cann, keynote speaker, leads an all-star team of presenters sharing their end of life experiences and the various ways we grieve our losses as individuals, communities, and cultures.

7:00 – 8:15am: Registration & Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30am: Welcoming Remarks
8:30 – 9:30am: Keynote by Dr. Candi Cann
9:45 – 11:15am: Workshop Session One
11:15 – 12:15pm: Lunch
12:15 – 1:45pm: Workshop Session Two
2:00 – 3:00pm: Closing Dying to Eat by Dr. Candi Cann and Dr. Maribel Alvarez

The Judy Clinco Scholarship Fund assists professional caregivers in attending the annual End of Life Conference by covering the cost of registration fees.

»Full info, workshop descriptions and registration

November 2, 2018

Call Her Ganda

(PJ Raval, 2018)
FRI NOV 2, 6pm / FREE
Center for Creative Photography

1030 N Olive Rd
(UA campus)
In Person: Filmmaker PJ Raval
»more info at CALL HER GANDA website
»Docscapes site

When a Filipina trans woman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. A modern David and Goliath story, CALL HER GANDA fuses personal tragedy, human rights activism and the little-known history, and complex aftermath, of U.S. imperial rule in the Philippines, forging a visually daring and profoundly humanistic geopolitical investigative exposé.

»More about film and filmmaker…

November 5, 2018

Project Visibility Community Training

MON, NOV 5, 3-4:30pm
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
8467 E. Broadway Blvd
FREE / RSVP required by OCT 29

»Flyer
If you would like CEUs (continuing education units) for this training, as a Nursing Care Institution Administrator or Assisted Living Facility Manager, be sure to indicate that when you RSVP.

Project Visibility is training to help service providers and individuals become more informed, sensitive to and supportive of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender older adults and their families… »Read full post

Sep 25-Nov 13, 2018

Stay Gold: LGBTQIA+ Youth and Older People Make Art Together

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA) is partnering with the University of Arizona Division of Art and Visual Culture Education to bring you Stay Gold. This 8-week intergenerational arts program invites LGBTQIA+ individuals age 13-99 into the museum space to connect and create through current themes explored in contemporary art. Stay Gold is aimed at creating an equitable and inclusive environment that fosters deeper connections within the LGBTQIA+ community by bringing youth and seniors together to make art.

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13
5:30-7:30 pm
MOCA Tucson

265 S. Church Ave

»Learn more at the MOCA website

Contact Eli Burke with questions at 520-269-6119 or email

November 13, 2018

Senior Pride Speakers Series

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, NOV 13, 2-3pm
Speaker: Rich Roberts (Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Miracles Life Care), who speak on “Caregiving and so much more”

Next after that: TUE, DEC 11, 2-3pm with Chris Seidman (Executive Director, Unscrewed Theater), who will speak on
“Preparing To Be Unprepared – Improv & You”

More info: Call 520-312-8923 or email us.

November 17, 2018

A Final Toast: The 30th Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life

SAT, NOV 17
Registration at 5:30pm
Tucson Convention Center-Crystal Ballroom

260 S Church Ave

Over the last 30 years, the event has grown and changed, but the main attraction continues to be the collection of fine artwork on display in the live and silent auction. In addition to art, the auction features holiday items, gift baskets, gift certificates, celebrity collectibles, trips, one-of-a-kind experiences and paper prayers. Great opportunity to find amazing works of art and great gifts, just as the holiday shopping season begins.

»More info at SAAF website
»Purchase tickets on SAAF website
Contact: Joseué Romero by email or 520-547-6099

Sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

November 21, 2018

Senior Pride Book Club

The Senior Pride Book Club meets monthly to enjoy books and companionship!

Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
NEXT: WED, NOV 21, 2-3:30pm

Upcoming Book Club Dates and Selections
  • NOV 21:
    • Faeries, Bears and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine by Peter Hennen
      »more about this book

Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson (and Vine)
Coordinated by Stephen Higley
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve

November 21, 2018

Colby Olsen LGBTQ+ Community Thanksgiving Dinner

WED, NOV 21, 2-6pm
The Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave
With special performance by the Reveille Men’s Chorus!

Many people in the LGBTQ+ community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply be themselves. Colby Olsen wants to change this. Last year, the Colby Olsen Foundation held their 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the anticipation of providing a space for displaced individuals within the Tucson community, and successfully fed over 200 people. This year 300+ individuals are anticipated!

»View event on Colby Olsen website
»Go to this event on Facebook

Sep-Dec 2018

PCOA Medicare Presentations & Individual Assistance

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers presentations and individual assistance to help you to understand how to enroll for and navigate Medicare. Presentations and counselors are in multiple locations around town.

»See flyer for dates and locations of 2018 presentations as well as individual assistance from October through December 2018.
Dates/times/locations will be changing as of January 2019.

»MORE DETAILS

Pima Council on Aging neither sells nor endorses any Medicare plans.
Pima Council on Aging

November 30-December 2, 2018

Reveille Men’s Chorus Holiday Show: Island of Misfit Toys

FRI, NOV 30, 7:30pm
SAT, DEC 1, 2pm
SAT, DEC 1, 7:30pm
SUN, DEC 2, 2pm

Leo Rich Theater
260 N Church
»More info at the Reveille Men’s Chorus website

Start your holidays with a visit to the island of misfit toys. Join Reveille Men’s Chorus for an adventure of song and dance where you will meet lively misfit toys that help one family realize the beauty and joy of accepting and loving people for who they are. With great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs (plus a few songs that defy categorization), Reveille will help you laugh your way into the holiday season.

September through November 2018

TMC Events for Seniors

Get informed about health and wellness issues important to seniors, socialize, and access community resources, including: weekly support groups, Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film & Discussion Series, individual consultations, educational presentations by neurologists and other providers, lending library and MUCH MORE.

»Get details, dates and times for events and more in the TMC for Seniors quarterly calendar.

Additional info: check out the TMC for Seniors website, phone 520-324-1960 or email.