Senior Pride News

Black LGBTQI+ Heroes

February is Black History Month and each Thursday this month Southern Arizona Senior Pride will include news from and about Black LGBTQI+ heroes and community members, past and current. Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David sets the tone this year by calling for more cross-movement collaboration. Read more »

COVID Vaccine Information for Veterans

As an update for veterans wondering about the VA’s vaccine plans, here is a link to a PDF of the slides from a recent virtual town hall conducted by the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS) leadership. Links in this slideshow include a sign-up page to receive regular updates sent to your email and …

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An Ode to Freedom Summer

From the Movement for Black Lives: “Black Futures Month is a visionary, forward-looking spin on celebrations of Blackness in February. The Movement for Black Lives is using this time to both consider and celebrate our Black radical history and to dream and imagine a world in which we are free and self-determined. “This Black Futures …

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Light of a Clear Blue Morning

Desert Voices, featuring singers from the Phoenix Women’s Chorus, perform Light of a Clear Blue Morning. Words and music by Dolly Parton, arrangement by Craig Hella Johnson.

Stop COVID-19

Be sure to keep up with COVID vaccine information and distribution timelines by checking out Pima County’s Health Department updates.

Results from a spring survey of older LGBTQ adults in Arizona regarding COVID-19 were presented at Senior Pride’s October Speaker Series presentation by Senior Pride Volunteers Beth Meyerson and Sally Dodd’s of the Southwest Institute for Research On Women (SIROW).

View a recording of the presentation on our YouTube channel and review findings from the study here.

Dr. Rachel Levine

Dr. Rachel Levine could be the first out transgender person appointed to a federal position and approved by the U.S. Senate.
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Honoring a Life Workshop

Southern Arizona Senior Pride End of Life Planning Program is once again offering “Honoring A Life” workshops ON ZOOM.

Thursday, February 18, 2021; 10:00 am to Noon

This will be an opportunity to prepare or update your wishes and instructions on how you want to be cared for if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

Current health and medical crises are making it more important for each of us to prepare written instructions regarding our desires about what types of treatment and care we wish for ourselves, as well as identifying the people we trust to make decisions for us when we may not be able to. Explore the possibilities available to you and make your wishes known.

Please see the event flyer for full information, including how to register. Registration in advance is required BY FEBRUARY 9, 2020 to have workshop materials mailed to you.

Book Club Rescheduled for Jan. 27

In light of the presidential inauguration on January 20, book club has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27. We’ll be discussing Tucson author Lydia Millet’s A Children’s Bible—an award winning fictional approach to thinking about climate change. More information about this meeting » Listen to an interview with the author on the Tucson Festival of …

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FREE Hearing Rehab Classes

The University of Arizona Auditory Clinic is offering an informational session at the end of January for anyone interested in learning more about what they can offer older adults in the way of hearing support. After that they are providing a 6-session online auditory rehab program (six weeks in duration). The first cohort begins February 1st and the second cohort meets March 15th. The best part is that all of these classes are FREE.

Space is limited so anyone who is interested should call the UA Hearing Clinic sooner than later: 520-621-7070.