Are you LGBTQI, 55 or older, homebound or living in a Care Community (independent or assisted living, nursing home, boarding home)? Are you disabled (of any age)? Are you isolated from your LGBTQI Community? Lonely? 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.
Southern Arizona Senior Pride COMMUNITY CARES PROGRAM-TUCSON would like to offer you friendly visits and/or phone calls with trained volunteers who have had a background check.
There is no charge to participate in this program.
Interested? Contact the Program Coordinator at
520-351-2724 or by email for an application and home visit.
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.”
Be a Community Cares Volunteer!
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.