Meetings & Support Groups

»Senior Pride Meetings & Support Groups
»Other Meetings & Support Groups

Meetings/events may be cancelled or may deviate from dates/times announced below. Double check directly with the relevant organization before you leave the house!

Also, please avoid wearing scented products to meetings, events and gatherings out of respect for our extra sensitive brothers and sisters. Thanks!

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Meetings & Support Groups

Senior Pride Steering Committee Meeting

Our Steering Committee conducts Senior Pride business, sets policies and plans programs and events. All supporters are invited to join and participate. Volunteers always welcome.
1st Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30pm – except July and August and September’s meeting this year is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
NEXT: Wed, Sep 12, 1-2:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship-Social Hall
2902 N Geronimo
(and Laguna, near First and Glenn Avenues)

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)
Wheelchair accessible
NEXT: TUE, SEP 11, 2-3pm
Speaker: Sally Roundhouse, Executive Director, Casa Libre en la Solana (Free House in the Sun)
Topic: Nourishing the human spirit through creativity

No meeting in August.
You can learn about upcoming speakers from our newsletter, The Senior Forum.
More info: 520-312-8923 or email us

Senior Pride Intergenerational Monthly Potluck

4th Saturday of every month except Dec, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall
2902 N. Geronimo
(and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
Park on the north side of the parking lot.
Wheelchair accessible
NEXT: Sat, Jul 28, noon to 2pm
Questions? Call Lee Roden at (520) 398-6826 or (520) 312-8923

LGBTQI+ Grief Support Group

Sponsored by Senior Pride and Soreo Hospice.
Drop-in. No charge. On a bus route.
Usually every Wednesday, 2:30-4pm
NEXT: WED, JUL 25, Back to normal time: 2:30-4pm
Soreo Hospice
2475 E. Water St

(west off of Tucson Blvd, north side of street
All green building. Park on east side of building.
Enter through door with sign “Grief Group.”
More info: email or phone Samantha Hebert at 520 547-7000

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.
Every Thursday, 1:30-3pm
NEXT: Thu, Aug 2, 1:30-3pm
No group in July.

YWCA
525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
Wheelchair accessible
Co-sponsored by YWCA Tucson, Women’s Counseling Network and Southern Arizona Senior Pride.
More info: Email Southern AZ Senior Pride or phone us at 520-312-8923 or Senior Pride on Facebook.

Alzheimer’s LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group

THIS SUPPORT GROUP IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
There is a caregiver support group at:
THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
Desert Southwest Chapter
1159 N. CRAYCROFT RD.

More info: email Lisa Brazil or phone (520) 322-6601 x205

Dinner with EON Youth

Help cook and provide a dinner for EON Youth!
Every 3rd month
NEXT: TBA
LAST: Jun 22, 2018
New address:
Thornhill Lopez Center on Fourth
Youth Center
526 N 4th Ave.
If you would like to cook, help set-up, clean up and/or attend the next EON dinner, contact us by email or by phone: 520-312-8923
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.

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. Sponsored by Center for Community Dialogue.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
NEXT: Sat, Jul 21, 1-2:30pm
Registration not necessary.
FREE. Just show up!
Wheelchair accessible
»See our flyer
For further info: contact Christina Medvescek by email or 520 323 1708 x122.

Intergenerational Ice Cream Social

Annual ice cream social with EON youth at the EON Lounge.
NEXT: Fri, Jul 20, 5pm
New address: Thornhill Lopez Center on Fourth
Youth Center
526 N 4th Ave.
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.

Senior Pride Book Club

We meet monthly to enjoy books and companionship!
Third Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm
NEXT: Wed, AUG 15, 2-3:30pm
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson

Upcoming Book Club Dates and Selections

Coordinated by Stephen Higley
For more info: Call Steve at (520) 312-8923 or email Steve.

Other Meetings & Support Groups

These are not Southern Arizona Senior Pride sponsored events, but we thought you’d like to know about them. This section is in alphabetical order.

40s and Better Breakfast Group

A welcoming network of lesbians who meet for breakfast.
3rd Saturday of the month, 9-11am
Royal Sun Best Western Restaurant
SW corner of Speedway and Stone
NEXT: Sat, Jul 21, 9-11am
More info: Irene Read 520-360-4744

LGBTQ Cancer Support Group

Weekly group at the UA Cancer Center for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Family and friends are welcome. The group includes support people.
Every Monday (except holidays), 3-4:30pm
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Room 1127
3838 N. Campbell Ave. (North of Prince)
More info and to RSVP: email or phone Brenda Casey at 520-694-0347

Mah Jong Mondays

Every Monday (except holidays), noon-3pm
Himmel Park Public Library branch
1035 North Treat Ave.
Wheelchair accessible

Meander in Tucson Meetup Group

This group is for LGBTQ WOMEN.
»Learn more about the group and get details on upcoming events…

Men’s Social Network (MSN)

A monthly potluck and social.
First Saturday of the month EXCEPT in November and December when the Men’s Social Network meets on the second Saturday of the month, 5:30-9pm.
NEXT: Sat, AUG 4, 5:30-9pm
Email or phone Thom at 305-6976

Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Road
Attendees must be MSN member or male guest.
»View Men’s Social Network Events Calendar
More info: Lee Roden (520-398-6826) or Thom Goodrich (520-305-6976)

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

The Arizona Chapter of OLOC was established in October 2014. They have regular business meetings in Casa Grande and attend Pride events throughout the state for OLOC visibility. Social activities are planned locally.
Vista Grande Library
1556 N. Arizola Rd.
Casa Grande, AZ
NEXT: TBA
More info: Conni at 623-937-8878 or Conni@oloc.org

PCOA LGBT-Welcoming Caregiver Support Group

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers an LGBT-welcoming caregiver support group, which is open to anyone providing care for a person 60 and older, or for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia of any age.
3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2:30pm
NEXT: TUE, AUG 21, 1-2:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
Board Room
8467 E Broadway
No charge, but preregistration is required – call 520-609-1271.
PCOA also offers a group in Marana, call 520-609-1271 for more info.

PCOA Workshop on Medicare

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers workshops on Medicare.
First Tuesday of every month, 2pm
NEXT: Tue, AUG 7, 2-5pm
Murphy Wilmot Library

530 N Wilmot Road
Check the PCOA calendar for additional presentations held throughout Pima County.
To register: call (520) 546-2011
More info: (520) 546 2011 / email

PFLAG Tucson Support Meeting

First Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm
Ward 6 Office
3202 E. First St.
Wheelchair accessible
(PFLAG=Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
NEXT: WED, AUG 1, 7-8:30pm
We are skipping our July meeting.

More info: call 520-360-3795 or visit the PFLAG website.

Poz Café Lunch Program

TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) offers Poz Café, a monthly lunch for people living with HIV. Poz Cafe is an opportunity for you to get out of the house, take a break, meet other positive people, and enjoy great food! On the third Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm, volunteers from local faith communities provide a fantastic, delicious and nutritious lunch. This is followed by time to “hang out,” chat, participate in a game or two of bingo, enjoy our raffle of fun and useful gifts, and receive a CarePackage.

People living with HIV and one guest (18 or older) are invited. All attending the café are asked to honor the highest standard of confidentiality. To attend Poz Café, please RSVP by the Monday before the lunch by contacting a Link Specialist volunteer by email or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205). Limited transportation is also available for this event. Please call to find out more.

St. Francis in the Foothills Church UMC
Corner of Swan and River roads
Usually the third Thursday of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm
Times and location often change for the November and December POZ Café.
Wheelchair accessible
NEXT: THU, AUG 16, 11:30am-1:30pm
Open to adults living with HIV. Advance registration required.

POZ Café Breakfast Program

TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) had been offering vouchers to individuals living with HIV/AIDS (who are also registered with TIHAN) for a free breakfast once a month, courtesy of Mother Hubbard’s Cafe. However, Mother Hubbard’s Cafe has CLOSED. TIHAN is currently seeking a new partner to take on this program.
More info: email or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).

Rainbow Reads: A New Queer Book Chat and Book Club

The Pima County Public Library LGBT Services Committee has launched a new book chat/book club!  Come be a part of this positively queer reading circle! Join us every other odd month for our book chat as we share our favorite LGBTQ books of all kinds with each other. Grab a snack or coffee beverage at Exo Roast Co and gush about your selected book, then add more to your to-read list as others gush about theirs. Want an assigned book instead? Join us on the even months for Rainbow Reads Book Club!
Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 pm
(EVEN months: book CLUB / ODD months: book CHAT)
Exo Roast Co

403 N 6th Ave
(6th Ave and 7th St.)
NEXT Book CHAT: SUN, SEP 16, 1-3pm
NEXT Book CLUB: SUN, AUG 19, 1-3pm
Our book selection for the AUG 19 meeting is: 
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

»See all our 2018 Rainbow Reads book selections
More info: Pima Country Public Library website or Email
While this is a queer-themed book club/chat, readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue.

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) General Meeting

Monthly business and social meeting, events and news announcements, guest speakers, and general check-in. Allies, friends, and family members welcome. A great starting place for first-timers and visitors!
First Monday of the month, 7-9pm, including holidays
NEW Location: Studio One, 197 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
NEXT: Mon, AUG 6, 7-9pm
More info: Email or call 520-477-7096

TMC 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.

Tucson Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

NEW TIME AND LOCATION!
Every other month on the 3rd Thursday of that month, 6pm
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S Euclid, Tucson

Meetings are open to the public.
NEXT DATE: Thu, Aug 16, 6pm
Adam Ragan and John Peter Wilhite are the new co-chairs.
More info including meeting agenda on the Commission’s website.
For further info, call the City Clerk’s Office at (520) 791-4213.

Tucson Frontrunners

Tucson Frontrunners is a walking/running group comprised of LGBT folks, their family and friends, and straight allies. We have members of all abilities and ages.
»Monthly calendar
More info: email or visit Tucson FrontRunners on Facebook

Tucson Prime Timers

Serving older gay and bi men, Tucson Prime Timers offers a number of events each month.
More info: 520-743-9514, email or TPT website.

Two Spirit of Tucson

Second Tuesday of each month
160 N. Stone Ave.
Wheelchair accessible
NEXT: Tue, AUG 14, 3:30-5:30pm
Please call to confirm meeting date/time:
Marlene F. Jose (520) 884-7131, ext 234.

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