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
NEXT: WED, OCT 3, 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)
NEXT: TUE, OCT 9, 2-3pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Koyama, Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona
Next after that: TUE, NOV 13, 2-3pm
Speaker: Chris Seidman, Executive Director, Unscrewed Theater
Topic: Preparing To Be Unprepared: Improv & You
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.
NEXT: SAT, SEP 22, 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.
Group meets every other Wednesday, 2:30-4pm.
RSVP required by 3pm of day before each meeting.
NEXT: WED, SEP 19
Next after that: WED, OCT 3
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, SEP 20, 1:30-3pm
525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
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
LAST: Jun 22, 2018
Thornhill Lopez Center on Fourth
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.
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
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
NEXT: SAT, OCT 20, 1-2:30pm
Registration not necessary.
FREE. Just show up!
»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.
(Our last IICS was on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5pm.)
New address: Thornhill Lopez Center on Fourth
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, SEP 19, 2-3:30pm
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
(Council member Paul Durham)
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson
(between Campbell Ave and Mountain Ave on Vine Ave)
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, 9:30-11am
Royal Sun Best Western Restaurant
SW corner of Speedway and Stone
NEXT: SAT, OCT 20, 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. Group is not limited to Cancer Center patients. It is available to the community. Family and friends are welcome. The group includes support people.
Every Monday (except holidays), 3-4:30pm
University of Arizona Cancer Center
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.
This group is for LGBTQ WOMEN.
»Learn more about the group and get details on upcoming events…
A monthly potluck and social.
Usually the first but sometimes the second Saturday of the month.
NEXT: SAT, OCT 13, 5:30-9pm
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 email or phone Thom Goodrich at 520-305-6976
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
More info: Conni at 623-937-8878 or Conni@oloc.org
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, SEP 18, 1-2:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
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.
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers workshops on Medicare.
First Tuesday of every month, 2pm
NEXT: TUE, OCT 2, 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.
(PFLAG=Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
NEXT: WED, OCT 3, 7-8:30pm
More info: call 520-360-3795 or visit the PFLAG website.
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.
NEXT: THU, SEP 20, 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).
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! Readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue.
Exo Roast Co
403 N 6th Ave
(6th Ave and 7th St.)
Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 pm:
Join us every ODD month for the Rainbow Reads 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.
NEXT Book CHAT: SUN, NOV 18, 1-3pm
Want an assigned book instead? Join us on the EVEN months for Rainbow Reads Book Club!
NEXT Book CLUB: SUN, OCT 21, 1-3pm
Our book selection for the OCT 21 meeting is:
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
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, OCT 1, 7-9pm
More info: Email or call 520-477-7096
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.
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S Euclid
NEXT: Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (520) 791-4213 to obtain next meeting info
Co-chairs: Adam Ragan and John Peter Wilhite
Meetings open to the public
More info: Commission website or call the City Clerk’s Office at (520) 791-4213
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.
More info: email or visit Tucson FrontRunners on Facebook
Two Spirit of Tucson
Second Tuesday of each month
160 N. Stone Ave.
NEXT: TUE, OCT 9, 6-8pm
Please call to confirm meeting date/time:
Marlene F. Jose (520) 884-7131, ext 234.