Meetings, Support Groups & More

»Southern Arizona Senior Pride Meetings, Support Groups & More
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We do our darnedest to keep this page accurate. HOWEVER, meetings/events may be cancelled or may deviate from dates/times announced below. So 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 & More

Senior Pride Speakers Series & General Meeting

Senior Pride meetings are open to everyone, are wheelchair accessible and always feature interesting speakers.
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
NEXT: Tuesday, December 12 – Nancy McDonald, Owner and Chief Therapist, Animal Ally of Arizona will discuss Animal Massage
You can learn about upcoming meeting speakers from our newsletter, The Senior Forum.
More info: 520-312-8923 or email us

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Monthly Potluck

Fourth Saturday of every month, noon-2pm
Cornerstone Fellowship, Fellowship Hall
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
NEXT: Sat, Nov 25, noon to 2pm
More info: Lee Roden at 520-398-6826

Alzheimer’s LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group

This Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter support group provides a forum for LGBTQ caregivers to share feelings, concerns, information and encouragement. No cost to attend. No commitment to come back.
2nd Thursday of each month
(Please note schedule change: only 2nd Thursdays now)
5:30-6:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N Geronimo
Social Hall East on Laguna
Tucson, AZ
NEXT: Thursday, Dec 14, 5:30-6:30pm
More info: (520)322-6601
»See flyer!

Dinner with EON Youth

Help to cook and provide a dinner for the EON Youth Program!
Every 3rd month.
NEXT: TBA (last was Fri, June 16, 5pm)
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.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-2:30pm
Cornerstone Fellowship
2902 N. Geronimo (and Laguna, near First Ave. and Glenn)
NEXT: Sat, Dec 16, 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: TBA (last was Fri, July 28, 2017)
»Find out more about the EON Youth Lounge/Community Center on FACEBOOK.

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

This weekly support group is 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. The group is facilitated by the Director of the YWCA’s Women’s Counseling Network.
Every Thursday, 1:30-3pm
NEXT: Thu, Nov 30, 1:30-3pm
Frances McClelland Community Center
525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
Sponsored by Southern Arizona Senior Pride and the YWCA Tucson.
More info: Email Southern AZ Senior Pride or phone us at 520-312-8923.

Senior Pride Book Group

We meet monthly to enjoy books and companionship!
DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS will be TBA (see below)
NEXT: Wed, Jan 10, 3-4pm
On January 10th, we’ll discuss On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks. The famed neurologist, naturalist and science historian Saks was the author of Awakenings (made into a film with Robin Williams) and The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. He addressed his homosexuality for the first time in On the Move: A Life. »Read review in the New York Times.
On Jan 10th, we meet in the:
Ward 3 Council Office conference room
1510 E Grant Road, Tucson

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

Other Meetings, Support Groups & More

These are not Southern Arizona Senior Pride sponsored events, but we thought you’d like to know about them!

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, Nov 18, 9:30-11am
More info: Irene Read 520-360-4744

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
7-9:30pm

Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Road
Attendees must be MSN member or male guest.
NEXT: Sat, Dec 9, 7-9:30pm
»View the Men’s Social Network Calendar of Events
More info: Men’s Social Network website, Lee Roden (520-398-6826)
or Thom Goodrich (520-305-6976)

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change–ARIZONA

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 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, Nov 21, 1-2:30pm
Pima Council on Aging
Board Room
8467 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ
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’s Workshops on Medicare

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers workshops on Medicare.
First and third Wednesday of each month, 2pm
To register: call (520) 546-2011
NEXT: TBA

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, Dec 6, 7-8:30pm
More info on the PFLAG website.

POZ Café

TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) offers a once-a-month free luncheon for CarePartners (persons living with HIV who are also registered with TIHAN). Each CarePartner may bring one guest 18+ years of age. Doors open at 11:30am and lunch is served at noon. Times and location often change for the November and December POZ Café.
St. Francis in the Foothills Church UMC
Corner of Swan and River roads
Usually the third Thursday of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm – but not in December!
NEXT: Wed, Dec 13, 5-8pm. In December, Poz Café is not a lunch, but instead will be an early evening dinner party and dance. Open to adults living with HIV. Advance registration required.
For more info and reservations: TIHAN (520) 299-6647, ext 205 or email (try this one first) or email.

POZ Breakfast Program

TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) offers vouchers to individuals living with HIV for a free breakfast once a month, courtesy of Mother Hubbard’s Cafe. Breakfast vouchers are available to persons living with HIV/AIDS who are registered with TIHAN (“CarePartners”).
Mother Hubbard’s Cafe
14 W. Grant Rd (Grant and Stone)
Tucson, AZ
One Tuesday of each month (which Tuesday in the month is the CarePartner’s choice)
7:30am to 1pm
NOTE: The TIHAN CarePartner must have the voucher with him/her and present it before ordering. The restaurant does not distribute vouchers. To request a free breakfast voucher: email or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).

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, Dec 4, 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 all upcoming events 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

Third Tuesday of each month
Ward One offices
940 W Alameda St.
Meetings are open to the public.
NEXT DATE: Tue, Nov 21 at 6:30pm
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.
NEXT: Mon, Dec 12, 3:30-5:30pm
Call to confirm meeting dates/times:
Marlene F. Jose (520) 884-7131, ext 234.

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