Virtual Memorial Service

Mourning Our 2020 Losses

Interfaith Community Services of Tucson invites you to a virtual memorial service on November 5 honoring our losses during 2020 in a safe space for mourning and healing. This service is open to members of all faiths or none.

Register here.

Tucson’s Dr. Sally Dodds

A Not-So-Retired Medical Researcher

When COVID first struck, Researchers Sally Dodds and Beth Meyerson quickly recognized unique threats the corona virus holds for our LGBTQI+ community. They sprang into action early in the pandemic to create and administer a survey of COVID risks and impacts for older LGBTQI+ people in Arizona — and now they are ready to share the results directly with you.
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Senior Pride Book Club

Do You Have Solitary Tendencies?

Are you experiencing some surprising benefits to your COVID quarantine alone time? Join the Senior Pride Book Club and author Fenton Johnson as they explore the role of solitude in the lives of a dozen iconic “solitaries.” Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Zora Neale Hurston all used their solitary tendencies and alone time to create — what can we learn from them today?
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In-Person Events on Hold

Senior Pride will not have any in person  events through November, 2020.

Check out our events on Zoom: Book Club, Speakers Series, Elder Discussion/Support Group, Hosted AA Group

November 10, 2020

Senior Pride Virtual Speaker Series

The Senior Pride speaker series returns this fall via Zoom video conferencing. We’ll be exploring how to cope with uncertainty, aging successfully and how aging can affect hearing. Join us from 2:00 to 3:30 on the second Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise specified, to get your Zoom invitation, email us and include the date and event (speaker, book club, etc.) you wish to attend.
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October 21, 2020

Senior Pride Book Club

Enjoy companionship and engage in lively discussion of a wide variety of books! Our group is diverse and welcomes all who share our interest in reading books and talking about them.

We meet 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30pm.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, we were meeting in the Ward 3 Council Office conference room. We hope to be meeting there again, as soon as we may safely do so. In the meantime, we will be meeting via video conferencing, using Zoom. For the Zoom info you’ll need to join the meeting, email or call 520-312-8923.

WED, OCT 21, 2-3:30pm

Our reading selection for October will be At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life by National award-winning author, and friend of Senior Pride, Fenton Johnson. This book is described as “a profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude” … perhaps the ideal teaching for many of us as we grapple with the extended quarantine of the COVID era. We are pleased to announce that Fenton will be joining the discussion, which will be led by Tom Buchanan.
» Upcoming Meeting Dates & Book Selections

June 1 - December 31, 2020

Free Webinar Deals with Grief and Loss

Loving Spirit‘s grief and loss workshop is now online in the form of a free webinar which consists of six approximately one-hour sessions. We know that many are suffering right now and do not have access to in-person support. If you have suffered a major loss in your life, whether from the death of a loved one, a divorce, a career change, or a personal change of some sort, you can learn techniques to help you in your recovery process. The information is free and is also close-captioned for the hearing impaired. It will soon be available in Spanish as well. »more information and register

Senior Pride Support Groups

NEW! Senior Pride AA Meeting

Open meeting, available to all persons interested in the AA program of recovery.
Mondays, 7-8pm

LGBTQI+ Elder Support Group

Senior Pride support/discussion group where LGBTQI+ elders can share about aging.
Every other Saturday, 1-2:30pm

GBTQ Men’s Grief Support and Empowerment Group

Facilitated peer support group for GBTQ men grieving loss.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm

LBTQ Women’s Grief Group

Facilitated peer support group for LBTQ women 18 years of age and older.
Thursdays, 1:30-3pm.