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Senior Services

50 and Better Together

Isolation can be a relentless enemy to LGBT seniors, but those who find their way to The Center find some powerful allies. In a society that often places emphasis on youth, The Center provides a community of new friends for seniors. The peer group currently ranges from 50 to 90, many of them looking for something new and challenging. They find it here.

Whether it's card parties, game days, writing classes, workshops, Lunch and Learn (with speakers on a wide variety of topics), or the monthly community meals at neighborhood restaurants, there is always something happening in this popular program. Senior Services - 50 and Better Together - strives to create a safe space where those 50 years and "better" will have access to important resources and referrals regarding health care, social services, and community activities. For more information contact the Senior Services coordinator at 619.692.2077 x205 or seniors@thecentersd.org.

LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing

Interested in the senior housing community under construction in North Park? You can find details about the project, as well as answers to questions about the timeline, interest list, application process and more here.

Read the Senior Needs Report

Executive Summary: San Diego's Trailblazing Generation

Full Report: San Diego's Trailblazing Generation 

Want to find out more?

Read our brochure!

50 and Better Together Monthly Events

Find out what's happening this month

 Interested in Volunteering?

As our Senior Services program grows, we will need your help to keep it strong! What talents do you have? Can you plan events, teach a hands-on workshop, lead a movement class, give a lecture, facilitate a support or discussion group? Please contact our volunteer coordinator at 619.692.2077 x202 or volunteer@thecentersd.org to get started!

Senior Groups

Group meeting times and days are subject to change. Please call ahead to make sure the group you're interested in is meeting.  For more information on LGBT discussion groups, call 619.692.2077 x 205, or email seniors@thecentersd.org.

Monday

Yoga for Everyone: Every Monday, 10:30-11:45am
Feeling Fit: Every Monday, 1-2pm

Tuesday

Food Bank: First Tuesday of the month, 9am
Senior Food Bank: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm
Creative Writers Group:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 11am-1pm
Canasta Group:
Every Tuesday, 12:30-3:30pm
Prostate Cancer Support Group Serving the Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30–8pm

Wednesday

Lunch and Learn: Third Wednesday of the month, 12 noon–1:30pm
Feeling Fit: Every Wednesday, 1-2pm
Art Group - Drawing and Painting: Every Wednesday, 1:30-4:30pm

Thursday

Gentle Yoga: Every Thursday, 2:45-3:45pm

Friday

FOG Rap Group (community): Every Friday, 10-11:30am

Fellowship of Older Gays (FOG) Men's Movie Night: First Friday of the month, 7pm

Saturday

Canasta: Every Saturday, 12:30-3:30pm

Dine Out

Join 50 and Better Together for a healthy lunch or dinner once a month. Times and days vary.

Senior Resource Fair

This annual event is held in May and is comprised of LGBT community service providers, senior resource information, workshops and much more!

The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s services for community members 50 and Better serve more than 400 San Diego LGBT seniors annually with educational and recreational activities that include yoga, support and discussion groups, music, art and writing groups, as well as special events and workshops. For more information, email seniors@thecentersd.org or call the Senior Services coordinator at 619.692.2077 x205.

Resources

Do you or anyone you know need resources for housing, food, home-delivered meals, home visitors, in-home help, transportation, counseling, legal services, tax prep. and health? There is help for you!

ElderHelp of San Diego: ElderHelp provides case management and referrals to health and social services for LGBT seniors; assists with volunteer recruitment and training; provides space for free legal counseling; and develops and conducts health provider educational trainings and seminars. For more information call 619.284.9281. ElderHelp can also help you find help with your tax preparation.

Family Health Centers of San Diego: FHCSD implements an HIV/AIDS social marketing campaign targeted towards LGBT seniors to increase awareness of STD risk factors and safer sex practices, and to encourage STD testing. For more information call 619.515.2545.

Elder Law and Advocacy: Elder Law & Advocacy provides free legal assistance and counseling for LGBT seniors at several locations. For more information call 858.565.1392.