News & Events

Facing Reelection, Trump Expands His Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

In 2019, the Trump administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ policies implemented in the first two years of this administration that are harming the health and well-being of LGBTQ people not just in America, but around the world. It rolled...

New Year’s Update from Our Senior Advisory Council (S.A.C.)

The Spahr Center's Senior Program Fund The Spahr Center has raised over $15,500 from year-end appeals earmarked specifically for LGBTQ senior programs. This generous support means that senior program development will now increase. The first step is to recruit and hire...

Fentanyl – It’s Not Just In Heroin Anymore

By Andy Fyne, Harm Reduction Director Fentanyl is an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin.  It now accounts for more than 30% of opioid overdoses nationally and in Marin, there were 19 deaths attributed to fentanyl poisoning in 2019.  Fentanyl is no longer just an...

Census 2020 Urgently Needs Part-Time Helpers

Counting of residents of the United States will begin in March of 2020 and continue to July 2020.  Marin County is committing significant resources to assure that all residents are counted because a myriad of critical policy and funding decisions are based on this...

Our Warmest Thanks To Nancy Flaxman

Almost everyone knows brilliant powerhouse Nancy Flaxman, who has accomplished transformational work in support of LGBT seniors at The Spahr Center and Spectrum before it. Nancy is currently best known for her strong facilitation of our Novato -based Senior Discussion...

Three New Discussion Groups Begin at The Spahr Center!

We are excited to announce three new groups that are beginning this year. Trans Community Group Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm at The Spahr Center in our new upstairs space. Let’s build a trans family in Marin! We will be holding a community group...

Senior Employment Opportunities

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) The federal government has provided funds to the Felton Institute, based in San Francisco, to support seniors aged 55 or more to train to enter or re-enter the work force.  The SCSEP program provides an orientation...

Transcendental Meditation Program @ The Spahr Center

Thomas E. Roth, Volunteer Director HIV Wellness Initiative • David Lynch Foundation Welcome to the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program. TM is a simple, natural, effortless mental technique that’s practiced 20 minutes, twice each day. Over 350 peer-reviewed...