The Spahr Center values the well-being of Marin’s LGBTQ seniors and provides outreach and programming to meet their needs. We offer discussion groups, counseling, and linkage to resources and information vital to keeping seniors healthy and vibrant. We also offer occasional social events such as movie nights and community talent shows. Resiliency, especially among seniors, is closely related to our sense of belonging and connection.
With the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, The Spahr Center has hired a Senior Program Coordinator, tasked with building community even though we cannot currently meet in person. We currently offer two weekly LGBTQ senior discussion groups on Zoom that create connection among participating seniors, as well as providing links to other LGBTQ community events and relevant resources.
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LGBTQ Senior Discussion Groups
The Spahr Center Senior Program offers two weekly discussion groups on zoom, one focused around a topic and the other a basic check-in for participants to talk together about their lives.
Connection to Resources
Our Senior Program Coordinator sends emails twice weekly that provide a link to our discussion groups, and are packed with resources for LGBTQ seniors.
LGBTQ Senior Advisory Committee
The Spahr Center recognizes the need to have input from all clients and stakeholders as we continue to grow as an organization.
Friendly Visitor Program
The Spahr Center is reaching out to LGBTQ seniors throughout Marin with a special emphasis on those in residential facilities to connect them with caring visits.
The Social Committee
A grassroots community offering fun, creative events for Marin LGBTQ seniors. The Spahr Senior Program gladly collaborates with the Social Committee in supporting their efforts and publicizing their events.