All LGBTQ seniors are welcome to attend the “Aging Gayfully” classes at Finley Senior Center in Santa Rosa (Wednesdays 10 am – noon) and Sebastopol Area Senior Center (Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm). While SRJC classes are officially cancelled this week, I am still meeting with those who feel the need to connect with their peers and be supported during this challenging time.
Vintage House in Sonoma is “closed until further notice” (probably due to power outages) so I may not be able to hold my “Aging Gayfully” class there this Thursday morning and we are still waiting to see if the Sonoma Valley LGBT Seniors Group can have our scheduled monthly discussion group there on Friday morning at 10 am. If we can, we invite LGBTQ seniors in our area who have been affected by the fire to join us. If not, we will be meeting in the banquet room of the Palms Grill (Sonoma Highway at El Vernano Blvd.) at noon for lunch and discussion.
Also I would encourage use of the LGBTQI Elder Resource Center (http://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/lgbtqi-elder-resource-center) and for LGBTQI seniors to feel comfortable contacting our Sonoma County Adult and Aging Services as their staff have received multiple LGBTQ cultural competency trainings and are eager to make sure LGBTQ seniors are not lacking in services, especially during this critical time.