Happening this Month at Marin’s LGBT Spahr Center

The Spahr Center is opening its Food Pantry to seniors who need support in meeting their nutrition needs. Items such as fresh meats, eggs and dairy, prepared meals, pasta, sauces, and canned goods are delivered weekly to people who sign up. Contact The Spahr Center for more information: info@thespahrcenter.org or 415/457.2487(I’m sorry, I listed the phone number incorrectly last Sunday)
Topical Thursdays12:30 to 2 pm

September 3: Nancy Flaxman facilitates. Work:As Labor Day approaches, we will talk about work. Most of us are retired, though some are still working. What role has work played in your life? Did you just kind of fall into jobs or did you choose your work? Did your work fully utilize your strengths? What parts of you can be more realized in retirement than in work? If you were just starting out and you could choose any profession, what would it be? What has and has not changed for LGBT people in the workplace?

September 10: What does your heart desire?Let’s share our dreams and yearnings, for we do still have them. Let’s support each other in going for them and determining next steps. Leon Brown, who served 30 years on death row in North Carolina before being exonerated by DNA evidence, has said: “Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire and follow your heart’s desire.” It’s not too late for hopes. That inner fire
can see us through these difficult times. 

Check-in Mondays7 to 8 pm
We catch up with each other on how we’re doing and have unstructured conversations focused on listening.
a pioneering 1978 documentary on the lives of lesbians and gays
Save the date!Spahr’s 1st Friday Night at the Movies September 25 @ 7 pm
Film trailer here: Word is Out
Also in this email:Volunteer opportunities to work from home to get people registered and committed to voting in November’s vital election.Updated Senior Resources link at the bottom of this email.Rental Assistance available.Upcoming Events link below, thanks to the Social Committee!Bisexual Support zoom group forming at The Spahr Center.
Creating Community in the Midst of Sheltering-in-PlaceSee old friends and make new ones! Join us!
The Spahr Center’s LGBT Senior Discussion Groupscontinue every Thursday, 12:30 t0 2 pm on Zoom
To Join Group by Video using Computer, Smart Phone or TabletJust click this button at the start time, 12:30 pm:Join GroupTry it, it’s easy! 
To Join Group by Phone CallIf you don’t have internet connections or prefer joining by phone,call the following number at the start time, 12:30 pm:1-669-900-6833The Meeting id is 820 7368 6606#(no participant id required)The password, if requested, is 135296#
If you want the meeting to call you to bring you into the group, notify Bill Blackburn 415/450-5339
A Bisexual Support Group is forming with The Spahr Center, facilitated by a therapist. Let Bill Blackburn know if you are interested.

Volunteer Opportunities to get people registered and committed to voting in the upcoming November election:Click here.

Whistlestop provides access to resources as well as free exercise classes, including zumba, yoga, chair exercises, & ukulele! Click here.

Adult and Aging Service’s Information and Assistance Line, providing information and referrals to the full range of services available to older adults, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers, has a new phone number and email address: 415/473-INFO (4636) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays473INFO@marincounty.org
Trouble paying rent? Check out these short videos from Marin County:1. Marin County Eviction Ban2. If you can’t pay your rent3. Paying the rent that you owe4.Help is available

Marin Center for Independent Living is offering various kinds of support to people with disabilities as well as older adults to prepare them for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).Click here: MarinCIL
Has your employment or business been impacted by COVID-19? Check out these local resources…click here: WorkForce Alliance

Snap Back Assistance, up to $800 for COVID-19 affected workers:Call: 415/473-3300 

click for More Senior ResourcesSocial Committee, Warmline, and LGBTQ Radio/Podcasts
click for Upcoming Eventsgames, birthday celebrations, women’s coffees & special eventsfrom the Social Committee
Free Covid-19 Testing 

Questions? Assistance? 
We have resources and volunteers for:grocery deliveryfood assistancehelp with technology issues such as using zoomproviding weekly comfort calls to check in on youtherapy with Spahr therapists on a sliding scale basis, plus more!

Bill Blackburn, Senior Program Coordinatorbblackburn@thespahrcenter.org415/450-5339