LGBT Boomers

Our purpose is to enhance life for LGBT older adults and to educate service providers. A coalition enhancing quality of life through resources, education and advocacy, so that Arizona LGBT Boomers and Beyond are aware, empowered and connected.

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10/10/2020

Spiritual Banquet - Food for the Heart

10/05/2020

Casa Nation - Phoenix

Watch for our Anniversary events this weekend.
Friday evening at 7 we will have a worship and praise experience with Shawn Thomas!
Saturday at 4pm join us for our LIVE Spiritual Banquet with short messages from each of our four pastors.
And Sunday morning at 10 am (10:15 on YouTube) our Anniversary Service will include amazing praise and worship and a powerful message from Pastor Maria Caruana, Associate Pastor of City of Refuge.
https://www.casadecristo.org/2020/a-season-of-healing/

Don't miss this exciting series of celebratory events!

05/19/2020

The Riddle: new anti-homophobia message from UN human rights office

I was taking a class and ran into this video that I think should be shared broadly. Feel free to share with your networks.

The Riddle

76 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and le***an, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere continue to suffer violent atta...

soundcloud.com 04/30/2020

Aging in the Time of COVID-19: Reflections on Life, Health, Family, Community & Purpose

Listen to this podcast from the American Society on Aging. Great resources and an organization worth following. They share things to consider about aging in this time of COVID -19.

Adero CE Allison Phd

soundcloud.com Future-Proof Aging in the Time of COVID-19: Reflections on Life, Health, Family, Community & Purpose - A Chat With Ken Dychtwald Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist, founder/CEO of Age Wave a

ted.com 01/28/2020

Your elusive creative genius

Listening to a TED Talk about the way we look at life and the questions we ask each other presume that we only work (in whatever capacity) to stroke our egos and to have others congratulate us for our work.

I believe that for most of us there is something that we do, not because we must, not because we seek recognition, not for wealth but instead "just because" ...

I took a moment to think about this and want to share with you WHY I SING

I sing because there is joy in music that I cannot touch in any other way. I sing because I feel like it allows me to fly free like the birds, to swim far like the fish and to roar loudly like the elephant. I sing because it stirs my soul, encourages me and just makes me feel good. So, as I get older and my voice loses tonal quality - I will continue to sing. As I allow the torch to pass to younger worship leaders - I will continue to sing. Even thought I have never thought I would become a famous musician paid by concert halls full of people - I will continue to sing.
From one of those songs I learned long ago - "I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm free". And even if this world were to try and imprison me I would sing because my soul is liberated by song!

So now, I invite you to share with us "Why do you ...?" You fill in the blank. WHY DO YOU WRITE? WHY DO YOU SKY DIVE? WHY DO YOU FISH? It doesn't matter what the thing is just share one of your true motivations.

If FB is meant to be a community, let's make it one in this space.

ted.com Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

[09/23/17]   I have a page that is one outreach tool for my research #Q***randCalled. If you are interested in research please check it out. There is an update on my research process on the page. I am finalizing the design for a larger study of spirituality and LGBTQ ministry now.

Please consider following the page. You or someone you know may eventually want to participate in my study. Feel free to share too.

[12/09/15]   The world is constantly changing around us. Not only the physical world but the social landscape we live in is in constant flux. Many of us never thought we would see the day when marriage was legal for same gender couples in the US, yet that day has come.

Now, as boomers we continue to face the changes in society and we must deal with the effects of a lifetime of barriers that have impacted us in ways we could not anticipate when we were young and just seeking to live our lives.

Some of us have maintained solid employment through the years, saving through personal or employer sponsored programs toward retirement while others have found our livelihoods jeopardized by prejudice and discrimination. Now we must consider the future. The best way to do that is to assess where we are at this point in our lives and, if we haven't already done so, make a plan for the best future possible.

Whether you work with an attorney to develop legal protections for your family, an accountant to set-up financial plans that are doable, or a transition coach to plan ongoing supports as you age the secret is that You have to take the lead.

Don't let your life be driven by the situations around you. Take Charge now!

[10/04/15]   45 Years serving the LGBTQ Community in Phoenix! We are looking forward to you celebrating with us next weekend!

casa45years.weebly.com 09/02/2015

Casa de Cristo 45th Anniversary Site

I am writing here because I know that you care about this community (Phoenix) and that you are part of the community that serves everyone without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. My church (the one I co-pastor) is celebrating 45 years serving the LGBT community in Phoenix. I was at the Gay and Le***an Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Phoenix Pride Celebration early this year. Their 35 year accomplishment is excellent and well worth celebrating. But before Phoenix could birth the oldest chamber serving businesses that serve the GLBT community the groundwork was established by the churches and organizations that brought this community together.

I am asking that members of this community will join with us in celebrating 45 years of LOVE shared with the LGBT Community initially and now with all disenfranchised residents of Phoenix and beyond.

We are seeking sponsors for this celebration (see the webpage below). We are also seeking to expand our services to the community. Please consider offering your support and attending some part of our celebration!

We reach the world with LOVE!

http://Casa45Years.weebly.com

Adero

casa45years.weebly.com We are celebrating our 45 th anniversary on the weekend of October 9th - 11 th , 2015. Founded initially to serve LGBT Christians in Phoenix Casa de Cristo has grown to reach the world for Christ!

www.gofundme.com 08/15/2015

Helping Casa Friends

www.gofundme.com Adero CE Allison Phd has posted a new update!

phoenixpridelgbtcenter.org 07/09/2015

Boomers and Beyond | Phoenix Pride LGBT Center

Are you a Boomer with parents who need help or questions about aging and services in our community?

Go to the meeting, Get connected!

phoenixpridelgbtcenter.org http://phoenixpridelgbtcenter.org/programs/boomers-and-beyond/boomers-and-beyond-4/

canyonwalkerconnections.com 06/29/2015

Online Seminar Series for Walking the Bridgeless Canyon

If you want to know the truth you have to do the research.

canyonwalkerconnections.com Canyonwalker Connections is developing several online seminar series to help train and educate. The new curriculum will be offered in repeated six-week sessions throughout the year. Each session will be specialized for targeted audiences including: Christian parents of LGBT youth, PFLAG chapters,…

glaad.org 11/20/2014

VIDEO: Trans women talk about their experiences in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance

glaad.org GLAAD interviewed three trans women about their experiences and what Trans Day of Remembrance means to them.

cnn.com 02/05/2014

CVS stores to stop selling to***co

Now would be a great time to quit smoking, chewing, just using to***co products.

cnn.com CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling to***co products at its CVS/pharmacy chain.

spotlightyouththeatre.org 01/28/2014

Spotlight Youth Theatre |

Spotlight Youth Theatre located at 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, AZ. presents The Laramie Project.

THE STORY: In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.

Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

The Laramie Project opens Friday, February 21st and runs through Sunday, March 2nd. Shows are Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7pm, and Sundays 2pm. Tickets are $14. http://www.spotlightyouththeatre.org/

If you haven't seen this play see it this year. It is powerful and moving. Based on an event we should never forget.

spotlightyouththeatre.org |

asunews.asu.edu 12/18/2013

Ho hum holidays? 10 tips to make the season bright

Holidays are prime time for depression. When you have lost someone (family, friend or pet) or something (job, home or other...) the holidays seem to magnify the loss. Instead of letting the marketers overrun you figure out what makes the holiday work for you. Check out these tips: https://asunews.asu.edu/20131210-holiday-tips

asunews.asu.edu ’Tis the season to be jolly. That’s a tall order for some people during the holidays who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant family members and a s

12/04/2013

ASU DRC

Daily tips to make your Christmas Season better in a practical sense.

Ten tips for the holidays!
1 - Buy Safe Toys
If you plan to buy toys for the kids in your life, choose age-appropriate toys and look for labels with safety advice. For young children, avoid toys with small parts, sharp edges, and electric toys that can heat up. Always purchase safety gear in addition to
sports-related gifts or ride-on toys, such as bicycles or skateboards. Get additional toy safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

us3.campaign-archive2.com 11/27/2013

Stream LGBT Aging Doc, Gen Silent Free At Home

Free home streaming of Gen Silent. Once a year provided by the producer.

http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=89c26071d5c91e48c49b4ab53&id=a00672f73a&e=fffb75c6ac

us3.campaign-archive2.com

azcaregiver.org 11/01/2013

Arizona Caregiver Coalition - AZCaregiver.org

Two Websites for Arizona Caregivers

Check out the Arizona Respite Registry an on-line registry for caregivers and those seeking employment. Sponsored by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition (ACC). Our on-line registry is helping family caregivers and consumers direct their own care. Looking for Rewarding Work? Apply for jobs working directly for individuals or agency's throughout Arizona.

www.azcaregiver.org and www.arizonarespiteregistry.org

azcaregiver.org Caregiving, Caregiver, caregiving, caregiver, caregiver coalition, Arizona Caregiver Coalition

azpbs.org 11/01/2013

Arizona Horizon Video - Eight, Arizona PBS

National Family Caregiver Month Begins Today

November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. David Besst, Co-chair of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and Dr. David C**n, Associate Vice Provost for Research Collaborations at Health Outcomes @ ASU talk about the valuable service family caregivers provide and the services available to help them.

http://www.azpbs.org/arizonahorizon/detailvid.php?id=3191

azpbs.org For more than 25 years, viewers have relied on Horizon for in-depth coverage of issues of concern to Arizonans.

belvoireagle.com 10/23/2013

CAP program assists disabled servicemembers, civilians

Check out this article to learn more about CAP accommodations for wounded Service members.

belvoireagle.com The U.S. Department of Defense’s disability assistance program provides important technological resources to Fort Belvoir personnel.

naturalsciences.org 10/15/2013

STEM Career Showcase for Students With Disabilities | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

WEBINAR TOMORROW - No registration required!

What: STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities
Who: Students with disabilities of all ages
Why: Meet role models that are successful professionals with disabilities that are working in STEM fields
When: October 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern
Where: On the web at http://naturalsciences.org/programs-events/events/stem-career-showcase


The time difference places this webinar at 7am but it will definitely be worth waking up for!

naturalsciences.org The event is FULL! If you would be interested in being placed on a wait list, or attending future events please contact Liani Yirka directly at [email protected] or 919.707.9887

asunews.asu.edu 10/15/2013

Downtown lecture will focus on impact of 'queer literature'

“Q***r Literature and the Human Condition,” presented by Elizabeth McNeil and James Wermers, is the third installment of this year's Humanities Lecture Series and will take place Oct. 17 - 6:30pm.

https://asunews.asu.edu/20131014-queer-literature

The lecture series is free and open to the general public.

asunews.asu.edu "Q***r literature" offers up many takeaways, including the debunking of myths about homosexual behavior, an understanding of the constructedness of gender and sexuality, and a response to ce

[10/01/13]   October is Employment of People with Disabilities Month!

I like to remind employers that we all have abilities and hiring should be focused on where the abilities of the individual meet the needs of the job. If we all thought this way we would have many more capable people on the job making our society a stronger society!

Pass it on!

09/25/2013

Chosen

I am sharing this from the Casa pages. Many people in our community have been wounded by the church. We offer honest reflection and a chance to consider God in a deeper way for yourself.

chosen.libsyn.com This episode is really different. My sound tech Mike and I discuss what makes a faith vaiid. WARNING!!! This episode is done from a skeptical point of view. If you don't want to hear that then I suggest you give this one a miss. However if you are willing to explore your faith then this should b...

allthingsd.com 09/05/2013

Jitterbug Touch 2: Simple Touch at a Sluggish Speed

This is a pretty clear review by Walt Mossberg of Wall Street Journal of the Jitterbug Touch 2, a smartphone intended for the senior market:
http://allthingsd.com/20130903/jitterbug-touch-2-simple-touch-at-a-sluggish-speed/?mod=tweet

allthingsd.com The Jitterbug Touch 2 offers seniors and smartphone novices a simplified Android interface, but it's too bad the phone performs poorly.

sorensonvrs.com 09/04/2013

Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month

sorensonvrs.com Enjoy the interesting facts, figures and profiles about people and organizations who have contributed to deaf culture and history. Bookmark this site and check back often. Share these items with friends. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can see past Sorenson Deaf Awareness Month celebrat...

09/04/2013

Quicktip: Reducing Eyestrain When You Work

eeoc.gov 07/26/2013

Remarks of President George Bush at the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

eeoc.gov Evan, thank you so much. And welcome to every one of you, out there in this splendid scene of hope, spread across the South Lawn of the White House. I want to salute the Members of the United States Congress, the House and the Senate who are with us today -- active participants in making this day co...

usatoday.com 06/28/2013

Apply 'who's hurt' test to gay marriage: Our view

Check out this USA Today editorial.
Who's hurt in gay marriage? Our view
http://usat.ly/16CClrA

usatoday.com Live and let live is a core value.

magellanofaz.com 06/25/2013

Computer Giveaway Program

Now Accepting Applications for Annual Computer Giveaway Program

Magellan Health Services Arizona's is now accepting applications for its annual Computer Giveaway Program, which provides Magellan service recipients and their families with a unique, influential recovery tool--a computer! This year the program will provide 280 computers to service recipients and family members involved in their recovery as well as 20 to peer/family run and provider agencies.

http://www.magellanofaz.com/about-magellanofaz/sponsorship-and-community-reinvestment/computer-giveaway-program.aspx

magellanofaz.com How many computers is Magellan giving away? Magellan is giving away 300 computers at this time. This year's program will provide 280 computers to service recipients and family members involved in their recovery as well as 20 to peer/family run and provider agencies.

ptsd.va.gov 06/20/2013

PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013 - NATIONAL CENTER for PTSD

Don't let PTSD stop you from living your life! Take charge.

ptsd.va.gov June is PTSD Awareness Month. Help us raise PTSD awareness by joining us in this community effort to help people with PTSD.

petitions.whitehouse.gov 06/13/2013

Side with the blind over obstructionist companies to secure a Treaty for the Blind that makes...

Altering the "Treaty for the Blind" would be a huge affront to people around the world with print disabilities because it would restrict copyright exceptions, meaning fewer titles could be made into accessible formats, such as audiobooks.

You can fight for your right to accessible material by signing a petition on the White House's website that asks President Obama to support the "Treaty for the Blind".

At the time of this post the petition still requires over 90,000 signatures to reach the 100,000 needed by June, 22, 2013. Each person's support helps, so please take the time to sign the petition and share it with your friends and family.

petitions.whitehouse.gov Less than 1% of printed works globally are accessible to the blind. This is because laws around the world bar printed material from being turned into formats useable by the blind and visually impaired, or for such material to be shared across borders.

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