Upcoming Event

Our Stories: Places in San Francisco That Matter to You

When: Saturday, May 17th at 1:00 pm
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market St, Room 306
What: If you are LGBT 60+ and identify as Transgender, Bisexual or a Person of Color we want to hear your stories about places in San Francisco that matter to you!  Read more…

In The News

Openhouse is proud to award Pam David the 2014 Adelman/Gurevitch Founders Award. Please see the 5-minute video with Pam and Marcy Adelman, posted here on our blog and on our YouTube page.

A new SF BayTimes column
by Openhouse Founder, Marcy Adelman

Click link to see Marcy’s article: “Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiving & Connection: You Are Not Alone on This Journey”

March 6, 2014
LGBT aging panel zeroes in on housing

A new SF BayTimes column
by Openhouse Founder, Marcy Adelman

Click link to see guest columnist Seth Kilbourn’s article: “Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging”

A new SF BayTimes column
by Openhouse Founder, Marcy Adelman

Click link to see Marcy’s article: “Challenges and Opportunities”

Long-stalled S.F. housing project for LGBT seniors on track
“The city gets 440 units of much-needed housing, including apartments aimed at the LGBT seniors of the nearby Castro district but open to anyone meeting the project’s age and income requirements. The neighbors get a small park and a community garden that will be maintained by the developer, as well as a new development where aging, vacant, graffiti-tagged buildings once stood…   For the people and groups who have been pushing the project for years, the finish line finally is in sight.” Read More…

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Events and Programs for Seniors

Every month Openhouse offers a wide range of programs and activities for LGBT seniors. These programs include exercise classes, men’s and women’s support groups, grief counseling, health workshops, housing assistance and more. We have something for everyone. Openhouse also offers a Friendly Visitor program to provide conversation and companionship to LGBT older adults in San Francisco. To receive our monthly newsletter or to get more information about our programs, please give us a call at (415) 296-8995 or send us an email.

Click here to see our April events and programs

Click here to see our April newsletter

Know Your Rights and Claim Your Money: The Video

SSForum Homepage

Openhouse Curriculum Available

We are proud to announce the release of our highly anticipated LGBT Cultural Humility Curriculum for Senior Service Providers, From Isolation to Inclusion: Reaching and Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Seniors. The cost to purchase the curriculum is $50 for individuals and $150 for agencies or organizations. Click here to learn more about the curriculum or to order yours today!

SF Planning Commission Approves City’s First LGBT-Welcoming Senior Housing

The City’s first and the country’s largest affordable housing specifically welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors to be developed by Openhouse and Mercy Housing California was approved unanimously Thursday by the San Francisco Planning Commission.  The development includes 110 apartments for low-income seniors, Openhouse service offices and an activity center for residents and LGBT seniors from across the City. Over 25,000 LGBT seniors live in San Francisco alone, many of whom do not access senior services and housing for fear of rejection and compromised care.   Read More…

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