Get Ready to Fling into Spring!

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5 Embarcadero Center

Each year the Openhouse Spring Fling raises valuable funds to support our programs and services for LGBT seniors. And this year’s event promises to be our biggest and best ever! Some 600 civic leaders, business people, corporate sponsors, donors, and community members will gather at our new location in the landmark Hyatt Regency on the Embarcadero.We’re especially excited to be recognizing long distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who will receive this year’s Trailblazer Award. At the age of 64, Diana was the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. We’re equally proud to be recognizing the work of the Horizon Foundation’s Executive Director Roger Doughty, who will receive our Founders’ Award.

It will be a stellar day all around with a delicious four-star lunch, gorgeous wines, silent auction bargains, and special surprises.

Come share the fun and celebration! You can be a part of the Fling by…
  • Buying tickets or hosting a table at the event
  • Donating items for the silent auction
  • Becoming a sponsor and showing the community you support LGBT seniors
  • Volunteering at the event
To purchase tickets or tables visit www.openhouse-sf.org/fling. For information on being a sponsor contact Gayle Roberts at (415) 231-5872 or  gayle@openhouse-sf.org. For information on donating auction items or volunteering contact Lauren Yellow at (415) 969-6907 or lauren@openhouse-sf.org.

 

OPENHOUSE ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION GIFT FROM
THE BOB ROSS FOUNDATION

 Historic Pledge Supports Healthy Aging for LGBT Older Adults; Naming of the Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center Honors Legacy …Read More

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Hot Off the Presses!

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It’s been a landmark year at Openhouse, and you can read all about it in the latest issue of Gray Matters. Learn about our programs and events—from housing assistance to Friendly Visitors, lively classes, community activities, and the Spring Fling gala. You’ll find inspiring stories from community members like Jeane, Kristian, and Luis, and the latest information about how you can apply for housing at 55 Laguna. And it’s all just a click away! (Or stop by the Openhouse offices to pick up a print copy.)

Case Management at Openhouse

The Openhouse case management program offers a comprehensive look at the needs of LGBT older adults, adults with disabilities, and/or  caregivers to ensure high-quality holistic care, coordination of services, and follow-through, while maintaining the dignity of each individual and addressing his/her unique needs.

Have you been discharged from the hospital and need in-home support? Experiencing a life transition and feeling overwhelmed about what to do next? Are you struggling with a challenging situation and don’t know where to turn to for help? You don’t have to figure it out on your own. Contact Openhouse’s case management program where you’ll receive compassionate support and expert care navigation and coordination services. Click here to read more about case management services at Openhouse.

ADRC at Openhouse

Openhouse is thrilled to be the new Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for LGBT Seniors across the city! The Openhouse ADRC is a hub where you can go to find answers about housing, public assistance, benefits, health care and more. The ADRC office is located on the 4th floor of the LGBT Community Center. Stop by to meet Openhouse’s newest team member, Manuel Martinez. Manuel is our ADRC Information and Assistance Specialist. He will assist community members by connecting them with a variety of programs and services.

Manuel has worked in the nonprofit community in San Francisco for the last 3 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer science and found a passion in the nonprofit sector through helping seniors and adults with disabilities in both English and Spanish.

Manuel has also been deeply involved with the LGBT and Latino Partnerships in the city to better connect service providers to additional resources that may help the communities they serve. In his new role at Openhouse, he is looking forward to continuing his work with the LGBT community as well and as continuing to share his knowledge with all seniors and adults with disabilities in the neighborhood. For information and assistance on a range of issues, call Manuel at (415) 347-8509.

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 upcoming events and programs

Click here to see this month’s newsletter

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!

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