SF LGBT Community Center & Openhouse Offices (3rd Floor)

1800 Market Street @ Octavia – MAP

The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.

Upcoming Events

Let’s Make a Plan!: Financial Wellness for LGBT Seniors Luncheon

WHEN: Friday, October 24th, 12PM-2:30PM
WHERE: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco, Room 300

Join us for a *FREE* panel and lunch co-presented by Openhouse and The San Francisco LGBT Community Center focusing on planning for financial wellness. Topics include:

• how to maintain and reclaim our financial power,
• successful savings strategies on a fixed income,
• and financial planning specifically for LGBT older adults.

We will also discuss the latest fraud schemes to watch for and present the options and opportunities to plan for aging issues. Leave with information about free local resources! Free lunch provided by Whole Foods Market. RSVP encouraged, but not required.  This panel will be followed by free 1:1 financial coaching sessions with certified financial planners. We will have nine available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information or to RSVP, please call Michelle Alcedo at 415-296-8995 X306 or email her.

Hope to see you there!

Artists and Art Lovers!

Our annual art show will take place later in the year this year. Applications for the next Openhouse Art Show will be available September 5th. We welcome all LGBT artists age 60+ of all experience levels and genres to submit an application. Applications are sliding scale (donation) with no one turned away. Your ability or in-ability to donate will have no bearing on the status of your application. We want to see your art!
Last year “Vantage Points,” A Lifetime of Perspective by LGBT Elders” boasted over 50 artists and an opening that packed the SF LGBT Community Center. Please contact Fairley Parson to be sent an application. Please include the title “Art Show Application Request” in the subject line if you are using email. If using the phone, please indicate if you would like to complete your application online, or via the U.S. Postal Service. Include your email (if you have one), phone number, and physical address (if requesting USPS application).
Thanks for your interest! Email Fairley or call (415) 728-0193

Recurring Events

Health and Wellness “Fourth Fridays”

When: Friday, October 24th – 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306 – Map
What:  Financial Wellness for Seniors Luncheon
This panel will focus on planning for financial wellness for seniors. The topics addressed will include savings and financial planning, including challenges faced by living on a fixed income. We will discuss common and new fraud schemes, and present the options and opportunities to plan for aging issues. The panel will also introduce strategies including a savings model for seniors living on a fixed income, credit-building strategies for seniors, and other local free resources. RSVP is encouraged but not required. To RSVP call Michelle at Openhouse X306 or email her.

Drop-In Men’s Group

When: Every Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
For more information, contact Scott at 415-296-8995 x303

Rainbow Lunch

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Please RSVP with Suzi Kalmus at 415-296-8995  x310

Group for Mature Transgender and Transsexual Women

When: 3rd Thursdays of the month – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Openhouse Community Room, 1800 Market Street, Room 306
What: Confidential, caring concern and connection for mature female-identified transwomen.  For more information, contact Bertie by email bertieb1970@gmail.com.

Games Day

When: Every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Game day is pleased to announce the arrival of new games: Loaded Questions and Balderdash. Loaded Questions asks players to answer questions ranging from “What do you often make fun of?” to “What profession do you admire, but would never want to do?”  It’s a funny, engaging game that allows players to get to know others, all while having a riotous good time.  In Balderdash, players create fake definitions of real English words and then guess the correct definition.  Players gain points by getting the correct definition, or by having others choose theirs.  Playing Balderdash reliably ensues in hilarity and new social connections.   So come join the fun, every Saturday.  You are also welcome to bring a game to share! Board Games, cards, dominos and GREAT COMPANY!