Are You SPRY?

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We are so glad you found us! Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) is a vibrant and growing community of LGBT older adults age 60+, with life-enhancing services to meet a variety of needs unique to our population, including:

  • community outreach
  • men’s and women’s groups
  • professional counseling
  • case management
  • social and recreational activities
  • health and wellness education
  • and the Montrose Diner drop-in center and congregate lunch program.

Montrose Diner

The Montrose Diner drop-in center and congregate lunch program is a great place to connect with other LGBT older adults, join activities, and enjoy a freshly prepared nutritious lunch with friends.  The Diner is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.  Partners and caregivers are also welcome.

There is no charge for eligible persons age 60+ to participate; however, we do appreciate your letting us know that you’re coming.  Rsvp by email or by calling 713-529-0037 x722.

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Activities

Not sure where to start?  Consider attending one of our open monthly social events.

Game Day! – 1st Fridays, 1-3 p.m.

Potluck Social – Bring a side, salad or dessert! 2nd Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Movie Afternoon – LGBT-themed classics! 3rd Fridays, 1-3 p.m.

SPRY Essential Education – Guests presenting on various topics affecting LGBT older adults. 4th Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. (Day and time may vary.)

Day Trips – Chartered bus trips to local attractions.  Email for details.

Please call us at 713-529-0037 x363 to learn more. There is no obligation to participate in SPRY socials. Come as you are and enjoy!

Groups

SPRY groups are a safe and affirming place for LGBT seniors to give and gain support, and to discuss the joys and challenges of daily living.

Men’s Group
Mondays at 1 p.m.

To join a SPRY group or get more information, please call 713-529-0037, ext. 363.  Individual and couples counseling are also available.

Training

Could your clinic, facility, business or institution use some help in working with LGBT seniors? Consider letting our specialists provide an in-service to your staff. Our training is tailored to suit your needs, and is designed to increase cultural competency surrounding LGBT elder care issues in a variety of professional settings. Please call 713-529-0037, ext. 363 to schedule a session.

SPRY participants have access to all of the programs and services available at the Center. The Montrose Diner, and all social and educational activities are provided free-of-charge. Professional counseling, groups and case management are offered at a discounted fee; however, the Center accepts most insurance including Medicare and Medicaid, and you may qualify for grant subsidies that may waive any out-of-pocket fees.

To learn more about SPRY, please call 713-529-0037, ext. 363.

 

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This program is supported, in part, by the City acting as the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

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