Are You SPRY?

We are so glad you found us! Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) is a vibrant and growing community of LGBTQ 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.

The Montrose Diner drop-in center and congregate lunch program is a great place to connect with other LGBTQ 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. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, have some coffee, visit, play games, and join other optional activities as planned.

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) 485-5056 and leaving a message.

* Diner activities have been suspended until further notice due to the pandemic.

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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 – LGBTQ-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.

Groups

SPRY groups are a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ 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. 378.  Individual and couples counseling are also available.

Training

Could your clinic, facility, business or institution use some help in working with LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ elder care issues in a variety of professional settings. Please call (713) 485-5056 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 us at (713) 485-5056 or email Joseph Magallanes, Senior Services Program Coordinator, at jmagallanes@montrosecenter.org to learn more.

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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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