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    Prime Time

    NC

    Generation Plus hosts a fun and supportive hour of community every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Pride Time gives individuals the opportunity to share stories and information, to crack a joke and find some laughter or simply allow a person to see another LGBTQ+ elder. Your voices matter. Join us as we converse, laugh, and share with members of the …

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    COFFEE & equli-TEA TIME

    Log on and spend some time with our diverse group of LGBTQ+ 55+ community.  A time and place for you to share your thoughts about our 55+ community. Ask questions, encourage involvement, advocate and learn.  Laugh, joke, meet new family and greet others. There is an evening version of this event.  We hold this weekday morning session for those who …

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    National Bisexual Health Awareness Month

    NC

    Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being. Promoted on social media through #BiHealthMonth. Bisexuals comprise over half of the lesbian, gay, & bisexual community in the US, …

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    Rainbow Inspiration

    Online event NC

    Hear their Story. Learn Their Journey. Be Inspired. A series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers. Join us as we celebrate the strength of our LGBTQ+ elder community.

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    Gay Men’s Coffee Group

    City Bakery Charlotte Street Cafe 88 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC

    Gay men's coffee group meets every Wednesday at 88 Charlotte St. We gather at 9:30a for stimulating conversation.  Come join us!

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    Burton Street Senior Elite Club

    Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton St., Asheville, NC

    This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group.

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    Coffee & Equali-tea Time

    Log on and spend some time with our diverse group of LGBTQ+ 55+ community.  A time and place for you to share your thoughts about our 55+ community. Ask questions, encourage involvement, advocate and learn.  Laugh, joke, meet new family and greet others. There is an evening version of this event.  We hold this weekday morning session for those who …

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    Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

    Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

    Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre-registration is needed. This event is Free

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    Foot Care Clinic

    Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

    Foot Care Clinic for older adults in the community with educational materials about healthy aging. Services include: - Toenail trimming - Filing calluses - Checking for common medical problems that impact mobility - Referrals to community services - Baseline cognitive assessments. No registration is required. For more information about this free event, contact Shira Wolf-Camplin, wolf-camplin@memorycare.org, 828-771-2219

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    PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids) Online Support Group

    Fe Anam Avis author of Parents of Estranged Adult Kids and therapist Keli Rugenstein, PhD are conveners. They will offer support on parental estrangement. There is no fee for this group, though participants should purchase PEAK book on Amazon - PEAK Fe Anam Avis To register, click here. For more information, contact F Anam Avis: fe@asecondday.com 614-208-4090

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    Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances

    If you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer's disease, dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else's finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning. Login information will be sent upon registration. To register, click here.

    Autumn Nicholas and Madeline Finn concert

    Nashville Stories tour featuring Autumn Nicholas (www.autumnnicholas.com), Madeline Finn (www.madelinefinnmusic.com/) and SJ McDonald (https://www.facebook.com/sjmcdonaldmusic/). Both Autumn and Madeline are part of the PRIDE community and would love an opportunity to spend some time with the group before the show (and would love to see folks come out to hear their music). You can hear more of each artist’s music here, …

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    LGBTQ+ DIVERSE AUDIENCE TRAINING

    Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC

    How can we collectively and individually make LGBTQ+ guests and customers feel more welcomed? What are best practices for marketing to and engaging with diverse consumers and communities? Seats are still available for this free 90-minute training session. Sign up your team today. EVERYONE WELCOME LGBTQ+ Diverse Audience Training Wednesday, March 30 | 3:30–5 p.m. Wortham Center for the Performing Arts| Downtown …

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    International Trans Day of Visibility

    International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. This is a day to celebrate the trans community in a positive light, celebrating their lives and cultural achievements. This observance date …

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    National STD Awareness Month

    NC

    STD Awareness Month—observed every April—is an opportunity to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, including their impact on our lives and the importance of STD testing and treatment. STD Awareness Month also provides the opportunity for us to normalize sexual health by reducing STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination. The surge of STDs endangers the health of too many in the …

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    Mental Health Providers

    Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

    Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

    Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

    Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

    James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

    12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

    Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

    Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

    Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

    166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

    Siljoy Maurer

    Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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    Email: Hello@BlueRidgePride.org

    MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

    Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

    Phone: 828-423-0655 (via Google Voice)

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