GenPRIDE 

Classes, Workshops, and Free Events

GenPRIDE proudly offers our senior and aging LGBTQIA+ community free events! We welcome you to bring your friends, families, significant others, or allies to celebrate intersectionality and multi-generational safe spaces. Our roster of events includes recurring classes, one time workshops with professionals and community leaders, and partner with many local organizations to bring fun events that enhance social connection and support.

While all our classes are drop in, we do ask folks to RSVP if they can. That way we can always plan for enough materials, seating, or snacks.

FITNESS AND WELLNESS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

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EVENT CALENDAR

WRITERS WORKSHOP

HEALTHY COOKING AND NUTRITION CLASS

SELF DEFENSE

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LGBTQ+ Estate Planning with Lavender Rights Project


Join Lavender Rights Project for a free 4 week workshop sharing skills and info to build your own estate plan!


At each workshop we will discuss different estate planning documents, all that goes into it, and what are the important LGBTQ+ intersections for each issue.


Attendees will be provided with sample documents and troubleshooting support during each workshop.

Eating Healthy on a Fixed Income


When it comes to food, you might feel like you have two choices: you can eat foods that are inexpensive or you can eat foods that are healthy.

To make the most of your budget without sacrificing your diet, think of creating healthy, affordable meals as a three-step process: planning, purchasing and preparing.

Our workshop is great for anyone who lives on a fixed income or low income as well as folks with tight budgets.

Talking about Death and Dying Won’t Kill Us


Focus on advance planning and knowing your end-of-life choices with a focus on issues that matter to the LGBTQ community, presented by Robb Miller,a 65 year-old gay man whose first partner died of AIDS in 1996 and who has firsthand knowledge of all that can go awry.

We’re all going to die, but how many of us are empowered with the documents and information we need to have a good death or die on our own terms? Robb Miller, a longtime leader of End of Life Washington, activist for better end-of-life care and author of several groundbreaking advance planning documents, including the first Hospital Visitation Authorization for GLBTQ people in the U.S., will provide you with all the information you need to make educated and informed decisions about end-of-life planning.

As the survivor of a partner who died badly due to complication of AIDS in 1996, Robb understands the challenges faced by LGBTQ people at the end of life like few others. Topics covered will include how to document your end-of-life wishes, whom to choose to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself, the special challenge of Alzheimer’s or dementia, and all the end-of-life choices available, such as hospice care and the option of using Washington’s Death With Dignity Act.

Explorative Art:

Mixed Media and you!

with Anna and Danielle from Antioch University.

This class is free for all LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, their caregivers, friends, family, and allies. Instructors are dedicated to providing guided therapeutic art workshops for those seeking community engagement, support, and creative exploration.

Beginning Oct 2 through Dec 4. Sign up for our next 10 week sessions of Explorative Art!

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA – RELATED BEHAVIOR

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association®

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

October 17, 6 pm – 7:30 pm at GenPRIDE Center

Self Defense Class

Self Defense for LGBTQIA+ Seniors, Older Adults, and their friends, caretakers, family, or allies.

Learn practical self-defense that relies on verbal and physical strategies including situational awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, verbal self defense, and responses to physical grabs and attacks.  Seniors will learn self defense skills in a supportive environment. Classes are led by Self-Defense Expert Mark Bryant

Pro-Active Aging: Finding Home

Learn about the different models for shared housing and intentional community living, such as:


– In-law apartments and backyard cottages, “Golden Girls” style home sharing, group-buying of adjoining properties, co-living rental suites, subsidized senior housing, cohousing communities, Adult Family Homes, etc…


– Compare the Pros and Cons of each approach for our LGBTQ+ Community. 

You’ll develop your own personal housing plan for pro-active aging on your own terms.

Class Dates:  October 22

Class Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: GenPRIDE 401 Broadway E, Suite 223 Seattle, WA 98102

Writers Workshop 2

Share Your Story and Experiences 

Write your story with New York Times bestselling memoir author Ingrid Ricks and then read your work-in-progress at our new Literary Open Mic event!

We hope to see you there!

Tell your story

In April, GenPRIDE began working with members of our aging LGBTQ Community to develop and share their stories.

Yoga + Stretching

Mondays 3 – 4 PM and Wednesdays 11 AM – 12 PM
@ TRIBE Fitness.
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Healthy Cooking and Nutritional Education Classes

with Pots & Plans

Discover how to prepare quick, easy, nutritious and delicious meals and understand how to choose foods for various health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.


Ingredients are very budget friendly and each class includes a variety of recipes – including a Mix and Match recipe that lets you choose which ingredients to use. Each participant will go home with a free bag of groceries that includes the ingredients of the recipe from class.

Community   Conversations

Our Community Conversations provide a consistent opportunity to meet and discuss issues that are relevant to our LGBTQIA+ community. It’s a great place meet new friends and have a voice on topics that impact you.

  • Capitol Hill
  • Ballard
  • Shoreline

Nutrition and Educational Workshops

Writers Workshop
HIV and Aging
Incapacity and Decision Making
Dietetics

Coming soon

Upcoming events in June and July.
Rainbow Recreation

We’ve partnered with Seattle Parks & Recreation to provide more recreational opportunities to Seattle’s LGBTQ community. 

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