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Community Resources for GLBTQI Seniors

All numbers are 559 area code unless otherwise stated)

Adult Protective Services
255-3383

American Association of Retired Persons
233-4978 (Fresno), 673-4293 (Madera), 1-888-687-2277 (membership info)

California Medical Review, Inc.: Information and referrals regarding Medicare, especially quality-of-care concerns
1-800-841-1602
1-800-881-5980 (TDD for Deaf Callers)

Catholic Charities: Food Program
237-0851

Central California Legal Services: Legal Aide for Seniors
570-1200

Elder Care Locator: Nationwide senior services info 1-800-677-1116

Foster Grandparents/Senior Programs
263-1530

Fresno Learning Center
497-8685

Fresno County Community Health Department
445-0666

Preventive Health Care for the Aging 445-3280

Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging
453-4405 or 1-800-510-2020

Social Security & SSI Disability Eligibility
1-800-772-1213

The Living Room: HIV/AIDS programs
485-3667

Senior Resource Center Library
2025 E Dakota, 453-6767

Fresno County Network of Care web resources
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P.O. Box 4959 * Fresno, CA 93744 * (559) 266-LINK info@communitylinkfresno.com

 GRAY ALLIANCE

 

A unique group for older Lesbian & Gay members of the Community
A program of Community Link, Inc. - a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization
Contact: Shirley
- (559) 269-7479
or Community Link - (559)
486-3464

 

 

What is Gray Alliance?

Gray Alliance is a non-profit group of seniors ranging from 50 & up. You do not have to be exactly 50 or 100 years of age to join us. Membership is currently over 50 members and constantly growing.

 

Why Gray Alliance?

A casual informal way of Senior gays & lesbians to meet & share conversation, ideas, & lots more. No one is ever obligated to attend all functions. They are encouraged to attend at their convenience, as their own schedules will allow. We attend functions to have fun, make and be with friends and family!

What does Gray Alliance do?

Gray Alliance people have a monthly dinner out in the local Fresno area. We also meeet monthly on last Sundays at 2pm at First Congregational Church of Fresno, 2131 N Van Ness Blvd, in the Fireside Room for "Games and Snacks". Gray Alliance also puts out a monthly newsletter listing the locations of the dinners, member birthdays, photos of the previous month’s events as well as other interesting tidbits of information.

See Calendar below or read NewsLink for upcoming activities, or contact the Facilitator.

 

 

How much is the membership fee?

“ZERO” There is NO membership fee to join Gray Alliance. We may ask for a Bi-monthly donation to provide for our Gray Alliance mailing list. This includes postage, paper, envelopes, labels, etc. for our members that do not have a computer.

How do I contact Gray Alliance to join?

If you are interested in meeting other adult gay men & lesbians throughout the Central Valley, then all you need to do is call one of the phone numbers above.

Please Note:

Gray Alliance does not judge anyone by their level of education or income, political views, religion, single, coupled or looks. Gray Alliance maintains a respect of each other’s different views and ideas, and way of living in harmony with our society. All we expect in return are smiling faces & some pleasant hospitality from one another. Who said “being Gray & Gay is Dull?”, Believe me, within every Gray Alliance member are silver linings that are admired. We have discovered that there is a lot to learn, and very interesting conversations from one another due to life's maturity & adventures that may come with age.


Gray Alliance updates - November 21, 2014

The Big Red Church on Oct 26, 2014, turned one room into an embracing learning experience for two hours. Those of us that attended The Gray Alliance Social, was treated to an enlightening view of the Transgender life as seen thru Emma & Rachel's eyes and experience. Thanks to both for sharing with such openess & kindness and leaving us with new knowledge or clarification. It was a wonderful time with friends. We would like to extend an invitation to the GLBTQ over 50+ Community to join us the last Sunday of every month for laughter & friendship. November will be on the 30th. This is a social gathering and not a church related function.

As a reminder I would like to mention this gathering will be a POT LUCK. Please bring a dish to serve at least 10 to 15 people. We are very lucky to have the FRESNO GAY MENS CHOIR to be singing that day. Come join us for a great afternoon.

Our dinner out was Wednesday Nov 12th. We enjoyed an awesome meal with superb service at Yukon Jack at Golden State & 99. Normally they do not reserve space, but they were very accommodating and did so for our large group. I can't say enough about how great the service and food was. We will definitely be back.

Of all evenings, Shirley picked up four members to ride to the restaurant together and she became lost. Audrey, Linda, James, and myself straggled in a good twenty minutes late. It took a call to Yukon Jack to get us heading in the right direction. Fortunately for me everyone has beautiful patience and humor. Hopefully after our laughing this off they will ride with me in the future.

Once again I must let everyone know this is a fantastic group of senior friends that welcome all GLBTQ that is 50 or older. We are very welcoming and totally enjoy our time together. We would love for others to take time out to join us.

Our next dinner is at Seven Bar & Grill Restaurant. It's located at 25 Shaw Ave; phone 559 322-1605. Dinner is Dec 10, 2014, at 6 PM. Come alone or bring a friend. I promise you will enjoy your evening. For any additional information please call Shirley at 559 269-7479. I look forward to hearing from you.

“Like” on our Facebook page at Gray Alliance Fresno, that way you can keep up with the group and our gatherings!

 

 

Upcoming Events

every 2nd Wednesday - 6p Dinner Night @ various restaurants
every last Sunday - 2p Games & Snacks or Bingo @ the Big Red Church