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Elder Resource Alliance (ERA)


Elder Resource Alliance (ERA) is part of Safety Net Services, a program of Friendly House Inc., a neighborhood center in NW Portland, Oregon.

ERA works with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) elders who reside in the 4 county, metro Portland area, however we are known to attract seniors from across the country as well as allies of all ages.

 

Please visit our programs new website for more information about ERA.

http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/programs/safety-net-services/gltbqi-seniors/


Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival
4 Days of Inspiration, Illumination and Conversation

When:  Thursday May 28-Sunday May 31

Where:  Clinton Street Theatre

Address:  2522 SE Clinton St., Portland Oregon

For More info about films, festival passes and tickets:

http://www.queerdocfest.org/

Plus!
As part of Portland Queer Documentary Film Fest:
Elder Resource Alliance and Senior Housing and Retirement Enterprises are Community Sponsors of the compelling film:

"A Place To Live: The Story of Triangle Square"

Screening on Sunday, May 31, at 1pm

Producer Cynthia Childs in attendance

"A PLACE TO LIVE movingly chronicles the creation of Triangle Square, an innovative affordable housing project specifically addressing the needs of LGBT seniors in Los Angeles. As housing and living costs continue to rise and the health care system becomes increasingly more inaccessible, many LGBT seniors face further marginalization and isolation. The first of its kind in the nation, Triangle Square is part of a burgeoning movement to create new models for community throughout the United States.

Central to the story are the seven remarkable and colorful individuals who embark upon an emotional rollercoaster in search of their future home. Triangle Square has given each of them hope, and we follow these courageous elders through the highly competitive and tension-filled application process. At the same time we are offered a very intimate look into their histories, dreams, and fears. With great humor and determination they face the challenge of their uncertain future in order to find a secure, safe place to live – for some, for the first time in their lives.

A PLACE TO LIVE is as much a celebration of collaborative vision and hope as it is an exploration of our diverse history and the importance of human connection. The film underscores the great need in our society for building communities that honor our elder citizens and that address the concerns of an already vulnerable population."

A PLACE TO LIVE dir Carolyn Coal 2008 USA 88 min.

This is 4 days of documentary bests!
For more information and to purchase tickets to any of the fabulous documentaries screenings go to:

http://www.queerdocfest.org/

See you there!
All best and respect you deeply deserve.
in solidaridad
ricb

You can help enhance the lives of LGBTQI senior citizens today!
Direct link to donate dollars! On drop down menu, designate Elder Resource Alliance!

https://friendlyhouseinc.ejoinme.org/MyPages/ElderResourceAllianceDonation/tabid/128003/Default.aspx
 

Rachel Indigo Cerise Baum
 
Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies
University of Oregon, 2002 

Program Coordinator 
Elder Resource Alliance
Friendly House Sr. Program

Location:    1737 NW 26th Ave  
Mail To:      2617 NW Savier St
Voice: 503.224.2640
www.FriendlyHouseInc.org  go to programs, scroll to Elder Resource Alliance!




ERA Activities Calendar April-June 2009

Wed. April 1, at 2:30
ERA Business Meeting 
Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Thurs. April 9 from 1-3
ERA 2nd Thursday Social. Meet, greet and eat. Meal on your own. 
Niki’s Restaurant, 736 SE Grand at Morrison. Buses 6 and 15



 

Fri. April. 10 from 5:30-8:30 pm
Doors open 5:30 pm, at 6 pm, Free Film Fridays screens a collection ofstand-up from les, gay, trans comedians. At 7:30, see “Queen of Hearts,” documentary about Darcelle and Company! Free. Snacks, drinks, raffle!
At FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave. Buses 15, 17, 77 

Wed April. 15 at 11 am
Free introductory session NIA exercise class with w/KayCheri Rappaport. 
At FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave. Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Wed. April 15 from 2-4 pm.
By popular demand, ERA again screensthe film, “Normal,” about love, marriage, acceptance & change. After being married to Irma for 25 years, rural, midwestern father & husband Roy decides the stress of being a woman in a man's body has grown intolerable. Come & see how the story unfolds.
Free, snacks, beverages.   At FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses # 15, 17, 77



 

Mon. April 20 at 2 p.m.
Jason Black, Naturopathic Physcian; “Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Emotional and Physical Aspects.” Free. At FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Wed. April 22 from 2-4
Seniors Sharing Stories, Music and Dance Jam.
Read your writing or writing of someone you admire, play a song from a cd, or on your own instrument, sing acapella or w/accompaniment.Bring a song for the group to dance to, when spirit moves you!
At FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Mon. May 4 from 1:00-2:30 pm.
Alzheimers Assoc.“Creating Meaningful Moments, Purpose Filled Activities.” 600 NE 8th, Gresham.
MAX Blue Line to Gresham, get off at Gresham Central TC MAX Station
Register at 503.416.0201



 

Tues. May 5 from 10-11 am
Hoops! B-ball w/ Ann, former college player, for fun and recreation.
At FH 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Wed. May 6 at 2:30 pm
ERA Business Meeting at Friendly House,
1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Fri. May 8 from 5:30-8:30
Free Film Fridays
“Loggerheads”
At FH 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



Thurs. May 14 from 1-3
ERA 2nd Thursday Social. Meet, greet, and eat. Meal on your own.
At Niki’s Restaurant, 736 SE Grand at Morrison. Buses 6 and 15



 

Sat. May 16 from 10 am – 4 pm
Resource Fair for LGBTQI Seniors at Q Center,
4115 N. Mississippi
Bus # 4 Fesseden to St. Johns, get off at N. Mississippi and Mason, or take MAX Yellow Line train to ExpoCenter and de board at N. Prescott St. Max train station.



 

Thurs. May 21 at 2:00
Meet Up! Touchstone Coffeehouse
445 NE 70th just South of NE 70th & Glisan

Wed. May 27 at 2 pm
Seniors Sharing Stories, Music & Dance Jam.
At FH, 1737 NW 26th
Buses 15, 17, 77

Mon June 1 from 10-11:30
Alzheimers Assoc: “Their Safety, Your Peace of Mind.”
At Multnomah County East Bldng, 600 NE 8th St., Blue Lake Room.
Register: 503.416.0201



 

Tues. June 2 from 10-11
Hoops! B-ball w/ Ann, former college b-ball player.
FH gymnasium 1737 NW 26th



 

Wed. June 3 at 2:30
ERA Business Meeting
at FH, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Thurs. June 11 from 1-3
2nd Thursday Social. Meet, greet and eat. Meal on your own. 
At Niki’s Restaurant, 736 SE Grand at Morrison.
Buses 6 and 15



 

Fri. June 12 from 5:30-8:30
Film Fridays screens “Victor, Victoria,”
At FH. Free. Buses 15, 17, 77



 

Sat and Sun. June 13 and 14 from noon—6
Portland Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland,OR.
ERA and SHARE will host an info booth both days.
On Sunday, Parade steps off at 11 a.m



 

Fri. June 19 at 1 p.m.
Clackamas Social at Clackamas Town Ctr. Food Court.
Look for ERA signs
Buses  28, 29, 31, 71, 72, 156, 157


ERA Activities end of Oct-December 2008


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ERA Activities October - December 2008
Current mood: adventurous
Category: Blogging

Elder Resource Alliance is a program of Friendly House Inc. located in NW Portland, OR.  ERA is the only program in metro Portland whose purpose is to provide advocacy, resources and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex senior citizens.

www.FriendlyHouseInc.org 
go to programs, scroll to Elder Resource Alliance.

For more info or to request our hard copy, quarterly newsletter full of pictures, articles, information and activity calendar;
Call: Rachel Indigo Cerise Baum 503.224.2640
Email: 
eracoordinator@yahoo.com

Want to learn more about aging in place, in your own home, with dignity and grace? ERA can help connect LGBTQI  seniors and allies in Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark and Washington counties, who are 60 and better, with information about resources and services through local district senior centers.  
Questions are welcome, let's talk!
 
UPDATE! Watch your email, will be adding more to our series
"Impromptu" where  seniors and allies suggest "Impromptu" social recreational and cultural meet ups, and I'll provide the details to the listserv.

Here are ERA  activities for the rest of Oct.-through Dec. 2008!

Thurs. Oct. 30 from 10:30-11:30, 
Write Around Portland . Pre registered participants only. At FH Arts and Crafts Room, second floor.

Mon. Nov. 3 from 10-11 am
 
Walking Class w/ Sandy .  CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Tues. Nov. 4 from 11 -12:30,
 
"Gardening in the NW" Classes can also stand alone, you don't have to attend the whole series, and can register for just the sessions you like. Preregister w/Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com. Free. At Friendly House Community Center conference room. Buses 15, 17, 77

Tuesday Nov. 4 from 1:30 - 4:00
Elder Resource Alliance and Linfield College School of Nursing host a Health Promotion Fair for LGBTQI elders and allies. 
Come and meet ERA's current  nursing students interns Jun, Niki and Tricia.
Get your blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration checked, body mass index measured, and learn about community resources you may qualify for through local district senior programs and MORE!  Snacks and drinks provided. 
Free activity at Friendly House Conference Room.  1737 NW 26th Ave. at Thurman.
Buses 15, 17, 77


Wed. Nov. 5 at 2:30, 
ERA Business Meeting, at Friendly House Community Center conference room. Buses 15, 17, 77

Thurs. Nov. 6 from 10:30-12:30

Write Around Portland . Preregistered participants only. At Friendly House Community Center Arts and Crafts Room, second floor.

Mon. Nov. 10 from 10-11 am
 
Walking Class w/Sandy.    CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Tues. Nov. 11 from 11 -12:30,
  STAY TUNED.  THIS SESSION IS GOING to BE RESCHEDULED to Another Day/Date/Time, as Friendly House observes Veterans Day on the 11th.
"Gardening in the NW"  Classes can also stand alone, you don't have to attend the whole series, and can register for just the sessions you like. Preregister w/Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com
Free. At Friendly House conference room. Buses 15, 17, 77

Thurs. Nov 13 from 10:30 – 12:30, 
Write Around Portland Preregistered participants only. At Friendly House Community Center Arts and Crafts Room, 2nd Floor.

Thurs. Nov 13 from 1-3,

Second Thursday Social at Niki's Restaurant. Meet, greet, and eat! Meal is on your own.  Get together and be who you are in a semi private setting. 
Niki's is at 736 SE Grand at Morrison. Buses 6, 15

Fri. Nov. 14 from 5:30-8:30,

Film Fridays w/Mark. "Ballot Measure 9," 
Mon. Nov. 17 at 10-11 am
 
Walking Class w/ Sandy .  CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances
 
Last session of "Gardening in the NW" Classes can also stand alone, you don't have to attend the whole series, and can register for just the sessions you like. Preregister w/Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com. Free. At Friendly House conference room. Buses 15, 17, 77

Tues. Nov 18, from 2-4, 
"Thanks to Military Women." Share your displays, books, posters, music, uniforms, scrapbooks, memorabilia and honor military women. Free. Friendly House conference room.  1737 NW 26th Ave at Thurman.  Buses 15, 17, 77

Wed. Nov. 19 from 2 – 5
 
ERA member Chris screens  "La Traviata." (The Fallen One)

Whether you love opera, or have never viewed an opera, La Traviata, first
performed in 1853, is an excellent way to spend an afternoon.  Handsome
Alfredo from a wealthy distinguished family falls deeply in love with
Violetta, a beautiful courtesan who, despite suffering from a serious
respiratory ailment, loves to party hearty. Alfredo's father steps in to
put a halt to their union. Does love overcome?  Does it have a happy
ending? Come and see!
Beautiful music, opera pageantry.  Try it, you might just like it!

Free. At FH. Buses 15, 17, 77

Fri. Nov. 21 from 1-3, 
Clackamas County Social . Meet, greet & eat with Sharon and Jo!
 Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Subway, Burgers Vegetarian options and more to choose from. Clackamas Town Ctr. Food court. Look for signs that say "ERA." Meal on your own. Buses 28, 29, 31, 71, 72, 79, 152, 154, 155, 156

Mon. Nov. 24 from 10-11 am
 
Walking Class w/Sandy.  CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Wed. Dec. 3 from 2-4
 
ERA Holiday Open House Fantastic Friends, Fabulous Food, Fun Music & Door Prizes. Bring $ to bid on Fanciful Silent Auction Items. At Friendly House 1737 NW 26th Ave. at Thurman. Free. Buses 15, 17, 77

Thurs. Dec. 11 from 1-3,
 
Second Thursday Social, Niki's Restaurant. 
Meet, greet, and eat! Get together and be who you are! Meal is on your own. 
736 SE Grand at Morrison. Buses 6, 15

Fri. Dec. 12 from 5:30-8:30
 
Film Fridays w/Mark. Featured film is "Family and Friends," a cross between "La Cage aux Folles" and the "Sopranos!" Free.  Light refreshments. At Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave. at Thurman. Buses 15, 17, 77.

Tues. Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.
 
Meet up at Peet's  located at 1114 NW Couch (NW 11th and Couch). Bring $5-$6 for hot beverages and snacks.

December 17 from 6:30-8:30
Write Around Portland   Reading  and Anthology Release Celebration 
At First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson at the Goose Hollow Max stop
Call TriMet for bus/Max info: 503-238-RIDE.
Free (but limited) parking available.

Details: For 10 weeks this Autumn, people who have historically, until now, been marginalized, got together front and center to practice writing in community in free creative writing workshops provided by Write Around Portland.

This December 17th from 6:30-8:30, Hear the powerful stories of these gifted writers including ERA members and heterosexual seniors from Friendly House Senior Program,  as well as approximately 100 Portland area writers  including at promise youth and adults affected by mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, HIV/AIDS, low income, developmental disability, incarceration, women who are survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault, women who have cancer, burn victims,  and hospice volunteers.

Few Portland events include so many diverse voices.

Sat.  Dec. 20 from 11a.m.-2p.m.
ERA screens "Home for the Holidays"
Mon. Dec. 22 from 10-11 am

Walking Class w/Sandy.  CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

Tues. Nov. 18 from 11 -12:30,

The Sundance-winning feature Ballot Measure 9 is the chilling chronicle of the historic 1992 battle fought here in Oregon and the unprecedented level of anti-gay violence the campaign rhetoric provoked state-wide. Winner of international jury and audience awards Ballot Measure 9 shocked movie-goers nationwide when it was released in 1995, and continues to resonate for a new audience as "defense of marriage" reinvigorates the right-wing. Vern Willson, who is lending us his copy of the film & is featured in the documentary, will be present. Bring No on 9 memories to share. Free. Light refreshments. Friendly House conference room. 1737 NW 26th Ave. at Thurman. Buses 15, 17, 77

It's been said that while most people love their families, they don't always like them very much, and that emotional dividing line is the heart of this comedy directed by Jodie Foster. Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) usually approaches family reunions with a certain trepidation, but as she prepares to fly from her home in Chicago to her parent's place in Baltimore for Thanksgiving, she is more apprehensive than usual. Claudia has just lost her job, she's not feeling at all well, and her teenage daughter, Kitt (Claire Danes), who is staying behind, informs Claudia on the way to the airport that she plans to use the weekend to lose her virginity with her boyfriend. The family festivities are already under way when Claudia arrives at the home of her mother, Adele (Anne Bancroft), and father, Henry (Charles Durning). Claudia's brother, Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.), whose homosexuality is tolerated without being discussed on a practical basis, has brought along his new friend Leo Fish (Dylan McDermott). Tommy doesn't get along well with his fussbudget sister, Joanne (Cynthia Stevenson), who wears her self-sacrifice like a badge of honor, and he simply hates her husband, Walter (Steve Guttenberg), who has often been the target of Tommy's barbed sense of humor. While the siblings and in-laws struggle to remain civil, their quite eccentric aunt Gladys (Geraldine Chaplin) arrives; she insists on discussing her digestive problems, and after a few drinks, she confesses her long-ago lust for Henry. Home for the Holidays was Jodie Foster's second film as a director, and the first in which she didn't also star. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide


in solidaridad
ricb

Rachel Indigo Cerise Baum 
Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies
University of Oregon, 2002 

Program Coordinator 
Elder Resource Alliance
Friendly House Senior Program

Location:    1737 NW 26th Ave  
Mail To:      2617 NW Savier St
Voice: 503.224.2640
www.FriendlyHouseInc.org  go to programs, scroll to Elder Resource Alliance!


Whether you are in the closet or out of the closet, new to your identity or have all ways known......there’s a place in ERA for you!

Elder Resource Alliance, a program of Friendly House Inc. is the only program in Portland metro whose purpose is to provide advocacy and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex senior citizens.  Allies are welcome to ERA activities unless otherwise noted.

Many, but not all activities are held at Friendly House Community Center.
Friendly House Community Center is located at 1737 NW 26th Ave. corner of NW 26th and Thurman.  Buses # 15, # 17 and # 77 are a two block walk to Friendly House.

Feel Free to forward this email to loved ones, friends, colleagues and folks you think may be interested. 

Wednesday April 2 from 2:30 - 4:30
ERA business meeting.  Your excellent thinking invited.  Help plan and shape Elder Resource Alliance programming.  Get to know each other, monthly raffle for gift certificate to local restaurants, grocers, coffee shops.
At Friendly House Community Center.  Free.  Light refreshments served.
See address and bus info above.

Tuesday April 8 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Special invitation from William Warren, co chair of Sexual Minorities Roundtable, to ERA members and their loved ones, friends, partners, health and social service providers, to a Sexual Minorities Roundtable meeting. 
At Rainbow Vista Community Center

 

April's focus is on issues and opportunities to work with members of the law enforcement community (PPB, Gresham Police, Mult Co Sheriff and Mult Co District Atty) and GLBTQI Elders.

 Rainbow Vista Community Center,
1350 West Powell Blvd.
Gresham


William Warren is a long time activist for the LGBTQI community.

Please share this info with your colleagues!


Thursday April 10 from 1- 3 p.m.

Second Thursday Social at Niki's Restaurant.  Monthly get together for companionship, chat, meet new friends and re connect with existing buddies, network, learn about info and resources.  Meal on your own, menu items start at $ 3.75. Niki’s located at 736 SE Grand at Morrison.  Buses # 6, # 15

Friday April 11 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
**NEW** Activity
MARKY MARK’s FILM FRIDAYS
on DESIGNATED FRIDAYS at 5:30 pm
Marky Mark; Screening classic and contemporary pearls from his extensive, film collection.  BONUS: Do you have a question about film?  Come to Film Fridays and ask MM!  Film Fridays is free, light refreshments served.

“La Cage aux Folles”

The 1978 French classic which inspired ‘The Birdcage’. Starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault as the gay couple who run the nightclub of female impersonators and the engagement of their son to the daughter of the French Morals League president. Bring your beret & enjoy the fun… At Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave.

Tuesday April 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Register in advance with Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com
”Fun Bus Ride” to Byways Café and Macaw Sanctuary.  Meet at Friendly House Community Center at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  We’ll head over for delicious breakfast at Byways Café. After breakfast, we’ll travel to Macaw Landing Wildlife Sanctuary, a secret hiding place for colorful, rescued Macaw birds, and a variety of other critters: a donkey named Speckles (who thinks he's a dog), an African goose who loves people, a spirited gaggle of geese, Attacus, a rescued horse, chickens, Silkie the rooster, and two Pygmy goats. Along with the farm animals you may spot an assortment of wild animals as well: deer, coyotes, raccoons, beaver, Western Painted turtles, and rabbits.
”Fun Bus Ride,” $5  Suggested donation at Macaw Sanctuary $5.
Byways meal is at participant’s expense.

Wednesday, April 16, from 2 - 4 p.m.
ERA’s second launch of the ginormously successful  "Seniors Sharing Stories, Companions on the Road" (3SCOR), a forum bursting with encouragement and enthusiasm for older community
members of all gender identities and sexual orientations, to read
their writing aloud for a warm and appreciative audience.

The next 3SCOR Reading through Elder Resource Alliance will be held:
at Friendly House Community Center conference room.
1737 NW 26th Ave. (corner of NW 26th and Thurman)
Buses # 15, # 17, # 77 stop at NW 26th and Vaughn, two blocks of a tree lined walk to Friendly House.
This activity is free, and light refreshments are served.

3SCOR welcomes all elders, from the whole wide world, to read at this informal gathering.
Open format poetry, stories, plays, stream of
consciousness beat stuff, letters you wrote and never sent 3 a.m. journaling epiphanies, all welcome.

Recognizing that most open mike times are evenings when
transportation maybe difficult for some older community members,
3SCOR readings will be held on various weekday afternoons.

Do you love writing and want to support seniors, many who are new to
reading in front of people? Come over to Friendly House and listen
to fresh new voices!  Free.  Light refreshments served.


Wednesday April 23 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Providence Elderplace Information Session through Elder Resource Alliance.  Concerned about where to find LGBTQI friendly in home support and health care, inclusive housing, and when the time comes, hospice care?  Providence Elderplace specialists will present an overview of their services and illustrate how diversity is woven throughout their systems of care for the elderly, by a compassionate team who have a true commitment to meeting the unique needs and concerns of diverse populations.  Free, light refreshments served. At Friendly House community center, 1737 NW 26th Ave.



Friday April 25 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Clackamas County Social at Clackamas Town Center Food Court.
Monthly get together for Clackamas County elders and neighboring county allies, for companionship chat, meet new friends and re connect with existing buddies, network, learn about info and resources.  Meal on your own.  There are several restaurants in the food court, look for signs that say “ERA.” On our tables.
Buses # 28, #29, #31, #71, # 72, #155, #156

Monday April 28th from 2 - 4 p.m.
Joseph Goldfedder, L.Ac.of Brooklyn Community Acupuncture
Through Elder Resource Alliance….
Joseph will present a free informational workshop about Community Acupuncture: An affordable and accessible acupuncture practice model which offers a sliding scale ranging from $15 - $35.   
In addition Joseph will speak on the benefits of acupuncture to improve quality of life in mind, body and spirit and will offer free sample treatments.

For more information about Joseph's clinic, Brooklyn
Community Acupuncture, you can visit their website:
www.brooklyncommunityacupuncture.com

To learn more about Community Acupuncture:
www.communityacupuncturenetwork.org

Tuesday May 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register in advance with Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com
Meet at Friendly House at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a “Fun Bus” ride to Astoria on the awe inspiring Oregon Coast.  A reserved table and friendly staff are waiting for us to munch brunch at T Paul’s Urban Café, co owned by gay restaurateur Chadd Paul Flues.  After our meal, we’ll have choices about visiting the beach for an invigorating walk, and/or venturing to Astoria’s Columbia River Maritime Museum which features interactive exhibits that combine history with cutting-edge technology. Experience what it is like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of the salmon fishing. Huge windows make the Columbia River a living backdrop for classic fishing vessels and Coast Guard rescue craft.

Experience first hand how the Bar Pilots work the dangerous wind and waves during a fierce winter storm in the award winning orientation film The Great River of the West.

Walk on board the bridge of a WWII era US Navy Destroyer, see the world class collection of maritime artifacts, and then walk out to the dock to explore the Lightship Columbia, a floating lighthouse.
For those driving themselves, meet us at T Paul’s Urban Café, we aim to arrive between 11 and 11:30 a.m.  Lunch on your own.  Beach walk free. Maritime Museum entry $8 up to age 64, $7 folks 65 years and better. 
$12.00 “Fun Bus” Ride!

Wednesday May 7 from 2:30 – 4:30
ERA business meeting! Learn more about ERA,  help plan, develop, shape ERA programming, just visit  or get involved!  Free.  Light refreshments served.
At Friendly House Community Center

Thursday May 8 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Second Thursday Social at Niki's Restaurant.  Monthly get together for companionship, chat, meet new friends and re connect with existing buddies, network, learn about info and resources.  Meal on your own, menu items start at $ 3.75.  Buses # 6, # 15


Friday May 9 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Marky Marks Film Fridays through Elder Resource Alliance

“kiss kiss bang bang”

From 2007, Shane Black, the creator of ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘The Last Boy Scout’, spins his newest tale of mismatched partners. Robert Downey Jr. stars as a burglar who passes himself off as an actor and Val Kilmer is the gay private detective who shows Downey the ropes of the business. After a dead body and assorted thugs enter the picture, the plot twists more than a New York Pretzel…and laughs and more bodies ensue.
**Wear Sunglasses and trench coats** to receive your private eye “badge”

Friday May 16th from 1 - 3 p.m.
Clackamas County Social at Clackamas Town Centers Food Court.
Monthly get together for companionship, chat, meet new friends and re connect with existing buddies, network, learn about info and resources.  Look for signs on tables that read “ERA”  Meal on your own.  Buses # 28, # 29, # 31, #71, #72, # 79 # 155, # 156

Wed. May 21 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Urban trek to Borders Books, Music and Café.  Meet in café between 1 and 2 p.m. Look for signs that say ERA on our table.  After “coffee talk,” we’ll browse for books and music.  What’s your favorite reading and music genres, what flavors do you enjoy?  We’ll get together at Borders and get to know each other more.  Bring a few dollars for drinks and snacks, or you can snap up that book you’ve planned to read for soooo long!
Borders at 708 SW 3rd between Yamhill and Morrison.  Buses # 15, # 17

Wed. May 28 from 2 – 4 p.m.
ERA Bingo Bonanza!  Come and be  with friends, play bingo for fun and to win prizes!
Cards 50 cents each.  At Friendly House Community Center.  Light refreshments served

Wednesday June 4th from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
ERA business meeting.  Your excellent thinking invited!  Help plan and shape Elder Resource Alliance programming.  Get to know each other, monthly raffle for gift certificate to local restaurants, grocers, coffee shops.
At Friendly House Community Center.  Free.  Light refreshments served.
See address and bus info above.


Friday June 6, from 5:30 - 8:30
Marky Mark's Film Fridays presents:

“The First Wives Club”

The smash hit of the early 1990’s stars Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler as the first wives of successful men, who plot revenge to get what is rightfully theirs. Also starring Maggie Smith, Bronson Pinchot, Stockard Channing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber, Stephen Collins, Marcia Gay Harden, James Houghton, Heather Locklear, Ivana Trump and Lesbian actress/comedian Lea DeLauria.
**Wear white and get a special surprise!!**  At Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th Ave. corner of NW 26th and Thurman.



Tuesday June 10th at 8:30 a.m.-returning by 5 p.m.
Register in advance with Rachel 503.224.2640 or
eracoordinator@yahoo.com

Hot Glass, Cool Art.  Trip on “The Fun Bus!”
”Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect; A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass.”
and Exploring “Chiluly’s Bridge of Glass”
At 11 years of age, Lino Tagliapietra left school to work full time in the glassmaking industry in the glass center of Murano, an island in the Venetian lagoon.  This child, who developed into the world’s greatest living glassblower, also proved to be a superb artist and educator.  At age 45, Tagliapietra, (who did not speak a word of English) stepped onto an airplane for the first time and made a trip to Seattle. He went on to unhesitatingly share what he knew with artists all over the United States, then all over the world, changing the art of glassmaking.  After years of factory production work, Tagliapietra also benefited from his new collaborators, meeting artists who regarded the material and experience in a different light, blowing glass for the creative challenge, and sheer joy.

This is the first ever retrospective look at the legendary Tagliapietra’s art and career in its entirety. The Tagliapietra exhibition represents not only pivotal and renowned series of artistic work covering a period of approximately 30 years, but also designs made for industry and private objects that have never been exhibited.

We’ll also check out Tacoma’s native son Dale Chihuly’s “Bridge of Glass”, a 500 foot long pedestrian bridge that soars 700 feet in the air.  Chihuly says of the creation “We wanted something unique in the world, something that is full of color and offers a joyous experience to passersby both night and day.”

We’ll lunch onsite at Gallucci’s Café inside Tacoma Museum of Glass.  For those driving themselves, meet the “Fun Bus Riders” for lunch at Gallucci’s between 11:15 – 11:30.

Museum entrance $8/ages 62 and better, $10 adults, plus $10 for “Fun Bus Ride.”  Lunch on your own. For more info about Tacoma Museum of Glass, visit    museumofglass.org

Thursday June 12th from 1 - 3 p.m.

Second Thursday Social at Niki's Restaurant.  Monthly get together for companionship, chat, meet new friends and re connect with existing buddies, network, learn about info and resources.  Meal on your own, menu items start at $ 3.75. Niki’s at 736 SE Grand at Morrison. Buses # 6, # 15

Saturday and Sunday June 14th and 15th
Portland Pride Northwest Celebration at Tom McCall Waterfront Park along Naito Parkway in downtown Portland.  Come on over and visit our booth!  Or volunteer to staff the booth!
Annually, ERA and SHARE (Senior Housing and Retirement Enterprises) share a booth at Pride celebration both Saturday and Sunday between noon and 6 p.m.  and we "represent," with a parade contingent in the Portland Pride Parade on Sunday.

I'm signing up ERA Volunteers!!
Would you like to:  interact with the public at information booth, help decorate our parade entry, tote n carry, help with set up and clean up? 
Would you like to march as part of ERA’s Sunday Pride Parade contingent?  All people reading this email are welcome!

Can't help at the booth or with parade directly?
Here's another way to support ERA’s Pride Presence
Donate!
** Money; help defray cost of ERA’s Pride booth rental, parade registration, or rental costs of our mini “float,” (we rent a sporty car that carries LBTQI seniors through the parade.)  For many ERA seniors, it is their first time being IN the parade!  ERA seniors take turns each year, representing ERA in the parade car.
**printing.  Help with cost of printing brochures to hand out at Pride.
** decorating materials, balloons, streamers, glue, glitter, tape, poster board, let your imagination soar! We decorate the car, make signs, celebrate ourselves!
**Donate:  We need bottled water, whole fruit/veggie juice and healthy snacks to hydrate and nourish senior volunteers and volunteer allies

Fri. June 20th from 1 – 3 p.m.
Clackamas Social at Clackamas Town Center Food Court.  Come and meet your neighbors, make new friends and re connect with buddies.  Learn more about ERA and resources, services, activities. Look for signs on tables that say “ERA” Meal on your own.  Buses # 28, # 29,  # 31, # 71, # 72, # 79, # 155, # 156

Wednesday June 25 from 2 - 4 p.m.

3SCOR Reading; For writers and those who love writing! A great place to practice reading your writing for a friendly audience, and a place for literature lovers to hear great writing!  3SCOR welcomes all elders, from the whole wide world, to read their writing at this informal gathering.
Open format! Poetry, stories, plays, stream of consciousness beat stuff, grocery lists, letters you wrote and never sent, 3 a.m. journaling epiphanies, all welcome.
Do you love writing and want to support seniors, many who are new to
reading in front of people? Come over to Friendly House and listen to fresh new voices!  Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th Ave.
Free activity, light refreshments served.

Sat. June 28 from 12:30 – 3:30
”Civil Writes,” intergenerational poetry therapy. A healing, writing workshop. Together, in a supportive accepting atmosphere, we’ll think about and discuss our coming out stories, where we experienced acceptance or rejection from ourselves or others.  We’ll delve into eclectic, nature and animal inspired poetic musings about unconditional love and non judgmental characters of our animal friends, by Denise Levertov, Walt Whitman and Spanish language poets. We’ll build on our discoveries and dreams, utilize Animal Cards to identify our totem animals, see how our “animal attributes,” influence our relationships with selves and others. Observing Walt Whitman’s example, we’ll write a “song of self,” About where and who we were “then and now.”   Facilitated by Wendy Thompson, who holds a Master Degree in Fine Arts, is an award winning poet, and has taught writing for over a decade in Portland and Vancouver.
Free activity, light refreshments served.  At Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th.

Thank you for being.  Thank you for all you do. 

in solidaridad
ricb

 

ERA January - March 2008 Activity Calendar

Elder Resource Alliance is a program of Friendly House Inc. working with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex elders.
Friendly House. 
Building community, one friend at a time.

 We "Made it Ours"  Follow the link to read more!!!!
http://FriendlyHouseInc.org


Elder Resource Alliance Activities end of Jan - March 2008

Jan. 30 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Meet 2 p.m. at Peet’s for coffee and dish at 1114 NW Couch, then we’ll  browse famous Powell’s Bookstore.  Bring a few dollars for drink, snack, and books. Get off Portland Streetcar at NW 11th and Couch.

After coffee at Peet's, we'll go join the rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza and Stand for Equality!
Look for Friendly House & Elder Resource Alliance (ERA) signs
WE'LL BE THERE by 5:15!

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! JAN. 30 RALLY TO DEFEND EQUALITY!
DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: Terry Shrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Madison in downtown Portland
Contact an organizer in your area for transportation info.
The January 2nd vigils were only the first step to defending the domestic partnership law we all worked so hard to pass. There are no “do-overs” in a lawsuit. Basic Rights Oregon filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit, and the court has granted our motion. We can now work closely with the State to defend the law from attacks by the extremist, out-of-state interests that want to turn back the clock on equality in Oregon.
The rest is up to you. We must take this opportunity to ensure that our voices are heard. Oregonians need to see thousands of us, from every corner of Oregon, who are willing to stand up and be counted. Please, pledge to attend the Jan. 30 Rally to Defend Equality in Portland, and commit to turning out your friends, family and neighbors for this critical event.
This law affects real people. Let your voice be heard. Gay or straight - it’s time to stand up and be counted.

Contact the following BRO organizers to connect with others coming from your area:
Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties: Aubrey_at_basicrights_dot_org
Marion, Polk, Benton, and Linn Counties: Maceo_at_basicrights_dot_org
Lane County and Southern Oregon: Becky at basicrights dot org
Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties: Tammy at basicrights dot org
Hood River and Wasco Counties: Thomas_at_basicrights_dot_org
Eastern Oregon: Thomas_at_basicrights_dot_org
Oregon Coast: Thomas_at_basicrights_dot_org
 

For hotel info and more, click here       http://www.basicrights.org/?p=138

Feb. 2
from 1 - 3 p.m. 
Stroll and roll and show us your stuff! Bowling at Pro 300 Lanes.  Beginners and all skill levels welcome!  3031 SE Powell.  $4/game, $3.50 shoes Bus # 9

Feb. 5 
from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Meet at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th, at 11 a.m. sharp for a ride on "the fun bus"  to Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Outlet in Milwaukie.  Bob's produces many, many healthful grains, lots of gluten free products that you may purchase during your visit.  Lunch onsite, then we'll tour the "mill" 
Meal on your own + $5-$6 for bus transportation.
Your name and phone # required to reserve bus seat.  Call Rachel. 503.224.2640
***If you are driving on your own, meet at the restaurant between 11:30- noon...since some members will be coming in on the bus from Portland, let's look for each other!

Feb. 6
from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m
ERA Business Meeting.  See what ERA is up to! Your great thinking invited!  Free. At Friendly House,1737 NW 26th Ave. Buses #15, # 17, # 77

Feb. 14
from 1 - 3 p.m. 
Second Thursday Social at Niki's.  Celebrate Valentines Day with friends and companions.  Meal on your own.  ERA provides Valentines Day Keepsakes. Niki's located at 736 SE Grand Ave., corner of Grand and Morrison. Buses # 6, # 15


Feb. 20 
from 2 - 4 p.m. 
ERA Movie Day with David!  David screens: "Jeffrey." Starring Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart and Michael T. White, Jeffrey is a classic film as touching as it is funny.... Jeffrey is gay, single, and has given up sex when "Mr. Right," all twinkling eyes, charming smile and raging hormones, comes along.  Cameos by Sigourney Weaver as a self help guru,  and Nathan Lane as a gay priest who declares that sex and Broadway musicals prove the existence of God, add even more sparkle!  Snacks served.   Free.  At Friendly
House,1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses #15, # 17, # 77


Feb. 22 
from 1 - 3 p.m.
Clackamas County Social at G G's Deli,  15717 SE McLoughlin.  Fun and companionship! Meet your neighbors, make new friends!  Look for the "ERA" sign. Meal on your own.  Buses # 32, # 33

Feb. 27
from 2 - 4 p.m.
Fantastic stories, memoir, poetry written and performed by talented, prolific ERA + Sr. Program scribes. Light refreshments served. Free. 
At Friendly House,1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses #15, # 17, # 77


March 4 
from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet at Friendly House 11 a.m. sharp for a ride on "the fun bus" to Dulin's Café, 1708 Main St. @McLoughlin, in Vancouver, WA., or meet at Dulin's between 11:30 and noon.  Then, explore Old Towne Antique Market, which houses 75 + vendors, Zephyr Vintage Books, & Bumblebean Coffee and Tea.  Meal on your own. $5-$6 for bus ride.  Name and phone number required  to reserve bus seat.  Call Rachel.

March 5
from 2:30 - 4:30 
ERA Business Meeting.  Your presence and great thinking invited!  Free.  At Friendly House,1737 NW 26th Ave. Buses #15, # 17, # 77


March 13
from 1 - 3  p.m.
Second Thursday Social at Niki's Restaurant.  Meal on your own.  Niki's located at 736 SE Grand Ave., corner of Grand and Morrison.  Buses # 6, # 15

March 17
from 2 - 4
First of two part presentation about diabetes by Allison Lindauer, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU).  Includes discussion and take home info.  Free.   
At Friendly House,1737 NW 26th Ave.
Buses #15, # 17, # 77


March 19 
from 2 - 4 p.m.
ERA Bingo Bonanza!  Have fun with friends and lots of chances to win prizes! .50 cents per card. Free snacks + beverages.  At Friendly House,1737 NW 26th Ave.  Buses #15, # 17, # 77


March 21 
from 1 - 3 
Clackamas County Social, Meet at Panda Express, in the Clackamas Town Ctr. 12000 SE 82nd in Clackamas.  The Panda Express is located inside the mall, near the new Century Theatre.
Look for signs that say “ERA” Lunch together, meal at participants expense. Then walk off lunch,  browse the many shops, bookstores, view the new water features and more at the newly renovated and greatly expanded Town Center! Buses #28, # 29, # 31, # 71, # 72,  # 155, #156, # 157

in solidaridad
ricb

Rachel Indigo Cerise Baum
Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

Program Coordinator

Elder Resource Alliance

Friendly House Inc. Senior Program

Location:    1737 NW 26th Ave  
Mail To:     
2617 NW Savier St
Portland, OR 97210

Voice: 503.224.2640 x152
Fax:  503.228.0085

"We are a coalition of organizations and individuals, within the Portland metropolitan area, that works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersexed (GLBTQI) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development."

www.FriendlyHouseInc.org
 


Elder Resource Alliance: All About

Our Mission:
Elder Resource Alliance is a coalition of organizations and individuals, within the Portland metropolitan area, that works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.

What drives us.......

The estimated 10,000 LGBTQI elders in and around the Portland metropolitan area.


     Medicaid regulations protect the assets of married spouses when the other spouse enters a nursing home or long-term care facility; no such protections are offered to same-sex partners.

                                     (2000 Outing Aging)

 

    LGBTQI elders are 5 times less likely to access mainstream senior
service programs.                     
(2004 Sage)

 

    Social Security does not pay benefits to surviving same-sex life partners, costing LGBTQI seniors $124 million a year in unaccessed benefits.

                                    (2000 Outing Aging)


We encourage GLBTQI seniors to help us create change in the community by joining us at our meetings the first Wednesday of the month.


    Education
Elder Resource Alliance diversity trainings seek to increase sensitivity to the needs and concerns of the elder LGBTQI community by incorporating both academic materials and personal experiences in our presentations.

 

We present our training curriculum to college classes, social service agencies,
groups of long-term care providers, or other groups upon request.

 

Contact us for information on upcoming workshops or about scheduling
one for your company.

 

Past trainings have included:

 

OHSU School of Nursing

    Portland State University School of Social Work

Linfield College School of Nursing

Elders in Action

Local Senior Centers

Assisted Living Facilities

        Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services

 

Contact ERA Coordinator at

503-224-2640

Outreach

 

LGBTQI elders are often more socially isolated (closeted) than their younger counterparts.  Outreach efforts are directed at letting them know there is a community resource available to address their needs with sensitivity.

Weekly Activity Program

Most activities are held at

Friendly House

(Corner of NW 26th & Thurman)

 


E
Monthly Business Meeting

          Every 1st Wednesday 2:30pm

 

ESecond Thursday Socials 1:00pm

      Located at Niki’s Restaurant

      736 SE Grand Ave. (at Morrison)

 Trimet Buses # 6 and  # 15

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to find out about day and time of these events!

 

EGames Day

EMovie Day

EEducational Seminars

EField Trips

EPotlucks

EWorkshops

EBreakfast Bingo

EPride Festivals

EWriting and Art Workshops

EMusic

 

Call about Volunteering for activities or for helping with diversity training!


 

“Thank God for Friendly House and Elder Resource Alliance, where people understand me and accept me for who I am." 
Nikki, weekly activity program participant,      

 
www.friendlyhouseinc.org

 

ERA's Monthly Business Meetings:

ERA meets at 2:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at:

 

Friendly House Community Center

1737 NW 26th Ave

Portland, OR 97210

(NW 26th and Thurman)

 

For more info

Contact ERA Coordinator

503-224-2640

Or Email us at

eracoordinator@friendlyhouseinc.org

 

http://FriendlyHouseinc.org

 

ERA is a program of Friendly House Inc.