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Storytelling can be a beneficial tool for all, and especially for caregivers. This free online event focused on storytelling in the LGBTQ+ community will feature voices of hope, resilience and love that will allow us to reflect on how storytelling can enhance the caregiving journey.
This special event will host Scott McDonald who serves as the Executive Director of Southern Arizona Senior Pride, a special nonprofit in Tucson focused on celebrating, supporting and uniting the area’s LGBTQ+ seniors. Scott has been with his husband Tracy Mack for the last twenty years, the last ten as a married couple. Regrettably, Tracy suffers from a chronic condition over the last five years. They work together to try and manage Tracy’s pain while Scott leads the Senior Pride organization on a full-time basis.
We’ll also meet AZ Rhythm Connection's lead facilitator, Frank Thompson, who will share his own caregiving experience as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the community drum circles he hosts and their impact on well-being.
AARP LGBTQ+ Resources
- AARP Arizona Prepare to Care Resource Guide
- AARP Arizona Caregiver Resources
- AARP LGBTQ+ Local Resources
- AARP Caregiver Resources
- Southern Arizona Senior Pride
- AZ Rhythm Connection
- SAGE - Nationwide program providing advocacy and services for LGBTQ+ older adults
- SAGE Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
- Phoenix Pride
- AARP Events
How to Join
This live event has now ended but you may still register to view the event on demand. Please note that you must be signed in to your AARP.org account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. Please do not opt out of event-related email, as you will be emailed a link to join the discussion prior to the event.
AARP believes in celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community across all generations and is committed to creating a new vision of aging for LGBTQ+ individuals, their families, and allies. Closed captioning services will be provided in both English and Spanish.
Learn more about StoryCorps Outloud and explore additional stories from their StoryCorps OutLoud Collection.