What we're about

Doing It For Ourselves is a grant-funded project to improve the health and wellness of self-identified older lesbian and bisexual women (trans-identified welcome if you identify as a woman and lesbian/bi). We are committed to building community with social and recreational activities, a 12 week health program, providing educational resources, and having fun. Come visit our website at http://difobayarea.org . We have lots of resources available.

Upcoming events (5+)

New group forming

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DIFO (Doing it For Ourselves) Mondays, Feb 4th – Apr 8th, 4-6PM, 55 Laguna Community Room DIFO is a health education and support group for older lesbian, bisexual, and queer women 50 years or older. Women set their own health goals and receive education about healthier nutrition, physical activity, reducing stress, and aging as sexual minority women in a supportive environment. Over 150 women have participated in a DIFO group in the past ve years and most them nd the sense of community and tools for healthier living to be personally bene cial. This 8 week session is open to new and past participants and will be facilitated by Jana Rickerson. Registration is required, please contact Ariel Mellinger[masked] or [masked] to register or for more info. Snacks will be provided. Do not reply to this email, as all registration must go through Openhouse, not this site.

Change the date to October 19.
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SF LGBT Center

The second Doing It For Ourselves Older Lesbian, Bi, Queer Women's Dance and Salon Event. Details will follow. Tell your friends.

Change of Plans:
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Please delete the September 14 date from your calendar...there were too many complications with that date and we are in the process of finding a new time in October for the dance/salon event. In the meantime, look for some smaller events in September, followed by a Saturday afternoon salon, games, activities, dance event in October. We will also begin forming health education and support groups soon. I will keep you posted as these develop.

Health Education and Support Groups Starting Soon
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Join a DIFO 12 week group program. We are just about ready to start! Tentative plans are for groups to begin in 2 weeks. Two or three groups will be held at the SF LGBT Center: Mondays 3:30-5:30 and 6:30 to 8:30 and Saturday 3-5 and one at the Ed Roberts Campus at the Ashby BART station on Mondays 5:30-7:30. I will post the link to sign up for a group in the next few days, or check our website www.lavenderhealth.org for updates as well. This is a research study targeting anyone who identifies as a woman, identifies as lesbian, bisexual, or has relationships with women, is over 40, and is a woman of size. We will probably begin the week of September 23 or 30. Click on the weblink to apply for the groups starting soon or groups starting in late January...get your name on the list now!

Past events (14)

Film screening

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