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Thinking Retirement?
Together we are creating vibrant community
Please join us on Thursday August 9, 2018, 6:00pm for a free seminar where representatives from New York Live will discuss the challenges pre-retirees face when it comes to building their income for retirement and how New York Life and its affiliates can help meet those challenges.

Refreshments & nosh will be provided.
Limited seating
Reservation is required. Please Call 760-656-8940 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Currently the only USDA Organic Certified locally baked select breads in Coachella Valley. Their USDA Organic Certified breads are: French Baguettes, Sourdough, Mini Honey Flax and PS Crackers.

Using old school methods, the bagels are made with no-additives flours, mixed and shaped the night before. The next day they are boiled in malted water, seeded or left plain and baked upside down for the first few minutes then flipped over and baked till golden brown. These methods, make for a flavorful and round bagel. Don't be fooled by bakers that just over steam their ovens and call their steamed bread - bagels. Those steamed breads will never get the shiny, malted, chewy crust that only a boiled bagel will have.

Selling Fresh Bagels, Breads, Coffee, Coffee Beans, Espresso, Breakfast & Lunch Sandwiches and Lox.

Hours are 6 am - 2 pm / 6 days a week (Closed Every Tuesday) 

The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center
will be closed August 20th through August 31st.
This therapy group is facilitated by an MFT intern and will explore issues related to healthy aging, and overcoming challenges specific to living with HIV.

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Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
That's right folks! Outlandish returns to the Palm Springs Cultural Center with an expanded lineup! Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the series will feature six iconic acts known in the LGBT community, each of whose appeal has crossed over to a mainstream audience.

The Outlandish series will benefit The Center – The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and is sponsored by Saguaro Palm Springs, Atlantis Events and Gay Desert Guide.
Tickets are now on sale for each performance at www.OutlandishPS.com . General Admission, Premium Seating, and VIP tickets (including a meet and greet) available. Tickets range from $30-$100. “Series Passes” to see all six shows are available at a discounted price. 
Who are you most excited to see?

Highlights of the August dance include celebrating the Women of Rodeo as well as to welcome women enthusiasts and their friends from all segments of our community. We'll have an expanded playlist of 200+ selections including additional hits by female vocalists for people's dancing or listening pleasure. Other features include a special guest appearance, celebrity hostess, and presentation of new video program showing Palm Springs Hot Rodeo action at its best! But wait... there's more! Our dance always includes a door prize, and add to that a talented professional boot black to keep your size eleven's looking their very best after all that dust and ash last week. 
Admission is free. Everyone is welcome! Even if one doesn't dance, it's a terrific venue to meet new friends (including men & women who actually compete in rodeo), savor a cool drink from the coolest bartenders in the coolest spot on a hot August night, and enjoy the sights & sounds of country-western entertainment.

Thursday, August 16. The fun begins at 7:30pm @ Chill Bar - Back Room

Brenda Silas Moore “All You Need Is Love”
The Music of The Beatles

Friday, August 17 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $30

For tickets, please call the box office 
at 760-296-2966
Thursday August 23,2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The LGBT Center of the Desert
A good obituary will capture the spirit of our whole life with a limited number of words. Take control of the information that describes your life by writing your own obituary. 
This is another product in PLANNING AHEAD.
Some material will be sent to those who RSVP that they are coming. Please complete it before the workshop.

Please RSVP in the affirmative by replying to this email or calling Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

It's never too soon to plan ahead!

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.
A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

For more information please call…
Mizell Senior Center Ext 120
(760) 323-5689
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Online Survey About Medicare Choices
All respondents will have the chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card

Where Did The Passion Go?
Arlen Keith Leight, LCSW, PhD, is offering this group at NO FEE because he is new to the Palm Springs area and would like to introduce himself and his work to the community. The only obligation is a commitment to attend all 6 sessions once the dates have been set.

6 Saturdays 11:30 - 1:00 @ The Center
Dates TBA

Beginning Square Dance Class! Beginning Monday, September 10th, 6:00 - 7:30PM

Come out and square up with the third largest LGBT square dance club in the world! Make new friends while learning the Dosado. Have fun and get some easy exercise while mastering the Allemande Left.

Everyone is welcome - LGBT, straight, singles and couples. No experience needed. No partner needed. Contact Boots In Square @ 760-914-4907 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes held at:
Cathedral City Senior Center
37-171 West Buddy Rogers Ave.

Aging Positively
3rd Annual HIV & Aging Conference
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Joslyn Senior Center
73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA

10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch included
Limited Transportation Available, RSVP Required
call JP at 760-992-0440

Topics include:
Keynote Speaker: Michael Gottlieb
Senior Housing Options- Path of Life Ministries
Sexual Health and Dating- Nina Rudeas, UC Riverside Medical
Workforce Development – Michael Patrick Cohen, Workforce Development Center

Attendance Requested, call JP at 760-992-0440

5K (3.1 Mile) Run and Walk through the streets of the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

Sunday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00 A.M.

Registration Fees:
$30 Thru Sept. 15
$35 From Sept. 16 to Oct. 31
$40 After Nov. 1 and Race Day

All registrants receive a colorful T-shirt. Each finisher gets a commemorative medal. Awards in 5 year age brackets

The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, encourage them to sign up.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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