Talk & Listen Group

Note: This meeting is currently not running due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it is safe to meet in person again we will restart these meetings.

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What is a Talk & Listen Group?

A Talk and Listen Group (T&L for short) is a confidential group conversation focused on how we live our lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender elders (age 50 and up). It has a few special qualities and guidelines. Here’s how they work:

  • A facilitator guides the discussion to make sure everyone gets a chance to be heard.
  • We start by going around the room to introduce ourselves and, if you feel like it, sharing how you’ve been since the last meeting.
  • Anyone is free to suggest a discussion topic that has been on their mind recently. The facilitator distills some of those suggestions into a starting topic

The “rules” are simple:

  • ◦We don’t judge, criticize, or give advice.
  • Instead, we speak only from our own experience, relating the challenges we have faced in our own lives and how we have approached them.
  • The rest of the participants are free to take these ideas home to consider whether they suit their own lives.

A Talk & Listen Group is not a therapy group, but it is meant to be supportive.

Are Talk & Listen Groups right for you?

Let’s talk about it and see how you feel.

For more info, email Kenneth at  kenneth@rainbowseniors.org with your name and phone number so we can have a chat.