DIFO Groups Starting Now!
2 East Bay Groups started September 6th and are currently full. A women of color group started on September 27th and is full. Stay tuned for groups beginning again after the first of the year.
DIFO Women of Color Group facilitator, Jana Rickerson, was featured in an interview with Openhouse. Click below to see the interview.
One of the east bay groups enjoyed a picnic in the Berkeley Hills as their final DIFO session:
For more information, contact Deborah Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 510-717-3382, or Mickey Eliason at email@example.com. Or you can go to the contact page on this website and send us a message.
DIFO Promotional Video
Click the play button below to see a segment of our final session in Santa Rosa. This will give you an idea of how DIFO benefits participants. The Santa Rosa group was part of a group called Rainbow Women, or lesbian/bisexual women who are living at a mainstream retirement community called Oakmont. They are a wonderful example of how older lesbian and bisexual women are intentionally creating communities as they retire.
Did you complete the Health Literacy Survey?
If so, go to the tab in the bar above for the survey to get information about entering the raffle and for results of the study when they are available.
DIFO on the radio
Listen to Marilyn Pittman’s interview with Mickey Eliason on January 7th. DIFO is making history!
Here is the link to the podcast: DIFO on KALW Out in the Bay podcast
For New or Potential Community Members
DIFO is a federally funded research study that includes community building events for all older lesbian/bisexual women, and a 12 week health education and support group for older women of size. The groups focus on improving quality of life and let you set your own individual goals. We offer information and support about physical activity, nutrition, mindful eating, stress reduction, and topics specific to lesbian/bisexual women’s health. In addition to groups, you will be assigned a personal coach to help you with your individual goals. We started the first set of face to face groups in October, 2013, and finished up in early 2014. Our funding supports another wave of groups starting in March. After that, stay tuned for our continuation plan. If you know any wealthy lesbian/bisexual women who would like to fund the next wave of groups, or even just one group (about $2500), please send them our way. We will be seeking additional grant funding, but that process is very slow.