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Sun City Lincoln Hills

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of LGBTQ individuals and those in friendship residing
in the beautiful 55+ resort-like community of Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, California 95648



Members, please check your Weekly Activities email for all event details.

June and July Birthday Celebrations


No-host breakfast and free coffee for the birthday kids.

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Important Biannual Meetings


Steering Committee Meeting
Biannual Business Meeting

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2nd Annual Lavender Friends Red Hawk Casino Bus Trip


In August we will again embark on a day of fun at Red Hawk Casino! In addition to slot machines, Red Hawk’s Apex Center offers bowling, go kart racing, simulated golfing and arcade games. We will also meet to share an early dinner at the casino’s Koto Buffet.

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Honoring our Founders


In September 2009, a group of LGBTQ residents here took the courageous first steps and filed an application to become an officially recognized club here at Sun City Lincoln Hills. Fifteen years later, we will honor the 16 founders who are still a vital part of Lavender Friends with a potluck dinner and ice cream social.

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About Us

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and those in friendship who reside in beautiful Sun City Lincoln Hills, California.

Our primary goal is to create and sponsor social gatherings and events that will appeal to the broad base of our members who enjoy getting together with others and sharing quality time and their experiences. Equally important is our goal of supporting one another and offering service to our community.

We believe that strong communities begin with solid relationships and our primary purpose is to build a greater sense of community through social interaction, open communication and shared information.

Sun Senior News

July 2024

By Joan Lacktis

Picnics are more fun with belly dancers! Nearly 80 members ate, sipped, and mingled at our Pride-themed all-member mixer in June. As a special treat, one of our members invited a few friends from his belly-dancing class to entertain us. We all had a great time.

Two of the “Dancers of Intrigue” show off their moves center stage.

The month continued with a tour of historic downtown Lincoln followed by breakfast at the Waffle Shop. This month we are planning a tour of the Telephone Museum in Roseville. Our Activities Committee Extraordinaire really comes up with some interesting ideas for us!

We also will be attending to club business at our biannual meeting on July 20. Members, be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend so you can be part of our decision-making process (look for details in your weekly email).

Lavender Friends is a club for LGBTQ residents and their allies.

Telephone Museum Recap

From party lines to mobile phones, touring the telephone museum reminded the 21 participants of a span of history that we actually lived. It was a walk down memory lane that carried over into into lunch at Olive Garden. When you see Connie Hoetger, ask him to tell you his telephone story. Here are some pictures:

A New Chapter

Lavender Friends is losing two of our family. Nancy Calcese and Katie are moving this month to Santa Rosa to live at Fountaingrove Lodge, a retirement community that made national headlines as the first of its kind to specifically accommodate LGBTQ older adults and their allies with a range of continuum of care.

Nancy Calcese, left, and Katie Sween

Katie has been a dynamic fundraiser for the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, including the annual golf tournament put on by the Lincoln Hills women’s golf groups to raise money for the foundation (the 2024 tournament is set for Oct. 9).

Her reasons are personal. “Mom passed away from breast cancer the age of 55,” explains Katie. “I think of her and miss her so often. My middle sister passed away at 75. I know many more who had breast cancer and who have passed.”

Since 2020, Nancy has served as the club’s “Sunshine” worker, using her pen to sent out more than 50 cards of encouragement, sympathy and get-well wishes to members when they need one. Marie Salers is stepping into this position.

Nancy, who also volunteered weekly at the Lincoln Library, was looking for ways to help the club when she heard about the cards outreach. “I was raised writing thank you notes and this seemed like something I could do,” says Nancy, whose messages are thoughtfully worded to fit the individual situation.

Currently, 60 percent of Fountaingrove Lodge residents are gay. Nancy says they didn’t pick it just because of the gay population. Nancy said on their visits they found the residents open, honest, and accepting besides sharing the same values as she and Katie. And the move comes with one other perk: “No more cooking!”

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