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  • Happy Birthday, Woody!

    Woody Baldwin, founder of Prime Timers Worldwide, enjoys a piece of cake while celebrating his 95th birthday with a few Austin TX Prime Timers on March 28, 2015. Woody lives in an assisted living facility in Austin where he receives small groups of visitors. (photo credit: David S of Austin Prime Timers)

  • For the best times of your life

    Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men) who enrich their social lives, engage in diverse activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world. Our organization is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities with over 80 chapters throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Look for a chapter near you!


    Prime Timers was founded in 1987 by a retired professor, Woody Baldwin. He felt a wide gap existed in today's society which caters almost exclusively to youth. Woody began the Boston Chapter by placing ads in local newspapers and soliciting his many friends. The attendance at the first meeting indicated to Woody that a need existed for social and cultural organizations to aid and support the aging gay and bisexual man. Now this organization has grown to over 80 chapters worldwide, located throughout North America, Europe and Australia.


    Our members are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by the diverse activities in which our members engage. Prime Timers are fathers, care givers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, workers, and retirees. One thing is true of all Prime Timers: they enjoy the opportunities and friendships that develop with other Prime Timers throughout the world.


    Come learn more about Prime Timers, make new friends, and explore different parts of the country and world! Regional events invite members to come together for fun and friendship. Destinations such as Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, and Denver are regular, annual events that are open to all Prime Timers members and friends.


    Individual chapters welcome the chance to meet visitors from other chapters. Letters asking for local information and recommendations will be well received and acted upon. Chapters enjoy showing off their communities and having visitors come away with a feeling of kinship and brotherhood with their new-found friends.


    Sail the seven seas with fellow Prime Timers members from all around the world! Worldwide and chapter sponsored cruises explore exotic destinations such as Rome, Italy, the Western Caribbean, Miami, Boston, Amsterdam, Munich, the Rhine River, and many more. It is an experience that you will never forget.


    Prime Timers chapters offer a myriad of weekly and monthly activities to suit social interests. Members get together for dinners, potlucks, cards, board games, movies, outdoor adventures, and much more. It is a sense of strong community and supportive brotherhood that highlights each chapter and throughout the organization.


    The Prime Timers Worldwide Convention is held every two years in major cities to allow our members to gather to socialize with other Prime Timers, attend workshops geared towards Prime Timers and to conduct business of the organization. Plans are always underway for the next upcoming convention.

Regional Events

front-page-iowa-logoHeart of America Regional Event, Des Moines, Iowa.  "Des Moines is Totally Unexpected".  Held at Quality Inn in downtown.  May 27-31, 2015.

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Travel opportunities

equinoxJoin fellow Prime Timers for something new and unique, a 13-day tour to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand!  November 8-20, 2015.

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Worldwide convention

las-vegas-thumbnailThe biennial, worldwide Prime Timers Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11-14, 2015.

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Upcoming Cruises

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We are in the final stages of planning our South East Asia Trip for November, 2015. We have put together a truly beautiful and exciting agenda. It is a 14-day inclusive trip (air, hotels, many meals, transfers, etc.) visiting Vietnam, Ankor Wat (Cambodia), and Bangkok. If you have interest in this trip you need to contact Michael Stone at (941) 359-8212 to get your name on the list.

As a result of the Windsor decision a year ago, federal agencies now recognize same-sex marriages. For the most part, every federal agency has implemented benefits for same-sex couples that are equal to those enjoyed by opposite sex couples.

Social Security, for one, is no longer prevented from recognizing same-sex marriages for purposes of determining entitlement to or eligibility for benefits. Social Security says it "is now processing some retirement, surviving spouse and lump-sum death payment claims for same-sex couples and paying benefits where they are due."


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