LOFT Calendar

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Virtual Meeting

    VIRTUAL: Silver Connections Lunch and Learn

    Silver Connections host a Lunch & Learn meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm. These meetings feature a community presenter and lite lunch. (formerly known as an "Open House")
    This is program of Silver Connections, The LOFT's program for LGBT community members ages 55+.

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    Check out our next Lunch & Learn topic below:

    To access the meeting, please complete this online form: https://forms.gle/SiQmEi4bB62yivhs5

     

    Best Ways to Set Up Your Home for Aging in Place & Preparing Your Power of Attorney for the Digital Era
    Presented by Westchester elder law attorney, Sara Meyers, Esq.

    Nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own home as they age (source: AARP). While New York’s Medicaid Home Care program can help make aging in place - safely, independently and comfortably - a reality, there are many considerations before getting started. Join Westchester elder law attorney Sara Meyers, Esq. of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP for her insights on preparing a home to safely age in place. Learn tips for interviewing a geriatric home care manager, senior-proofing your home, available assistive technology and more.

    In addition, Ms. Meyers will shed light on an essential estate planning document - the power of attorney. Not all powers of attorney are created equal. Learn the benefits of broad gifting power, and why having a power of attorney in place now is more important than ever to ensure your health care and financial wishes are carried out.

    Learn more about Silver Connections here!

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    The LOFT's Silver Connections program is made possible by grants from the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, New York State Department of Health, New York State Office for Aging, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    VIRTUAL: Al-Anon (AAC)

    Al-Anon Adult Child (AAC) is a support group for the friends and families of problem drinkers.

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    Al-Anon meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

    Click here to join the Zoom meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm. 

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  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    VIRTUAL: Men's Peer Support Group

    The Men's Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained peer facilitator for men, ages 18 and older, who identify as gay, bisexual or are questioning their sexuality.

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    The Men's Peer Support Group takes place on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually. Click here for more information.

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    The LOFT's Men's Peer Support Group will be joining the Bisexual Peer Support Group for a showing of "Frida" to celebrate and highlight Bisexuality.

    SynopsisBiopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for
    Salma Hayek.

    This showing is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community & allies.


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    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    VIRTUAL: Bisexual Peer Support Group

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator. The group open to all who identify as bisexual or who are questioning their sexuality.

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    The Bisexual Peer Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually. Click here for more information.

    The LOFT's Bisexual Peer Support Group is showing "Frida" to celebrate and highlight Bisexuality.

    Celebrate Bisexuality Awareness Week with The LOFT's Bisexual Peer Support Group - Showing "Frida" | Tues. Sept 22nd  | Starting at 7:30pm

    SynopsisBiopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for
    Salma Hayek.

    This showing is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community & allies.

    Click here to register for the Zoom Link.

    This showing is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community & allies.


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    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic, drop-in groups. Groups are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    VIRTUAL: Living with HIV 2020

    Select Health Stretch & Learn Series:
    "Living with HIV 2020" 

    Select Health VNSNY Choice is launching their Stretch & Learn Series!

    For a list of upcoming topics & the Zoom link, click here

    LOFT Staff Member, Jeffrey Guard, is leading "Living with HIV 2020" on Wednesday, September 23rd
    from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    VIRTUAL: LOFT Watch Party

    LOFT Watch Party is a film screening group that takes place virtually via Zoom! It gathers twice a month to watch and discuss LGBTQ+ films and documentaries.

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    LOFT Watch Party meets on the 3rd Saturday and the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm and shows the same film so you have two opportunities to watch!
    To participate in The LOFT's Watch Party you just need access to Zoom, no Netflix, Hulu or streaming account needed. 
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    We encourage people to use the Zoom chat feature while the film is playing so people can comment along. We will also have a short discussion period after the film where people can discuss their feelings and thoughts. 

    Next Meetings: Saturday, September 12th, and Wednesday, September 23rd starting at 6:30pm

    September Film

    LOFT Watch Party - Circus of Books | Sat. Sept. 12th & Wed. Sept 23rd  | Starting at 6:30pm

    The LOFT Watch Party shows the same LGBTQ+ film twice! It meets the 3rd Saturday & the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm, followed by a short discussion.

    This month's movie is Circus of Books.

    Note: This group will not be meeting on its usual 3rd Saturday date due to Rosh Hashanah but will be meeting on the 2nd Saturday.

    Click here to request the Zoom link.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    VIRTUAL: Center Lane TransParentcy

    This group is run by Center Lane:

    TransParentcy is a group for transgender, non binary, and gender nonconforming youth (ages 13-21) and their parents/guardians. During this meeting, both youth and parents/guardians meet with Center Lane staff to have their own separately held support groups.

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    TransParentcy meets at The LOFT on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Due to COVID-19, this group will be meeting virtually. Click here to sign up for this group. 

     

     

     


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  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    VIRTUAL: C.A.L.M - Centered at LOFT Meditation

    C.A.L.M - Centered at LOFT Meditation is a new group at The LOFT open to all in the community who are seeking a space to unwind and recenter. Join us for a variety of relaxing meditations, including breath, guided, mindfulness, mantra, and more.

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    In this time when our lives are very off balanced, a centering practice can be a useful tool to get through challenging moments. Utilizing guided meditation, breathing exercises and reading and reflection, this session will introduce a variety of practices to help you feel grounded and centered to better connect to your emotional core.

    This virtual group is facilitated by The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young. To learn more about James and Queery click here.

    C.A.L.M Meets weekly every Thursday from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

    Due to COVID-19, our groups are taking place virtually using the platform Zoom. There is a Google Form available at http://www.loftgaycenter.org/announcing_virtual_support_groups that we ask you to fill out to gain access to the link for this group. This is just an extra security measure we have to help keep the meetings a safe space

     

    Open to all skill and experience levels.

    Call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    VIRTUAL: LGBTQ+ Rights Under the NYS Human Rights Law

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    VIRTUAL: Common Ground: Racism & LGBTQ Community

    Courageous Conversations by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester in partnership with the White Plains League of Women Voters and White Plains Public Library, will continue our Common Ground series around race and how to build an anti-racist community. This month will focus on Racism and the LGBTQ+ community. Our plan is to focus on the way racism affects many facets of our identities and how we can come together to build a stronger community.

    When: Thursday, September 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Where: Via Zoom!

    LOFT Staff Member, Mia Edwards, will be assisting with facilitating this discussion.

    Click here for the Zoom link & information.

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