Westchester Reopened: Now Let's Talk About Sex


Tuesday, August 11th, 7:30pm-8:30pm, Live on Zoom and Facebook
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LGBTQ+ Health Initiative's Anti-Racism Listening & Learning Summer Series

 

The LGBTQ+ Health Initiative is excited to announce a new Anti-Racism Listening and Learning Summer Series for people to learn the history of how structural racism was built in our country and consider how structural racism impacts our lives and work.

Comprised of different listening and learning opportunities, and with four opportunities for virtual discussion every week, the series uses podcasts and book club formats to include a variety of ways that people learn.

The LOFT is a member of of the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network and its community members are welcome to partake in this series!

Check out the website, lgbtqplushealth.org for more information and join us! 

For questions on how to participate in this series contact The LOFT's HelpLine at #914-948-2932 or info@loftgaycenter.org 

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A Message from The LOFT Board on Reopening our Physical Center

Dear Friends,

The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.

As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.

When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.

If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or judy@loftgaycenter.org

Yours in Pride,

The LOFT Board of Directors

For a PDF version of the letter, click here.

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Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving

In celebration of Pride Month, and in continued partnership with WMCHealth Network, The LOFT LGBT Community Center participated in a virtual education session Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving!
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To access Pride 2020: Surviving & Thriving! 
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Virtual Support Groups Available

The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support & Social Groups, virtually, via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.

How does this work?

Read our guidelines for using our LOFT Virtual Groups here. 

You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account. 

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Lunch With The LOFT Staff

This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.

Click here for information on how to join!

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Virtual Meeting: C.A.L.M. (Centered at LOFT Meditation) presented with Queery

Join Us For Guided Meditation!!

Click here for information on how to access this group!

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 open to all members of the LGBT and allied communities. This group is facilitated by The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young. To learn more about James and Queery click here.

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Virtual Chair Exercise Sessions!

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Staying Active While Inside - Offer for The LOFT Community!

305 Fitness is graciously allowing The LOFT community to work out and
dance for no cost!
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Two types of classes, 305 Fitness & Dance Around the World.
Here's the line-up:
305 Fitness Sizzlin Saturdays at 11AM:
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305 Fitness Werk It Wednesdays
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Dance Around the World (Sundays)
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Dance Around The World (Thursdays)
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Bookmark the links so you can join in weekly!
Descriptions of the classes can be found below. 
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All LOFT Groups And Drop-In Hours Suspended

We have been closely monitoring and adhering to the recommendations made by the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and the Westchester County Department of Health.  Please know, this decision was made after careful deliberation by our staff and board and is intended to protect our folks, particularly our most vulnerable community members. 

We are working on alternative ways to meet the community's needs, such as virtual group meetings and friendly check-in calls. The staff is available by phone and email throughout this time. 

If you feel isolated or feel like you need someone to talk to, call The LOFT at 914-948-2932. If you reach a voicemail, one of us will call you back as soon as we can. LOFT Staff can also be reached via email for support. All staff contact information can be found here

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