Silver Connections is The LOFT's LGBT 55+ Senior Outreach Program.
Silver Connections is designed to encourage socialization and continued learning in adults, ages 55 and older. The group holds meetings focused around learning new topics and skills, inter-generational conversation, peer support, and community outings.
The Silver Connections Group Schedule includes both daytime inter-generational programs & 55+ specific programs. Click the links below to learn more about each group:
- 55+ Peer Support Group- Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 7:30pm-9:00pm
- Film Friday- Meets on Friday, March 15th at 1pm and 7pm (featuring the film: "We the Animals" 2018)
- Monthly Outing- (see below for information) OUTing to the White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Spirituality Support & Discussion Group- Meets on Wednesday, March 13th & 27th from 11am-12:30pm
- Morning Gaymes- Meets Tuesdays, March 5th, 12th, & 19th from 10:30am-1:30pm
In addition to the above list, Silver Connections also hosts two Open Houses on the 2nd Saturday & 4th Tuesday of each month. These meetings feature a community presenter and lite lunch, and run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Next Open House Meetings: Tuesday, March 26th
The LOFT's March Outing at the White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on the usual 2nd Saturday, March 9th.
Silver Connections will also have its first ever Planning Committee on Friday, March 29th.
More details on Open Houses, Outings, and other events below!
4th Tuesday Open House: March 26th
Older Driver Safety Workshop
Presented by Anna Wyganowska and Mary Ellen Burns
The Department of Senior Programs and Services' Older Driver Coalition will present a free program that offers tools, tips, and techniques that older drivers can use to be on the road as safely and as long as possible. The program will also explore the best time to stop driving as well as alternative transportation options available for those who may decide to relinquish their keys. SMART Commute staff from Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation will be available to sign seniors up for the MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard.
March Outing on the 9th: A Very Gay St. Patrick's Day!
Join us at the White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade! We're celebrating the day early with the rest of the city of White Plains, as your Silver Connections group joins in on the city-wide celebration! The group will enjoy the free parade and then grab lunch at a local restaurant (all costs are the responsibility of the participant). This outing will take the place of our regularly scheduled Saturday Open House on March 9th.
Meet at 11:30am, parade starts at 12:00pm!
RSVP to Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Up Silver Connections: Our First Ever Planning Committee!
In January 2019, we asked you for your feedback on our Silver Connections program, and the time has come to set our wheels in motion. The Planning Committee is your chance to take a leadership role and lend your voice and expertise to the growth of our Silver Connections program.
Join us on March 29th from 2:00pm-3:00pm to get involved in this new initiative. Both new and returning members are welcomed and encouraged to join. Contact Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or email@example.com for questions.
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.