Silver Connections 55+ Group

Silver Connections is The LOFT's LGBT 55+ Senior Outreach Program.

Silver Connections is designed to encourage socialization and continued learning in adults, 55 and older. The group holds meetings focused around learning new topics and skills, inter-generational conversation, peer support, and community outings.


Silver Connections 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: Saturday, July 14th & Tuesday, July 24th

Saturday, July 14th Showcase:


Long Term Care Planning

Ruthayn Kronenberg & Susie Cabanas Owners of MyElder

As you or your loved one grows older, their care also needs to grow.

Join us to learn how to plan today for effective long-term care options, and help reduce your likelihood of facing the BIG FIVE risks that come with not being prepared:

* Becoming a "burden"

* Financial hardship

* Losing Independence and control

* Dependence on government programs and Institutionalization

We will be discussing MyElder services including Placement, Crisis Intervention, Monitoring, and Eviction Prevention.

Anyone, of any age, impacted by this topic is welcome to attend.


Tuesday, July 24th Showcase:

Unique Aging Issues Facing LGBT Adults
by Gwyneth Blackwell and Sandi Gaglio of Gwyneth Blackwell Senior Care Resources & Senior Life Consultants


Join us for a special, interactive discussion on topics that affect you, with an open floor and experts on senior resources at your heed.

This discussion will also include clear and easy-to-understand information on insurance that matches your needs and budget.


Gwyneth Blackwell Senior Care Resources` mission is to provide assessment, planning, advocating and support for all of their senior clients.

Silver Connection’s July OUTing to Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra Outdoor Concert

When: Saturday, July 28th at 7:30pm

Where: Untermyer Park 945 North Broadway, Yonkers



You’re invited to join Silver Connections as we enjoy a free performance by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra at the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s 43rd season of World Fest! 
Kick back, relax and enjoy the music in Yonkers’ beautiful, historic Untermyer Park with all of your favorite Silver Connections friends. 
This is an all ages event, and you are welcome and encouraged to invite friends!

Please plan to meet Silver Connections group leader, Shepard Verbas between 7:00pm-7:30pm to sit with the group. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on! 

RSVP is required: RSVP to Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or if you are interested in attending. 

Please Note: Transportation for this trip is not provided. 

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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.