Share The Love | A Virtual Social Gathering

 

Please join us on Zoom on February 12th at 11:30 AM EST as we *virtually* share a meal together. Eat what you have at home, have some coffee, or just join for conversation.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month our conversation will center around the notion of love – self-love, love for your community, loving friendship, etc. Come ready for conversation, games, and community connection! All are welcome. This is an inter-generational program of Silver Connections, all ages (18+) are welcome.

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Out at The Movies Feb 20, 2022

Brunch Movie Showing! Join the group at OUT at The Movies in Yonkers at Alamo Draft House for the viewing of LGBTQ+ camp classic, "But I'm A Cheerleader."
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FEBRUARY 20, 2022-SUNDAY | ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
Film starts at 11:00am, group meets in lobby around 10:45am
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Look for group leader Geoff wearing the OATM logo button!
The Alamo Drafthouse has assigned seating. We plan to post which row and seats the OATM group will be seated for those who want to sit together. Or you can select seats based on where you prefer to sit in the theater. Tickets are $12.50/person
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Calling All LGBTQ+ Affirming Businesses!

 

Are you an LGBTQ+ owned business and/or one that values and supports the LGBTQ+ Community?  Are you a business that understands the importance and impact of offering an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment?  

If yes, come and learn more about The LOFT's Business Partner Program, join us, and the opportunity to connect the community with your business.

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TransMission Application 2022

Transmission Cycle 3 is still accepting applications and The LOFT strongly encourages all local TGNCNB folx living in the Hudson Valley Region who need assistance with their transition journey to apply.

TransMission is a small scholarship of funds available to applicants who identify within the trans & non-binary communities to offset medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition-related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance. Please note: TransMission scholarships are "microgrants" meant to offset costs related to therapy, hormones, gender-affirming clothing/living expenses, etc, and will not cover the complete cost of most surgical procedures.

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Staff Spotlight Winter Edition 2022 ❄

The LOFT's Staff Spotlight is back, Winter Edition! 🥶🌬☃️❄️
We're all hopeful for 2022, see what the staff had to say about it. Find out who said that Winter was their fourth favorite season! 😂
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Join the conversation on Medical Care for LGBTQ+ patients

 

Join Zoom next Thursday, February 3 for a conversation on palliative care and Project Respect: LGBTQ+ Experiences with Healthcare Providers for Serious Illness, featuring Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW, a Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work- Yeshiva University; Cathy Berkman, PhD, MSW, a Professor and Director of the Palliative Care Fellowship at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; and moderated by Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, JD, MPH, SSA Past President and Founder and President of New York State Southern Region Collaborative for Palliative Care. 

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community experiences discrimination and stigma in accessing health care and social services – including palliative, hospice, and long-term care. Professor Gary Stein and Professor Cathy Berkman will share the results of phase I of Project Respect, recently published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, which reported high levels of discrimination experienced by the community in accessing palliative care services. Professors Stein and Berkman will also discuss phase II of Project Respect, which seeks to obtain LGBTQ+ community experiences with healthcare providers in obtaining care for serious illness. They will also discuss implications for future research, institutional and public policy, and practice, including current policy barriers to respectful and non-discriminatory care, and the importance of staff training to address inadequate knowledge and discriminatory behaviors.

This event is part of the State Society on Aging of New York’s Conversation Series. All events in the Conversation Series are free and open to the public, so please feel free to share with your networks.

Project Respect: LGBTQ+ Experiences with Healthcare Providers for Serious Illness

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Please register at:

https://aoascc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucu6uqjgoEtRt8pLcUDk7IZBvXfpZrx5s 

 

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Join Out Walking

Join OUTWalking on our next hiking adventure!

Graham Hills Park
Sunday, February 13, 2022
10:00 AM -12:30 PM

Route 117, Mount Pleasant, NY 10570

Join us for a beautiful wooded hike through scenic Graham Hills Park, which features 431 acres of forest. Please note that there will be hills to climb throughout our journey, but the trails should be suitable for most skill levels.

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CALM's special guest facilitator Zoe Flowers

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

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.

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OUT At The Movies: FLEE

Come and watch the powerful and gripping documentary that has been racking up awards and is garnering serious Oscar buzz!

The LOFT’s Out at the Movies group will be going to see “Flee” on Thursday, Jan 27th to the 7:20 pm screening. The group will meet in the lobby around 7:05 pm. Look for group leader Geoff wearing the OATM logo button.

Click to learn more and watch the trailer that everyone has been buzzing about!

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FREE Covid Self-Test Kits and Masks

THANK YOU to NY State Senator Shelley Mayer and NY State Assemblymember Chris Burdick who generously provided Covid self-tests and KN95 masks for the LGBTQ+ Community.  

If you need a test and/or mask, click the button below

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