Come Out and Connect! LGBT adults and allies of the LGBT community throughout Connecticut are invited to join the LGBT Moveable Senior Center (MSC). The LGBT MSC is a partnership among Senior Centers to welcome the LGBT community to Senior Centers and their programs. We are looking to connect LGBT adults to mind-body-spirit, to each other, and to services and supports for healthy aging. While we are beginning in Senior Centers located in the Greater Hartford Area, the programs are open regardless of your zip code. Come Out and Connect!
Schedule of Activities:
Introductions and Check In
Viewing of “All We’ve Got” by Alexis Clements
All We’ve Got is a personal exploration of LGBTQI women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs.
Alexis Clements travels around the USA visiting five different sites to present a commentary on lesbian spaces, what they offer the lesbian/women’s community and how they sustain themselves. She visits a lesbian bar, Alibis, in Oklahoma City, the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn NYC, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center in San Antonio Texas, the women’s WOW Café Theatre in New York City and also interviews transwomen who organize the Trans Ladies Picnics in the US and beyond.
Followed by a Guided Discussion
To register: https://hipaa.jotform.com/202464601733146
The Moveable Senior Center and the CT Healthy Living Collective will be running a virtual LGBT Aging Mastery Program® starting October 6th. By participating in this virtual AMP, you will learn how to make and maintain small but impactful changes that can improve your well-being. You will also feel less isolated, more connected and meet new friends.
Limited spots are available so sign up now! There is no charge to you in thanks to support from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. The Virtual AMP will run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays, starting October 6th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
This is a virtual class on Zoom. You will need a computer or smartphone with a camera and a microphone. If you need help with Zoom, we will work with you!
The goal of the class, created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and sponsored by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, is to empower older adults with the knowledge to make important decisions that will allow them to age well. Topics of the sessions include Navigating Longer Lives, Physical Activity, Sleep, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Financial Fitness, Medication Management, Advanced Planning, Healthy Relationships, Falls Prevention and Community Engagement.
Register on-line at: https://cthealthyliving.org/events/moveable-senior-center-lgbt-virtual-aging-mastery-program/.
Join us for a screening of the documentary “Gen Silent” to hear the stories of LGBT older adults in Greater Boston dealing with the challenges and hopes of growing older. Since 2010, this landmark movie has inspired a world-wide movement of LGBT and aging advocates to create safe & welcoming community experiences for older adults and caregivers.
To Register, visit: https://aarp.cvent.com/GenSilent1120