Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month
10:00 to 11:30 am
Getting older brings life changes no matter who we are, and being LGBTQ+ can heighten the challenges this brings. Some of us may have physical challenges, we may have lost partners, family, and/or close friends, we may feel isolated or lonely, or we may simply be feeling a lack of opportunity to discuss events whether positive or not so positive with others who share common life experiences.
Rockland Pride is responding! We are set to begin our LGBTQ+ Connections group, a space for LGBTQ+ people who are 50 years old or older.
Those who join as we begin our adventure will have an opportunity to help inform the group’s mission and plans. We are planning to meet every 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Rockland Pride Center in Nyack, NY.
We plan for the group to be a discussion group about any topic, but we also hope to have other activities depending on group input. LGBTQ+ Connections is a social and support group, not a psychotherapy group, and is free of charge.
The group will be led by Judy Gringorten, Rockland Pride volunteer and local psychotherapist. Judy herself is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ 50+ club!
We ask that attendees park in the Nyack Municipal Lot located off Cedar St. This lot is a two block walk from the new Pride Center building. Please leave time to park and arrive at the Pride Center on time. All parking meters are in effect from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Monday through Sunday. The cost for the meters is $0.75 per hour.
Because we want to be good neighbors, please do not park in or walk through the private lot directly across Franklin Street from the Pride Center. Instead, park in the Municipal Lot and follow Artopee Way past the bus stop. There is also a small lot on Jackson that is not open to public parking.
The book club will meet on the ground floor of the new Pride Center building. The entrance door is level with the street, with two steps down into the room. These steps will be navigable by a temporary, metal wheelchair ramp. There is a single-occupant, gender neutral restroom on the ground floor. This restroom meets ADA space requirements and clearances, and there is a grab bar near the toilet.
If you need additional information about accessibility, please contact the Pride Center at (845) 353-6300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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