Senior Services

Senior Services

NOTICE: Even though The Center building is closed to the public, Senior Services is still functioning by conducting online social and support groups and activities. We also continue to provide case management and supportive services remotely. Please find the official statement by Senior Services from March 12th 2020 HERE.

We are still here for you, so please reach out! You are not alone in this. We need each other now more than ever. 

Senior Services Phone Hours:
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm

NOTE: Senior Services may be busy with online programming or answering other calls. Please leave a detailed voicemail stating your name, the purpose of your call, your phone number, and a good time to reach you and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Let us know what questions you have and what you would like to see from us in terms of online activities, resources, and more! We are sharing resources and events daily covering ways to beat feelings of isolation, ideas on how to stay active and engaged, and more and more ways to connect and stay connected.

How to connect with us:

  1. Following our Facebook Page.
  2. Fill in our Senior Services Registration Form to receive event and activity invitations.
  3. Contacting the Senior Services Coordinator Mariham Iskander to join our mailing list at miskander@centerlb.org.
  4. Check out our calendar and events! Stay up to date by accessing our Senior Services monthly calendar (below).
  5. Read the AUGUST 24TH NEWSLETTER.

Stay safe, healthy, move around, connect, practice social distancing, and don’t forget to wash your hands!

Mariham Iskander │ Senior Services Coordinator │ The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
miskander@centerlb.org
(562) 354 -4817


Senior Services Calendar August 2020

Ring Central Meeting screen with attendees

All of our groups are online for the month of May 2020. We meet using an application called RingCentral Meetings. The links to download the application are below. If you face any trouble, contact the Senior Services Coordinator for support.

Apple App Store (iPhone and iPad): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ringcentral-meetings/id688920955

Google Play Store (tablet and android phone): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ringcentral.meetings

Laptop or Desktop Computer: https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings

September 2020 Older Adults Calendar

To sign up for events, please go to Sign Up Geniushttp://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/93D72DC07A7C2EEC60-lgbtqlong

HOW TO VIDEOS:

  1. How to sign up for events: https://youtu.be/708mlhnSAzw
  2. How to use confirmation emails: https://youtu.be/jq0zCCY3rIo

Mindfulness Mondays – Every Monday 10:30am-11:30am

Relax and Stretch: This is a group open to anyone who is interested in starting their week more mindfully. Gentle stretches, breathing exercises, and mindfulness activities are what you can expect from this class.

Coffee E-Talk Tuesday – Every Tuesday from 11:00am-1:00pm

Stay Informed: This is a group that focuses on knowledge and information sharing. You can expect guest speakers who will talk about issues that are relevant to LGBTQ Older Adults in their everyday lives.

Watch Party Wednesday: Every other Wednesday from 11:30am-2:00pm

Watch and Chat: This is a group for those who would like to watch interesting and thought provoking films and videos and then discuss the themes involved. Grab the popcorn!

Talk it Out Thursdays – Every Thursday from 10:00am-11:15am

Free Flowing Chatting: This is a group open to anyone who would like to talk and socialize with others. There is less structure to this time, allowing us to really talk about whatever is on our minds and to share insights and ideas. You may find a special guest in attendance and sometimes the facilitator has a few activities to keep the conversation going.

Lez Chat – Every 2nd Saturday of the Month from 10-11:30 (special quarantine hours)

Social and Support Group: This is a group for female identifying LGBTQ Older Adults to meet and chat with each other. What you can expect from this group is a place where you can check in, discuss what’s on your mind, and get a lot of thoughtful feedback and support from others.

Encore Men – Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10-11:30 (special summer schedule)

Social and Support Group: This is a group for male identifying LGBTQ Older Adults to meet and chat with each other. What you can expect from this group is a place where you can check in, discuss what’s on your mind, and get a lot of thoughtful feedback and support from others.

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