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Framing Agnes

Chase Joynt’s new award-winning trans documentary Framing Agnes will be screened on Friday, September 23 at 7 pm in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at Newhouse 3, as part of the 20th Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival. Joynt will be introducing the film and participating in a post screening discussion of the film. The event is free, open to the public and requires no tickets. Free parking is available to the public on Thursday and Friday at the University Avenue Garage, and on Saturday at either the College Place or Women’s Building lots. Drivers should indicate to the attendant that they are attending the film. More info here

 

Caring for Persons with Middle Stage Dementia -- Class Series

Register for one, two or all three parts!
Middle Stage - In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professional discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Part 1 - Symptoms, Communication Issues, Personal Care: September 14, 5:30 - 6:45 pm         DETAILS/REGISTER   

Part 2 - Behavior Changes, Medication Management, Safety: September 21,  5:30 - 6:45 pm      DETAILS/REGISTER 
Part 3 - Day & In-Home Services, Senior Living Options: September 28,  5:30 - 6:45 pm      DETAILS/REGISTER

These classes will be presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Central NY Chapter Staff.  The Alzheimer's Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.   
Register for the Middle Stage Classes at: http://www.ongov.net/aging/caregiver.html  or 
Contact: Kimberly Connell, Caregiver Support Specialist at (315) 435-2362 Ext. 4693, 

KimberlyConnell@ongov.net with any questions.  

The Everson presents: Versa-Style, October 14, 7:00 pm

The Everson is is bringing L.A. Street Dance to Syracuse! Versa-Style is a Los Angeles-based dance troupe that promotes, empowers, and celebrates the artistry of Hip Hop and street dance culture through performances that activate and educate audiences. Named “Los Angeles’ Best Dance Troupe for Hip Hop Empowerment” by LA Weekly, Versa-Style provides electrifying performances and inspiring engagement activities for schools and local communities. Consisting of a diverse group of committed and highly skilled street dance artists and educators, Versa-Style Dance Company harnesses the exhilarating energy of street dance onto the concert stage for an unforgettable experience. This show is ONE NIGHT ONLY, and due to limited capacity, there are only 300 tickets available. So don't wait, purchase yours before they're gone.

Event Details:

Friday, October 14

7:00pm (auditorium doors open at 6:30pm)

$40 adults | $20 youth ages 12 and under

The Everson is thrilled to present Versa-Style, a Los Angeles-based dance troupe that promotes, empowers, and celebrates the artistry of hip-hop through electrifying performances and engagement activities that culminate in one unforgettable experience!

Get Your Tickets!

Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition

Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Program  - ZOOM On-Line - Six Week Workshop

Dates: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 25, 2022, Time: 10:00 am - 12:30
Location: Zoom On-Line Sessions (The Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants.)
Email: LivingHealthy@upstate.edu         Telephone: 315-447-3434

Registration Required: CLICK HERE to register. 

This six-session program is being video-remote interpreted by Certified American Sign Language Interpreters.

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition program helps you gain control over your health and improve your quality of life.

The program is FREE* Six Week Workshop Program and is available for anyone over the age of 18, living in Onondaga County. Consider the Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Program if you have a chronic condition such as: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Anxiety/Depression, Asthma/COPD, Other Health Conditions

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition program is a six-session, peer-led health education program for people, or their caregivers, with any type of ongoing health condition. The program complements the healthcare that the person may already be receiving. The purpose of the workshop series is to enhance one's skills and ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. All class participants receives a free book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" as well as the CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body."

Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
This six-session program is being video remote interpreted by Certified American Sign Language Interpreters. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a peer-led health program for adults 18+ years of age with any ongoing health condition

(asthma, COPD, arthritis, etc.). CDSMP enhances a person's ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. All class participants receive booklets and resources via mail.
Location: Online Zoom Classes - the link will be emailed to all registered participants. 
Dates: Tuesdays, September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:00 am- 12:30 pm

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Thursday evenings, September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Registration Required: CLICK HERE  to register online or email Livinghealthy@upstate.edu  
Participants must be 18 years of age and live in Onondaga County.
Voluntary contributions to the Office for Aging are accepted and used to expand services. No one will be denied services if unable or unwilling to contribute. A contribution in any amount is welcomed. 

Classes in the evening and online:

Online Zoom Classes - the link will be emailed to all registered participants. 
Dates: Thursday evenings, September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Registration Required: CLICK HERE  to register online or email Livinghealthy@upstate.edu 

Peer Support for Adults with Type Two Diabetes
Online workshop -- 
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click here to register  Once registered you will receive a Zoom invitation.
The Peer Support for Adults with Type Two Diabetes (DSMP) is a six-session, peer-led health program for adults 18+ years of age.
The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks. People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop. All class participants receive a book and CD vial mail.
Subjects covered include:
1) techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration;
2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;
3) healthy eating;
4) appropriate use of medication;
5) working more effectively with health care providers.
This workshop enhances a person’s ability to manage their health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

 

 

 
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CNY Pride offers programs and events to encourage, empower, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends, families, and supporters. CNY Pride organizes the Pride March and Festival and other events throughout the year.  https://www.cnypride.org/

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Black Cuse Pride brings people together into a  unified and fully reflected community. The organization creates events and activities which stimulate capacity-building, empowerment and respect. Through BCP Lesbian, Gay, Bi- Sexual, Trangender, and Queer have a voice! www.facebook.com/BlackCusePride/

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The Cortland LGBT Resource Center  creates a visible and empowered community through education, advocacy, resource enhancement, and linkages to essential services for all LGBTQ  people, as well as their families and other supportive communitymembers. More info: https://cortlandlgbtqcenter.org/

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LGBTQ Booth New York State Fair

FAIRNY, Fairness Alliance and Information Resources, New York, hosts  LGBTQ  booth at the New York State Fair. The booth is a highly visible space that welcomes the general public as well as members of the LGBTQ community, as we work to promote inclusion and diversity through educational information and resources. For more info see fairny.org

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Inclusive Care & Services at Upstate offers an affirming space for primary care to the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender care, regardless of HIV status. More info: 

https://www.upstate.edu/id/healthcare/ihs/

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Q Center at ACR Health Located in CNY and the North Country, Q Centers offer safe place to gather for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies. Q Center programs promote equality, celebrate diversity, and provide resources. More info: https://www.acrhealth.org/youth-programs/q-centers/

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The Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus is a community chorale ensemble of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people and their allies performing an eclectic and entertaining choral music which reflects the diverse nature of our community.  https://www.syrglc.org/

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The Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center seeks to be a campus and regional leader delivering support, community, and education around marginalized genders and sexualities, and the complex intersections of our multiple identities. https://ese.syr.edu/lgbtq.

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Vera House prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. Programs address needs of both older adults and LGBT people, as well as other groups in the larger culture.   https://www.verahouse.org/

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Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY: LGBT Rights Program. A non-profit legal aid organization that provides free legal information, assistance, and representation in civil legal matters to low-income people. Our mission is to provide equal access to justice to those in need. More info: https://vlpcny.org/