LGBTQIA+ Support Group for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers
Art in the Park: Free Outdoor Watercolor Workshop
Covid-19 resources available through GenPride
Transgender Legal Clinic through QLaw
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
GenPride Qigong starts summer session July 22
Check-Out GenPride’s Community Event Calendar
Yoga & Stretching
Strength & Balance
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Powerful Tools for Caregiving Class
Are you caring for a loved one with significant health issues?
GenPride is offering a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class, starting August 17th. This 6-week class is designed to help caregivers grow their skills to take better care of themselves, access the resources that they need, and connect with other caregivers in our community.
This has been a very challenging time for all of us. We know that for many caregivers, it has been especially stressful and isolating, having to find ways to continue to care for your loved one through a pandemic without access to many of the resources and support systems that existed before.
If you are caring for someone and are interested in the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class or would like to learn about other forms of caregiver support, please reach out to Claudine Wallace, GenPride Social Worker and co-instructor of the class at email@example.com or 206-800-1221
“It was so comforting to be in a class with members of our own community who are also caring for loved ones, and to focus on our own self-care, something we often neglect.” –Past participant
This six-week class series gives you the confidence and support to better care for your loved one – and yourself.
LGBTQIA+ Support Group for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association – Washington State chapter, GenPride is offering a free LGBTQIA+ affirming monthly support group for caregivers and folks living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
This free online support group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.This month the meeting will be on Tuesday July 19th.
To register or learn more, contact the facilitators:
Join other older adults for a free, 3-week, outdoor painting workshop, with GenPride and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Rainbow Recreation!
Explore watercolor as a medium to bring color, life, and feeling into every painting, while focusing on the little things that provide meaning and delight. Take time to notice what is beautiful and brings you strength.
Register for this free workshop below, then bring to the first session your curiosity and an idea of a meaningful object to paint. No previous arts experience needed! Art supplies provided. Care partners are welcome to register and attend.
COVID-19 is still in our community and we support everyone taking precautions to stay safe and support our community health.
GenPride is proud to assist and can provide you with free KN95 Masks, blue surgical masks, COVID rapid tests, hand sanitizer, and sanitation wipes. Masks and tests will be sent by U.S. Postal Service. Sanitizer and wipes can be picked up for free at GenPride’s Capitol Hill office, by appointment.
We are offering packs of items. If you need more than the quantities listed below, please contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick-up is available on Thursdays by appointment only
For more information, contact GenPride office: (206) 800-2019
Transgender Legal Clinic
The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is organized by the QLaw Foundation and is one of the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics. The Trans Legal Clinic offers a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. These attorneys will not represent you in court.
The QLaw Foundation of Washington promotes the dignity and respect of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians within the legal system through advocacy, education, and legal assistance.
A world in which no LGBTQ+ person will face additional barriers to authentic living, access to justice, or equality before the law because of their queer identity.
Next QLAW (online) Legal Clinic is Tuesday July 26th at 7 pm.
What to Expect: The zoom room will open at 7pm. Once an individual enters, a clinic assistant will greet them and place them in a breakout room for a free legal consult with one of our volunteer attorneys. Consults will be up to 30 minutes and on a first come, first served basis. For folks who can’t be seen at the clinic, a follow up consultation can be arranged.
The Trans Legal Clinic will be staffed by specifically chosen volunteer QLaw attorneys who are well experienced in supporting transgender individuals with their legal needs. We also want to note that we aren’t going to grill anyone about their gender identity and trust that community comes to us as they see best fit.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Offers Air Conditioning Units
Did you receive assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this year?If so,you may be eligible for a free stand-alone AC unitto help cool your home this summer.
If you did not receive assistance through LIHEAP, but your income is $1,610/month or less ($2,178/month for a household of two), you may still be eligible to apply.
Contact our social worker, Claudine Wallace email@example.com more information or help with these applications.
LIHEAP is a federal energy assistance program that helps households pay for electric, gas, wood, propane and oil heating. Starting this year, the LIHEAP program in Washington is also able to help purchase AC units. Depending on where you live in King County, LIHEAP is administered through different community-based organizations: Byrd Barr Place, Multi-Service Center, and Hopelink.
GenPride starts a new summer series of QiGong on Friday, July 22!
Join instructor Kimberly Ivy, founder of Seattle’s Embrace the Moon Tai Chi and Qigong for a free, 6-week Qigong course. Qigong is a contemplative movement system that is one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine. There are many variations of Qigong and you’ve likely seen several of them being practiced in the parks or online.
No matter the method variety, all Qigong is a health system that helps us to understand Yin/Yang philosophy, meditation, breath, and movement. All these beautiful flows harmonize the body, mind, and spirit with nature and provide many health benefits. In just a short time of practice, you’ll feel better all-around!
This course will cover fundamental methods of breathing, movement, and concentration. Between classes, you can practice with a video recording of that week’s session. All ages and fitness levels are welcome!
Stay connected with all the events for our community, large and small, throughGenPride’s Event Calendar. We list not only GenPride programs, but also lots of events and activities by other organizations as well.
Stay connected and help others do the same, through the GenPride Event Calendar!
Yoga & Stretching
Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.
The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun – even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.
If you have not yet done so, please consider submitting your demographic information to GenPride. It’s completely optional and all information is used for city and county summary reporting metrics. Demographic information assists us in understanding the diversity of our clients and creating programming to better serve community members like you.
If you need assistance during the process or with eligibility information, GenPride is available at: (206) 393-3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not yet, please consider submitting demographic information!
It’s completely optional and all information is used for city and county reporting metrics. Demographic information assists us in understanding the diversity and when creating programming to better serve community like you.