THURSDAY September 17th

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm


Virtual Drag Night is coming up, and LaDiva and Haley know what your craving....junk food and entertainment! You'll have to provide your own snacks, but our fantastic hostesses will make sure you get plenty of sweet-and-salty fun and surprises. 

While you are enjoying your treats, LaDiva and Haley will chat, goof around and lead us all in a few games. Plus, a few lucky people will even get a few gifts from our fantastic local merchants.

It's a great way to catch up with old friends or make some new ones!

Please note: This show is only for those 18 years old and older.

Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, September 17th at 8:00 pm.


Donate $20 to be a part of this event.


(Donations are ALWAYS encouraged to help us make up for the severe funding gap created by postponing our Drag Bingo Season 23.) 

You'll receive a confirmation email promptly. Then save the date and sign in on September 17th. Every seat is a good one-because they're all in your own home! 
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION  
 
How to Join Virtual Drag Night
  1. Visit Aidscareos.org/get-involved/donate to make a donation and let us know you’d like to join. (Make sure you download a calendar reminder!) You will receive a confirmation email with the log on ID for Zoom, where we will host the event. 
  2. On the night of the event, sign into Zoom. (By default, your camera will be turned on but your microphone will be muted.) 
  3. Enjoy the show! 

 

If you wish to play bingo along with LaDiva and Haley, please follow these additional instructions: 


We suggest you use a separate electronic device to play along. If you wish to print your bingo cards, click here for instructions. 

  1. Go to https://app.bingomaker.com/play to get your bingo card. (Bingo cards will not be available until 6:45 pm on the night of the event.)
  2. In the “search a game” field, type in ACOS. The password will be in your confirmation email. 
  3. Your bingo card is interactive. You will digitally mark your card by clicking in the box. If a number has not been called, you will not be able to mark it. Your bingo card will also have a list of all previously called numbers in case you miss one. If you get bingo, use the “Raise hand” feature on Zoom. 
  4. You will not need a new bingo card for each game. Your bingo card will be automatically reset after winners are verified.

 

Instructions for Printing Bingo Cards

 

  1. If you would like to print your bingo cards, sign on to https://app.bingomaker.com/play from a computer with a connected printer.
  2. Follow instructions 1 and 2 above. 
  3. When your bingo card is displayed, simply right-click and choose to print. As we are playing multiple games, so print at least six bingo cards. If you get bingo, use the “Raise hand” feature on Zoom.
     

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18, 2020 
 

Did you know that over 58 percent of our clients are over the age of 50?

The good news is, medical advances can make sure that an HIV positive person can live a long, healthy life. But older adults who are HIV positive can face problems, too. Generational stigma can increase feelings of isolation and depression, making medical adherence less likely. Issues around supportive housing and medication interactions and overall physical and mental health can be a real concern as well.

At AIDS Care Ocean State, we have dedicated staff who are trained to deal with special situations that are unique to older HIV positive people. We dedicated group therapy for older people who are affected by HIV, allowing them to connect and share information and assistance. We provide safe housing for HIV positive people of all ages, and custom-make a care plan that addresses the specific needs of each client, making sure that they get the best treatment.

ACOS invites all our followers and friends to like, share and follow us in support of HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Help us raise awareness for older people who are affected by HIV everywhere! 

 

 


We want to send a big THANK YOU to all our friends who contributed to our COVID-19 Action Appeal!

Donate to the COVID-19 Action Fund here.

We need your help NOW! Your donations are crucial in keeping full services available. Our clients are most at risk due to poverty, illness and homelessness. Our Appeal and events are the only funding avenues that generate unrestricted funding to help keep ACOS operational.

Your support will help us continue providing emergency access to food and essentials for over 500 clients, their families and children who are struggling with HIV and other associated illnesses during the COVID-19 Health Crisis.

Click here to donate! Every dollar we raise helps us provide important, life-saving work.

How has ACOS responded to COVID-19?

Keeping our clients safe and healthy is our number-one priority. To achieve this, ACOS has:

  • Moved all group and individual therapy to phone and video streaming

  • Relocated services to other properties to maintain social distancing

  • Established safety protocols for all office and housing location

  • Provided enhanced access to the Emergency Financial Assistance

For more information on AIDS Care Ocean State and the work we do, visit www.aidscareos.org.

For more information on making donations, please contact chrisc@aidscareos.org.

We thank you on behalf of our clients.

Stay safe and healthy.