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09.18.2014
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Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 27 local SAGE affiliates in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Mission

The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Creator of the nation's first and only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
  • Founder of the nation's first full-time innovative LGBT senior center: The SAGE Center
  • The first and only LGBT organization to serve as a member of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations
  • 2011 Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award
  • 2011 Caregiver Friendly Award, Today's Caregiver
  • 2010 GLAAD Advertising Award, Outstanding Social Marketing
  • 2008 Gold Communicator Award of Local Excellence, International Academy of the Visual Arts, for the "AGE Is" advertising campaign
  • The nation's first "friendly visiting" program for LGBT older adults
  • The nation's first LGBT drop-in center for LGBT older adults
  • The nation's first support group for LGBT older adults living with HIV/AIDS
  • The nation's first municipally-funded caregiver respite program for LGBT older adults
  • Hosting five national conferences on LGBT aging, including a 2008 conference co-sponsored by AARP
  • First official LGBT delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, held in 2005
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305 Seventh Ave, 15th Floor
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212-741-2247 tel
212-366-1947 fax
info@sageusa.org
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