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SAGE Metro Portland

SAGE Metro Portland

Friendly House, Inc.
1737 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 224-2640

Mailing Address
2617 NW Savier St
Portland, OR 97210

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Max Micozzi
SAGE Coordinator

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Health & Wellness
Peer Discussion Group
Parties & Social Events
Bus Trips
Exercise Programs
Health Fairs
Creative Writing Classes
Congregate Meals
Cultural Competency Training
Speakers Bureau
HIV Support Group
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Home Care Referral
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State & Local Advocacy

About SAGE Metro Portland

Founded in 2001 and formerly known as Elder Resource Alliance (ERA), and then Gay & Grey, SAGE Metro Portland works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development. In 2010, Friendly House’s Gay & Grey program adopted SHARE (Senior Housing and Retirement Enterprises), a private non-profit that had been established in 2001 to address the critical lack of affordable housing for sexual-minority seniors in the Greater Portland Metro area. SAGE Metro Portland works with and for LGBT elders 60+ to create community and social change. We work to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT elders in Portland Metro area. We conduct trainings to educate health care workers, retirement home staff, and many others about the unique issues facing LGBT elders, advocate for inclusive and open housing, and build community through social events and common purpose.

Recent Highlights

 SAGE Metro Portland hosted the fourth annual Gay & Grey PDX Expo on May 12, 2012, with the theme “Looking Back, Moving Forward.”  Gay & Grey PDX Expo is a convention that combines informative break-out sessions and a trade fair to address the health, housing and social service needs of LGBT older adults. The Expo includes no-cost health consultations, fitness evaluations, informative break-out sessions covering gay-friendly social activities, LGBT elder housing resources and financial concerns, combined with an exciting trade fair, music and affordable food. The next Expo is scheduled for October 2012. For more info, visit the official site of the expo.

About Friendly House

Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.


Friendly House is a model for quality programs and services that sustain and enrich lives in the Portland Metropolitan community.


Personal Development — We believe that each individual deserves opportunities for personal growth and enrichment.

Integrity — Our principles are guided by honesty and respect. We are dedicated to fairness, professionalism and fiscal responsibility in all that we do.

Compassion — We recognize the worth and dignity of each individual. We support and advocate for each other, our clients and community members.

Reliability — People can count on us to provide a safe environment, competent staff and effective, high quality programs.

Vitality — We are enthusiastic, proactive and innovative. We continually strive for success by supporting and inspiring each other to excel.

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