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November 16, 2009

SAGE Releases SAGE Caring & Preparing (SAGECAP)—A Program for LGBT Caregivers

[New York, NY] Timed to coincide with National Caregivers Month, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will launch SAGECAP, a program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers. SAGECAP stands for SAGE- Caring and Preparing, and is a new innovative caregivers initiative that will be launched officially this month. Funded by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, SAGECAP is the largest LGBT-focused caregiver initiative of its kind in the country. The initiative combines education, outreach and support services to help LGBT caregivers (or those who are caring for LGBT loved ones). Studies have shown that LGBT people of baby boomer age are more likely to be caregivers than their heterosexual counterparts, and are also more likely to be caring for multiple people simultaneously. The program will help caregivers through a variety of programs: health and wellness, assistance with navigating benefits and entitlements , individual and group counseling and legal and financial assistance among others.. The initiative also will help LGBT people begin to prepare for their own aging futures.

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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 advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people. SAGE also offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates across the country. Learn more at

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