SAGECare (www.sageusa.care) is a division of SAGE the country’s oldest and longest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. SAGECare provides lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) competency training and consulting on LGBT aging issues to service providers.
SAGE stands proudly with the LGBT pioneers across the country who’ve been fighting for decades for their right to live with dignity and respect.
Under the current administration, LGBT rights are under attack. But with key staff in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, plus our nationwide network of affiliates, we advocate for LGBT older people at the federal, state, and local levels. We:
- Mobilize LGBT people and allies when our rights are at stake
- Educate policy makers about LGBT aging issues
- Release original policy briefs, publications, and infographics
- Lead coalitions that integrate diverse elders into policy conversations
- March and rally with LGBT older people and our allies
The first and only resource center dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults
By 2030, there are going to be 7 million LGBT older adults 65 or better. As our numbers grow, we want to ensure that we’re supported in every way possible—through training, technical assistance, and educational resources.
Knowledge is power, and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is our information powerhouse. There, we serve up publications, fact sheets, guides, and assistance on nearly a thousand topics relevant to LGBT aging, including:
- LGBT inclusion and cultural competency
- Elder abuse and neglect
- Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid
- Health care
- Financial security and retirement
There’s so much for us to learn—and share—about our choices, our needs, and our opportunities as we age. Whether you’re an organization serving older adults or an individual, the place to start is the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
One of the most important decisions we make as older adults is where we’re going to live during our senior years. For all older adults, affordability is often a challenge. For LGBT older adults, so is finding a place that’s welcoming—where we can feel free to be ourselves and be treated respectfully and compassionately.
With our National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, we’re addressing these challenges on several fronts by:
- Building LGBT-friendly housing in New York City
- Advocating nationally against housing discrimination
- Training eldercare providers to be LGBT culturally competent
- Educating you about your housing rights
- Helping builders across the U.S. replicate LGBT-friendly housing
SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative is generously supported by the Calamus Foundation and Citi Community Development.
For more information, go to: www.sageusa.org