SAGE Cuts Ribbon on New Space – Expanding Vital Services Citywide for LGBT Older Adults

Yesterday,SAGE  welcomed
friends and supporters,
including New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Calamus Foundation Board Chair Louis Bradbury, to celebrate the unveiling of its new office.  This space will be dedicated primarily to expanding SAGE’s services and programs to the thousands of LGBT older adults who live in New York City.

SAGE was able to acquire the space due to a generous award of capital funds from the New York City Council, the Manhattan Borough President and the Calamus Foundation, reflecting a growing faith among government and philanthropic leaders about the importance of improving the lives of LGBT older adults around the city, and the country.

“This seed money from our city and the Calamus Foundation is an important vote of confidence in SAGE’s mission and in our ability to successfully manage our resources and to build an effective, sustainable organization,” said Michael Adams, executive director of SAGE.  “Now, for the first time in our 32-year history, SAGE owns a permanent home that LGBT older adults can rely on now and in the future.”

The new space will be built out over the coming months and will be designed to ensure optimal program delivery to meet LGBT elders’ most critical needs.  SAGE is currently seeking additional funding to complete the project.

THIS WEEKEND – there is a conference and expo  –

NOVEMBER 11-13, 2010
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER, NEW YORK CITY  365 FIFTH AVENUE (AT 34TH STREET)

WE ARE A DIVERSE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITY.
WE ARE THE EXPERTS ON OUR LIVES.
WE ARE THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LGBT AGING

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues.  In 2005, SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at the White House Conference on Aging.  In 2010, SAGE was awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging to establish the nation’s only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

Learn more at sageusa.org .

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