SAGE is pleased to present our new strategic plan, The Road Ahead.
As our prior 5-year plan wound down, SAGE celebrated many accomplishments, detailed in the Summer 2013 SAGEMatters. We also examined what still needs to be done to improve the quality of life for all LGBT older people.
To address the vast challenges that remain, in spring 2013 SAGE's Board of Directors adopted a visionary Strategic Framework to guide the next phase of the organization's work. Over the next 3 years, SAGE intends to deepen its federal policy work and its affiliate reach to achieve true national impact for the LGBT aging field. SAGE's efforts will continually emphasize inclusion of all LGBT older adults—regardless of where they live, and especially for those LGBT elders who have been most marginalized and are most in need of support. We will deepen our commitment to model service provision for LGBT older adults by adapting our services so that they are responsive to health and long-term care trends, evaluating and pinpointing which services are most effective, and using the resulting data to help replicate those services through our affiliate network. As the country's largest repository of expertise on LGBT aging, SAGE will focus on knowledge-sharing by bolstering our one-of-a-kind National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to continue training aging providers around the country and by providing LGBT older people with the information they need to plan for the future. And having catalyzed a fast-growing LGBT aging field in recent years, SAGE will now focus on sustaining that growth by encouraging and supporting the work of our partners, leveraging strategic alliances, harnessing trends in health care and other sectors to build self-supporting LGBT aging work, and strengthening SAGE's own infrastructure and support. It's 2013 and we at SAGE are determined to once again change the game for LGBT older adults across the country.
To learn more about SAGE's strategic plan, download The Road Ahead today.