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SAGE Upstate

SAGE Upstate

431 E. Fayette Street, Suite #050
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 478-1923

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431 E. Fayette Street, Suite #050
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Kim Dill
SAGE Coordinator

Programs & Services
Health & Wellness
Discussion Groups
Walk-in Cyber Center
Meal Outings
Parties & Socials
Daily Drop-In
Exercise Programs
Health Fairs
Women’s Programs
Transgender Programs
Arts and Crafts Classes
Computer Classes
Creative Writing Classes
Cultural Competency Training
Bereavement Support Group
Information and Referral
Health Clinic

About SAGE Upstate

SAGE Upstate addresses the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Central New Yorkers as they age. We offer health and wellness programming, support groups, education, and social activities for LGBTQ people and allies. We also provide education for health care providers and other audiences about the needs of older LGBTQ people. Since older adults in this population are more likely to live alone and less likely to have the support of children or other biological family members than other aging populations, SAGE Upstate strives to provide opportunities for creating support networks through safe and affirming social activities. In addition, we collaborate with other organizations in a statewide network to better represent and serve LGBTQ individuals and families across the state.

Recent Highlights

Step Up to Stop Falls Program
This twice-weekly program began in September, 2012 and features strength and balance classes, medication management, and training on making your home safer. The program is 12 weeks and free of charge.

Immunization Event

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, SAGE Upstate and the Crossings Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre hosted an immunization information session along with a pasta dinner and refreshments on Tuesday, August 21. Participants received a complimentary immunization screening along with information packets, tracking cards and other lifesaving information. After the brief presentation, participants enjoyed classic episodes from the Carole Burnett Show, socialized and had individual screenings.

Fall 2012 Programs

This fall, SAGE Upstate is offering a variety of programs, including Watercolor Painting Classes (beginning and intermediate), ongoing computer seminars, and our popular Halloween Dance. Visit for more information and a full calendar of events.

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