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07.06.2015
SAGECAP


By the Numbers:
SAGECAP Achievements

20,000+

People have visited the online LGBT Caregiver Resource Center, part of SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, since its launch in March 2011.

1000+

Professionals who have accessed info and training through SAGECAP presentations at national conferences, Area Agencies on Aging and other gatherings, since 2010.

1,600+

Downloads of Next Steps in Care LGBT Caregiver Guide, co-authored by the United Hospital Fund and SAGECAP, since its release in December 2011

330+

Caregivers who have accessed training and workshops on topics such as legal and financial planning, stress reduction, home safety, and more, since 2010
Providing long-term care for a friend or loved one can feel overwhelming. And lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) caregivers may be dealing with a host of additional issues, from healthcare laws and policies that prioritize legal and biological family, to a lack of resources that address their particular issues.

SAGECAP (SAGE Caring and Preparing), launched in 2009 and supported by the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation, was designed to provide a safe, welcoming community that helps caregivers navigate their current and future needs: as they provide care for a loved one, SAGECAP cares for them, and in turn helps them prepare for the time in their life when they may need care.

SAGECAP offers:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Weekly caregiver support groups
  • Educational seminars and online resources
  • Information on benefits, entitlements and more
  • Respite care
  • Help for caregivers planning for their own futures

To learn more about SAGECAP's resources, please contact SAGE at 212-741-2247 or at info@sageusa.org.

In 2014, the Weinberg Foundation provided additional support for SAGE to replicate the SAGECAP program in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Making Maryland the Best Place to Grow Old initiative. Our partnership with the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care is designed to build a program that offers many of SAGECAP's core services, but meets the specific needs of caregivers in the Baltimore community. For more information about SAGECAP in Baltimore, please contact Alex Kent, SAGECAP Program Replication Coordinator, at 410-837-2050 x1120 or at akent@sageusa.org.

Download the SAGECAP issue sheet.

SAGECAP is made possible through the generous support of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the MetLife Foundation.

Related Links

Caregiving Support in New York City. Whether you are caring for a friend, partner, relative or other loved one, SAGE Social Services can support you when the demands of caregiving become too much. Visit our Social Services page to learn more.

Download the latest resources on LGBT caregiving for aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older people at SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

SAGE Donor
Trumbull Rogers, a good friend and client of SAGE’s Social Services, left us a wonderful legacy.

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