This video describes the visionary role that two people played in laying the groundwork for a national movement focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people. In 1978, Chris Almvig and Doug Kimmel led the founding of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), which has since become the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
A special thank you to Chris and Doug, and the other founding members of SAGE: Harry Biele, Mark Black, Bill Crane, Jim Dorff, Emery Hetrick, John Hughes, Richard Gold, Bruce Klinger, Milton Stanson and Donald Vining.
Category: New York
Aging Programs & Services
Health & Health Care
HIV & Aging
Medicaid & Long-Term Care
Older Americans Act
Diverse Elders Coalition
National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative
Talk Before You Walk
Pfizer Health Education Initiative