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November 8, 2010

SAGE Unveils a New Space Dedicated to Expanding Vital Services Citywide for LGBT Older Adults

New office is the first permanent home owned by organization in its 32-year history.

[New York, NY] Today SAGE will welcome 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.

SAGE's open house and reception will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor. RSVP to 212-741-2247 ext. 251 or development@sageusa.org.

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people. SAGE also offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates across the country. Learn more at sageusa.org.


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