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SAGE Upstate promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in CNY through health programs, socials, support groups, & education. 

We're hiring -- see job descriptions here

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Superbowl 2nd Sunday Tea Dance

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Folkus Project: Crys Matthews

Trans Literature Now

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Please stay up to date on COVID levels. The CDC strongly recommends wearing masks in Orange Level areas. SAGE has masks available -- we ask that participants wear masks in times of high transmission. Check COVID levels here at the CDC website. There's a new COVID booster out -- have you gotten yours? Find a location here


Ever wonder how the word "gay" became an identity for our community? Find out in our latest LGBT History segment here

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LGBTQ History: Barbara Love

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Program news

Superbowl (2nd) Sunday: Come to the Center at 6 pm on Superbowl Sunday -- February 12, 6:00pm. Not a football fan? No worries. The game will be on in one room in the center and in the other room people will be socializing and playing games. Bring a dish or snack to pass if you able. Thank you to our hosts, Laura and Charlottee!

Love is Love is Love Tea Dance: Valentine's Day isn't just about couples, because "love is love is love..." We love our friends, we love our families, we love our partners, we love the people that we volunteer with and folks we see at SAGE events. Let's come together and celebrate all of that! DJ Rockin' Robin will bring the music to the "Tea Dance," held in the afternoon from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Join us in the 2nd floor ballroom for dancing, refreshments, and a 50/50 raffle. Get your tickets here.  Snow date: 2/25

Lunch & Learn: Dismantling Ageism: This one-hour workshop is designed to raise awareness about ageism, how it appears in our lives, and what we can do to dismantle it. Please RSVP by Friday, 2/17 to Trish, including dietary restrictions: 315-478-1923  or 

SAGE friends meet 3 times per month at local restaurants. 

*Now all are held on Thursdays

This month's restaurants:

Dinner on First Thursday: 2/2, 6:00 pm, Mr Noodle & Ms Dumpling, 2841 Erie Blvd East in Syracuse
Breakfast on Second Thursday
2/9,  9:30, The (All Night) Eggplant, 5781 Bridge St. East Syracuse
Lunch on the 3rd Thursday
2/16 12:30 pm, The Brooklyn Pickle, 2222 Burnett Ave in Syracuse
To arrange for your seat at the table, RSVP to Ron or contact Kim at 315-478-1923 or

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For Your Health

In extreme weather, watch for frostbite

In extreme cold weather, frostbite can occur, when body tissues become frozen/ Permanent damage may happen if it goes untreated. In some cases, amputation of a body part may be necessary. Most commonly affected body parts include the nose, ears, fingers, toes, cheeks, and chin.

Symptoms include: redness or pain in a skin area, white or grayish-yellow skin area, skin that feels unusually firm or waxy, numbness, blisters (filled with clear fluid or possibly blood-filled in more severe cases), or gangrene (black dead skin and tissues) in severe cases.   


In most cases, the victim is unaware of frostbite because the frozen tissues are numb. 

If frostbite happens:

  • Get into a warm room as soon as possible and remove wet clothing.

  • Cover up in warm blankets.

  • Avoid walking on frostbitten feet or toes to avoid more serious damage.

  • Immerse the areas affected into warm (not hot) water until normal skin color returns. Do not soak the affected area for more than 30 minutes.

  • Warm the affected area using body heat.

  • Do not rub or massage the affected area as this can cause further damage.

  • Do not use anything hot, such as a heating pad, stove, or furnace, to warm the affected area, as these areas are numb and may burn easily due to a lack of sensation.

  • The frostbitten area should be gently washed, dried, and wrapped in sterile bandages and kept clean to avoid infection.

  • Consult your healthcare provider about the use of an oral antibiotic or topical ointment.

For more information, visit the Johns Hopkins website here

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