SAGE Upstate 8th Annual 

Community Celebration on Zoom

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Get all of the details on the 8th Annual Community Celebration on November 8, and the raffle,on the events  page here

SAGE Upstate promotes the 

well-being of  older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Central New York through 

health programs, 

social/support groups, 

and  education. 

Early voting period is October 24 - November 1. Get more info here.

Do you have skills or interest to to contribute to SAGE's programs, outreach, or fundraising?

We could use your help. More  here

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Green Screen Grandma

For Your Health

Covid is still out there

As a part of the Deepening Humanity workshop on antiracist work, Susan White demonstrated  a technique called Tapping to help people work through the feelings that come up when they confront their own relationship to racism. If you missed the workshop, you can see a video here. Interested? Susan will lead an introductory session on Tapping on Thursday November 12, 6:00 to 1:30 pm. We hope to offer a Tapping group that meets monthly after this introduction. The session is free and will be offered on Zoom. 


Introduction to Tapping: Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM     Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 215 654 6687     Passcode: 1969     Join by phone: 929 205 6099 US 


Want to try tapping?


Just a reminder: COVID-19 is still out there

The precautions we took here in Central New York and across the state have made New York one of the safest states in the country in terms of COVID-19.We should pat ourselves on the back, but we should NOT become complacent. It looks like an increasing number of local cases are coming from "community spread," meaning that someone gets the virus without any known contact with a sick person. Instead, they contract the virus through interactions in the community at large. Many health professionals are predicting that this Fall and Winter will be tough. The local situatuion is rapidly changing so it's important to stay updated. The Onondaga County Health Department posts updates regularly, you can see them here.  You can also visit  New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for statewide and national news about COVID-19.

If you have symptoms, such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, stay home and call your doctor. You can also reach out to Upstate University Hospital’s Triage Line at 315.464.3979. Older adults are at increased risk so take it seriously of you feel sick.

There are several places to get tested.  You can go to your own doctor, but if that's not an option, there are other places.  Walk-in and drive-thru testing is available at Syracuse Community Health Center, without an appointment. Find more testing info here -- you can even enter your zip code and find the testing location closest to you. 

Here are some resources outside of Onondaga county:  

Oswego County: check here or call the Hotline at 315-349-3330   

Oneida County: check here or call the hotline at 315- 798-5439

Cortland County: check here or call the Health Department at 607-753-5036 

Cayuga County: check here or call the Health Department at 315-253-1560

Madison County: check here or call the Health Department at 315-366-2361 

Jefferson County: check here or call the Health Department at (315)785-3000



Symphoria welcomes Sara Davis Buechner

Symphoria welcomes world-renowned pianist and proud transgender woman, Sara Davis Buechner, for “Mozart & Mendelssohn” this Saturday (10/24) at 7:30 PM. Buechner will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14. While visiting Sara Davis Buechner will also be participating in a Q&A session with the Q center, about her experience as a transgender woman in the arts.  The concert will be live-streamed from Inspiration Hall at 7:30 PM. To purchase streaming tickets call the Box Office at (315) 299-5598 or purchase online at:

Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States, exhibit by Joe Guerriero

Photographer Joe Guerriero’s photography reflects more than 20 years of spending time with the Cuban people and experiencing firsthand the effects of the United States’ continuing embargo of the island. He shows how the embargo affects the lives not only of Cubans but of those Cuban-Americans who still have relatives in Cuba. You can see the exhibit virtually or reserve a date to visit the gallery. There's also an artist talk you can sign up for. Find it all at

ACR Health's Holiday Angel program pairs clients with individuals, couples, families, friends, co-workers, school classes, church groups, etc - who help  brighten the upcoming holiday season for those ACR Health serves. You are matched with a client and shop for gifts from their suggested needs list. Or, you can make a monetary donation that provides clothes, food, blankets, etc. Register to be an angel here, or call 315-475-2430. Register by Nov 1 to participate. All angels will receive their family wish list by Nov 15.

ACR Holiday Angels: Register by 11-1


To everyone trying to make cool Zoom virtual backgrounds, take some tips from Greenscreen Grandma

Tatiana Subbotina is a 62-year-old Russian grandmother. She's also a YouTube star. Are you working with a green screen to make cool Zoom backgrounds? Tatiana shows us greatness most of us can only aspire to. Wait until you see what she can do with a green screen. Her one-woman DIY productions often feature her traveling, swimming or floating through exotic places and scenarios. Check her out here at Great Big Story. 

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