About us

 

Our Mission

Sage Upstate is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people in Central New York as they age.    

 

Service Area

Seven Central New York Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego.

 

Programs 

Sage Upstate provides health and wellness programming, support groups, social activities, and education for health care providers about the needs of older LGBTQ people. See full list of programs here, calendar of events here, photos of programs here

Sage Upstate Center

The Sage Upstate Center is located in Syracuse in the CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette Street, corner of Townsend and E. Fayette. Programming is held in the Center most nights during the week, including Friday night socials, health and wellness programs, member-led classes, and support groups. The Center also offers computer and internet access, and a lending library with 1,300+ LGBTQ-themed titles. More than 100 visits to the Sage Upstate Center are logged monthly. 

Accessibility

It is the policy of SAGE Upstate to support the civil rights and promote the integration and participation of all individuals with disabilities in all SAGE Upstate sponsored programs and events. It is the intent of SAGE Upstate, consistent with state and federal law, that individuals be provided full and equal access to participate in SAGE Upstate sponsored services, programs, activities and facilities, and that no individual shall be subjected to disability-based discrimination with respect to their participation in services, programs, activities and facilities wholly or partially funded by SAGE Upstate.

Diversity

SAGE Upstate is committed in word and action to offering an environment that is free of bias and which welcomes and affirms all people. We honor the fullness of each individual’s being without regard to age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic status, level of ability, religion, spiritual belief or non-belief. We actively seek to remove all barriers to equitable and full participation in or our organization and we welcome the opportunity to learn from each other and to grow as a community.