Funded in part by the Emerson Foundation, SAGE Upstate will offer a workshop series on topics related to healthy aging. Sessions will be held on Thursdays 11 am, 10-10 through 11/21, in the SAGE Upstate Center, and a meal will be provided.  All sessions will be led by professionals from local organizations. Find the schedule below and stay tuned for more details. The series is free but we ask that you register by contacting Leslie here or at 315-478-1923.

October 10: The Power of Exercise --Patrick Van Beveren

October 17: Tai Chi --DC Kapilla

October 24: Vision & Hearing Loss -- Aurora of Central New York 

November 7: Understanding Alzheimers --Alzheimer’s Association

November 14: Cognitive Health --Ellen Somers,Syracuse Jewish Family Services

November 21: Nutrition Tips -- Maria Mahar, Onondaga County Office for Aging

If you're too old for youth programs and too young for SAGE -- Engage! By the way, you’re never too young for SAGE -- our programs offer supportive space for older LGBT people, but anyone can participate! And, we are launching "Engage With SAGE," a new initiative geared to people in their 30s and 40s. We know it’s an underserved community in CNY, so we’d like to offer some programming just for you, like trivia nights, socials, nights out on the town, and other programs based on your interests. 

To sign up for updates, contact Leslie at

315-478-1923 or email here

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Ongoing Programs & Services 

3 O'Clock Pie

3 O'Clock Pie meets once a month, on the first Friday, at 3 pm in the center. Join SAGERS for games, coffee, and of course, pie.

60+ Circle of Friends 

A social group for participants who are sixty or older. The group meets once a month, on the third Wednesday, in the afternoon at 12:30pm. The meeting takes place at a local restaurant each month. Call for details.

Alzheimer's Assn Caregiver Support Group

Support group for caregivers of people with dementia, facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association. First Tuesday, 3 pm. 

Art Classes

Watercolor and other arts classes are held at various times throughout the year, call us for more info. 

Breakfast Club

The group meets once a month, on the first Wednesday at 9:30 am. The meeting takes place at a local restaurant each month. Call for details.

Crafting in the Center

Craft with others on the 2nd Tuesday, SAGE Upstate Center, 4:30 pm. New projects each session.

Fitness Classes

Sillycize is our summer exercise class on Mondays and Fridays at 11:15 am. In Fall, Falls Prevention classes will resume to help participants improve balance and build strength to help avoid falls. Open to people of all fitness levels. 

Knitting, & Fabric Arts

Sage Upstate member Deborah Hardy leads a knitting, needlecraft circle at the Sage Upstate Center on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. The group is open to knitters and other fabric artists with all levels of experience and is a place where participants can come to learn to knit or to join other experienced knitters in a welcoming environment.

LGBTQ Film Forum

On the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, Chris Thompson shows LGBT-themed films and leads discussion. 

Men's Night Out 

Meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:30 pm. This social event includes games, movies, conversation and opportunities for gay, bisexual and transgender men to come together to build social support

Monday Night Men's Group

Full support group for men; it meets every Monday at 6 pm. The group takes new members twice yearly. Call for info. 

Oswego Potluck

Monthly potluck for SAGERs in Oswego County. Meets on the fourth Sunday, 2 pm, atTrinity Methodist Church, 45 E. Utica St. in Oswego. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. 

Syracuse 2nd Sunday Potlucks

Social time at 4 pm, program at 5 pm, potluck supper at 6 pm. Past potluck programs have included local authors, films,  legal issues, local history, an intergenerational panel, cooking classes, and travel stories. Bring a dish to pass if you are able. 

Trans Social

Safe space for aging trans folks -- bring a snack and a game to share if you are able. Now on summer schedule -- third Saturday at 7 pm. 

Utica Potluck

Monthly meeting for SAGERs in Oneida County. Meets second Saturday each month at Utica Unitarian Church, 10 Higby Rd. in Utica. Bring a dish to pass if you are able.


Social group for LGBT people of color meets monthly. The group offers an opportunity for aging LGBT people of color to meet new friends, socialize and find connections in a friendly and supportive environment.

Writing Group

Ongoing group open to writers of all levels, all forms of writing. Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. 

For dates and other info, please click on the calendar tab above.