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SAGE offers health, social and support programs for older LGBTQ people. Currently, most of our programs are held in person at our Center at 431 E Fayette St (located in the CNY Philanthropy Center), and other locations in the community. Some programs offer a hybrid format, so participants can meet in person or on Zoom. You'll find all the information you need below.

Coming Up:

Superbowl Party: 6 pm in the SAGE Upstate Center. Come for the potluck then head downstairs to the Center for the game, or do one or the other. We'll have refreshments, but  bring a snack if you are able. 

Utica Walking Group: starts February 10, every 2nd and 4th Saturday, meet at Sangertown Mall. 

Theater Thursdays: This month's film is Maestro, starring Bradley Cooper and Carrie Mulligan. 

Two showings on February 15: 3:00pm and 6:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Tuesday February 27, 11:30 am Come for lunch and a presentation by Contact Community Services on Mental Health. Please RSVP to Leslie at 315-478-1923 or

Meals Out: 

1st Thursday Dinner: 2/1, 6:00 PM, Flaming  Grill Buffet  244 Northern Lights Plaza

2nd Thursday Breakfast: 2/8,  9:30 AM, Market Diner, 2100 Park St.

3rd Thursday Lunch: 12:30, Finally Ours Diner, 3788 W. Seneca Tpk, 3 miles past the exit to OCC

To RSVP, Contact Kim at 315-478-1923 or Your info will be sent to Ron, who leads the groups. This month:

Oral History Project

Gary Fitzgerald (pictured above) and Will Doswell are creating an archive of 15-20 Zoom video interviews that tell our stories.  Gary moderates --the topic is up to you. Interested? Contact: Gary at ;  Will   wdoswell@aol.comGary Fitzgerald-  or call SAGE at 315-478-1923.

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Crafting: Meet in the center for crafting with Leslie on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 

First Friday Social: Social time, games, snacks in the center at 3 pm on the First Friday of each month. 

Falls Prevention Fitness Classes: On Mondays and Fridays, 11:00 am, join Barb Genton in the center for fitness classes --people with all abilities and all exercise skill levels are welcome. You can also join on Zoom: 

          Meeting ID: 894 0192 9890
          Passcode: 1969         

          Call in option: 929-205-6099

Knitting and Fiber Arts: Now meeting in the SAGE Upstate Center.  Join others working on fiber arts - knitting, crocheting, and others.

Meals Out: Join your SAGE friends out for breakfast, lunch and dinner The group meets at different local restaurants each month. Would you like to be on the list to get restaurant information each month? Contact Leslie at 315-478-1923 or, and she will pass it on to Ron, the group leader. 

          Dinner: 1st Thursday, 6:00

          Breakfast: 2nd Thursday, 9:30

          Lunch: 3rd Thursday, 12:30

Men's Night Out: Join SAGE men for food, games and social time. Third Friday at 7:00 pm.

Monday Men's Group: Men's Empowerment group -- closed group, but new members are accepted a few times per year. If you would like to find out more, email Leslie here

Oswego Social: Potluck for SAGERS from Oswego County and beyond. In December it will be held on 12/17 at 2:00 pm (It usually meets on the 4th Sunday of each month) at Trinity Methodist, 45 E Utica St in Oswego. For more info: Leslie at or 315-478-1923.

SAGEVets: Gathering for LGBTQ Veterans : The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Here's the link:
Meeting ID: 871 5736 4984     Passcode: 1969     Call In:  +1 929 205 6099 

Second Sunday Potluck: If you are able to, bring a dish to pass at this social program, held in the 2nd Floor Ballroom of the CNY Philanthropy Center (431 E Fayette St -- if you've been to SAGE, this is 2 floors up). 3:00 pm Social Time; 4:00 pm Program; Dinner immediately following program.

GenderBlend: (formerly trans social) People from the trans community -- all gender identities and expressions -- meet in the SAGE Center to socialize and support one another. For more info contact Johna at You can also meet on Zoom:  

          GenderBlend: 3rd Saturday, on Zoom 

          Join Zoom Meeting: 

          Meeting ID: 896 9963 6095        

           Passcode: 1969

Utica Social:  Meet with SAGERS from Oneida County and beyond on the1st Saturday of each month at Utica Unitarian, 10 Higby Rd. For more info, with Leslie at 315-478-1923.

Walking Group:  The group meets for a walk every Thursday at 11:00 am -- contact Leslie at or 315-478-1923 for location

Writers Group:  Join writers of all genres and experience levels on Zoom to share work, and support each other through the writing process. Meets on Zoom only:

Wednesdays at 5:30 On Zoom only

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 596 630 088

Join by phone: 929 205 6099 US (New York)

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