To help with the social distancing needed to slow the spread of the Cornonavirus, our Center is closed and all programs are suspended for now.
We suspended programs a few days ago, and now we are closing the Center. What this means is programs that were regularly scheduled will not meet, and the Center will not have any drop-in hours for the time being. The CNY Philanthropy Center will be closing too, or operating on limited hours, so people who come to the building will not be able to get in.
However, we will still be here for you in many ways:
You can reach us by phone and by email. Whether we are in the office or working from home, we'll be able to get back to you.
We will offer as many programs as we can through video-conferencing, phone-conferencing, facebook livestreaming, and through our web site in other ways.
We are gathering a team of people do do phone calls and outreach, so no one feels out there on their own.
If you have a need that you are finding hard to meet, call us. Even if it's something you wouldn't normally call SAGE about. Chances are, we'll be able to help or connect you with someone who can help.
You've probably heard the consistent message: "older adults and people with health conditions should stay home and away from people." This can come across as very isolating, even though we know it is for our protection. We'd like to add that in addition to staying home and away, get ready to learn new ways to reach out and be with others. We will offer "how-to" info on using the technology needed for some of what we have planned, and some options will remain very simple, like calling into a phone number and entering a passcode.
Here's how to reach us:
Call us at 315-478-1923 -- if you need to leave a voicemail, know that we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We will be checking mail regularly, so sending donations or other communications is fine.
Stay safe everyone.
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.
Watercolor and other arts classes are held at various times throughout the year, call us for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthy Aging Series Video:
The Power of Exercise