weekly update

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Inside this issue...

WHO says don't believe the myths about the coronavirus

Things that happened to

fall on Leap Day

Talent Showcase, new "Lunch Bunch" in Utica

Nominate SAGE, and see Chili Cook Off details below

Nominate SAGE for

CNY Tuesdays

SAGE Upstate Chili Cook off

Saturday 2-29, 2 - 4 pm

Come and taste 6 (or more) chilis prepared by your SAGE friends & vote for the winner/

Plenty of cornbread and a 50/50 raffle too (get your tickets at SAGE; one for $5, five for $20)

Suggested donation $10 -- more if you can, less if you can't.

431 E Fayette St. in Syracuse. (2nd Floor Ballroom)

Would you like to nominate someone (or yourself) to serve

on the SAGE Upstate Board? Contact SAGE. 

SAGE Upstate Community Building Sponsors

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SAGE Is the world's largest

and oldest organization

dedicated to improving the

lives of older LGBT people. 

Learn more at sageusa.org



SAGE Upstate programs are accessible unless otherwise noted: 

For an audio or large print versions of publications, please contact us at 315-478-1923 or llamb@sageupstate.org. Sign language interpreters can be scheduled with 48 hours notice. SAGE Upstate supports civil rights and promotes the integration and participation of all individuals with disabilities in our activities. 

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fyh: for your health


WHO tells us how to debunk 

fake facts about the 


program tidbits

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SAGE will offer a series targeting people with prediabetes

It's an evidence-based prevention program developed by the CDC with a 70% success rate among people over age 60. Take a simple risk test here to see if you are at risk for prediabetes. 

The program will consist of weekly info sessions with food/snacks for the first half. During the second half, classes will be monthly with a meal. The course builds on the notion of making lifestyle changes with the support of a group of others doing the same. Class dates/times will be announced soon -- stay tuned. 

Interested now? Contact Leslie at 315-478-1923 or email here

Are you at risk for prediabetes? Sign up for a new program.

New Group in Utica: 

Utica Lunch Bunch
The Last Wednesday of every Month at 11AM 

(For February: 2/26)
Rasberries Café: 4784 Commercial Dr,

New Hartford, NY 13413

If you are interested in joining the group please contact Andy Phillips @ Bzboyandy@gmail.com

Do you have a special talent? 

We're looking for folks who want to show off their talents -- what can you do? Singers, dancers, poets, authors, plate spinners, musicians, and  people with any talent they'd like to share are welcome (well, maybe not fire breathing or snake charming). It's a talent show at the May potluck -- 5 minute slots will be given to those who wish to share their gifts with their SAGE friends. If you are up for it, please contact Leslie at 315-478-1923 or email here

coming events


Nominate SAGE Upstate for CNY Tuesdays

Upstate Shredding just announced a new partnership with NBC3 News at 7:00 with Michael Benny. It's CNY Tuesdays, where local charities in Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Madison, Cortland, Seneca, Tompkins and Cayuga counties receive $2,000 in weekly grants throughout 2020. You can nominate a non-profit once a day.

Use the link below to nominate and return later this month, to help select the five non-profits receiving grants in March. Voting on the 10 finalists will occur Sunday, February 23rd through Thursday, February 27th. Watch NBC3 News at 7pm with Michael Benny, every Tuesday to learn more about the weekly Upstate Shredding - CNY Tuesdays grant recipient.

Looking for our

"Around CNY" feature? 

Get all of the details on community events like an LGBT survivor group at Vera House and more here


this is interesting

In addition to the 2020 SAGE Upstate Chili Cook Off, here are some things that have happened on Leap Day


An Mental Floss, they've gathered a list of events that happened to fall on Leap Day, which only comes every 4 years. These eight events that are extra memorable thanks to their timing. Read the article here.