We are happy to announce the completion of our affiliate application with SAGE. We proudly announce the launch of SAGE Wilmington of the Cape Fear Coast!!
We have worked hard over the past year to bring this severly needed program to our area. We will have a kickoff event September 27th at 5:30 pm. Please visit our Events page to learn more about the event. Or you can read the Press Release for more detailed info about SAGE Wilmington of the Cape Fear Coast.
WHY A SAGE PROGRAM?
In 1978, the first SAGE program was created by dedicated activists and aging services professionals who were committed to improving the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders. Today, there are SAGE affiliates around the country, collectively known as SAGENet. Each SAGENet member is independent of the original, New York City-based SAGE.
There are three common types of SAGE programs:
Stand-alone programs (examples include SAGE, SAGE Upstate, SAGE Metro St. Louis, SAGE Milwaukee, and SAGE South Florida)
SAGE programs in LGBT Community Centers (examples include SAGE at the Center on Halsted, SAGE of the Hudson Valley, SAGE Utah, SAGE Western New York)
SAGE programs in other agency settings (examples include SAGE/Queens, a program of Queens Community House and SAGE Long Island, which shares space with other Long Island LGBT programs)
Health & Human
For the purposes of this survey, health and human services include anything that enhances your health or well-being that is delivered or facilitated by a professional.
It includes questions on health care access, your experiences of violence and victimization, your use of LGBT-specific services, your social and mental health and your demographic information.
It is completely anonymous but extremely crucial in helping the Foundation develop specific programs designed to identify and address the findings of the survey. All age groups are allowed and encouraged to participate.
In about 8 minutes, you can help us gather valuable information that will help us address many issues facing the LGBT community. Plus, you can PASS IT ON! Tell friends, co-workers, and family members about the survey. We need them too!