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SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In 2005, SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at the White House Conference on Aging. In 2010, SAGE was awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging to seed the creation of the nation's only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

Programs like SAGE become an important "safety net" for LGBT elders. Incorporated by lesbian and gay activists and aging service professionals in 1978 as Senior Action in a Gay Environment, SAGE (now Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) works with LGBT elders to address and overcome the challenges of discrimination in older adult service settings, while also being an essential component in the creation of informal caregiving support, and development of new "family" networks. SAGE's programs include:

* The nation's first Friendly Visiting program for frail and homebound LGBT older adults
* The country's first support group for LGBT older adults with HIV
* The nation's first program dedicated to caregiving services for LGBT older adults.
* The nation's first LGBT Senior Drop-In Center,
* The creation of the first national conferences devoted to LGBT aging concerns
* The only Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Faith in Action" grantee (of more than 2,000 nationwide) specifically targeting LGBT older people for supportive services,
* The recipient of a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging to create the nation's only national resource center on LGBT aging.

Today, there are a growing number of retirement communities, senior housing and other high-end housing options targeting LGBT older adults. But for hundreds of thousands of LGBT older adults who will be aging in place in their own communities, SAGE programs and services provide the link they need to a safe and welcoming community.

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