@SAGEUSA – November Newsletter

November 2014
What You Need to Know about the Health Insurance Marketplace
It’s healthcare enrollment season! From November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015, the Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment. We’ve re-launched a dedicated web page with information about how to stay enrolled or sign up for the first time, as well as specific information for people living with HIV. Additionally, Medicare Open Enrollment is running until December 7thFind the information you need to get or stay covered.

New Health Resources for LGBT Older People
Do you know which vaccinations are recommended for adults? Want tips on how to keep your heart healthy, prevent diabetes, or reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? SAGE and Pfizer are answering these questions through a variety of new resources available online here.

A Quick Chat with SAGE Volunteer Paulina Victoria Garcia
Our monthly “Quick Chats” with SAGE participants offer a

first-person perspective on issues facing our community. This month, we spoke with Paulina Victoria Garcia, who is both legally blind and deaf, issues that affect many LGBT people across the country, especially as they age. Read more about her story here.

SAGENet Convenes Local Leaders, Shares Innovations

Our annual SAGENet meeting drew SAGE affiliate leaders from around the country to Tulsa, Oklahoma last month. Though participants gathered from diverse locations, they shared a common goal: to improve the lives of LGBT older adults, wherever they live. SAGENet is comprised of 27 affiliates across 20 states, plus Washington, DC. See photos from this exciting, information-packed event.

Celebrating a New Home in Harlem
SAGE has served LGBT older adults in Harlem since 2004. As part of a New York City-wide expansion, SAGE Harlem moved into a new home on November 13, tripling its capacity and adding hot meals. Additionally, SAGE Harlem helps SAGE document the types of supports that diverse older people need, which informs our national programs. Learn more about SAGE’s new home in Harlem.

Print Your Own Out & Visible Poster
Out & Visible PosterDid you know that 1 in 3 (34%) LGBT older people lives alone, as compared to 21% of non-LGBT people? Facts like this can be found in Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults. Our latest report examines the values, needs, wants and lifestyle preferences of LGBT older people and this downloadable 14×4″ poster highlights a number of key findings. Download and print your copy here!

2014 SAGE Awards

See highlights from last month’s SAGE Awards!

Preventing Bias Webinar
SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has a new webinar, Respected and Whole: Preventing Anti-LGBT Bias between Constituents, Staff, and across Aging Services, with 8 suggestions for preventing bias and creating inclusive services, as well as ideas to ensure that staff and constituents feel respected and safe. Click here to learn more and schedule this webinar.

November’s Successful Aging Lessons
Our Successful Aging program provides lessons for creating a vibrant, healthy life at any age. This month, we’re highlighting lessons based on our themes of “Momentum” and “Reflection.” One challenges the brain through neurobics and the other relaxes the brain and body through mindful meditation. Check out those lessons and more here!

Make a Gift to Support SAGE!
Your gift of any size can help SAGE improve the lives of LGBT older adults.



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SAGE LogoSAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 27 local SAGE affiliates in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
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212-741-2247 | info@sageusa.org | http://sageusa.org
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New York, NY 10001

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