The population of LGBT people age 50 and up has grown exponentially on Staten Island in the past few years: SAGE-Pride Center Staten Island was formed to offer critical support and resources.
The expansion into Staten Island is part of a city-wide initiative to expand SAGE services across New York City, funded by the New York City Council. The program expands upon the work of the Staten Island LGBT Community Center and SAGE to to help LGBT older adults enjoy healthy, active aging in their community.
SAGE-Pride Center Staten Island addresses the unique needs of the Staten Island LGBT older adult community through education, advocacy, and social support services.
SAGE-Pride Center Staten Island is committed to providing high-quality, life-enriching programs and events that value participants’ age, gender, racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. SAGE-Staten Island aims to foster a greater understanding of the rights and needs of LGBT older adults.
Furthermore, SAGE-Pride Center of Staten Island does a fair amount of inter-generational Programming - be it with adults, young adults or teens. We feel that we can all learn from one another and help enrich each others lives.
Care Management Services
SAGE-Pride Center Staten Island provides Care Management on Wednesday from 10A to 3P and by appointment at other times through our on-site social worker.
If you are an LGBTQ person age 60+ (50+ for those who are transgender, US military veteran or living with HIV/AIDS) SAGE can help you.
If you are a friend, family member, spouse or partner who has been caring for an LGBT older person - even if you are not LGBT and regardless of age - SAGE is here for you too.
Case Management - includes information & referrals, benefits and entitlements, care coordination and client advocacy.
Caregiving Support - includes support groups, self-care, educational and supportive events and referrals for respite and LGBT affirmative long term care
Support Groups - for HIV+ individuals, cancer survivors, veterans and more.
SAGEVets - assists with VA benefit eligibility, legal advice regarding discharge status and "know your rights" assistance for LGBT vets 50+.
SAGEPositive - encompasses a range of programs for LGBT people age 50+ living with HIV, as well as discussion on sex positive topics and educational events.
Berevement Support - includes counseling sessions and small group gatherings for those facing grief from loss.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday - 10A to 3P
Friday - 6P to 8:30P
Saturday - 11A to 7P
Join us each day that we are open (see calendar below for exceptions) for a lunchtime meal. This meal is nutritionally balanced and delicious!
Those 60 and over are asked for a suggested contribution of $2.00 per meal and those 59 and under the cost of the meal is $8.50. No one will be turned away for being unable to contribute.
All meals include milk, juice, fruit, bread and spread. Peanut Butter & Jelly is available to anyone who requests an alternative to the posted menu meal.
Meal times are as follows:
Wednesday - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Friday - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
We like to get out of the Center and see the world! Well at least as much of it as we can!
In the past we have done the following trips/or have these trips planned:
New Hope, Pennsylvania
NYC Pride March
New York Mets & Staten Island Yankees Games
Live Theatre - Plays & Musicals
Cherry Grove, Fire Island
Greenmarket Shopping & Breakfast
Museum of Modern Art
NYC Holocaust Museum
NY Liberty Women's Basketball
Staten Island Zoo
Cedar Grove Beach
and other exciting trips!!!
On Site Programs
One of the hallmarks of SAGE-Pride Center of Staten Island is the diversity of programs for our participants.
We provide services to support the socialization, physical and emotional, wellness, safety and financial security of our participants through a number of unique programs
In the past year we have had the following programs at the Center.
Weekly SAGECinema Film Showings
Gift Card Bingo
"Eat Well, Be Well" - Nutrition Programs
Blood Pressure Screenings
Ask The Pharmacist, presented by Walgreens
Hot Topics - Current Event Discussion
History of Musical Theatre
Flu Shot Clinics
Exercise Programs - Moving for Life & Zumba
Meet the Author Series
Older Adult Health Fair
Trivia & Game Nights
and so much much more!!!
For More Information
Lisa Sloan, PhD
SAGE Site Manager