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About Us 

The population of LGBT people age 60 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.

Many of our group members at a Holiday Celebration

Many of our group members at a Holiday Celebration

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. 

NYC Pride March

NYC Pride March

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. You can contact our Case Manager, Marisol at 212-741-2247, ext 123 or email at mking@sageusa.org.

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. To schedule an HIV Test, contact David at 718-808-1378, Tuesday -Friday 1pm to 8pm and Saturday 11am to 6pm.

Berevement Support - includes counseling sessions and small group gatherings for those facing grief from loss. For more info on our Berevement Group, contact Vickie at 718-808-1361

 

 

Hours of Operation

Wednesday  - 10A to 3P

Friday - 10A to 3P

Saturday - 11A to 7P

 

Lunchtime Meals

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 $7.00.  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  - 12 noon to 1P

Friday - 12 noon to 1P

Saturday - 12:45P to 1:45P

 

Annual Day Trip to Cherry Grove, Fire Island

Annual Day Trip to Cherry Grove, Fire Island

Day Trips 

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

Brooklyn Museum

New York Mets & Staten Island Yankees Games

Bowling Trip

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!!!

 

 

Meet the Author Series 

Meet the Author Series 


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  

Exercise Programs at the Center

Exercise Programs at the Center

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

Potluck Meals

Meditation

Ask The Pharmacist, presented by Walgreens

Hot Topics - Current Event Discussion

History of Musical Theatre

Flu Shot Clinics

Exercise Programs - Moving for Life & Zumba

Book Clubs

Craft Projects

Meet the Author Series

Birthday Celebrations

Older Adult Health Fair

Photography Lessons

Trivia & Game Nights

and so much much more!!!

Outing to the Greenmarket

Outing to the Greenmarket

For More Information

Lisa Sloan, PhD
Program Director
SAGE Site Manager
718-808-1378
lsloan@pridecentersi.org

 

Monthly Birthday Celebrations! 

Monthly Birthday Celebrations!