Sage Rochester

SAGE Rochester, a program of the Gay Alliance, is a voice for Rochester’s older gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex adults. We provide opportunities for personal growth, connection to community, and access to senior services. We are open to all ages and members in the community, but our concentration is in educating, advocating, and serving the needs of the fifty-plus LGBTQ population.

As an affiliate of SAGE USA (Services and Advocacy for GLBTQI Elders) we receive up-to-the-minute information on research and policy issues that effect older adults and have access to state and national resources.


SAGE Rochester Monthly Calendar

Our regular programming takes place at the Gay Alliance LGBT Resource Center, 100 College Ave. Suite 100, Rochester NY 14607.

Last minute changes to the schedule will be noted on our SAGE Rochester Facebook page.

You can download the SAGE schedule here.

Wednesday February 1

5:30-6:30 Caregiver’s Support Group.  Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or Memory Impairment? Topic: “Effective Communication”, hosted by Alzheimer’s Association & Lifespan.

Thursday February 2

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom; 11:30am-2:00pm, Brown bag it or pizza & a movie: Oscar nominated Finding Neverland, a 2004 British-American semi-biographical film about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. At the Center.

Saturday February 4

11:00am The Sunrise Restaurant, Dansville – “new outreach” exploratory meeting. Looking for local folks interested in bringing social programs to the Southern Tier!  RSVP to  585-244-8640 x23.

Monday February 6

6:30pm-8:00pm SAGE Leadership – Organizational Team, LGBTQ Resource Center

Tuesday February 7

10:30-11:30 Yoga with Tom; 11:30am-2:00pm, “Cake Day” celebration of February birthdays, catered lunch, “Tell your story” discussion. $3.00 donation. 7:00pm Men’s Discussion Group at the Center, hosted by Tony & Chuck.

Wednesday February 8

5:30-6:30 Caregiver’s Support Group.  Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or Memory Impairment? Topic: “Healthy Eating”, hosted by Alzheimer’s Association & Lifespan.

Thursday February 9

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom; 10:00am-noon  Breakfast Club at Denny’s (911 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta ) Please RSVP to Audet by Feb 7  at 585-287-2958 or email .

Saturday February 11

4:00pm – 7:00pm Traveling Pot Luck Valentines Party at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6188 Main Road, Stafford NY, 14143. Appetizers & program at 4pm, Dinner at 5pm. Bring a dish to pass & $3.00 donation. Carpool from Rochester: or 585 244-8640×23

Sunday February 12

2:00pm – 5:00pm  Euchre Social & Campy Classic Cinema at the LGBTQ Resource Center. Your choice of fun! All level card players welcome. $3.00 donation. Vintage film: Little Shop of Horrors, a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz.

Monday February 13

6:30pm-8:00pm SAGE Leadership – Services Team, LGBTQ Resource Center

Tuesday February 14

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom; 11:30am – 2:00pm Catered lunch Valentine Party: Bring your best “Valentine  Dessert” and win a prize, themed team Pictionary, $3.00 donation, 7:00pm –Men’s Discussion Group at the Center, hosted by Tony & Chuck.

Thursday February 16

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom in LGBTQ Resource Center.

Saturday February 18

5:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday Pot Luck & Bingo Bash. All are welcome, LGBTQ Resource Center $3.00 donation toward token prizes.

Monday February 20

6:30pm-8:00pm SAGE Leadership – Calendar Team, LGBTQ Resource Center

Tuesday February 21

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom; 11:30am Catered lunch, $3.00 donation, 12:30pm  HCR presents: Good Habits for Heart Health. 7:00pm – Men’s Discussion Group at the Center.

Wednesday February 22

5:00pm – 7:00pm, SAGE Happy Hour at Bachelor Forum, 670 University Ave, 14607. Pizza & drink specials.  All 21+ are welcome.

Thursday February 23

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom in LGBTQ Resource Center.

Friday February 24

5:30pm – Fabulous Fish Fry at Golden Fox Restaurant, 1115 Culver Road 14609…  Please RSVP by Feb. 21 to Audet  at 585-287-2958 or email

Tuesday February 28

10:30am-11:30am Yoga with Tom, Catered lunch $3.00 donation, 12:30pm:  Cultural Heritage Celebration – bring a special dish if you would like & a family story.  Hosted by Jessie.


SAGE Rochester is a program of the Gay Alliance designed for LGBTQI people over 50.  SAGE operates out of the Gay Alliance LGBTQ Resource Center, 100 College Avenue 14607.   All programs are open to the public and all are welcome. Yoga is $5.00 per person and is offered every Tuesday and Thursday unless specified in calendar. All programs are subject to change and all members are responsible for their own transportation and meals.  Become a SAGE member or get information at or 585-244-8640 x23. We are also on Facebook as “SAGE Rochester a program of the Gay Alliance”.

Additional Programming

We also offer fun, off site activities and seasonal programming. We have a monthly breakfast group, coffee times, summer picnics, hayrides, seasonal dances, movies out, museum tours, fish fry’s and much more.

For information on SAGE Rochester, we can be reached at 585-244-8640 ext 23 or at our email address

SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR GLBTQI ELDERS (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging.

In communities across the country, SAGENet- SAGE’s network of local affiliates, is building a movement to reduce isolation, improve financial security and enhance the qualitiy of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Through SAGENet, these local leaders draw on the wisdom of their peers to implement programs and services that address the most urgent issues facing LGBT elders.

SAGENet is comprised of 27 affiliates located in 20 states around the country, across every region of the country. These affiliates provide services and programs to LGBT older people in their local communities. They also work on local, state, and federal advocacy to ensure that public policies better support the needs of LGBT elders.

We are proud to be an affiliate of this great organization. For more information on SAGE, please visit their website:


SAGE Rochester is the major provider of social and educational programs to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (GLBTI) individuals.

To enrich the environment of the overall community, SAGE Rochester educates the community about relevant GLBTI issues and supports aging GLBTI individuals.


Organize activities such as social and life-enriching programs and events for older GLBTI individuals.

Identify and make available resources to older members of the GLBTI community that affect their financial, retirement, legal, medical, and other needs and/or interests.

Serve as a resource in the general community for information about older GLBTI individuals and their interests and/or needs.

Develop a strong working relationship with community partners knowledgeable about aging issues.

Click here to join SAGE Rochester!

We are thrilled you’re interested in becoming a member! Your membership keeps SAGE Rochester stronger, increasing our programs, outreach and advocacy. We’re a growing organization that supports the needs and activities for the mature lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex adult population. Becoming a member of the Gay Alliance/SAGE Rochester includes a subscription to the Empty Closet newsletter, which is one of the longest continuously published LGBT newspapers in the world. Be sure to look for the articles and activities involving SAGE Rochester as well as everything else the Empty Closet has to offer. Your membership includes our very own newsletter: SAGE Rochester Connections, which will keep you up-to-date on what is happening with SAGE Rochester. You will also receive email blasts from the Gay Alliance keeping you informed on their activities. The Gay Alliance library is available to take out books and moves to read or watch at home at your leisure. Our website will give you additional information about all of our activities.

We are always looking for volunteers and we need you. In fact, without your help or support, we would not be able to continue our activities, outreach and advocacy. If you have some time and energy that you’d like to give to SAGE Rochester, please let us know. What could you do? Well, you can join our program committee or write an article for us to go in our newsletter, you can host an event, teach a workshop, or just help clean up after an event.

We also welcome donations to help us continue our strong vision. Donations over a $30.00 membership are greatly appreciated. We need your help to continue to grow, and we know you’ll be part of our continued success.

Feel free to contact us anytime by phone at 585-244-8640 ext 23 or by email at