Sage Rochester

SAGE Rochester, a program of the Out 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 Out 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.




On-going: Every Tuesday 10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom  $5.

On-going: Every Tuesday 11:30am SAGE catered lunch & program, varies weekly. $3.

On-going: Every Tuesday 5:30pm Multilevel Mat Yoga with Tom. $15.

On-going: every Wednesday 5:30pm Move(meant) Bootcamp $15. Open to all fitness levels. Information:

On-going: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm 50+ Men’s Group, Topic Discussions. Contact Tony at

On-going: every Thursday 10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom $5.

On-going: every Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Euchre Throw Down, all player levels, $5.

On-going: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, SAGE Seniors in Service. Light lunch & volunteer activities supporting other LGBTQ seniors.  Information at (585) 244-8640 x23.


Thursday February 1, 11:30am–1: 30pm SAGE Seniors in Service Light lunch & volunteer activities.

Saturday February 3,  12noon–3:00pm  Ground Hog Potluck at John Rutkowski’s  Morgan Homestead.  6963 West Main Road, Lima, N.Y (Route 5 & 20). 14485 Please bring a dish to pass. RSVP to Bill Camp at (585) 244-8640 x23 or

Tuesday February 6, 11:30am-1:30pm SAGE catered lunch $3. “Cake Day” for February birthdays. Anne Tischer presents: “The 5 Side Effects of Kindness”.

Wednesday February 7 OUT in the Sticks: Batavia Meetup at GoArt! 201 E Main St Batavia 14020, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Pizza & Let’s Talk! Table topics, film shorts & tall tales.

Thursday February 8,  9:00am–10:30am SAGE Breakfast Club, Denny’s Restaurant at 911 Jefferson Road, Henrietta. All are welcome! RSVP by 2/6 to Gerry at or (585) 730-8772.

Saturday February 10, 7:00pm-11:00pm  Red Ball Community Valentine’s Party, “A Red Carpet Affair” Diplomat Banquet House off Lyell Ave. Discount advance tickets $15. for seniors & $25. per senior couple at Out Alliance or see Anne Tischer. Volunteers get free tickets. 21+ event, DJ Solid Bear, finger foods, cash bar.

Information: (585)244-8640

Sunday February 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm Health Quest Plant-based Potluck. Learn more about healthy eating: “Exploring Whole Grains” Bring a friend & a plant-based dish to pass, $3. All are welcome.

Tuesday February 13, 11:30am-1:30pm SAGE Lunch “Valentine Chili Cook Off” and themed activities. Bring a pot of your best chili and win bragging rights!!!  If you bake cornbread we’ll eat it!!! Tell Bill or Anne if you are bringing chili so we have enough!!! 244-8640 x23

Wednesday February 14, 6:30pm- 8:00pm  50 + Men’s Group Discussion.  Contact Tony:

Wednesday February 14, 7:00pm– 9:00pm  InQueery Movie Night Out: “The Broken Hearts Club”… a romantic comedy. At the Alliance. Free.

Thursday February 15, 11:30am–1: 30pm SAGE Seniors in Service: Call to Connect Project & light lunch. Contact

Friday February 16, 2:30pm- 4:00pm Pride In Aging Monthly Presentation Speakers panel: “Staying Healthy at Home”, Providers discuss medical services, therapies, nutrition, exercise & more available in your home or online so you can “age in place” comfortably. All are welcome. Contact:

Sunday February 18, LORA Women’s Brunch, 10:00am-12:00pm, Pixley’s Restaurant, 2235 Buffalo Road, Gates. All are welcome. RSVP: Kerry at

Tuesday February 20, 11:30am-1:30pm SAGE catered lunch & program $3. HCR’s Leslie Alvarado presents on Relationships and Communication.

Tuesday February 20, 11:00am-3:00pm SAGE Social Work Support Kat Carr, LMSW of Lifespan is available for on-site consultation on issues around aging.  Free Service.   Information:

Wednesday February 21,  5:00pm-7:00pm OUT in the Sticks Dansville Meetup: Jack’s Gaslight Inn  110 Main St.Dansville 14437  Good food, good company. Contact:

Thursday February 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm SAGE Painting with a Twist  3159 Winton Rd, S- Suite Win-Jeff Plaza. $35 per person. Must RSVP and pay beforehand to Bill or (585) 244-8640 x 23.

Friday February 23,  Fabulous Fish Fry 5:30pm at Golden Fox Restaurant, 1115 Culver Road, 14609.

RSVP to Audet at (585) 287-2958 or by 2/20/18.

Tuesday February 27,  11:30am-1:30pm SAGE catered lunch and learn: Professor Chan McKenzie from R.I.T  presents: “The History of the Harlem Renaissance” $3.

Wednesday February 28, 6:30pm-8:00pm 50 + Men’s Group Discussion.  Contact Tony at

Wednesday February 28, SAGE Happy Hour 5:00pm-7:00pm at Bachelor Forum 670 University Ave, 14607, Pizza and Drink Specials.  All are Welcome!


SAGE Rochester is the program of Out Alliance designed for LGBTQ people over 50.  SAGE operates out of the LGBTQ Resource Center, 100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.  All programs are open to the public and all are welcome.  The Senior catered lunch and Thursday Euchre are $3, as are some other programs offered, to offset costs.  Senior Yoga is $5 per person and is offered every Tuesday and Thursday unless specified in the calendar. Multilevel Yoga on Tuesday evening is open to all ages and is $15 per person.  All programs are subject to change. 

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