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.



ONGOING – Every Monday (until October 30)
SAGE Monday Movie Meet Ups at the Dryden  900 East Ave 14607. Free to seniors. Arrive early to sit together in right balcony. Contact Roger & Dave:  Movie schedule:    1:30pm

ONGOING – Every Tuesday
Senior Yoga with Tom  $5. 10:30-11:30am
SAGE Catered Lunch & program, varies weekly. $3. 11:30am-2:00pm
Multilevel Mat Yoga with Tom. $15. 5:30pm

ONGOING – Every Thursday
Senior Yoga with Tom  $5. 10:30-11:30am


Tuesday October 3,  SAGE catered lunch 11:30am-2:00pm $3. “Cake Day” for October birthdays, Hidden LGBTQ History: Larry Kramer.

Wednesday October 4, OUT in the Sticks: Batavia Meetup at Go Art! 6:00pm-8:00pm, Pizza & LGBTQ short films with discussion. $5. all are welcome. 201 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020

Thursday October 5, SAGE Seniors in Service 11:30pm-1:30pm volunteer activities & a light lunch. Doing “Call to Connect”, welcome mailings & sunshine cards. Contact Anne Tischer for information   (585) 244-8640 x23.

Saturday October 7, Lez Zeppelin Meetup,  German House, 315 Gregory St. at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) This all-female tribute band plays the best  Zeppelin hits from “Kashmir” to “Immigrant Song” to “All of My Love.”  Tickets are available online at or at the bar at ButaPub at 315 Gregory Street and at the House of Guitars at 148 Titus Ave.  $25. , 16+ age. Benefits the Out Alliance.

Sunday October 8, Health Quest Plant-based Potluck. 4:00-6:00pm $3. Bring a dish to pass with the recipe. Learn more about vegan/vegetarian/whole foods cooking. Contact

Monday October 9, ROC Vets & SAGEVets film presentation: “Megan Leavey”, the Alliance. Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.  All are welcome. No cost.

Tuesday October 10, SAGE Lunch & Learn. 11:30-2:00pm Catered lunch, $3. Kate Brett of Fleet Feet presents “Walk Fit”.

Thursday October 12, SAGE Breakfast Club 10:00am-12:00pm Denny’s Restaurant, 911 Jefferson Road, Henrietta. All are welcome! RSVP: Gerry by 10/10 at  or (585) 730-8772

Saturday October 14, OUT in the Sticks Dansville Potluck & Bingo 5-8pm. Fearless Hook & Ladder Fire Hall, 26 Clara Barton St. 14437 $3. covers token prizes. All are welcome—bring friends & a dish to pass!

Tuesday October 17, SAGE Tuesday Lunch & Learn 11:30am-2:00pm,  Catered lunch. $3. Leslie Alvarado of HCR presents the “Health Jeopardy” game.

Tuesday October 17, SAGE Social Worker Support 11:00am-3:00pm,  Kat Carr LCSW of Lifespan is available on-site to consult on issues around dementia, Alzheimers & care-giving. Free.  Information:

Wednesday October 18, SAGE Happy Hour at 140 Alex, 5-7pm  140 Alexander St, 14607 . Food & drink specials.

Thursday October 19, SAGE Seniors in Service 11:30pm-1:30pm volunteer activities & a light lunch. Doing “Call to Connect”, welcome mailings & sunshine cards. Contact Anne Tischer for information   (585) 244-8640 x23.

Friday October 20, SAGE “Pride in Aging: The Road Ahead” 2:30pm-4:00pm. Monthly professional presentations  for people looking to “Age in Place” as they get older. Topic 2: Enhancing your home for function, safety & accessibility…or sale. Getting grants, finding good vendors & more. RSVP: Anne or (585) 244-8640×23.

Saturday October 21, Monster Mash Halloween Dance, 6– 9:30pm , 21+  welcome . Tickets are $12. advance & $15. at the door. DJ Solidbear Todd Spicer, costume contest & adult refreshments. Lake Riley Lodge, 100 Norris Dr, Cobbs Hill Park.

Monday  October  23, OUT in the Sticks: Batavia Happy Hour, 5-7pm, Bourbon & Burger, 9 Jackson St, Batavia 14020

Tuesday October 24, SAGE Tuesday Lunch & Learn 11:30am-2:00pm,  Catered lunch. $3.  LGBTQ short films & discussion.

Friday October 27,  SAGE Fabulous Fish Fry 5:30pm-7:00pm,  East End  Tavern 37 Charlotte St, 14607  All are welcome! RSVP: Audet by 10/25 at (585)287-2958 or

Saturday October 28,  SAGE Harvest Potluck at the Morgan Homestead, Lima NY 14485.  Dress for outside if the weather allows and bring a chair & a dish to pass! Pulled turkey sandwiches, vegan chili & hot cider provided. Miniature horses, goats & more. All are welcome.—  John Rutkowski is hosting. RSVP for directions: or (585) 244-8640×23

Tuesday October 31, SAGE Tuesday Lunch  11:30am-2:00pm,  Catered lunch. $3. “Rocky Horror” BINGO for token prizes. Bring a Halloween treat to share!!!


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