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.

Tuesday April 4

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm catered lunch “Cake Day” celebration of April birthdays, “Hidden LGBTQ History”

5:30-6:30pm Multilevel Mat Yoga for all ages with Tom ($15)

7pm Men’s Topic Discussion Group with Tony & Chuck

Thursday April 6

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm BYO lunch, When We Rise, an American docudrama on the LGBT rights movement, part 1 of 4

Saturday April 8

11-1pm Batavia Outreach Planning Meetup.  Bohn’s Restaurant, 5256 Clinton St Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. All are invited to help launch new LGBTQ programming west of Rochester.  $8 for lunch buffet: salads, beef on weck, chicken salad, eggplant parm, beverages and dessert.  You must RSVP to  or (585) 244-8640 ext 23.

Sunday April 9

2-6pm Dansville “Out in the Sticks” Intergenerational Potluck and Program, Fearless Hook and Ladder Fire Hall 26 Clara Barton Street 14437.  All are welcome.  For info contact

Tuesday April 11

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm catered lunch, Spring egg & cookie decorating, Easter & Passover traditions.

5:30-6:30pm Multilevel Mat Yoga for all ages with Tom ($15)

Thursday April 13

10am Breakfast Club at Denny’s, 911 Jefferson Road, Henrietta.  RSVP by 4/11 to Audet 585-287- 2958 or email

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm BYO lunch, When We Rise, an American docudrama on the LGBT rights movement, part 2 of 4.

Saturday April 15

5-8pm Pot Luck and Bingo Bash. All are welcome. $3 toward token prizes.

Tuesday April 18

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11am-3pm Mara, Care Manager from Lifespan onsite for consultation

11:30-2pm catered lunch, presentation by Home Care of Rochester (HCR): “Spring Cleaning – Brighten up your Attitude”.

7:00pm Men’s Group hosted by Chuck and Tony

Thursday April 20

10:30–11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm BYO lunch, When We Rise, an American docudrama on the LGBT rights movement, part 3 of 4.

Saturday April 22

6-9pm “Anne’s 65th Birthday Fund-raiser” to launch the SAGE Seniors “Call to Connect” program. Support isolated home bound and rural LGBTQ seniors!  $25.00 suggested donation, appetizers, adult beverages, blackjack with Bess and more…OR you can avoid all the fun & “Pay to Stay Away”!….either way a check payable to “Gay Alliance” with “SAGE” on the memo line would be greatly appreciated! All donations up to a total of $5000.00 will be matched by a generous donor. LGBTQ Resource Center, 100 College Avenue 14607.

Monday April 24

5:30-7pm SAGE Services Team meeting.

Tuesday April 25

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2:00pm catered lunch, Crafts with Carolyn!

5:30-6:30pm Multilevel Mat Yoga for all ages with Tom ($15)

Wednesday April 26

5:00pm-7:00pm SAGE Happy Hour at Lux Lounge (666 South Avenue, Rochester 14620)

Thursday April 27

10:30-11:30am Senior Yoga with Tom

11:30-2pm BYO lunch, When We Rise, an American docudrama on the LGBT rights movement, part 4 of 4.

Friday April 28

5:30pm Fabulous Fish Fry at Merchants Grill (881 Merchant Road, Rochester) Park across the street. RSVP by 4/26 to Audet  585-287-2958 or


SAGE Rochester is a program of the Gay 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. Senior Yoga is $5 per person and is offered every Tuesday and Thursday unless specified in the calendar. Multilevel Mat Yoga for all ages is $15 per person. A donation of $3 is requested for catered lunches.  All programs are subject to change and all members are responsible for their own transportation.  Become a SAGE member or get information at or call (585) 244-8640.  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