New York Programs

These services are available across New York City and New York State.

Care Management

Our dedicated Care Management team offers LGBTQ+ elders and caregivers access to LGBTQ+ affirming supports and programs across New York City. Elders rely on families and friends for critical support in times of need. Running errands, picking up prescriptions, paying bills, cooking meals, or accompanying a friend to the doctor—this is just the kind of help we give to members of our community who are experiencing poor health or going through a rough patch. But sometimes providing this kind of caregiving for a friend or loved one can feel overwhelming.


    An estimated 50% of people living with HIV in the United States are elders over the age of 50, and that same age group accounts for 17% of new HIV diagnoses every year. With support and resources, elders living with HIV can continue to age with grace.


    SAGEVets is a statewide program to help LGBTQ+ older people who are veterans of military service improve their access to the VA and other veteran services, as well as support their overall health and wellness.

    Friendly Visiting

    Many older adults face the risk of social isolation, but this risk is even more pronounced for LGBTQ+ older people. LGBTQ+ elders are twice as likely to live alone, twice as likely to be single, and 3 to 4 times less likely to have children, compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers. Homebound or neighborhood-bound LGBTQ+ older adults can often have little weekly contact with the outside other than visits with health professionals, and virtually no contact with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Friendly visiting programs are a proven way to alleviate this isolation and rebuild communities across generations. The SAGE Friendly Visitor program, founded in 1979 and the first of its kind in the U.S., matches volunteers from the community with LGBT older adults (“Friends at Home”) to form relationships that are mutually rewarding and build community.

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