South Florida was hit by hurricane Irma on September 10-11, 2017. There are many stories about the ravages from the storm. None are more alarming than the ten deaths at a Hollywood, FL nursing home. SAGE of South Florida member and former President, Jean Johnson, remembers her friend’s last day when the nursing home lost its air conditioning due to Irma. Watch Jean’s interview on CNN.
SAGE (Senior Action in a Gay Environment) of South Florida is a social and support group of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders, of all ages, dedicated to serving the needs of the maturing community.
Our goals are to enrich the lives of members of the LGBT senior community. This is accomplished by volunteering and sponsoring various social and educational activities to deal with the special needs of aging. SAGE provides opportunities to interact with members of our LGBT community.
SAGE activities include: luncheons, dinners, movies, dances, workshops, picnics, theater, concerts, discussion groups, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Some of our monthly activities include:
- A monthly luncheon (Lunch & Learn) provides an opportunity to make new friends. Lunch is preceded by a program of interest.
- Our Men’s Drop-In Group meets every Wednesday at 1pm at The Pride Center.
- Book discussion (sometimes with the author) at Stonewall Library in Fort Lauderdale.
- Movie screenings at The Pride Center at Equality Park.
- Our new Round Table is a discussion group with our partner Prime Timers.
You can now view a video of our 2016 Annual Meeting
Weekly events are:
- A men’s discussion group meets Wednesday’s, 1 pm to 3 pm, at The Pride Center at Equality Park.
- A Co-Ed discussion group (SAGE on the Border / Alternatives) meets Mondays from 11 am to 1 pm at the Volen Center (Boca Raton).
- The SAGE Computer Club meets at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays to help improve your information technology skills.
- Other activities take place at various times and places.
Early in 1994 members of the Broward county community determined that the needs of maturing gays and lesbians were not being addressed adequately by existing organizations.
Using New York’s already established SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) group as a model, local volunteers formed the necessary committees and a SAGE Board of Directors was formed and obtained it’s Federal 501(c)3 nonprofit status. SAGE of South Florida was on its way and is the oldest SAGE affiliate.
The fledgling group started in 1994 with about 10 members. It now has over 300 very active members and covers Broward and Palm Beach counties.
SAGE members keep the group running with their vitality, enthusiasm, and dedication.
SAGE is for persons, whether retired or still working, who wish to add meaning and purpose to the maturing community.
Everyone, regardless of age or status, contributes to the success of SAGE with their energy and support. All are welcome.