From Karen Cushing, Business Development Lead, SAGE.
Along with everyone else, SAGE is continuously monitoring the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the daily changes that acutely affect our older adult service providers.
We know the pandemic is mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting and our thoughts are with you, your families, residents, and clients, as we navigate through this unknown territory.
We wanted to share with you helpful documents developed by SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, related to COVID-19 and our LGBT elders.
Legal Rights Video
Presented by Staff Attorneys and Advocates from SAGE, Human Rights Campaign, and Lambda Legal, this webinar provides practical tips and resources on your legal rights and planning tools to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports & Fact Sheets
Here are just some of the guides that SAGE and its partner organizations have published to help the LGBTQ community navigate the Coronavirus crisis.
SAGEConnect is a program designed to pull isolated or lonely LGBT older people tighter into our community and make sure they feel safe, loved, and visible despite having to stay indoors. SAGEConnect matches volunteers who can commit to calling their match at least once per week with older LGBT people who are interested in receiving a call.
If you know someone who would benefit from SAGEConnect, but doesn’t have internet, call our registration line at 929-484-4160.
We will continue to post resources on our COVID-19 Resource Page.
For those with questions related to SAGECare training and credentialing process please be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org directly, and we do have online and live webinar training available.
We know that there is nothing more important than keeping your communities safe. We are with you as you continue to do so, even if you are not able to be in touch. We know you’ll be back in touch when you’re able. For now, know that we are with you in the struggle.