SAGE Olympia, Washington
A SAGE Affiliate in the Pacific Northwest
PO Box 7221
Olympia, WA 98507-7221
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a national digital storytelling program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Promoting the Wellness of LGBT Elders
in Olympia, Washington
SAGE Olympia is a Net affiliate of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) USA, the premier GLBT elder care organization based in New York.
Locally, SAGE Olympia operates under the fiscal agency of the Rainbow Community Center in Olympia, a federally tax exempt organization dedicated to providing community building activities for the GLBT communities.
SAGE Olympia is registered with the State of Washington as a Non-Profit Corporation.
The SAGE Olympia Mission is to promote the
wellness of GLBT elders in the Thurston County
area with a range of referrals, services and
Tacoma Older LGBT
(TOL), a pre-SAGE* Tacoma project
SAGE Olympia has been working with Tacoma area
residents to support their efforts to create a
Tacoma-area affiliate. As "Sister-Sage"
communities, we have shared information and
resources; staffed the recent Pride Festival
booths in both Tacoma and Olympia; conducted
GLBT elder service provider training; and,
worked closely together to conduct the recent
GLBT needs-assessment. Tacoma residents are
working with SAGE USA to explore the path to
becoming a formal SAGE affiliate. Until Tacoma
becomes an official SAGE affiliate, our mutual
"Sister-Sage" work will continue to promote
wellness for GLBT elders through out the South
Puget Sound region.
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Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 23 local SAGE affiliates in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more at