A rising topic in the caregiving world is LGBT caregiving. Protection for LGBT elders is a hot potato these days, and there are more and more organizations which started paying attention to this issue. Today, we will present you SAGE, the organization that many recommend referring to when it comes to protecting LGBT seniors.
What is SAGE?
SAGE – or Services and Advocacy for Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) Elders – is an organization that helps LGBT people when it comes to caregiving. The organization arranges training sessions and educates people to better understand the needs of LGBT people. According to their official website, they are the largest organization of their kind. Their motto is: “We refuse to be invisible.”
What is Their Mission?
The mission is quite simple: to provide and achieve a high quality of life for LGBT elders. They try to address all the issues related to LGBT aging and support their rights. However, they do more than just that. It is also important to promote a positive image of LGBT life, so that discrimination will decrease in the following years, and they seek to achieve this as well.
What They Do?
In order to increase protection for LGBT elders, SAGE connects LGBT seniors and introduces them to services and programs. In general, the organization fights for the improvement of their lives. The organizations has a special program which gathers some of the best minds in the industry, teaching how to better meet the needs of LGBT seniors. Apparently, SAGE trained more than 21,000 people in 42 states – and they are not stopping there.
The LGBT population sometimes faces discrimination, and some of their stories you can read here. It is our task to increase protection for LGBT elders, so they can feel safe and receive the treatment they deserve.
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