Miami: Support for LGBT Elders

A program in Miami-Dade County, established in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida, addressing the social, human services and educational needs of the LGBT community, is now available.

From left, Joan Schaeffer, Fred Stock and Donna Dambrot at SAGE Miami’s launch event.

Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE USA) has launched SAGE Miami, established in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS).

A celebration of SAGE Miami’s launch recently took place at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The event featured remarks by Donna Lise Dambrot, SAGE Miami’s program manager; Fred Stock, JCS’ president and chief executive officer; Joan Schaeffer, JCS liaison to the LGBT elder community; and keynote speaker Ruth Shack, who sponsored the 1977 Human Rights Ordinance as a member of the Miami-Dade County Commission.

As the newest member of SAGE USA’s national network of 30 affiliates across 20 states and the District of Columbia, SAGE Miami is positioned to rapidly implement and customize local services and programming that can meet the unique needs of LGBT older adults in the Miami-Dade area. Offering programs in both English and Spanish, it provides opportunities for elders to gather, cultivate new friendships, support one another and learn together.

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