SAGE Metro Detroit was established in 2015. Its roots grew from the LGBT Older Adult Coalition, which was founded in 2010 and transformed into the SAGE Metro Detroit affiliate upon creation.

The mission of SAGE Metro Detroit is to build awareness and promote change so that LGBT older adults may age with dignity and authenticity.

SAGE Metro Detroit focuses its work and resources in four main areas:

  • Informing and influencing the Michigan landscape on LGBT aging through community-based, local and state advocacy efforts.
  • Providing leadership and education to organizations, service providers, faith institutions, and businesses on the aging LGBT population;
  • Introduction of professional and well-run services and programs to aging LGBT individuals in Metro Detroit; and,
  • Empowering LBGT older adults through availability of accurate information to make important life decisions and to advocate on behalf of themselves.

For more information about SAGE Metro Detroit, call 734-681-0854 or contact