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January 16, 2013

Welcome to the SAGE Blog!

When we launched the new SAGEUSA.org last fall, we set out to build an improved online space for anyone seeking information on LGBT aging and the services and programs for LGBT elders offered by SAGE. We included an Issues Section to give concise, detailed facts about the many challenges that LGBT elders face.  We made SAGE’s groundbreaking policy reports, videos, and podcasts more readily available with an expanded multimedia library. And we made the site more accessible with a larger default font, text enlarger and a Reading Help page, among many other improvements and updates. 

Now, SAGE is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our website—the SAGE Blog!

As our social media presence has continued to grow, a blog for SAGE has long been on our “wish list.” We wanted a space to share news and stories as they happen while engaging in meaningful dialogue with our online readers. And, with the new site up and running, we knew that the time had come to make the SAGE Blog a reality. In our first official post, we want share what you can expect when visiting and engaging with our blog.

 

This blog is where we will keep you up-to-date on the very latest from SAGE, including news and stories on LGBT aging. There will be features, guest bloggers, updates and tips from our innovative programs. For example, one day you’ll find job-seeking advice for mature LGBT workers from SAGEWorks, and on another day, information on providing long-term care to a loved one from SAGECAP. We’ll also keep you up to date on what we’re doing on Capitol Hill to ensure that LGBT older people are included in important laws and policies that support our nation’s elders, such as the Older Americans Act. And you can get involved, too! Share your thoughts by commenting on our posts, or if you have an idea for the blog, contact us.

You may subscribe to the SAGE Blog RSS feed at any time. In addition, the SAGE Blog enables you to join the conversation on Twitter, so be sure to tweet @SAGEUSA if you have something to say. If you are new to blogs and would like to learn more on how they work, check out this informative resource.

Our hope is that you will visit our blog often, as we will be posting frequent updates. Don’t forget to share this blog with your networks, friends, colleagues and anyone who is interested in learning more about LGBT aging and SAGE’s work. We also invite you to check out the Diverse Elders Coalition blog. SAGE is a founding member of the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC), which advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and LGBT people. SAGE staff and constituents are also regular contributors to the DEC blog; in fact, you can read a recent post from SAGE constituent George Stewart on LGBT older adults, the fiscal cliff and federal budget cuts.

Remember, feel free to contact us with questions, ideas or comments. Enjoy the SAGE Blog!

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How do we sign up for the SAGE blog? The first hperlink was a nonworking one and the second led me to an aid. The how to sign up might have been included, but I look for this info up front before I quickly read text.

Hi Larry,

Signing up for the SAGE Blog is simple. On the lower right side of the page, you will see a "Subscribe" feature, with the text "Subscribe to the SAGE Blog RSS Feed." Click on that text and it will take you through prompts on how to subscribe to our RSS feed.

If you need help reading an RSS feed, check out this link: http://www.rss-specifications.com/15-ways-to-read-rss.htm

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