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March 21, 2013

A Company that Really Cares About LGBT Elders

Did you know that today is “Companies that Care” day? SAGE works with many companies that are dedicated to LGBT aging issues and our nationwide work to improve the quality of supports and services available to LGBT older adults. Today, we’re highlighting one of those companies: Continuum Health Partners.

Continuum Health Partners, Inc. was formed in 1997 as a partnership of three venerable institutions — Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Roosevelt Hospital. They are important partners in ensuring that LGBT older adults are living healthy lives and aging successfully. Led by one of their partner hospital programs, Beth Israel LGBT Health Services, Continuum is working with The SAGE Center on a number of initiatives. These include sending a visiting nurse to The SAGE Center twice a week to provide basic health screenings and preventive care to LGBT elders in a friendly environment, and helping LGBT elders navigate care at Beth Israel through a recently launched 7-month series titled “Ask the Docs.”  Ask the Docs is a monthly health education workshop, held at The SAGE Center, where healthcare providers do screenings and cover topics relevant to LGBT aging.

Continuum is also working hard to educate future doctors on providing culturally competent care to LGBT older adults by working with SAGE and Beth Israel LGBT Health Services to train residents. In addition, Continuum demonstrated their commitment to SAGE’s services and programs that support LGBT elders by becoming a major sponsor at the 2012 SAGE Awards & Gala.

We want to thank Continuum Health Partners (with a special shout out to Beth Israel LGBT Health Services for leading the charge) for being a company that cares. Your support allows us to improve the lives of LGBT older adults.

And thank you to all of our other corporate supporters—truly companies that care about LGBT aging issues. Visit the Our Supporters page to see the full list.

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