Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance (SAGE) is a movement to honor, celebrate and support African-American women as we transition into our Golden Years. As one of the only organizations in California specifically dedicated to Black women and aging, SAGE was born out of a desire to build an aging support network informed by the unique history, needs and lived experiences of African-American women.
Our goal is to enhance the aging experience for African-American women by providing education, resources and tools to empower women to make intentional life choices for thriving at every stage of the aging journey.
We address specific risk factors faced by African-American women and provide culturally relevant services to inform our decisions and enhance our quality of life as we age with grace and elegance.
California’s Senior Population will Nearly Double
According to the Public Policy institute of California, PPIC, California's over-65 population will expand to more than 8.6 million in 2030. California will see a strong senior growth in every ethnic group. Along with this growth, the number of seniors facing difficulties with self-care will almost double. By 2030, California will likely see the following population increases in older people:
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Risk Factors and Solutions
There are a number of risk factors African-American women particularly face in their aging journey. Yet, SAGE believes you can enhance your quality of life as you age if you have the information, tools, resources, and support to take the steps to age with grace and elegance.
Risk Factors for African American Women
Services & Supports for Aging Well
Our vision is to create a dynamic and connected community of African- American women in their Fabulous 40s, Phenomenal 50’s, Sensual 60’s, Sensational 70’s, Elegant 80’s and beyond who are flourishing at every stage of their aging journey.