Alaska Rainbow Elders (ARE)

Alaska, “The Last Frontier”, has the fastest growing percentage of older adults in the nation and many are members of the LGBTQIA2S+ Community. ARE (formerly SAGE Alaska*) recognizes evidence that there is a hunger for education and training on the part of service providers, educators, and policy makers. ARE provides a variety of services and programs for LGBTQIA2S+ older adults throughout the state. The vast geographical space of Alaska requires innovative electronic communication through internet and telecommunications to reach many in our community and to increase a LGBTQIA2S+ culturally competent and inclusive eldercare workforce statewide. Our partnership with the Alaska State Office of AARP expands ARE’s outreach efforts to our unique combination of remote villages, boroughs and cities. Headquartered in Anchorage, ARE members meet socially weekly and assist each other through a variety of activities.

* Alaska Rainbow Elders (ARE) formerly SAGE Alaska began in 2016. SAGE Alaska was rebranded as ARE on January 1, 2023 and remains partnered with the national organization. SAGE.  

MISSION STATEMENT

 Alaskan Rainbow Elders (A.R.E.) is committed to helping LGBTQ+ elder Alaskans enjoy life with a sense of community, safety, and dignity.

Alaska Rainbow Elders (ARE)

Alaska, “The Last Frontier”, has the fastest growing percentage of older adults in the nation and many are members of the LGBTQ+ Community. ARE (formerly SAGE Alaska*) recognizes evidence that there is a hunger for education and training on the part of service providers, educators, and policy makers. ARE provides a variety of services and programs for LGBTQ+ older adults throughout the state. The vast geographical space of Alaska requires innovative electronic communication through telecommunications and internet communications to reach many in our community. ARE uses that same technology for education to increase a LGBTQ+ culturally competent and inclusive eldercare workforce statewide. ARE’s efforts to reach outlying villages, cities and boroughs is assisted with our partnership with Alaska State Office of AARP. Headquartered in Anchorage ARE members socially meet weekly and assist each other.

* Alaska Rainbow Elders (ARE) formerly SAGE Alaska began in 2016. SAGE Alaska was rebranded as ARE on January 1, 2023 and remains partnered with the national organization. SAGE.  

MISSION STATEMENT

 Alaskan Rainbow Elders (A.R.E.) is committed to helping LGBTQ+ elder Alaskans enjoy life with a sense of community, safety, and dignity.