Programs

Community Center for LGBT Older Adults & Housing Services

We are SAGE Puerto Rico, Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders. We have daily support services for LGBT Older Adults at the LGBT SAGE Community Center in San Juan. We will be opening other Centers across the island very soon.

We have community based services and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT Older Adults (50+), retirees, and elders; we work collaboratively with other local organizations, in developing LGBT activities and in this endeavor. LGBT Elder Housing Units and Independent Living Sites are in the planning phase.

In addition, we provide brief mental health sessions impacting the mental health wellness of individuals, partners, and families. We utilize a wide array of techniques and philosophies to assist in decreasing stress, sadness, trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues affecting the Puerto Rican LGBT Older Adult. These services are free.

PIPES – Programa Integral para un Envejecimiento Saludable. It is an 8-week program with creative arts, music-therapy, yoga, meditation and individual counseling. Free and open to all older adults. Groups begin every other month.

Descubrete! The LGBT, Seniors, and Women-lead households entrepreneurship and training program

We began this pilot program in early 2018 and currently have a working group with local and national leaders and allies in the formation of programs specifically for the LGBT community in Puerto Rico. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us.

We completed a needs assessment in regards to education needs and business entrepreneurship goals. This is an ongoing expanding project.

For more information, call 787-940-8851 or email us, waves@wavesahead.org.