Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE)

Young Medic Taking Blood Pressure During Home Visit

The SAGE Program was created to increase early exposure of healthcare students to older adults in order to provide a better understanding of geriatric care through first-hand experience. Since its start in 2009, SAGE has expanded to include more than 1,300 students each year across eight health professions.

SAGE places students in interprofessional teams and pairs them with an older adult (65+) known as a Senior Mentor. Once paired, student teams will visit their mentor a total of four times over the course of one year. During each visit, students practice basic clinical skills and assessment techniques while receiving valuable feedback and input from their mentor. The student teams pursue a set focus and follow a structured curriculum for all visits.

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 817-735-0289


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.