Centre County Council of Human Services is committed to furthering educational opportunities for our members and interested organizations and individuals. 

Date:  May 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM 
Cost: Free
Format: Zoom
NASW and NACCM CEUs available at
no charge.  

This training is an introduction to the unique needs of LGBT older people. It includes:

  • A discussion of key terminology;

  • Why LGBT older adults may hide their identity;

  • How to incorporate LGBT concerns into person-directed care; and

  • Information related to support networks and engaging with biological and chosen family members.

About Our Speaker:

Tim R. Johnson, PhD

Senior Director for National Projects


Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Senior Director of National Projects at SAGE. In that role he oversees the SAGECare cultural competency training program, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, key aspects of SAGE’s housing initiative, SAGE’s diversity and equity initiative, and national partnerships with other advocacy organizations.


Tim is the author of Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff which is the first comprehensive book on how to create a positive and safer experience for LGBT older adults in senior living settings. In addition to facilitating LGBT cultural competency trainings, Tim is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He serves in several advisory and leadership roles, including on the governing board for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, as a council member for the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging, and he regularly represents SAGE as a subject matter expert on academic research teams.

Supporting LGBTQ Older Adults 

Presenter: Tim R. Johnson, PhD

Senior Director for National Projects, SAGE

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