NRC and SAGECare Webinar Series

Through SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, with funding in part from the Administration for Community Living, SAGE offers a webinar series free of charge to ACL funded organizations (State Units on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Independent Living Centers, and other ACL funded disability resource centers). As part of the webinar offering, when at least 25% of your staff complete a webinar you may be eligible for a SAGECare credential. For more information on SAGECare and the webinars, visit To inquire about the webinars and see if your organization qualifies for the free of charge webinar series, complete the "Contact Us" form found at

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Supporting LGBT Older Adults - This webinar provides an introduction to the specific needs and experiences of LGBT older adults. Participants will learn the definition of terms such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and others. After this introduction to useful terminology, participants will contextualize the lives of LGBT older adults through case studies and videos of real individuals, in order to understand why some LGBT older adults may choose not to come out. Finally, participants will be connected to local and national resources, and receive some best practices to integrate into their work.   
  • Respected and Whole - During this webinar, participants will explore 8 suggestions for preventing bias and creating inclusive services for LGBT older adults. The presentation will explore conflict resolution, and concrete programming ideas and policies to ensure that staff and constituents feel respected and safe. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how an inclusive environment can improve the health and happiness of both staff and constituents. 
  • Embracing LGBT Older Adults of Color - This presentation focuses on understanding and examining the common assumptions about LGBT older adults of color, and learning why they may have different needs and relationships with their identity than other LGBT older adults. During the webinar, participants will explore the unique experiences of LGBT older adults of color and leave with best practices for working with them. Participants will be introduced to important figures in the LGBT People of Color community, including information and resources for further learning.   
  • Transgender Aging – What Providers Need and Don’t Need to Know - This presentation provides a deeper dive into the lives and experiences of transgender older adults. Participants will be guided through the many choices that a transgender individual can make to live and express their gender identity, and best practices for understanding and validating those choices. This includes subjects such as relationships, names and pronouns, and different definitions of what it means to transitions. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of ways in which to support transgender older adult clients in their community.
  • Asking Inclusive Intake Questions - This training provides participants with the framing and tools to adjust current intake processes to reflect diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants are given a grounding in appropriate language around sexual orientation and gender identity for older adults. After this, they explore the current mindset and climate around intake procedures, and how those intake processes do not account for non-heterosexual individuals. Finally, participants are introduced to multiple ways in which to ask inclusive intake questions that take the various experiences around sexual orientation and gender identity into account. 
  • Identifying and Supporting Caregivers in the LGBT Community - Identifying and Supporting Caregivers in the LGBT Community - This training provides an overview of the needs, concerns and unique history of LGBT older adults and their informal care networks, as well as an overview of special considerations for LGBT caregivers. It includes the presentation and application of best practices - meaningful steps that staff can take to immediately improve the quality of support and services they provide.

For additional information contact: Nicole Paggett (