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LIFELINE with Cindy Sommer is all about EMPOWERMENT. Empower your heart. Empower your mind. Empower your life.
TONIGHT'S SHOW: Help us start the most important conversation we may ever have as Cindy Sommer welcomes Troy Johnson, LCSW, Founder and Director of The Senior Pride Initiative based in Lexington, KY.
Troy Johnson is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and works as a mental health therapist in the south. Troy's dedication to helping others improve their place in life extends from direct practice to broad advocacy. Troy’s dedication to helping others live with purpose and dignity is a central motivator in his work with the Senior Pride Initiative (SPI). SPI is a natural extension of his history of success in expanding advocacy services based on an ever growing and changing demographic of the aging population. This includes collaborating with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to provide cultural competency training to the Nursing Home Ombudsman staff in Lexington, KY, and working in partnership with local aging service providers to host Kentucky’s first conference dedicated to LGBTQ aging in 2013.
Troy is the former Director of Programs and Services for the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency, and recent Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council. He holds professional memberships in the National Association of Social Workers and the American Society on Aging, and is a sought after speaker on topics related to LGBTQ seniors, elder abuse, and program development.
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