a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Consortium Members on TV

What’s a four-letter word that can lead to more satisfying sexual expression?   According to Consortium members Kat Forsythe, MSW, and Anita P. Hoffer, PhD, EdD, the answer is, “talk.”  They discussed the need for communication, and offered suggestions and research findings related to sexuality, during an episode of “Graceful Aging.”  The local access cable TV episode, available to... Read more...

Lighter with Age — by May Sarton

The following piece is an excerpt (adapted) Op-Ed piece written by poet and novelist May Sarton for the NY Times in 1978.  Sarton died in 1995. Love, we still think, many of us, is for the young. But what do they really know about it? It is hard for them to differentiate between sexual passion and love itself, for instance. If the whole of life is a journey toward old age, then I believe it is also a journey toward... Read more...

Welcome to Sexuality and Aging Today

Welcome to Sexuality and Aging Today. This blog, like our newsletter, New Expectations for Sexuality and Aging, provides information on the  Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University’s work as well as research, commentary, advocacy, and training opportunities.  Please scroll through our posts posts to gain valuable archived information that then visit our website to learn how the Consortium can... Read more...

Gifts Give Consortium a Solid Start

The Consortium is not financially supported by Widener University, and our members have kick-started our budget with initial gifts of $20K. We welcome donations and grants to support our educational programs, professional training, research and advocacy. To help support the Consortium’swork with a tax-deductible gift, please call Consortium Coordinator Melanie Davis at 617-499-1378 or email us.  Information... Read more...

Calendar of Events

Names in bold indicate Consortium members participating in these upcoming programs related to sexuality and aging. December 9-11, 2015 — National Sex Ed Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, addresses sexuality through the lifespan. CEs for AASECT, Social work, Nursing, CHES, and APA. More information.  Consortium co-presidents Melanie Davis, PhD and Robin Goldberg-Glen will present a pre-con program titled,... Read more...

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