a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Training of Trainers Impacts Professionals and Older Adults

The first Consortium-sponsored Training of Trainers on sexuality and aging was a huge success, attracting nearly 50 professionals from the US and Canada.  Co-sponsored by Kendal Outreach and the Widener University School of Social Work, the event was the first training to bring  together sexuality education and counseling professionals with administrators and staff working in long term care. A number of Widener... Read more...

What’s Up, Docs? Training Medical Students to Talk about Sex with Older Patients

By Bill Taverner, MA “Sex Week” is the nickname of the human sexuality educational program for medical students held at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.  The program was co-founded by Dr. Sandra Leiblum (a Sexuality and Aging Consortium founding member) and Dr. Richard Cross almost 40 years ago to teach medical students about the importance of sexuality in their patients’ lives. Until... Read more...

Older Adults Find Joy in Dance

The joy of dance doesn’t fade away with age, and one long term care facility is doing its part to help residents continue to dance.  Please read this heartwarming story from the Washington Post. Read more...

Chance Encounter on Sex and Aging

By Bill Taverner, MA Tonight I was working at a Starbucks café in Barnes and Noble. As I began to wrap up for the evening, I overheard two college-aged students at the next table. One said, “How do you spell genius?” The two began trying to figure it out, first with “j-i-n…” then eventually landing on “g-e-n-i-o-u-s”. Privately amused by the irony of the spelling attempts by two less-than-geniuses, I finally... Read more...

My Mother Did What with Whom?

My mother did what with whom?  Understanding Human Sexuality in the Golden Years– Honoring the Whole Person throughout the lifetime. By Katherine A. Forsythe, MSW Welcome to the new sexual revolution. As champions of older adults, we can pat ourselves on the back for actively affirming the whole person throughout the lifespan. We talk about wellness and healthy lifestyle, and long-term care facilities knock... Read more...

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