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Reflections on Mature Sexuality

By Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE I don’t often write poetry; most of my writing involves workshops, lectures, and lesson plans. Once in a while, though, I am moved to write a poem. I wrote this one in 2006, and it wasn’t until I re-read it recently that I realized how closely it suits my current work in sexuality and aging.  I offer it to you in hopes of inspiring you to reflect on your own maturing sexual... Read more...

Why Do We Love Our Advisory Board? Let’s Count the Ways…

By Peggy Brick MA, CSE, Consortium Founder & President The continuing growth and impact of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University has been possible through not only the commitment and efforts of its members but also from the wise counsel and support we have received from our prestigious Advisory Board. We are extremely grateful to them for helping to make our shared vision a reality that... Read more...

Field Report on Sex Ed for Older Adults

Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only is a facilitator-friendly, consumer-friendly curriculum that benefits the Consortium with every sale. If you’re tempted but wonder what it’s like to implement in the “real world, read OWSS Notes from the Field_Terri Clark To order your own copy of OWSS, click... Read more...

Consortium Sex Blogger Honored

Consortium member Joan Price recently earned a huge honor — her blog earned 14th place among the Top 100 Sex Blogs of 2011.  Price reports that about 400 sex-related blogs were considered for ranking, and she believes hers is the only blog to focus on sexuality in older age. Hers is also educational, rather than titillating. Congratulations, Joan!  Read her blog here.   To see all 100 top-ranked blogs, click... Read more...

Consortium Advisory Board Member Writes Important Book

Gayle Appel Doll, a member of the Consortium’s Advisory Board, has written a groundbreaking new book, Sexuality & Long-Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults. Gayle addresses all the key issues: staff & family attitudes, dementia, inappropriate behaviors, LGBT residents, environment, policy.  Really a workbook, the publication includes field-tested activities for staff... Read more...

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