a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

A Rabbi’s Lesson on Intimacy and Aging

The Legacy of Wisdom video series offers a valuable lesson from Rabbi Zalman Schachter on intimacy, sexuality and older age, the stage he calls “the ripe fruit stage.” He includes a touching comment about people enjoying sensual tingles “from the toes to the nose” once they no longer focus so intently on goal-oriented, genital sex.  Schachter suggests that long-term care facilities rethink... Read more...

The Last Intimate Thing

By Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE I listened to a program recently about end-of-life choices — not about healthcare options but rather about the real end — the choices  for body disposition. Familiar only with traditional cremation and burial, I was surprised by the number of other options today — green burial (sans embalming, shroud instead of coffin), green cremation (better smokestack filters, no pine... Read more...

Radio Show Addresses Creativity, Love and Aging

Consortium founder and past-president Peggy Brick recently participated in a radio roundtable on the Healthy Women show on blogtalk radio (online). Three panelists discussed creativity, love and sexuality as they are related to aging. The good news: We can become more creative and loving as we age. To hear the online radio show, click... Read more...

Save the Date: Sexuality & Aging Conference 9-14-12

Put September 14 and 15 in your calendar now for the Consortium’s 2nd annual Sexuality and Aging Conference. Conference Chair Ashley Mader, LSW, MEd, has announced this year’s theme, “A Holistic Approach to Sexuality and Aging,” and promises you’ll have many opportunities to earn professional development credits! Friday will feature a day packed with workshops kicked off by a keynote... Read more...

Consortium Announces New Executive Board

The new year brings a leadership change to the Consortium, with founding members Karen Hicks and Melanie Davis serving as co-presidents, Constance Bowes as treasurer, and Jean Levitan as secretary. We celebrate the long tenure of Consortium founder and past-president Peggy Brick, who remains active in the Consortium and in the field of sexuality and aging through professional trainings, workshops, and research.... Read more...

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