a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

New Radiation Therapy Prolongs Prostate Cancer Survival

Trials have shown that a new radiation therapy, called Xofigo, can extend the lives of men with the most advanced form of prostate cancer. Find out more here.           Read more...

The State of Aging and Health in America

The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 is the sixth volume of a series that presents a snapshot of the health and aging landscape in the United States or another region of the world. This series presents the most current information and statistics, often specifically commissioned for the report, on the health of older adults. The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 focuses on the health of adults aged... Read more...

Sex in old age makes you look younger

Having an active sex life when you reach old age may be the key to the fountain of youth, as research on senior sex reveals it can help maintain and preserve a more youthful appearance. Read the rest of the article here.   Read more...

Online Resource for Violence Against Women

By Zelaika Clarke Professionals and advocates working with older adults should be aware of a specialized section of VAWnet.org, an online resource center on violence against women. The site contains a special collection of materials related to preventing and responding to domestic and sexual violence in later life and elder abuse. The materials are drawn from the work of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later... Read more...

New York’s SAGE Center: A Unique Oasis for Older LGBT Adults

The First Center Of Its Kind New York’s SAGE Center: A Unique Oasis For Older LGBT Adults By Chris Nufer   Isolation is the single biggest threat to the health of older LGBT adults.  They often don’t take advantage of available health care and social services because they fear judgment, rejection, or ignorance on the part of medical and mental health practitioners.  As a result, older LGBT adults often find... Read more...

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