a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Nurturing Connection through Healthy Touch

Touch is a human right.  But at the end of life, it is typically relegated to health needs rather than emotional or sexual needs.  Dr. Melanie Davis and Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen present culturally competent practices that help caregivers and professionals to nurture human connections that are respectful and reinforce appropriate types of touch.  Promises to be a great presentation at the Sexuality and Aging Training... Read more...

March comes in like a lion

…and out like a lamb?  It’s time to start registering for this year’s Sexuality and Aging Training Institute at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit.  Rub shoulders with gerontologists, sexuality educators, sex therapists, and others who are interested and knowledgeable about sexuality and aging.  Who knows, you  might even find some lions and lambs. We’d love to hear from you.  You can email us at... Read more...

Sexuality and Aging Training Institute at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit on August 4, 2016

You’ll be in great company.  Our keynote speakers this year are Mandy Carter and Roberta Rubin Greene.  They are award-winning, insightful, cutting-edge, and, above all, very approachable. Mandy Carter, a Nobel Prize nominee, long-time LGBT activist, member of the Obama National LGBT Steering and Policy Committee, co-founder of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), and past Woodhull Award recipient, has done the hard... Read more...

What are the Keys to Successful Relationships?

This presentation by Virginia Smith and Frank Worts will report the findings of a series of 15 qualitative interviews with African-American older couples (age 65 and over) who have been living together for at least 25 years. The themes for the interviews include: successful relationships, factors influencing fidelity and longevity, intimacy, relationships with extended family, and plans for long term care (when and... Read more...

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