a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Members in the Media

Consortium co-presidents Dr. Melanie Davis and Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen discussed sexuality in long-term care settings in the Summer 2015 issue of the California Assisted Living Association magazine. Read the story.   In addition to their perspectives, the article includes the perspectives of an elder law attorney and a psychologist specializing in dementias. Consortium member Melissa Donahue was quoted in an... Read more...

What Your Clients are NOT Asking You About Sex

We are delighted to announce that Joan Price will be speaking at the Sexuality and Aging Institute on August 14, in Alexandria, VA. What are your clients not telling you about how sex has changed for them? Joan Price, author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex after Fifty: How to Maintain – or Regain! – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life, calls herself an advocate for ageless sexuality. She has been called other things by the... Read more...

Learn How to Embrace the Beauty of the Aging Body

Consortium co-presidents Melanie Davis and Robin Goldberg-Glen will co-present a workshop on body image and aging at this year’s Sexuality and Aging Institute on August 14, 2015. Cultural beauty standards often focus on young bodies and unlined faces, which can lead to a loss of confidence and sexual self-esteem as we age. This workshop will use images, video, and experiential activities to identify harmful, ageist... Read more...

Out of the Closet: Normalizing Sexuality and Aging

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ginger Meyette will be speaking at the Sexuality and Aging Institute on August 14, in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Meyette will discuss a recent case of a 78-year-old man being charged with a felony for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease. This ignited a firestorm of conversation in the press (and a position statement from the Consortium). In this workshop,... Read more...

7 Erotic Nights: New Ways to Talk, Touch and Play for Mature Couples

Dr. Charla Hathaway and Dr. Susan Kaye will share their program, 7 Erotic Nights, at the Sexuality and Aging Institute on August 14, in Alexandria, VA. 7 Erotic Nights can be used by sex educators/therapists with their clients as well as couples on their own sexploration. Couples learn to show up, pay attention, tell the truth and be open. They learn intimate touch, talk and play that feels safe and invites a sexy,... Read more...

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