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That’s Men: HIV does not discriminate against old age

In 2011 persons aged 50 or over accounted for 10 per cent of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, according to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre report for that year. Of the 33 people concerned, 16 had engaged in sex between males and nine in heterosexual sex. The route of transmission was unknown or not reported for the other eight. For the rest of this article follow this... Read more...

Assissted Loving: The Journey Through Sexuality and Aging

“Ginger Manley addresses many complex issues of love, sex, and aging in an open and wonderful way. Instead of comparing us to randy 20-year-olds, she listens to the concerns of more than 87 older individuals- Manley will present a workshop titled “How To Get Banned In the Bible Belt: Writing About Senior Sexuality In Long-Term Care” at the Consortium’s conference in September. Many of Manley’s answers are... Read more...

Benchmarks and Strategies for Management and Practice

Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD Bill Thomas writes in the forward that “The publication of Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care marks the beginning of a new era in the aging services profession. This book is the Rosetta Stone of the culture change movement. Dr. Jurkowski’s skillful blend of theory, research, and practice addresses the movement’s most urgent needs and makes the work of... Read more...

British ‘gay village’ plan shocks southern France

 British ‘gay village’ plan shocks southern France By: Henry Samuel Daily Telegraph, London, August 1, 2013 When the mayor of Sallèles-d’Aude approved plans by a British company for a gated development for the over-50s, he pictured affluent men and women, like those shown hand-in-hand in the brochure, bringing a much-needed financial boost to his corner of rural France. What he did not envisage was the... Read more...

Where is the love?

By Robin Dessel, LMSW, Consortium Advisory Board Member Where is the love? If I’m not mistaken, it should be anywhere and everywhere… Whether you are a resident in a nursing home, a tenant in assisted living, or older adult in the community, sexual and intimacy rights should carry with you regardless of age, place of residence, sexual preference or third party decision-making.  However, theory and practice... Read more...

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