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  • Sexuality and Aging Consortium

    • Kathy Mitchell
    • Secretary
    • tel: 610-499-4692
    • humansexuality@widener.edu

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About Us, Sexuality and Aging Consortium

The Sexuality and Aging Consortium helps older adults – and the human services professionals who serve them – embrace and advocate for their sexuality. Since its establishment in 2007, the Consortium has taken a leadership role in the movement to recognize and advocate for older adults’ right to intimacy and sexual expression in ways they find meaningful.
The Consortium and its members have:

  • Organized national conferences for professionals and graduate students featuring renown speakers including Roberta Greene, PhD, ASW, LCSW; Milton Diamond, PhD; Daniel Gottleib, PhD; Dennis Dailey, Phd; and Gayle Appel Doll, PhD; Denise V. Stewart, MSW
  • Established annual Sexuality and Aging Speaker Series
  • Provided expert opinions for media coverage of a ground-breaking legal case related to sexuality, dementia, and sexual consent
  • Presented everything from TEDTalk-style programs to medical grand rounds lectures, podcasts, academic articles, blog posts, keynotes, and plenaries at national and international conferences
  • Participated in several summits on medical education in human sexuality
  • Co-sponsored a two-day training of trainers for long-term care organizations in affiliation with Kendal Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Hosted the debut of the Silver SAR™, a sexual attitude reassessment seminar developed by three Consortium members
  • Published an online bibliography of multimedia resources on sexuality and aging
  • Built an Advisory Board of international scholars and leaders in gerontology, sexuality, social work, and other human services professions
  • Co-sponsor of the Student Association for Services to the Aging
  • Became an expert source for print, online, and broadcast media
  • Contributed to books, articles, and documentaries
  • Supported the first study on the efficacy of sexuality education for older adults
  • Joined the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
  • Joined the National Coalition on Sexual Health
  • Presented at the American Society on Aging; Association for Gerontology in Higher Education; Positive Aging; and Leading Age
  • Delivered preconference seminars for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; the National Sex Ed Conference; and the Council on Social Work Education
  • Coordinated and facilitated an expert panel on dementia and sexuality at the annual meeting of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists 

 

Contact us at SAConsortium@widener.edu to learn more about our services and opportunities for tax-deductible support. We look forward to working with you toward our common goals.