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  • Sexuality and Aging Consortium

    • Kathy Mitchell
    • Secretary
    • tel: 610-499-4692


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 to learn more about our services and opportunities for tax-deductible support. We look forward to working with you toward our common goals.