Joan Garrity


Joan Garrity has devoted her professional life to nurturing the ability of healthcare and social service providers to be more confident and effective in addressing the issues of sexuality with clients, young and old.

She is known for her highly engaging and extremely practical workshop presentations, focused on providing concrete, usable strategies and tools that participants can immediately apply to their work. Joan is one of the co-developers of the SilverSAR™, first featured at the annual conference of the Consortium on Sexuality and Aging in September 2011.

She serves on the Board of Directors of OWEL – Older Women Embracing Life –a network of senior women providing support and health related education to women and their families infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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