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Meeting the Emotional and Intimacy Needs of Aging Adults

Presenter: Jane Fleishman, PhD

Starts: Wed January 17th 2018 04:00 pm
Ends: Wed January 17th, 2018 06:00 pm
Carmel Terrace Assisted Living
933 Central Street
Framingham , MA 01701 Directions

The sexual journey continues throughout the lifespan and while older adults may need professionals, they can talk to about sexual health, many professionals feel uncomfortable in this realm. The focus of this workshop is on improving participants' knowledge, skills, and attitudes about the emotional, intimacy, and sexual needs of aging populations; the diversity of sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and expectations among aging populations; and the implications of common physical and medical conditions of aging as they relate to emotional, intimacy, and sexual needs.   We will address the problems and challenges faced by an aging population during the latter phases of the developmental cycle. Through humor and frank discussion, we will take apart the silences, particularly around older adults' sexuality and those with marginalized identities. 

Learning Objectives:

Identify three (3) characteristics of sexuality in later life     
Define two (2) ways an individual's interwoven identities play a role in their sexuality                
Describe one (1) aspect of this workshop to apply to the care manager's work as advocates


Jane Fleishman, Ph. D., M.S., M.Ed., CSE, from Northampton, MA, is a sexuality educator, researcher, and writer with more than 30 years' experience as an educator, researcher, and organizational development consultant. She travels the country leading pre-conference seminars and workshops for professionals and scholars, continuing care communities for aging adults and their caregivers, community centers for queer youth, and for teachers, parents, and youth. For her doctoral dissertation, she assessed the sexual satisfaction of aging adults in same-sex relationships. Jane serves on the Leadership Team for the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University, and she is the Eastern Region Representative for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She does presentations on topics such as healthy sexuality for clinicians who work with adolescents, the intersections of privilege and sexuality, and she has conducted evaluation and organizational change programs for a wide variety of social change organizations in the US and abroad. In 2000, Jane received Governor's Service Award in Healing of Racism, in 2015, a Graduate Scholar Award from the Aging and Society Knowledge Community, and in 2016, the William R. Stayton Award for Leadership in the field of human sexuality.

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.25 CE contact hours. Please note that anyone arriving after 5:00 PM will not be entitled to a certificate.    

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