Seniors and Sex, 7/12/2024

About the Course:
Research shows that almost 40% of men over 50 discuss sexual health with their providers. The perception of sexual activity amongst the senior population has resulted in limited information that minimizes access to information pertaining to health, privacy, consent, STIs, and living in communities and long-term care facilities. We all want to live full lives with meaningful
relationships, as professionals it’s important to be fully aware of sexuality and aging and the perspective of senior service providers. This course will provide you with an example of a Sexual Expression Policy and tools and insight necessary to ensure that the seniors you serve can have a full, healthy future.

Course Objectives: 
  • Identify gaps in understanding pertaining to aging and sexual health.
  • Define sex and sexuality.
  • Identify preventative care and sexual health.
  • Locate studies pertaining to aging and sexual health.
  • Recognize gaps in care.
  • Identify senior housing and communities.
  • Recognize the importance of privacy policies.
  • Recognize balance between longevity, health, and wellbeing.
  • Identify impact of mental capacity and cognition on sexual health.
  • Recognize rights of cognitively impaired individuals in senior communities.
  • Recognize impact that sexual choice has on aging and quality of life.

About the Author: 
Joy Siegel spent the past 15 years working in the nonprofit sector as a fundraising consultant. While doing so she became especially partial to working in the social service sector, especially with senior adults. In 2012 Joy achieved a lifelong goal of obtaining a doctoral degree, graduating from Nova Southeastern University with an EdD in Organizational Leadership and Gerontology. Armed with her education, experience in the social sector, and personal experience as a caregiver to her mother who has been battling Parkinson’s Disease for 20 years, Joy was ready to switch careers and become an Intergenerational Coach. Currently, Joy and her partner, Hanna Fink, have developed a sphere of top-notch service providers whose sole purpose in their respective field is to meet the needs of families dealing with the challenges of aging and to assist in providing seniors with the best quality of life.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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