Sexuality and Aging Course Level 1

Level 1 is designed to give you the basic information you’ll need to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to discuss sexuality issues with your residents and clients.

  1. I’ll Have What They’re Having: Introduction to Sexuality and Aging (1 hour class 1 CE)

Research informs us that older adults are having sex into their 60s and 70s, they’re enjoying sex, and that sex is good for their health. So who are we to be in denial about older adult sexuality? In this fast-paced and exciting program, Dr. Fleishman describes the current research in the field of sexuality and aging and provides tips for talking to seniors about sex. 

Highlights include:

  • Basic terminology about sexuality for older adults

  • Current research in the field of sexuality and aging


  2. Let’s Get Physical: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Sexuality and Aging (1 hour class, 1 CE)

While sex at an older age exists, the human body doesn’t function the same way it did when we were younger. Questions about painful penetration, hormonal changes, and erection dysfunction are explained in this honest look at sex over 60. With frank discussion, Dr. Fleishman will cover the biological, medical, and psychosocial parts of getting physical!

Highlights include:

  • Overall sexual health concerns of older adults 

  • Physiology and changes to blood flow, nerve function, hormonal shifts, pelvic floor

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