Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit*
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Interest in intimacy exists throughout the life span and should be supported in later life. This topic is often controversial and misunderstood in society and therefore, professionals and families are often reluctant to openly discuss. It is important to acknowledge that both emotional and physical intimacies are forms of how we all show love and caring, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Join this webinar to learn more about romantic relationships, sexual desires and intimacy needs of older adults. Also learn about how best to address common concerns such as sexual health, family dynamics and cognitive issues. Take away strategies to help navigate difficult conversations and the resources available for providers and families to support intimacy and aging.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Realize the importance of emotional and physical intimacy and it’s impact on quality of life for older adults;
- Understand the diversity of the aging population and how gender and sexual orientation impact intimacy across the life span;
- Explore common concerns related to sexual activity and aging; and
- Provide a guide for professionals and families to support the sexual health of older adults.
April Ibarra MGS is a Gerontologist and Strategic Partnerships Manager for Home Instead with over 25 years’ experience in health care and aging. April is passionate about improving the lives of older adults through advocating, educating, and providing resources to help them live their highest quality, most independent life.
*Pending Approval from NASW