What Do People Believe About Sex and Aging?
Joan Price, award-winning author and an “advocate for ageless sexuality” will smash the myths about sex over 50, 60, 70 and beyond, bringing her empowering message of senior sexual wellness to the Bronx for the first time.
August 1, 2019. For Immediate Release
RSS-Riverdale Senior Services presents “Let’s Talk About Senior Sex,” the first in a series of talks on senior sexuality. These first workshops are presented by author Joan Price on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, at the RSS Center at 2600 Netherland Avenue. According to Price, “Whether you’re partnered or solo, the myth that aging bodies have an expiration date when it comes to sex is just plain wrong. Sex may change with the challenges of aging, but for every problem, there is a solution”
A 2018 poll commissioned by the AARP and University of Michigan showed that 2/3 of older adults are interested in sex and 40% of people aged 65-80 are sexually active. Whether or not they have an active sex life, nearly two-thirds of older adults say they’re interested in sex.
There will be two presentations by Joan Price on Wednesday, September 5 -
- The 7 Myths of Senior Sex at 1:00 PM. The 7 Myths of Senior Sex focuses on such topics as lack of desire, physical challenges, ways to enhance your pleasure, and dating.
- At 5 PM Joan will lead a discussion on “What Women Ask Most About Sex and Aging” to the RSS Women’s Circle. At this session, she will share the questions women ask her about the special challenges that they face. She’ll answer those questions, too, offering solutions that make sex more pleasurable and satisfying. Women are encouraged to bring their questions — nothing is off limits! The Women’s Circle is open to all interested women.
According to Julie Dalton, RSS Executive Director, “People are living longer and remaining active, whatever their challenges. We recognize that there are many stereotypes when it comes to older adults and sex. It is important to challenge the ageist myths that only the young are sexually attractive and that older adults have no interest in sex. And we need to raise awareness that safe sex is important at any age. This program is a component of the Women’s Wellness Project at RSS. The Women’s Wellness Project is dedicated to empowering older women to take control of their health by focusing on wellness, individual support, and education.”
Joan Price is the author of four noteworthy books about sex and aging, including the award-winning Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex and her latest: Sex after Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved. Her award-winning blog for Senior Planet called "Sex At Our Age" has been offering senior sex news, views, and sex toy reviews since 2005. Find Joan and her books and blog at https://joanprice.com.
Registrations are Required for the sessions. To register for:
7 Myths of Senior Sex
1:00 PM- 3 PM at the RSS Center on 2600 Netherland Avenue
This program is free and open to the community.
Register: In person at RSS, 2600 Netherland Avenue. Call 718.884.5900 or online.
What Women Ask Most About Sex and Aging: RSS Women's Circle
5:00 PM-6:30 PM at the RSS Center on 2600 Netherland Avenue
A light dinner is included in the Women’s Circle Program for a voluntary $2 donation. You can pay the night of the event or in the office prior to the event.
Register: In person at RSS, 2600 Netherland Avenue. Call 718.884.5900 or online
RSS is a nonprofit agency that champions older adults and their friends and families through our wellness approach and in every aspect of our operations and facilities. RSS helps give community members the opportunity to live their best happiest and healthiest lives. Services offered by RSS include programs and classes in a variety of subjects from exercise to art and gardening, benefits reviews, individual counseling, and health counseling.
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