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L’Chaim: Enjoying Your Sexuality as you Age
October 21, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Special Program for Seniors:
Enjoying Your Sexuality as you Age
with Suki Hanfling, LICSW, AASECT Diplomate, Certified Sex Therapist, and Founder and Director of The Institute for Sexuality & Intimacy in Waltham
Join us as Suki Hanfling, Sex Therapist and Midlife Relationship Expert, helps us understand our bodies and our sexuality as we age.
12:45 – 1:00 pm – Sign in and dessert
1:00 – 2:15 pm – Presentation
2:15 – 2:30 pm – Question/Answer
Please RSVP to Tracy Schneider, 617-959-4928.
Suki will be giving a presentation on “Enjoying Your Sexuality as you Age” and will address those sensitive and sometimes awkward issues that face seniors who are in committed relationship as well as those who are beginning to enter the dating scene. Suki will describe the physical changes that affect our sexuality as we age. Obviously medical issues and medications can at times create barriers, but Suki will provide practical suggestions that can maximize pleasure and emotional closeness. She will address the common concerns regarding erectile dysfunction, discomfort or pain with sex, low desire or even lack of desire. For people who have lost their life partner and are grieving this loss which includes physical and sexual intimacy, she will describe the importance of proceeding slowly and confidently while avoiding STDs and the same time creating an atmosphere of comfort and connection.
Suki was the founder and director of the McLean Hospital Human Sexuality Program and has given over 400 presentations on couple’s therapy, sexuality and sex therapy in the U.S.and abroad. She helped write the original publication of the Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, Sexuality in Midlife and Beyond. She has also been a guest speaker on numerous television and radio programs and has frequently been interviewed by the media.