Let’s Talk about Sex and the Over 50s: Dialogue across Generations

Overview

There is increasing evidence and research which shows that people over 50 are often assumed to be non-sexual and are therefore invisible when it comes to their sex and intimacy needs. As a result, people over 50, and into later life, are reporting that their sexual health and wellbeing is commonly overlooked when they seek professional help.

Sex is not just for the young. Regardless of age, people should have the right (if they choose) to have an intimate, sexual life.

Age Friendly Manchester (AFM) want to:

  • challenge the misleading stereotypes about older people’s sexual relationships and health.
  • develop a set of sexual health and wellbeing guidance for health professionals tailored towards the over 50s which better meets their needs.

They want to hold a conversation with people over 50, health professionals and academics to talk about how we might do this.

Join Age Friendly Manchester at the Friends Meeting House, where there will be a short presentation and the opportunity to participate in focus groups, discussions and to provide your feedback.

This Valentine’s Day event marks ten years since Age Friendly Manchester published The Over 50s Relationships and Sexual Health Guide. They will be running this event with colleagues from the universities, charities, voluntary organisations and the healthcare sector.

If you would like to know more, please contact Sophie Black (tel 0161 234 3178) or Dave Thorley (tel 0161 234 5102).

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