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Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series. Presented by Home Instead, an Honor Company.

Interest in intimacy exists throughout the lifespan and should be supported in later life. This topic is often controversial and misunderstood in society and therefore, professionals and families can be reluctant to openly discuss. It is important to acknowledge that emotional and physical intimacy are forms of showing 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 find 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 its impact on quality of life for older adults
  • Understand how gender and sexual orientation affect intimacy across the life span
  • Explore common concerns related to sexual activity and aging
  • Provide a guide for professionals and families to support the sexual health needs of older adults.

Presenters:

April IbarraApril Ibarra, MGS, is a dynamic leader with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and aging. She is the strategic accounts manager at Home Instead Senior Care and supports the organization’s mission through collaborating and creating partnerships that develop impactful relationships for the Home Instead Network. Ibarra is a certified Aging in Place Specialist, a Geriatric Care Manager and a passionate champion for older adults and those who care for them.