Sex and Intimacy in Later Life Project Findings Community Event
|Starts:||12:30 28 Sep 2017|
|Ends:||15:00 28 Sep 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
|Speaker:||, Josie Tetley, David Lee|
Human sexuality is a universal part of living but stereotypes of older adults commonly ignore the importance of sexuality, and the question of how important sexual activity and fulfillment is to older people with respect to their overall health and well-being continues to be neglected. Population-based surveys have shown that while many older people over the age of 50 remain sexually active, sexual health remains a concern for men and women beyond the reproductive years. A wide range of physical and psychological health conditions, the drugs used to treat them, and chronic disability can adversely affect sexual activity and satisfaction. From the perspective of successful ageing, an important question is the manner in which transitions in health and sexuality intersect in later life to influence how individuals and couples flourish both physically and mentally.
A total of 7,079 people aged 50 to 90+ living in a non-institutional setting completed a comprehensive Sexual Relationships and Activities Questionnaire (SRA-Q) which was included as part of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 6 (2012/13) data collection. The aim is to gain insights into the ways in which sexual relationships and activities related to health, wellbeing and other lifestyle factors change as people age.
In this community focused event, Professor Josie Tetley and Dr David Lee will discuss the research findings and policy recommendations of their much publicised Valentine's Day report “How long will I love you? Sex and intimacy in later life”* with think-tank the International Longevity Centre - UK.
The panel and audience of policy makers and practitioners will then explore how the evidence and recommendations can impact on practice and services affecting older people across Greater Manchester. The briefing will include a special pre-screening of a new film about the research aimed at practitioners (approx 8 minutes).
Lunch will be provided.
Book your place from the link on the right (under Further Reading, please click on "Apply now for your free place")
Role: Professor of Nursing (Ageing and Long Term Conditions)
Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Role: Reader in the Dept of Nursing
Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly UoM)
Travel and Contact Information
Withington Methodist Church
439 Wilmslow Road