a publication of the sexuality and aging consortium at widener university

Ideal Timing for Affiliation with Widener University

The Sexuality and Aging Consortium was founded in 2007 by Peggy Brick and a handful of other professionals following a workshop on sexuality and aging at an annual conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.  After three years of steady growth, the Consortium realized the need to take a giant leap forward in order to make a significant impact on the lives of older adults and the professionals who serve them.

Discussions began with Dr. Betsy Crane, Director of the Graduate Program in Human Sexuality at Widener University, about the potential for the Consortium to be integrated into the University.  Crane shepherded the proposal through many levels of approvals, and now the Consortium is an educational outreach initiative of the university.

Our affiliation gives Widener students access to Consortium members who are leaders in the emerging field of sexuality and aging. The university gains the prestige of sponsoring a cutting-edge initiative aligned with its strategic mission. The Consortium has gained a permanent institutional home within a not-for-profit institution committed to making a difference in people’s lives.

Said Crane, “We salute the Consortium’s founding members for their leadership in collaborating to provide education, training, and consultation related to sexuality and aging. We welcome the Consortium to Widener, where our students and faculty will benefit from the expertise of consortium members and will contribute by supplementing the Consortium’s work in the areas of education and research.”

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