The lecture will be in the Hospitality Hall on 2-5-2019 at 10:30 AM
SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Florida
No registration required
Dr Samuel Smith. Graduate of Dartmouth College and University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Topic: “INTIMACY SHOULD BE FUN. WHAT’S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?”
Our sexuality in our elder years is not based just on our aging bodies; societal changes, myths that shaped our knowledge of sex, gaps in our knowledge of facts we should have known, and barriers to intimacy that confront us all contribute to who and how we are at this age. This talk will encompass an historical perspective of sex in society, our developing sexuality: what we learned, and maybe what we should have learned, normal aging changes in men and women, safe sex, and overcoming barriers to intimacy from our communications and other interpersonal activities. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Smith obtained his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center and following his military obligation joined an Ob/Gyn practice in Manchester, Connecticut. With a particular interest in women's sexuality he was certified as a sex therapist and educator by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. He mentored his nurse practitioners for their pre-orgasmic classes, along with his wife and nurses created sex education seminars for the community, taught medical students at Yale and the University of Connecticut how to help patients with sexual problems and, of course, helped his own patients. Building upon a seminar that he presented to his classmates at their 45th reunion at Dartmouth about the normal changes that occur in sexual desire and response as we age, he tailored that to quality of life issues that result from prostate cancer therapy and presented that to prostate cancer support groups along the East Coast. He has continued to present talks on sex and ageing at his college and med school reunions and at the Elder Care Center associated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital and to the Mather, a retirement home in Evanston, Illinois, as well as to the Church College in Sun City Center. He presented it in a shorter version format last year to the Men's Club of Sun City Center. A free offering to benefit the college will be appreciated.