Sexuality & Relationships Program for Older Adults
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive set of programs to support people of all ages in honoring their bodies, practicing healthy communication skills, reflecting on relationships, and more. UUC hopes to offer a program for older adults (50+) based on the OWL curriculum in the first half of 2021. Click here to express interest.
Due to pandemic-related safety restrictions, we may need to adapt the OWL curriculum. The creators of the program, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, require strict adherence to the curriculum in order to call our program "OWL." Thus, we will be calling our program by a different name this year.
Our program was designed to focus on the needs and life stages of adults 50+. The program is also especially useful for caregivers of older adults.
The curriculum is 14 sessions that are each 2-hours long. Below is the list of topics.
UNIT ONE: Exploring Ideas about Sexuality
Workshop 1: Sexuality and Values
Workshop 2: Attitudes about Aging
Workshop 3: Examining Sexual Scripts
UNIT TWO: You, As a Sexual Being
Workshop 4: The Sexual Body
Workshop 5: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
UNIT THREE: Relationships
Workshop 6: Intimacy
Workshop 7: Sexual Consent and Boundaries
Workshop 8: Family Matters
Workshop 9: Sexuality and Loss
Workshop 10: Reframing Sexuality, Disability, and Chronic Illness
UNIT FOUR: Changes and Challenges
Workshop 11: Body Image
Workshop 12: Dating as an Older Adult
Workshop 13: Safer Sex
Workshop 14: Sex Play beyond Basics
Sexuality & Our Faith
Why teach about sexuality in a religious community?
The choices we make about sexuality and relationships reflect our values, which are integrally tied to our faith. A more thorough explanation of this is coming soon.
A Note Regarding Registration...
Registering your children and youth in the Religious Enrichment (RE) program provides us with accurate information to help us run high-quality programming and ensure that you receive the latest information. We ask that newcomers fill out a registration form to inform us of your children’s interests, special needs, and food allergies.
We do not charge a fee for our religious enrichment program. If you would like to make a voluntary donation, see the options here, and thank you!