The Next Chapter: A Sexuality & Relationship Program for Older Adults


The Next Chapter is based on Our Whole Lives for Older Adults, but activities are being modified due to the pandemic. 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. The older adult program is designed for adults 50+ and caretakers of older adults.

The class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30pm from March 2 through June 1 via Zoom. It is a closed group to support building on the conversation from one session to the next and to create a more comfortable space to share. If you'd like to be notified of future offerings, email our Transitional Director of Religious Enrichment. 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