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Dr. Ruth to participate in Phoebe Institute virtual conference


Dr. Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, will present a live Q&A session on March 18 at the Phoebe Institute on Aging’s free virtual conference on “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” This conference is presented by Cura Hospitality.

The 92-year-old author and professor will present live from her home in Manhattan in a moderated question-and-answer format, led by local PBS39 “Counter Culture” host, Grover Silcox. Upon registering for the conference, attendees, including community health care professionals and family caregivers, have the opportunity to submit questions to Dr. Ruth about sexuality, aging, and isolation.

In addition to Dr. Ruth, 17 speakers will present, including Robert Torres, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, and Jane Fleishman, presenter of the TEDx Talk “Is it OK for Grandma to Have Sex? Lessons from an Aging Sexuality Educator.”

“Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging” is free to the public and will be presented live, in part, through a collaboration with WLVT PBS39. The ic conference will focus on the 70 million-plus self-reliant, highly-educated baby boomers who strive to take a proactive role in their aging process as they face the challenges of navigating an increasingly complex health care landscape.
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