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Group Target Population PurposeSenior Advocacy Group is a psycho-educational group designed to bring sex education to older adults Sexual activity among older adults is a significant topic that has received little attention Studies have shown that many older adults are sexually active however discussions about sexual problems including low desire erectile and vaginal lubrication difficulties and lack of education of contraceptives and medication that are prevalent in this population are at best infrequent Lindau Schumm Laumann Levinson OMuircheartaigh Waite 2007 Therefore the purpose of the group is to provide psycho-education and awareness on a topic that has largely been ignored sexuality among the aging The group target population is older adults specifically ages 60 and above Group Composition OutreachSenior Advocacy Group is an open mandatory group Since the purpose is to provide psycho-education and awareness on sex education it is essential to guarantee that every senior living in the apartment complex has the opportunity to come to the group The group meetings take place once a week after breakfast at 11am The group is heterogeneous and made up of 10seniors every week to ensure a level of comfort and allow every member the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences The group has four basic guidelines while in session 1 maintain confidentiality 2 respect one another 3 have patience with each other and 4 allow the person speaking time to finish before someone else jumping inThe individuals attending these group meetings are age 60 and older who live in a senior housing apartment complex There has been an outbreak of sexually transmitted infections among the seniors living here and a group of social workers have been hired to run these sex educational meetings56Objectives RationaleParticipants willIdentify the wide range of attitudes and feelings regarding sexuality among older adultsDiscuss their own attitudes and feelings about sex in mid and later lifeExamine the concept of sexual scripts and the
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