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Healthy Aging Lecture Series

Through our exclusive Health & Wellness partnership with Eisenhower Health, you get access to physicians on a variety of health topics. Check back monthly for new programs, held on most Wednesdays at The Center, 5:30PM - 6:30PM








Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Alex Del Rosario, MD

Gay Men's Guide to Sex

Join Dr. Del Rosario for a broad overview of gay male sexual practices in the medical aspect. An in-depth question and answer session will follow.

Sexual Health & Wellness

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jon Colbert, PA

Sexually Transmitted Infections at Any Age

 Older isn’t necessarily wiser when it comes to preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condom use for vaginal/anal intercourse is lowest among the oldest adults, according to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Among adults age 61 and older who were surveyed, only 5.1 percent of men and 7.4 percent of women used condoms during recent sex.This is in part because for many older people, the sexual health disaster of their generation was an unwanted pregnancy – not HIV and STIs.  They may not be thinking about protection, but seniors are just as susceptible to STIs as younger people.

Sexual Health & Wellness

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Kenneth Lichtenstein, MD

HIV Infection: Risk Reduction for Diseases of Aging

 Many who have been living with HIV, some for more than 30 years, are now entering the phase of life when the consequences of aging become a reality. Other older individuals who have recently been diagnosed with HIV infection are facing the prospect of a new medical diagnosis to deal with as they age. Please join Ken Lichtenstein, MD as he discusses the future of HIV and Aging Research and the challenges related to growing older with HIV.

Sexual Health & Wellness

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jonathan Bechard, MD

Sexual Health in a Fetish World

 Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD, Internal Medicine, for a sex-positive discussion around common medical risks associated with fetish play, how to avoid them, how to talk about them with your doctor, and how to bring a health-positive voice to your desires and experimentation.

Sexual Health & Wellness

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jon Colbert, PA

HPV and Preventing Cancer

 Please join Jon Colbert, PA for a discussion to help demystify the HPV virus and how to use preventative care to help prevent cancer.  Find out what you can do to help decrease your chances of getting HPV and the different types of cancer linked to it. You will get answers to common questions about HPV, HPV infection, and how HPV testing is used.

Sexual Health & Wellness




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