Facilitator: HEATHER COBB

November 15 - December 5, 2021


Workshop Description“Do people have sex in the nursing home”? A question received in the question box working with grade seven students. It’s not just younger folks who have questions. There are multiple myths, jokes and stereotypes all leading to stigma and shame about sexuality and aging.


In this workshop we will examine how to talk about sexuality in a healthy way, as an important part of relationships and self-awareness.

Topics will include:

  • · sexuality across the lifespan
  • · menopause
  • · the changing body and sexual function
  • · safer sex at any age including STBBI
  • · LGBTQ2S+ seniors and elders
  • · Sexuality and end of life

This workshop is for you if you are reaching that point in life when these topics are real for you or if you work or care for elders/seniors.


  • Heather Cobb uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a Sexual Health Promotion Specialist with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program, Alberta Health Services in Calgary. An education and training professional, Heather’s education includes a Bachelor of Sciences in sociology and psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the UK. Areas of focus and particular interest for Heather include normalizing sexuality in the family, and sexuality and disability.