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Inspiring feedback received about our in-house Sexuality & Ageing workshops.

In late 2022, the team at Family Planning Tasmania promoted our Sexuality and Ageing workshops to the Aged Care Sector. Two internal workshops were delivered on-site to an Aged Care Provider. 

We received some fantastic, inspiring and motivating feedback about the workshops and we wanted to share it. This kind of feedback shows why workshops like this are so important in the community.

About the Sexuality & Ageing workshop

The workshop aims to empower aged care workers in supporting the sexuality of people living in aged care. Sexuality and Ageing provides important information for managers, clinical staff and support staff with a focus on: 

  • Supporting compliance with the proposed Aged Care Accreditation standards, 2019, including maintaining Consumer Dignity and Choice (intimate relationships). 
  • Practical strategies to ensure care practices support the Aged Care Act 1997 residents’ rights and responsibilities. 
  • Understanding respectful ways in which intimate needs assessments can be undertaken as part of organisational practice. 
  • Examining pre-existing ideas about ageing and sexuality and empowering staff to develop a positive and respectful approach to intimate relationships.  
  • Exploration of issues such as dignity, consent and risk for clients and those that care for them. 
  •  Simple strategies that can assist in supporting diverse client needs.
  • Communication strategies for discussing topics relating to relationships, sexual health, sexuality, diversity and social safety. 
  •  Information about referral pathways for clients with unmet needs or who require further education.

Inspiring Feedback from 2022 workshops

Don’t just take our word for how important and valuable these workshops are, read it from the participants themselves. Here are some of the valuable insights and  feedback from participants in their own words.

Participants said that the workshop taught:

“better ways to communicate”

“understanding the importance of documenting strategies”

“assess and respond to sexual behaviours”  

“How to better advocate for Residents”

“How to encourage conversations that are difficult and to discuss sexual health with residents”

“The importance of maintaining residents’ choices”

“Understanding and addressing unmet needs”

“Understanding consumer rights and choices even with cognitive decline”

We were absolutely delighted to receive the feedback that 100% of participants would recommend this program to colleagues. 


If you would like more information on our Sexuality and Ageing program or to book a workplace workshop please get in touch with us on .


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