39th Annual
Mental Health and Aging Conference

Intimacy and Sexual Expression in an E-Society

November 8th, 2019 @ 7:30am – 5:00pm
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

7:30-8:00am Registration • Continental Breakfast • Visit Resource Fair
8:00-8:10am Opening Remarks – Al Rowlett, MBA, LCSW, CPRP, CEO Turning Point Community Programs, MHAC Conference Chair
8:10-8:20am Conference Host – Jennifer Whitney, LMFT
8:20-8:30am Welcome – Ryan Quist, PhD, Sacramento County’s Behavioral Health Director
8:30-10:15am Tim ClueThe Placebo Effect – Connection, transparency, and trust are the new currency that drives culture. Tim’s reinvention of motivation as trust and connection is the game changer that inspires engagement and collaboration. His drive to connect the disconnected, and reveal how finding comfort in discomfort is the catalyst for all growth and change, is embraced in Tim’s hilarious and dynamic approach that reflects the chaos and speed in with which we now work and live.
10:15-10:30am Break • Visit Resource Fair
10:30-12:15pm Helen Kales, MDWill speak from the medical and a positive aging perspective.
12:15-12:45pm Break for Lunch Set-Up • Visit Resource Fair
12:45-1:30pm Lunch • Visit Resource Fair
1:30-3:00pm Renee Balcom –Raging Aging and the Kama Sutra – Old people having sex? Ew! Why does the very idea invoke something close to disgust in so many? We need to open our minds to “senior sex”, get comfortable with the idea. Strive to be a part of the party and never abandon our sexuality for the stereotypical lonely “old man / or woman”. Overturn the conventional notions that are reinforced by advertising that sex is only for the young. At any age, adults have the right to seek our sex with other consenting adults without censure.
3:00-3:15pm Break • Visit Resource Fair
3:15-4:45pm Joan Price –Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex – Yes, sex after 50, 60, 70 and beyond has its challenges, but it can also be satisfying and joyful if we learn, adapt, and explore. Let’s throw out the stereotypes about older-age sexuality, debunk the myths, and send you home with solid information and a new attitude about older-age sexuality and how to talk about it. Bring your questions!
4:45-5:00pm Closing Remarks – Al Rowlett • Acknowledgements • CEUs • General Evaluations • Raffle

We would like to express our thanks and sincerest gratitude for this year’s Presenters, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Registrants, without which we would not be able to continue to educate, destigmatize and promote important conversations about mental health and aging.  Your involvement contributes greatly to the quality and success of the Mental Health and Aging Conference.

You are encouraged to attend our Resource Fair on breaks and at lunch to familiarize yourself with the behavioral healthcare products and services, model programs and best practices available in our community.