Choices has pledged to remain a part of our patients’ healthcare throughout the passage of time and cycles of life and offers a list of services especially for seniors.
For women, Choices is here to guide you through the pre-menopausal and menopausal changes that you experience. Our senior and mid-life services include hormone level testing, hormone replacement, nutritional counseling, counseling for age-related psychological problems, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, medical and holistic treatments for emotional and physical problems and referrals for osteoporosis screenings and mammograms.
Choices keeps in touch and informed on potential health needs and problems that seniors may be experiencing. Choices has identified the fact that today, men and women remain sexually active longer and do not always understand that they still face the risk of contracting and spreading HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through unprotected sex. Statistics don’t lie, and according to the CDC, the NY Times, AARP, WebMD, Psychology Today and other health-related websites, incidences of STIs among seniors in the USA have increased between 30% and 50% for diseases like syphilis, chlamydia and herpes, and by the year 2017 50% of all people with HIV will be over 50. Choices offers seniors confidential, dignified and convenient STI testing and counseling. A team of licensed clinical social workers is trained to help seniors understand the health risks associated with unprotected sex and preventive measures. The program encompasses two counseling visits, the first, pre-test followed by the lab test; and the second, post-test to review test results, answer questions and if necessary help put a treatment and support program in place. Choices accepts most medical insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare with low co-pays.
Education is the key to slowing the spread of STIs, and Choices’ workshop “Sex Never Gets Old” does just that for seniors. By mixing comprehensive and factual information about the different types of STIs, their symptoms, treatments, testing, prevention and safe sex methods, complete with demonstrations, and a bit of wry humor that is worthy of the topic with quotes about senior sex from Betty White, Woody Allen and other iconic seniors, Choices educates and informs the senior population. Each workshop includes Q&A, and is comprehensive, lively, full of humor, refreshingly – and sometimes brutally – honest, and often quite poignant. Today’s seniors are ready to abandon generational taboos, and many welcome the opportunity to talk openly about sex. They realize that it is a vital part of their lives, that it helps combat loneliness and that it just plain feels good.
Sex Never Gets Old
Statistics don’t lie. According to the CDC, the NY Times, AARP, WebMD, Psychology Today and most major publications and health related websites, incidences of STIs are up between 30% and 50% for diseases like syphilis, chlamydia and herpes and by the year 2017, 50% of all people, living in the United States with HIV, will be over 50. Education is the key to slowing the spread of STIs and Choices’s workshop series “Sex Never Gets Old” does just that through comprehensive and factual information about the different types of STIs, their symptoms, treatments, testing, prevention and safe sex methods complete with demonstrations, a bit of wry humor that is worthy of the topic and quotes about senior sex from Betty White, Woody Allen and other iconic seniors. Each workshop ends with Q&A a session that is comprehensive, lively, full of humor, brutally honest, and sometimes quite poignant.