Ruth Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference

Ruth Westheimer

Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, will be the keynote speaker on April 23, 2020, at the Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference — “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.”

The 91-year-old author, professor, and subject of the recent documentary — “Ask Dr. Ruth” — will present in a question-and-answer format allowing conference attendees including community health care professionals and family caregivers, the opportunity to ask about sexuality and aging.

The Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference, which will be held at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pa., will focus on the 70 million-plus self-reliant, highly-educated “baby boomers” who strive to take a proactive role in their aging process.

The Phoebe Institute on Aging is accepting proposals for additional sessions for this conference. Please visit for criteria and information on how to submit or call 610-794-5163 with any questions.

About the Phoebe Institute on Aging In 2001, Phoebe Ministries launched the Phoebe Institute on Aging, a forward-focused program aiming to provide forums for discussion and learning, including educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities designed to promote improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families. Guided by a community advisory board and supported by community-staffed committees, the Phoebe Institute on Aging works diligently to engage with the greater community and to ensure the availability of expert and cutting-edge resources to continually improve service to the aging and their families. For more information, visit

About Phoebe Ministries Phoebe Ministries is a not-for-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors. Founded in 1903 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Phoebe Ministries offers a full continuum of care to suit the diverse needs of senior adults. Located in seven Pennsylvania counties and serving thousands of seniors annually, Phoebe features four continuing care retirement communities, eight affordable housing facilities, home and community-based services and three pharmacies. For over a century Phoebe’s tradition of excellence and passion for caring have made us the leader in care for senior adults and their family members. For more information about Phoebe Ministries, call toll free 800-453-8814, visit

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