Human Touch: Intimacy, Sex, & The Generations with Gerontologist, Renee Skoglund
With Gerontologist, Renee Skoglund we explore the power of human touch, how intimacy and sexuality play a powerful role in our lives regardless of age. Covid-19 has highlighted what we have always previously taken for granted- a simple touch, a hug, or a kiss. A look back through the generations to see where we've been and how it's shaped our perceptions today. Is there a rise in STD's for our senior population and what role, if any, do our senior living communities have in education and discussion?
Renee Skoglund received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from Drake University and a Masters in Gerontology, from the University of Northern Colorado. She was awarded the Colorado Graduate Fellow and received the Graduate Deans Citation for Excellence.
She has worked in the Gerontology field for over 30 years, focusing on creating, implementing, updating, managing, and improving programs for people over 50. Programs included the creation of a hospital-based adult day program, a hospital-based membership program, starting her own company to maximize activity, engagement, and happiness, which result in a better quality of life. Several of the programs received national awards.
She is the Executive Director at the Sanctuary in St. Cloud, MN.
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