About the hosts
As an older adult, Dr. Jane Fleishman loves talking about sex with just about anyone and, in particular, other older adults and the professionals who work with them. She is on a mission and provides training to promote the sexual well-being of older adults in continuing care communities.
Jane has conducted research on the sexuality of older adults in same-sex relationships and has written a book about LGBTQ elders’ who came of age at the time of Stonewall.
She loves teaching, writing, and answering questions about sex. That’s why she loves being a co-host of this podcast. In her mind, she thinks of herself as a bit of a local media mogul with a column, Sexuality and Aging in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and is a regular guest on WHMP, her local independent radio station.
In her 60s, Jane received a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s been a lifelong activist and as she gets older she likes mentoring younger people taking leadership roles in social and political movements.
Ashley Mader, Ph.D., LICSW is a psychotherapist, sex therapist, educator and consultant who specializes in older adults. She runs a private practice with a focus on older adult sexuality and aging transitions. Dr. Mader received both her MSW and Ph.D. at Widener University in the Philadelphia area. She also has a blog called SHINE: Sexual Health In a New Era (www.ourshine.org). She resides in Amherst, MA with her partner and two cats.