September 5, 2008

Renowned Psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Write Monthly Column for The Erickson Tribune Newspaper

Dr. Ruth Westheimer (photo attached), the New York psychologist who became famous in the 1980's when she hosted radio and television programs that encouraged frank, open discussion of sex, will pen a monthly 300-word column in The Erickson Tribune newspaper starting in November. The column will be titled "Dr. Ruth On..." and will cover a wide range of topics relating to older adults.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Ruth writing for the Tribune," said Deborah Dasch, editor of the paper, which boasts 3 million readers across the U.S. "She's going to be calling upon her years of study and experience as a psychologist to cover a host of subjects that are of interest to our readers."

According to Dasch, possible topics for the column include advice for grandparents when their grandchildren start to date; tips for seniors who are looking to start dating again; insight into how relationships between parents and their children change as the parents age; advice for widows and widowers; etc.

About Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who sprang to national attention in the early 80's following the beginning of her live radio call-in program, Sexually Speaking. She went on to have her own TV program, appeared on the cover of People Magazine and TV Guide, and is the author of 32 books and counting. Her fans of all ages can find her advice on Retirement Living TV, on her own website,, and in her syndicated newspaper column. She teaches at both Yale and Princeton and gives lectures all around the world. Dr. Ruth lives in New York and has two children and four grandchildren.

About The Erickson Tribune: The mission of The Erickson Tribune - a monthly newspaper with a print circulation of 3 million that is also available online - is to involve, inform, and inspire people to take charge of their lives. It does this through an array of features, in-depth articles, contests, and health-related news that fill a niche for retired Americans. The Erickson Tribune is published by Erickson Retirement Communities.