No, not about their driving, or their money, or their ability to live alone anymore. No, no, this is the talk, the birds and the bees conversation. And especially the safe sex conversation.
But before you sit your mother or father or grandparents down for the talk, do read this article, Sex and the Single Senior, by Ezekiel Emanuel. It'll give you the ammo you need.
Here's an excerpt:
Combine retirement communities, longer life, unfamiliarity with condoms and Viagra — and what do you get? You get an S.T.D. epidemic among the Social Security generation that rivals what we imagine is happening in those “Animal House” fraternities.