SENIOR MATTERS hosted by Diane Johnson, spotlights seniors in the community, representatives of senior services and programs and activities of interest to seniors.
SENIOR MATTERS came into being in 2006 in response to the growing need for a voice that would speak to and for seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley.
The valley offers a wonderful environment to live in, grow and grow older in. Statistics have proven that physical, mental and social activity plays a significant role in extending the life span of everyone in every age group. Recent surveys show that the average age for retirement, which used to be 64, today is now 70.
Trends are changing - and it is only natural for our local aging population to enjoy and active lifestyle.
The Carbondale community recognizes seniors as a valuable asset and provides the opportunity to contribute and expand their talents and knowledge.
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Senior Matters August 13, 2014
This week is National Health Care Center Week, and in recognition of the vital part Heritage Park Care Center plays in our community, host Diane Johnson welcomes Robert Baker, the Executive Director of Heritage Park, and Keith Maurer, director of Outpatient Therapy Services.
Senior Matters July 9, 2014
Diane's guest is JoAnn Anderson, discussing the Aging Well Community Planning Initiative addressing housing needs of the senior community.
Senior Matters June 11, 2014
Carbondale musician Jimmy Byrne is Diane's guest, and they talk about the benefits of music for seniors, especially those with Alzheimer's. Jimmie also gets Diane singing harmony.
Senior Matters April 9, 2014
Tai Chi instructor Martin Finklestein
Senior Matters March 12, 2014
Longtime local, singer and pianist Besty Schenk.
Senior Matters February 12, 2014
Local dispensary owner James Leonard joins the show to talk about the medical benefits of marijuana.
Senior Matters January 14, 2014
Barbara Bush, RN, and Sean Jeung talk about the celebration of life that is hospice.
Senior Matters December 11, 2013
Author Barbe Chambliss will be talking about her book Contemporary Women Peacemakers, The Hidden Side of Peacemaking.
Senior Matters November 20, 2013
Gary Bender will talks about grassroots movements empowering people with disabilities.
Senior Matters October 16, 2013
Medicare Open Enrollment. What every senior needs to know. With guests Patty Daniels and Gary Steinen of Garfield County RSVP.