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 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.
Senior Matters September 11, 2013
This month is World Alzheimer's month. Ann Johnson and Monica Muniz from the Carbondale caregivers support group "Food for Thought," and Charles Ewald of the Heritage Park Care Center's Alzheimer's Unit, join host Diane Johnson to discuss "Living with Alzheimers."
Senior Matters August 21, 2013
Debbie Sutherland of Garfield County Senior Services about a subject important to seniors and those who love them: falls.
Senior Matters July 17, 2013
Periodontal Specialist Dr. Garry Millard talks about Dental Health and Care for Seniors.
Senior Matters June 19, 2013
This show features "A Musical Salute to Roaring Fork Valley Senior Volunteers" with acepella singers "Mixed Emotions"
Senior Matters May 15, 2013
Kim Doyle Wille from Plant a Row to End Hunger and Gwen Garcelon from the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council.