KDNK Programs: Senior Matters

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 January 14, 2014

Barbara Bush, RN, and Sean Jeung talk about the celebration of life that is hospice.
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Senior Matters January 9, 2013

Registered Dietician and Wellness Coach Lisa Paige talks about medicare and nutrition therapy.
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Senior Matters July 17, 2013

Periodontal Specialist Dr. Garry Millard talks about Dental Health and Care for Seniors.
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Senior Matters July 18, 2012

Host Diane Johnson is joined by Samantha Pickard and Will Roush of the Wilderness Workshop to talk about the July 24 community outreach program.
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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.
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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.
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Senior Matters June 19, 2013

This show features "A Musical Salute to Roaring Fork Valley Senior Volunteers" with acepella singers "Mixed Emotions"
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Senior Matters June 20, 2012

This month’s guest is Physical Therapist Troy Harbour, who will be talking about the causes and effects of balance and gait issues as we age, and how exercise and retraining will help to restore stability.
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Senior Matters March 12, 2014

Longtime local, singer and pianist Besty Schenk.
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Senior Matters March 14, 2012

Senior Matters March 14, 2012

Jim Markalunas, third-generation native Aspenite and octogenarian, recalls the quiet times and the virtues of his Aspen experience for present generations.
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