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 April 18, 2012
Senior Matters April 30, 2013
Diane's guest today is Jody Powell, naturopathic doctor, and together they discuss what seniors need to know about vitamins, minerals and medications.
Senior Matters April 8, 2015
More senior news with Diane Johnson. This time her guest is Elizabeth Worrell, volunteer coordinator for Garfield County's RSVP. Diane ends the show with a tribute to the late Ruth "Ditty" Perry.
Senior Matters April 9, 2014
Tai Chi instructor Martin Finklestein
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 August 15, 2012
On this month's episode host Diane Johnson is joined in the studio by ranchers Bud Gates and Tel Gates to talk about living and working on the land they love.
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 December 10, 2014
How volunteering helps to make a difference in a Carbondale senior's life with guest Jay Leavitt.
Senior Matters December 11, 2013
Author Barbe Chambliss will be talking about her book Contemporary Women Peacemakers, The Hidden Side of Peacemaking.
Senior Matters December 12, 2012
Host Diane Johnson welcomes Lisa Dancing Light and Doug Graybeal in a discussion about multi-generational co-housing communities.