Diane Johnson

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Diane Johnson interviews Executive Director of the Third Street Center, Colin Laird. 

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It's Ted Zislis! And he joins Diane on Senior Matters to talk about the crew at the Senior Matters Sno-Cone Stand at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. They also talk about sneaker recycling and other local happenings.

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Judd Haims is the Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, based in Eagle. He speaks with host Diane Johnson about how he was moved to become a caregiver and how to get seniors reconnected to old hobbies, like fly fishing! 

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Two long-time KDNK voices get together in-studio to celebrate International Women's Day. Diane Johnson and Amy Kimberly  talk about living in Carbondale, upcoming town events, and they welcome spring's feathered friends.

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This time on Senior Matters, Diane Johnson speaks with Jorie DeVilbliss, who's been providing support and sometimes overlooked services for seniors through "Git'er Done Girls" and "Hometown Tech." Diane has recently downsized and moved to Crystal Meadows. Jorie talks about how she helps facilitate similar moves for her clients.

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Host Diane Johnson encourages seniors to break out their spikes and get their winter walks in safely! Mary Kenyon of Valley Meals and More calls in from her own evening walk to talk about her work in the senior community, the importance of volunteers, and more.

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This episode of Senior Matters first aired in November, 2019, when host Diane Johnson spoke to Lift-Up Executive Director Angela Mills. Lift-Up is a local nonprofit creating a bridge to empowerment and self reliance.

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This month, Senior Matters falls on Veterans Day! Diane calls up retired U.S. Airforce Colonel Gregory J. Rosenmerkel to talk about service and the evolution of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Nutritionist Marcey Robinson calls in from a hair appointment to chat diabetes management with Diane Johnson.

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Today on Senior Matters, DeDe Osborn joins Diane Johnson to talk about CBD for seniors. 

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Local musician Ellen Stapenhorst has been entertaining audiences for decades. This year, she had the unique challenge of crafting a song encouraging folks to complete their census forms. Also joining Diane Johnson on this musical edition of Senior Matters, Rachel Brenneman with the Aspen to Parachute Complete Count Committee gives an update about this year's deadline. You can complete the census online or by calling 844-330-2020.

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Senior Matters returns for a live episode from the KDNK studio! This month host Diane Johnson discusses senior meal delivery with Mary Kenyon, director of Impact Marketing and founder of "Valley Meals and More."

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Diane Johnson hosts Senior Matters remotely this month and chats with Brian Zaragoza, Executive Director for Heritage Park Care Center, about what they're doing to limit risks to residents and their families and friends.

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Garfield County Senior Programs manager Judy Martin joins Diane Johnson on Senior Matters to discuss the census, coronavirus, and upcoming programs and services to promote the well-being, health and independence of our senior community.

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This month on Senior Matters, Diane Johnson speaks with Niki Delson of the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative and Mary Kenyon with Impact Marketing.

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This month on Senior Matters, host Diane Johnson is joined by Carbondale Police Lieutenant Christopher Wurtsmith to provide advice on identifying and avoiding phone scams.

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Renew Roaring Fork is a new senior community in Glenwood Springs designed to cater to the unique needs of its residents with assisted living and memory care. Director of Marketing Mike Hoffman and Activities Director Jenetta Howell join Diane Johnson on Express Yourself to share details.

Lift-Up

Today's guest on Senior Matter is Lift-Up Executive Director Angela Mills. Lift-Up is a local nonprofit creating a bridge to empowerment and self reliance.

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The 2019 flu season is upon us. Jenica Vander Mark, Staff Development Coordinator at Heritage Park Care Center, joins Diane Johnson to talk about staying healthy and receiving support.

A Little Help Roaring Fork Valley works towards connecting neighbors, organizations and services for seniors. Diane Johnson interviews director Mary Kenyon.

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The Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) seeks to raise seniors' voices through an ad hoc caucus of Carbondale citizens. Founding members Nicolette Toussaint and Ron Kokish joined Diane Johnson on Senior Matters to talk about this initiative.

Ted and Sue Zislis are retired and living the good life volunteering. Diane Johnson with Senior Matters invites them to share their story of arriving to Carbondale and finding involvement through volunteering.

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This month's guest on Senior Matters is Brian Zaragoza, the new executive director at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Brian shares about how Heritage Park is empowering lives and restoring independence for our senior community.

Watermelon Snow

Local author Linda Romero Criswell talks about her new book Watermelon Snow, inspired largely by Carbondale, with host Diane Johnson.

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On this month's episode of Senior Matters, host Diane Johnson talks about neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity. It's the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual's life. Johnson is joined by representatives from NFI, or the Neuroplastic Functional Institute. Senior Matters is heard once a month of KDNK and is hosted by Diane Johnson. The program spotlights seniors in the community, representatives of senior services and programs and activities of interest to seniors. Hear past episodes here.

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On today's Senior Matters, Marti Barbour and Dia Lynn of Boost your Brain Power share about brain health and ways to preserve cognitive function.

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This month's topic on Senior Matters is CBDs with special guest John Lee of Providence Apothecary in Glenwood Springs.

The Undiscovered Country

Host Diane Johnson interviews Mike Nemeth, author of The Undiscovered Country, about the complexities of family and the indignity of again and dying in present day America.

Stephani Askew

Host Diane Johnson receives her first ever ukulele lesson with Stephani Askew, artist, educator, muscian, creative director of the Redstone Art Center and leader of the Redstone Ukeladies.

Aaron Taylor

Way of Compassion Foundation director Aaron Taylor joins Diane Johnson to talk about the Way of Compassion Bicycle Project, an educational, safe, and compassionate bicycle shop and bicycle education program for community members to learn how to build, maintain, and develop lifestyles around bicycles.

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