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.
Senior Matters

Senior Matters

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Senior Matters Shares the Joys of Volunteerism

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.

Senior Matters Welcomes New Heritage Park Executive Director Brian Zaragoza

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.

Senior Matters Welcomes New Heritage Park Executive Director Brian Zaragoza

Carbondale Author Linda Criswell Shares Carbondale-Inspired Book on Senior Matters

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

Carbondale Author Linda Criswell Shares Carbondale-Inspired Book on Senior Matters

Senior Matters Looks Into the Science of Neuroplasticity

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.

"Boost your Brain Power" on Senior Matters

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.

Diane Johnson Learns Ins and Outs of CBD with John Lee of Providence Apothecary

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

Diane Johnson Learns Ins and Outs of CBD with John Lee of Providence Apothecary

Author Mike Nemeth on Dying with Dignity

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.

Diane Johnson Learns the Ukulele on Senior Matters

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.

Way of Compassion Bicycle Project Benefits Community

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.

C'Dale Trustee Lani Kitching on Affordable Housing for Seniors

Host Diane Johnson chats with Carbondale Trustee Lani Kitching about affordable housing options for seniors.

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