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: "Valley Meals and More" and "Liftup"

Diane has a conversation with Mary Kenyan from Valley Meals and More and volunteers, Alice and Steve from LIFT-UP about all these organizations are doing for our senior community.

Senior Matters Interviews Colin Laird

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

Meet the Man Behind the Sno-Cones

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.

Senior Matters Celebrates Our Furry Friends

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Judd Haims on Senior Matters

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!

Senior Matters Celebrates International Women's Day

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.

Senior Matters Praises "Git'er Done, Girls"

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.

Mary Kenyon Returns to Senior Matters

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.

From the Archives: Lift-Up Director Angela Mills on Senior Matters

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.

Senior Matters Honors Veterans Day

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.