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 Highlights Roaring Fork Enrichment

L isa Paige, E xecutive Director of My Community Health Foundation , shares details about Roaring Fork Enrichment , a program providing respite time for caregivers and a safe environment for people with early memory loss. Roaring Fork Enrichment has an oepn house on Wednesday, September 25 at the El Jebel Community Center from 1 to 4.

A Little Help Roaring Fork Valley Works for Seniors

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

Carbondale Elders Share Wisdom with Age-Friendly Community Initiative

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.

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.

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.

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