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.

Ways to Connect

This month on Senior Matters, sitting in for regular host Diane Johnson, station manager Gavin Dahl explores the growing support in Congress for  'Medicare For All' legislation with Mountain Family Health Centers CEO Ross Brooks and reporter Joshua Holland, a contributor to The Nation Magazine and Rolling Stone, who hosts the Politics and Reality Radio show. See Holland's article on 'Medicare For All' in The Nation here. See Brooks' column on defending Medicaid funding for the Post-Independent here.

Senior Matters: The ABCs of CBDs

Jul 12, 2017

Diane talks to Doctor's Garden owner Josh Smith about the benefits of CBDs.

AH Marsh photo

This month's show features longtime Carbondale resident Rusty Burtard, sharing memories and gardening tips.

Eric Brendlinger, Carbondale Parks & Rec director, talks about the endless benefits of parks and recreation.  Click here for a list of local parks and 2017 summer events.

Judy Martin, Senior Programs Manager for Garfield County Health and Human Services, and Kimberley Gent, director of Alpine Legal Services, join Diane this month. Tune in for great tips!

Local yoga instructor Karin Bannerot joins Diane this month. Adaptive yoga!

Hone Williams

Diane talks to Bob Spuhler, Colorado ombudsman for the Western Slope, and local artist extraordinaire Hone Williams.

Dr. Greg Feinsinger and Diane Johnson talk about healthy winter eating with a plant-based diet. 

Senior Matters: Gong Bath Not All Wet

Oct 11, 2016

Host Diane Johnson talks to guests John Norton and John Hoffman about an upcoming gong bath with Richard Rudis and the healing properties of gongs. The Richard Rudis Gong Bath is Monday, October 17 from 7 - 8 PM at Carbondale's Third Street Center. Click here for tickets or call John Hoffman at 963.1689.