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.
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Senior Matters July 13, 2016
Diane and guest Randi Lowenthal discuss "Yes on Colorado End of Life Options." Lowenthal is gathering signatures to get this on the state ballot in November.
Senior Matters June 8, 2016
Diane's guest is the man, the myth, the legend, Lon Winston, founding artistic director of Carbondale's award-winning Thunder River Theatre.
Senior Matters May 11, 2016
Diane's guests are Diane Darling and John Hoffman. The topic is a new program at Senior Matters for those with early memory loss. It's called the Roaring Fork Brain Train. Good stuff! Give a listen.
Senior Matters March 9, 2016
Hot on the heels of her 76th birthday, host Diane Johnson talks to Lyn Byars about Reikei. Happy Birthday, Diane!
Senior Matters February 10, 2016
Diane's guest is naturopathic doctor, Jody Powell.
Senior Matters January 13, 2016
This month, she invited in Dave Lawson, Owner of In & Out Driving School to talk about winter weather driving tips.
Senior Matters December 9, 2015
Today's guest is Mary Lilly "Carbondale's Lady Centenarian."
Senior Matters October 14, 2015
Diane talks to Jennifer Bouchet about advance health care directives for seniors.
Senior Matters September 9, 2015
Today's guest is Brent Herrala, RN who will talk about Alzheimer's.
Senior Matters August 12, 2015
Nancy Thal and John Fields talk about co-housing and building a shared living community.