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 April 8, 2015
More senior news with Diane Johnson. This time her guest is Elizabeth Worrell, volunteer coordinator for Garfield County's RSVP. Diane ends the show with a tribute to the late Ruth "Ditty" Perry.
Senior Matters March 11, 2015
Guest Karen Barbee.
Senior Matters February 11, 2015
This month's guests are Heritage Park Care Centers Recreation Director Patrick Morden, Pam Robinson and John Owens.
Senior Matters January 14, 2015
Tracey Yajko of Colorado Animal Rescue talks to Diane about a program that connects small animals with residents of local nursing homes.
Senior Matters December 10, 2014
How volunteering helps to make a difference in a Carbondale senior's life with guest Jay Leavitt.
Senior Matters November 12, 2014
Diane's guests today are Mary Steinbrecher and Penny Donelan of Garfield County RSVP. Together they will discuss your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
Senior Matters September 10, 2014
Host Diane Johnson speaks with Carbondale Chief of Police Gene Schilling to learn about the man who keeps watch over our town.
Senior Matters August 13, 2014
This week is National Health Care Center Week, and in recognition of the vital part Heritage Park Care Center plays in our community, host Diane Johnson welcomes Robert Baker, the Executive Director of Heritage Park, and Keith Maurer, director of Outpatient Therapy Services.
Senior Matters July 9, 2014
Diane's guest is JoAnn Anderson, discussing the Aging Well Community Planning Initiative addressing housing needs of the senior community.
Senior Matters June 11, 2014
Carbondale musician Jimmy Byrne is Diane's guest, and they talk about the benefits of music for seniors, especially those with Alzheimer's. Jimmie also gets Diane singing harmony.