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 December 12, 2012
Host Diane Johnson welcomes Lisa Dancing Light and Doug Graybeal in a discussion about multi-generational co-housing communities.
Senior Matters December 9, 2015
Today's guest is Mary Lilly "Carbondale's Lady Centenarian."
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 February 12, 2014
Local dispensary owner James Leonard joins the show to talk about the medical benefits of marijuana.
Senior Matters February 20, 2013
Bobby Mason is Diane's guest today.
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 January 14, 2014
Barbara Bush, RN, and Sean Jeung talk about the celebration of life that is hospice.
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 January 9, 2013
Registered Dietician and Wellness Coach Lisa Paige talks about medicare and nutrition therapy.
Senior Matters July 17, 2013
Periodontal Specialist Dr. Garry Millard talks about Dental Health and Care for Seniors.