Archives for All About Aging

All About Aging 10/16/19: Older Adults Dating & UMaine Center on Aging

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Deb Burwell, Facilitator, talks about an upcoming event called “Singles Mingle” for people ages 55+, which will take place at Nautilus Restaurant in Belfast on Sunday, October 27th, 2-5pm. Pre-registration is required by 10/22: deb@paddlingtherapids.com

Dr. Len Kaye, Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging talks about their programs and new grants.

All About Aging 9/18/19: Health Benefits of Music & Ellsworth Library Senior Services

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-Ellsworth senior services are extensive
-Anyone can sing and enjoy music
-People with dementia remember songs from their past

Guests:
Amy Weishart, Director, Ellsworth Public Library, FMI: www.ellsworth.lib.me.us/
Allison Smith & Hunt Smith, Professional Musicians, Steuben, Maine FMI: www.huntandallison.net/

All About Aging 8/21/19: Nursing Homes, Hospice & Fall Prevention

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-Training med students by immersion in nursing homes
-Hospice
-Fall Prevention

Guests:
Marilyn Gugliucci, Professor of Geriatrics, University of New England
Faith Lane, Librarian, Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME

All About Aging 7/17/19: Age Friendly Cities

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-Maine cities already on board
-Best Maine city: Bucksport
-More cities needed

Guests:
Patricia Oh, AARP Consultant
Sue Lessard, Bucksport Town Manager

All About Aging, 6/19/19: Social Security

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Key Discussion Points:
-Women penalized by time out for caregiving
-Defined benefit retirement benefits better than defined contribution
-Several fixes for Social Security exist, none radical

Guest: Elizabeth Johns, University of Maine Center on Aging

DEBUT All About Aging, 5/15/19: Interview with Dr. Rebecca MacAulay

Producer/Host: Peg Cruikshank
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-Mild cognitive loss is not necessarily a prediction of dementia later on
-Physical exercise is important for brain health
-Much more research on aging brains needs to be done

Guest: Dr. Rebecca MacAulay, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono