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Getting help for aging family members or friends can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming.  We’ll hear from experts on some of the biggest challenges facing older people – from mobility to memory to medications – and ways to care for aging family members and friends.  We’ll also get advice on where caregivers can turn to get help and support.


Dr. Bill Thomas
www.watermans.org

Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to North Haven Island, for a panel discussion on “Aging on Islands: How Aging Has Changed … and Should Change”

Living to be 150

Sep 1, 2016
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Listen to our rebroadcast of this earlier show:

We speak with scientists and researchers about brand new longevity research, and what they are learning about the limits to how long humans can live.

Guests:

Dr. Steve Austad, University of Alabama-Birmingham, leading researcher on slowing the aging process

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., a scientist who is studying aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory and is the director of the aging course.

Project Looks to Help North Haven Residents Age on Island

Jul 14, 2016
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The concept of helping people stay in their communities as they get older is a popular and growing movement here in the U.S. But there are added challenges for those who live, say, on an island off the coast of Maine. One island community is taking steps to respond.

Living to be 150

Jun 30, 2016
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We speak with scientists and researchers about brand new longevity research, and what they are learning about the limits to how long humans can live.

Guests:

Dr. Steve Austad, University of Alabama-Birmingham, leading researcher on slowing the aging process

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., a scientist who is studying aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory and is the director of the aging course.

Disrupt Aging

May 12, 2016
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Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas and Lori Parham explain how what our culture tells us about aging – that it will change us against our will, and for the worse - is wrong and what we can do about it.  

Guests:  Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Best known for his health care system innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit (The Eden Alternative) which works to improve the care provided to older people.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Officials and stakeholders dedicated to tackling the issues facing Maine's rapidly growing aging population will gather in Augusta next month. 

House Speaker Mark Eves is attending the White House Conference on Aging Monday to provide Maine's perspective on its growing number of seniors.

ORONO, Maine_ One in three  Americans over age 65 will suffer a potentially serious fall this year, with an average hospitalization cost of $30 thousand dollars. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, older men and women are at increased risk of death due to falls with each decade of life that passes.  But a new device under development in Maine hopes to alter those outcomes.

Bone Health

Feb 18, 2014

  Join in a conversation on how to keep your bones healthy and strong as you age, what happens to our bones as we get older, whether or not we must shrink as we age, and the importance of calcium and vitamin D. We'll hear from experts on the latest research into osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by 

Dr. Ben Zolper, founder and medical director of Northeast Pain Management 

Aging in Place

Jan 15, 2014

  Our panel will discuss ideas about how to help our elders stay in their own homes as they age instead of needing to move into an assisted living facility. Learn about a virtual village in our state that provides services to seniors that allows them to remain at home. Ideas on keeping Mainers healthy and thriving in their communities.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by 

Noelle Merrill, Executive Director, Eastern Area Agency on Aging 

Kara Janes, Program Director of At Home Downeast(AHD) 

Hip Health

Dec 18, 2013

  14% of adults over age 60 have hip pain regularly. Hip replacement is on the rise (about 1/1000 persons has a hip replacement). Learn the latest on keeping hips healthy and what to do if you have hip pain.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by:

Dr. George Babikian, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon; Director, Division of Joint Replacement Surgery, Maine Medical Center

Dr. Brian J. McGrory, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon; Research Director, Division of Joint Replacement Surgery, Maine Medical Center

  What steps should be taken now to get ready for retirement and to ensure financial security later in life.

Host Jennifer Rooks will be joined by 

Matthew R. Dubois, Esq., Vogel & Dubois

Janet E. Cobb, MBA | Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 

Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC, Long Term Care, Life & Disability Insurance Agent 

Senior Health Issues

Jul 31, 2013

  A panel of experts discussed the biggest, and not so well known threats to the health of seniors in our state.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

  Understanding living wills and medical directives and how they can help clarify difficult end-of-life choices.

 Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Frank Chessa, Director of Clinical Ethics at Maine Medical Center

James Wasserman, Nephrologist with Maine Medical Center

Martha (Meg) Greene, Attorney and Partner with Brann & Isaacson who specializes in estate planning

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