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[111] A Fresh Perspective on Caregiving

11/19/2020
As our loved ones get older, many have fears or uncertainty about what it means to take care of them. Whether it’s emotional and physical stress or financial strain, caregiving certainly comes with its challenges. But what if we have the wrong idea about caring for our aging friends and family? Today we hear from Isabel Tom, author of "The Value of Wrinkles: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life." Learn about her experience growing up in a multigenerational...

Duration:01:02:21

[110] Serving at Every Age

11/11/2020
This Veterans Day, we're honoring those who've served our country by telling their stories. On this episode, we hear the story of a 59-year-old soldier who re-enlisted in the army, and later, we talk to MSNBC anchor Richard Lui about his new documentary featuring young caregivers who are caring for their veteran family members.

Duration:00:24:33

[109] Life as a Student Caregiver

11/5/2020
Caregiving is already a demanding job, but did you know that 5 million caregivers in the US are also taking college courses? Today we talk to a student caregiver about her experience and learn more about policies that college and universities have in place for caregivers.

Duration:00:16:01

[108] How on Earth Do I Deal with Social Isolation?

10/29/2020
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about feeling isolated. On this episode, we hear about his year-long trip in outer space and how he learned to combat social isolation. We also hear from AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson and Dr. Rhonda Randall, Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare to learn more about the physical and mental health affects of social isolation and what resources are available.

Duration:00:14:16

Coronavirus Town Hall: Vaccines & Coping During the Pandemic Part 2

10/29/2020
For this live Q&A event, experts addressed the development of a coronavirus vaccine, including an update on current trials. They also discussed how to cope and maintain social connections as the pandemic continues into the fall. Guests: David M. Aronoff, M.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Altha Stewart, M.D., Immediate Past President of American Psychiatric Association.

Duration:00:14:51

Coronavirus Town Hall: Vaccines & Coping During the Pandemic

10/27/2020
For this live Q&A event, experts addressed the development of a coronavirus vaccine, including an update on current trials. They also discussed how to cope and maintain social connections as the pandemic continues into the fall. Guests: David M. Aronoff, M.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Altha Stewart, M.D., Immediate Past President at American Psychiatric Association.

Duration:00:21:07

[107] Psychic Scams on the Rise

10/15/2020
Fraud Update: This week, we'll hear from AARP's Fraud Watch Network and the US Postal Inspection Service about the recent uptick in psychic scams and discuss how to spot red flags and keep financial ruin out of your future.

Duration:00:18:35

[106] Fact vs. Fiction: How to Spot Misinformation Online

10/1/2020
With so much information available at our fingertips, it can be tough to determine fact from fiction online. On this episode, we discuss why misinformation spreads, how to spot it and what to do about it.

Duration:00:13:48

Coronavirus Town Hall: Your Finances, Health & Family Part 2

9/30/2020
As it has been six months since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus pandemic, this live event focuses on the most common concerns of older adults and what the world looks like in the “new normal.” Guests: Lee Baker, CFP, Owner and President, Apex Financial Solutions and David M. Aronoff, MD, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Duration:00:27:17

Coronavirus Town Hall: Your Finances, Health & Family Part 1

9/30/2020
As it has been six months since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus pandemic, this live Q&A event focuses on the most common concerns of older adults and what the world looks like in the “new normal.” Guests: Lee Baker, CFP Owner and President, Apex Financial Solutions and David M. Aronoff, MD Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Duration:00:31:55

[105] Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Surround Sound

9/24/2020
Many are aware of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s numerous achievements and love of the law, but some may not know that she had another passion. On this week's episode, we hear, in her own voice, about her love of opera.

Duration:00:13:46

[104] Solving the Poll Worker Shortage

9/17/2020
This year polling places are expecting a shortage of election workers, who are typically over the age of 60, due to the risks of contracting of COVID-19. Ben Brown, Founder and CEO of the Association of Young Americans, is working to solve that problem by enlisting people of all ages to sign up as poll workers this November.

Duration:00:15:09

Coronavirus Town Hall: Your Health & Staying Protected Part 2

9/4/2020
The live event featured a panel of experts to address your questions related to the latest information on the potential treatments and vaccine trials and what you can do to stay safe during the pandemic. Guests: Sheila Marie Young, MD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General, Harvard Medical School; Margaret Wallace Brown, Director, Planning & Development, City of Houston, TX.

Duration:00:36:14

Coronavirus Town Hall: Your Health & Staying Protected Part 1

8/31/2020
The live event featured a panel of experts to address your questions related to the latest information on the potential treatments and vaccine trials and what you can do to stay safe during the pandemic. Guests: Sheila Marie Young, MD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General, Harvard Medical School; Margaret Wallace Brown, Director, Planning & Development, City of Houston, TX

Duration:00:42:20

[103] We Are What We Eat: Ruth Reichl and The Changing American Table

8/27/2020
Today, we take a deep dive into food production in the U.S., its history and how COVID-19 is changing the way we eat with renowned restaurant critic Ruth Reichl. And later, we discuss a few book recommendations to add to your pandemic reading list.

Duration:00:22:55

Coronavirus Town Hall: Answering FAQ's Part 2

8/19/2020
Part 2. Live event featuring a panel of experts who addressed your most frequently asked coronavirus questions, including the latest information on a potential new stimulus package, unemployment benefits, protecting your health and caring for loved ones. Guests: Jean Chatzky, President and CEO, HerMoney.com, Oliver Tate Brooks, M.D., Immediate Past President, National Medical Association and Warren P. Hebert Jr., DNP, Assistant Professor, Loyola University of New Orleans and CEO, HomeCare...

Duration:00:34:43

Coronavirus Town Hall: Answering FAQ's Part 1

8/19/2020
Part 1. Live event featuring a panel of experts who addressed your most frequently asked coronavirus questions, including the latest information on a potential new stimulus package, unemployment benefits, protecting your health and caring for loved ones. Guests: Jean Chatzky, President and CEO, HerMoney.com, Oliver Tate Brooks, M.D., Immediate Past President, National Medical Association and Warren P. Hebert Jr., DNP, Assistant Professor, Loyola University of New Orleans and CEO, HomeCare...

Duration:00:51:16

[102] More Vital Than Ever: Social Security, Women Voters

8/14/2020
This month marks Social Security’s 85th anniversary and 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. Today, we discuss and celebrate how these milestones are more important than ever.

Duration:00:18:19

Coronavirus Town Hall: Navigating the New Normal Part 2

8/11/2020
Part 2 of 2. This live event provided information, tips and guidance to help older adults navigate the new landscape, including how to identify misinformation, care for yourself and loved ones, and stay connected during a turbulent economic and emotional time. Guests: Steven C. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Alex Mahadevan, Senior Multimedia Reporter, Mediawise and Poynter Institute, Donna Benton, Ph.D.,...

Duration:00:38:02

Coronavirus Town Hall: Navigating the New Normal Part 1

8/7/2020
Part 1 of 2. This live event provided information, tips and guidance to help older adults navigate the new landscape, including how to identify misinformation, care for yourself and loved ones, and stay connected during a turbulent economic and emotional time. Guests: Steven C. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Alex Mahadevan, Senior Multimedia Reporter, Mediawise and Poynter Institute, Donna Benton, Ph.D.,...

Duration:00:49:42