WKSU EXAMINES “THE AGING BOOM” IN A TEN-PART SERIES
Wednesday November 30, 2005
With people living longer than ever and the first Baby Boomers turning 60 in 2006, the realities of growing older are hitting home for many Americans. Beginning Dec. 5, WKSU presents "The Aging Boom," a ten-part series of stories related to aging in America from award-winning Reporter/Producers Mark Urycki and Vivian Goodman. Reports will air daily during WKSU's broadcast of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Stories, transcripts and additional informational links for the series will be available on the WKSU web site at www.wksu.org.
Series topics examine the positive and negative sides of life as a Senior Citizen. Themes include:
"Successful Aging" – Dec. 5.
"Victimization" – Dec. 6
"Gerontology" – Dec. 7
"Discrimination" – Dec. 8
"Caregiving" – Dec. 9
"Education" – Dec. 12
"Elder-friendly Communities" – Dec. 15
"Estate Planning" – Dec. 16
The schedule will be rounded out with reports from the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, which Urycki will attend in Washington, DC, on Dec. 11 through 14. The theme of this year’s conference is "The Booming Dynamics of Aging."
"The Aging Boom" is presented with support from The Center for Community Solutions, The Greater Akron-Canton Area Agency on Aging Foundation and the Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, and WNRK 90.7 Norwalk. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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