20 episodes

Silver Threads is a weekly program of information on how you can make your senior years shine. Topics have included grandparenting; long term care options; leisure activities and travel; Medicaid and Medicare; Senior Living Options; Gratitude; Spirituality and Aging; Memoirs; Senior suicide; Finances and Retirement Investments.

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Silver Threads is a weekly program of information on how you can make your senior years shine. Topics have included grandparenting; long term care options; leisure activities and travel; Medicaid and Medicare; Senior Living Options; Gratitude; Spirituality and Aging; Memoirs; Senior suicide; Finances and Retirement Investments.

    Silver Threads # 2104: Next Avenue Readers Share Stories, 1/19/21

    Silver Threads # 2104: Next Avenue Readers Share Stories, 1/19/21

    Next Avenue asked readers to share special moments, times of resilience, aging in COVID and surprises they have had in aging. Six, all heartfelt and insightful, will be read on this program.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2103: Don’t Be Duped by COVID Vaccine or IRS Scams 1/12/21

    Silver Threads # 2103: Don’t Be Duped by COVID Vaccine or IRS Scams 1/12/21

    COVID-19 scams selling fake access to vaccines and treatments and IRS scams to steal your money or identity are on the rise.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2102: Who’s To Blame for Nursing Home COVID Deaths, 1/05/21

    Silver Threads # 2102: Who’s To Blame for Nursing Home COVID Deaths, 1/05/21

    An AARP special report offers several answers to the question “Who is to Blame for the 100,000 COVID Dead in Long-Term Care?”

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2101: Back to School Decades-Later, 12/29/20

    Silver Threads # 2101: Back to School Decades-Later, 12/29/20

    Seniors are returning to learning and higher education for many reasons. In addition to traditional degrees, many are acquiring certificates programs that can provide a variety of skills for enjoyment or to enhance employability.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2052: New Year’s Celebrations, 12/22/20

    Silver Threads # 2052: New Year’s Celebrations, 12/22/20

    COVID-19 will likely change how we celebrate the New Year. Articles share some celebration history, tips to keep you safe and some very interesting traditional foods.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2051: Christmas Reminiscence, 12/15/20

    Silver Threads # 2051: Christmas Reminiscence, 12/15/20

    Reminisce magazine offers memories of Christmas traditions, treasured items, toys and foods and a time capsule of the year 1959.

    • 27 min

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