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 # 2115:15 Lessons from the Pandemic, 4/06/21

    Silver Threads # 2115:15 Lessons from the Pandemic, 4/06/21

    : In AARP’s Bulletin March Bulletin experts share what they believe we have learned about the pandemic’s impact on seniors and how those lessons can make life better as we recover. Medicine, self-care, ageism, savings, technology and trust are covered in Part 1

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2114: Romance and Dating During COVID and Beyond: 3/30/21

    Silver Threads # 2114: Romance and Dating During COVID and Beyond: 3/30/21

    COVID restrictions have had a major impact on the dating scene. Articles from AARP offer unique and exciting ways to connect beyond the zoom interview, including picnics, volunteering, exploring waterfalls and more.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2113: Family Housing and Relationships Change During COVID, 3/23/21

    Silver Threads # 2113: Family Housing and Relationships Change During COVID, 3/23/21

    Adult children, even those with families have moved back in with parents due to pandemic losses. Other families are opting to use accessary dwelling units, sometimes called granny flats to house aging parents. Both can alter family relationships positively.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2112 Green House Homes for Nursing Home Reinvention, 03/16/22

    Silver Threads # 2112 Green House Homes for Nursing Home Reinvention, 03/16/22

    Articles from WXXI report on the Green House model of skilled nursing. Small sizes offering residents private rooms and bathrooms and universal workers have kept COVID cases in check.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2111: Lessons from LGBTQ Elders, 3/09/21

    Silver Threads # 2111: Lessons from LGBTQ Elders, 3/09/21

    This week on Silver Threads, three Next Avenue articles highlight the lessons of several LGBTQ elders, a therapist, a priest, a journalist and others who model for all elders resilience , commitment and positivity.

    • 27 min
    Silver Threads # 2110: New Longevity Hot Spots Around the Globe, 3/02/21

    Silver Threads # 2110: New Longevity Hot Spots Around the Globe, 3/02/21

    Daniel Kennedy’s docuseries, Healthy Long Life takes us to China, Japan, India, Israel and Mexico while AARP writer Charles Schroeder adds lessons from Hong Kong, the Longest-Living Place on Earth

    • 27 min

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