Monday, August 4, 2014
Our way of life revolves around the automobile, but we have a responsibility to drive safely. How do you know when you have to stop or if an elderly relative should stop? How can families and friends convince those who should no longer be driving to hand over their keys? Experts involved in senior driving programs offer proven strategies to deal with this sensitive topic. Because we all believe that driving is an important component to remaining independent, this episode also illustrates how careful and creative planning can help the senior transition successfully from driving to creative ways of getting around.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Living Alone After The Loss of a Partner
Most married women - and not a few married men - will eventually live alone. Because many elderly couples have enjoyed lengthy marriages, the loss of a spouse can be emotionally difficult. Individuals who appear in this episode offer compelling life lessons on how they were able to get through this challenging time and regain their positive outlook on life.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Perhaps one of the best things we can do to secure our independence and well being as we get old is to remain both physically and mentally fit. This episode focuses on seniors who have found ways to keep themselves both mentally engaged and physically healthy, illustrating an important theme in the series: the many benefits to society as a whole when more of its senior citizens take charge of a critical life issue.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The 2000 census confirmed that more grandparents are raising their grandchildren than at any time in America's recent history. Even under the best of circumstances, this puts enormous pressures on the grandparents. In this program we visit with grandparents who have assumed this role and developed coping strategies, such as participating in support groups that enable them to get through a potentially trying experience.