Silver Threads

Weekly half-hour program, Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. on WXXI Reachout Radio

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.

Ways to Connect

55+ Magazine profiles Rochester native, Mary Therese Friel, former Miss USA, entrepreneur, philanthropist and senior role model. Other senior models are represented as well.

AARP Bulletin offers advice and information that isn’t always shared with consumers,  in the article What They Know that You Don’t.

The issue of seniors and guns in multi-faceted, involving  buying, training, hunting, sport shooting, safety, protection, dementia and suicide.

A nursing home that houses a day care center and day care centers that accommodate both children and seniors have are proving that young and old benefit from such experiences.

The American Red Cross booklet Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors offers detailed information on how to prepare for any type of disaster.

Articles focus on two drugs, metformin and rapamycin, being studied as potential anti-aging agents.

Articles from NY Times and Variety focus on the mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone in several lawsuits involving, romantic relationships, business partners and family. Additional articles refer the process for determining competency.

From AARP magazine, veterans tell stories of battles they survived as their comrades died and from History.com website, additional information about the history of Memorial Day.

This program offers the stories of two amazing women, both champion athletes winning filed and track events into their 90’s, and the part the brain’s white matter play in their abilities.

The New York Times and Next Avenue, provide insight into the therapeutic value of the dreams and visions of patients as they approach death.

Multiple sources describe caregiving robots including Robear, that can lift a frail adult, Nadine, a humanoid who can converse with you and a robot to coach you in exercise.

Multiple sources including Science Daily and the Wall Street Journal,  present information on technology and innovation that benefit seniors, such as the tablet, available now and smart walkers, on the horizon.

About.com is the source for several articles on clutter: the different types of clutter and methods for reducing clutter in all areas of the home.  Additional suggestions are found in the March issue of AARP Bulletin.

This program focuses on the issue of senior hoarding, its pathology and the serious consequences for the hoarder, the family and in some cases, the community.

Articles from various sources including the New York Times and Next Avenue present stories and insights supporting the influence of music and dance on physical, mental and cognitive aspects of aging.

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