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26 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Scott Shirley on Senior Matters
Host Diane Johnson interviews Scott Shirley, Program Director at Lift Up, about Farm to Food Pantry, a food distribution program serving residents of the Roaring Fork Valley community.
26 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Senior Matters: "Valley Meals and More" and "Liftup"
Diane has a conversation with Mary Kenyan from Valley Meals and More plus volunteers Alice and Steve from LIFT-UP about what these organizations are doing for our senior community.
24 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Senior Matters Interviews Colin Laird
Diane Johnson interviews Executive Director of the Third Street Center, Colin Laird.
28 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Meet the Man Behind the Sno-Cones
It's Ted Zislis! And he joins Diane on Senior Matters to talk about the crew at the Senior Matters Sno-Cone Stand at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. They also talk about sneaker recycling and other local happenings.
28 minutes | May 13, 2021
Senior Matters Celebrates Our Furry Friends
Erin Galbreath returns to the KDNK studio, wearing her animal lover's hat. She is the Event and Development Director at Colorado Animal Rescue. Erin and Diane talk about pet adoption, how CARE operates, and how pets can help fill human life.
22 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Judd Haims on Senior Matters
Judd Haims is the Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, based in Eagle. He speaks with host Diane Johnson about how he was moved to become a caregiver and how to get seniors reconnected to old hobbies, like fly fishing!
30 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Senior Matters Celebrates International Women's Day
Two long-time KDNK voices get together in-studio to celebrate International Women's Day. Diane Johnson and Amy Kimberly talk about living in Carbondale, upcoming town events, and they welcome spring's feathered friends.
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Senior Matters Praises "Git'er Done, Girls"
This time on Senior Matters, Diane Johnson speaks with Jorie DeVilbliss, who's been providing support and sometimes overlooked services for seniors through "Git'er Done Girls" and "Hometown Tech." Diane has recently downsized and moved to Crystal Meadows. Jorie talks about how she helps facilitate similar moves for her clients.
21 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Mary Kenyon Returns to Senior Matters
Host Diane Johnson encourages seniors to break out their spikes and get their winter walks in safely! Mary Kenyon of Valley Meals and More calls in from her own evening walk to talk about her work in the senior community, the importance of volunteers, and more.
22 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
From the Archives: Lift-Up Director Angela Mills on Senior Matters
This episode of Senior Matters first aired in November, 2019, when host Diane Johnson spoke to Lift-Up Executive Director Angela Mills. Lift-Up is a local nonprofit creating a bridge to empowerment and self reliance.
39 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Senior Matters Honors Veterans Day
This month, Senior Matters falls on Veterans Day! Diane calls up retired U.S. Airforce Colonel Gregory J. Rosenmerkel to talk about service and the evolution of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
25 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
The Highs and Lows of Diabetes Management on Senior Matters
Nutritionist Marcey Robinson calls in from a hair appointment to chat diabetes management with Diane Johnson.
23 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
The ABCs of CBDs with Senior Matters
Today on Senior Matters, DeDe Osborn joins Diane Johnson to talk about CBD for seniors.
25 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Artist Ellen Stapenhorst Sings About the Census
Local musician Ellen Stapenhorst has been entertaining audiences for decades. This year, she had the unique challenge of crafting a song encouraging folks to complete their census forms. Also joining Diane Johnson on this musical edition of Senior Matters, Rachel Brenneman with the Aspen to Parachute Complete Count Committee gives an update about this year's deadline. You can complete the census online or by calling 844-330-2020.
35 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Valley Meals and More Expanding to Meet Seniors' Needs During COVID-19 Crisis
Senior Matters returns for a live episode from the KDNK studio! This month host Diane Johnson discusses senior meal delivery with Mary Kenyon, director of Impact Marketing and founder of "Valley Meals and More."
24 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Heritage Park Executive Director Provides Coronavirus Update
Diane Johnson hosts Senior Matters remotely this month and chats with Brian Zaragoza, Executive Director for Heritage Park Care Center, about what they're doing to limit risks to residents and their families and friends.
31 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Garfield County Senior Programs Discusses Services, Coronavirus, and Upcoming Events
Garfield County Senior Programs manager Judy Martin joins Diane Johnson on Senior Matters to discuss the census, coronavirus, and upcoming programs and services to promote the well-being, health and independence of our senior community.
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Senior Matters Highlights Age-Friendly Initiative
This month on Senior Matters, Diane Johnson speaks with Niki Delson of the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative and Mary Kenyon with Impact Marketing.
26 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Outsmarting Scammers with Senior Matters
This month on Senior Matters, host Diane Johnson is joined by Carbondale Police Lieutenant Christopher Wurtsmith to provide advice on identifying and avoiding phone scams.
26 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Senior Matters Introduces Renew Roaring Fork
Renew Roaring Fork is a new senior community in Glenwood Springs designed to cater to the unique needs of its residents with assisted living and memory care. Director of Marketing Mike Hoffman and Activities Director Jenetta Howell join Diane Johnson on Express Yourself to share details.
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