The Art of Aging

The Art of Aging seeks to provide information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older. This podcast is produced by the Dayton Foundation Encore Fellows Initiative and the Ruth Frost Parker Center of Abundant Aging.

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In this episode, we learn about the Threshold Choir movement.  Threshold Choirs help people during the transition between life and death, or during severe illness. We will meet Kate Munger, the founde...
April 4, 2021
In this episode, we meet Elizabeth Lokon, founder of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA).  OMA, which is based at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio, provides a research based arts...
March 4, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we hear the story of Dr. John Fleming, who grew up during the 1960’s civil rights era, protesting at lunch counters and marching from Selma to Montgomery.  Early in li...
February 4, 2021
In this episode we meet Rev. Scott and Rev. Karen Griswold.  Scott talks about his diagnosis of Alzheimer's and the steps he and his wife Karen have taken to understand and prepare for his future. In ...
January 19, 2021
In this episode, we look at a number of technologies that can significantly improve our lives.  First we talk to Debbie about her enthusiasm for Stitch.net – a website for people over 50, that she use...
December 6, 2020
Stu Maddux produced the film "Gen Silent" ten years ago, about the unique fears many older LGBT people have, about entering an assisted care facility.  In this episode, Stu reflects on the making of t...
November 3, 2020
In this episode, we decided to hear the remarkable life story of Al Schleuter - a man who was born in Ferguson, MO in 1940.  Al never met an African American until he was an adult, but he went on to d...
October 14, 2020
In this episode, we explore various ways people benefit from intergenerational relationships, including a church congregation that has successfully drawn parishioners of all ages, an adult day care th...
September 24, 2020
In this episode, we will be talking to Katie White, director of Age Friendly Columbus about the first four years of their efforts to establish Columbus, Ohio as an "age Friendly community".  Katie wil...
July 3, 2020
The Village to Village Network, begun in Beacon Hill Boston, has spread worldwide.  A Village is a neighborhood community that is organized around providing support for older citizens' needs.  Village...
June 11, 2020
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