Conversations About Aging: Shirley Weaver, 82

When I decided to launch Conversations About Aging, I contacted lots of people and organizations for recommendations on individuals I might interview. One of them was Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging. One of her recommendations was Shirley Weaver. "In her 80s, a force to be reckoned with — a must interview!" I took her advice. Listen to my conversation about aging with Shirley Weaver, 82. She IS a force to be reckoned with.

By |2019-12-26T20:52:26-05:00July 15th, 2019|Podcast|2 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Joy Hare, 75

Joy Hare tries to live up to her name in all aspects of her life. You can't make it to 75 without experiencing some heartache, and she has. But she is always seeking joy, which is reflected in the poetry she writes, the art she produces, the work she does, and the adventures she takes. She reflects on all of that in the latest episode of my special series Conversations About Aging.

By |2019-07-01T08:31:24-04:00July 1st, 2019|Podcast|3 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Lavon Harris, 100

Lavon Harris is grateful to have lived as long as she has — 100 years! She considers herself healthy, happy, and also sad because you can't live without some sadness in your heart. She shares her joys and her sadness in this episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By |2019-12-26T20:43:58-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Jack, 74

During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By |2019-12-26T20:34:33-05:00April 8th, 2019|Podcast|2 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Emma, 86

Emma celebrated her 86th birthday in early March. The month before marked the first anniversary of her husband Warren's death. We talk about the beginning and the end of their long life together in the latest episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By |2019-12-26T20:31:47-05:00March 25th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Leona, 92

Conversations About Aging is a podcast about .... aging. I am traveling the state of Maine talking to people 60+ about their perspectives on growing older. Leona, who is 92, lives in the largest city — Portland. There's plenty to do there but one major challenge makes it difficult for her to get around. It's not her age.

By |2019-12-26T20:22:34-05:00February 25th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Opioid addiction and reversing an overdose with Narcan

Narcan, a medication that can reverse a drug overdose, has become a familiar name in Maine. A bill making it available to everyone was recently vetoed by Governor Paul LePage, only to be overridden a few days later by state lawmakers. In this Catching Health podcast, addiction specialist Dr. Mark Publicker explains how Narcan works and when it can be used.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:39-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

How to talk to your kids about sex

Your kids are bombarded with information about sex in the news, at school, online. You want them to hear it from you. If you're worried about saying the right things at the right time, listen to this podcast with certified sex therapist Jennifer Wiessner.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:56-04:00January 9th, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments