SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Age-Friendly Landscapes for Seniors
South Dakota Focus: Active Generations
SDPB1: Thursday, May 31, 8pm (7 MT)
Taped on location at the Center for Active Generations during their annual Coalition on Aging Conference, in front of a studio audience. Experts discuss ways communities can improve their “landscape” to create more age-friendly communities. Most towns across America are suburbanized and research is finding that set-up leads to isolation and depression for the aging.
A movement is taking place across the country to create communities that include living, shopping, healthcare, recreation and education within walking distance. It’s a healthier, happier and more convenient way of living so families and individuals can age in place.
Leacey Brown - SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist
Erik Gaikowski - State Director AARP South Dakota
Gloria Pearson - Sec. SD Dept. of Human Services
Shauna Batcheller - Owner, Nestability