SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Age-Friendly Landscapes for Seniors

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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.

Guests include:

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

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