aging

Students and aging
8:11 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Washington University Students Ponder Life When They’re 64

Susan Stark
Credit Washington University

If medical tests found that you had risk factors that could possibly lead to Alzheimer’s disease when you are in your mid-60s, would you want to know?

What if you were a freshman in college, just starting out on your path to adulthood? Would that change your answer?

That’s one of the questions that students in a new course at Washington University are pondering as they look into what their futures may hold — cue the Beatles music — when they’re 64.

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Aging Missouri
5:34 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Health Agency Calls For Changes To Meet Needs Of Missouri's Older Population

Credit via Flickr/ AJ Cann

A new report on the health of older Missourians says cost and access to health care are key concerns as the state’s population continues to age.

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Profile
6:42 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Age Doesn't Slow Her Activity, But Marian Meade Says Activity Slows Aging

Marian Meade
Credit Donna Korando | St. Louis Public Radio

What’s the secret to longevity? For 91-year-old Marian Meade it’s a combination of work and healthy living.  A big part of both for her is Weight Watchers.

Doing nothing is anathema to Meade. She drives her 2008 ivory Cadillac with the specially ordered chrome grill and big, spiky chrome hub caps to work five times a week. At work, she operates a computer, a skill she learned not so very long ago.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:46 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Are You Ready To Live Until You’re 100 or 120? You Just May Need To Be

American Edna Parker was the oldest living person in the world when she died in 2008. In this 2007 photo she was 114.
Credit via Wikimedia Commons

According to the Pew Research Center, hundreds of thousands of Americans could live to see 100 by the year 2050. Women in France, Japan and the United States have already lived past the age of 114. With the now realistic possibility that individuals may live into the triple digits, planning ahead for retirement becomes both more important, and more challenging.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:41 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

STL Village Provides Network For Aging St. Louisans Wanting To Stay In Their Own Homes

(via Flickr/natematias)

For the thousands of St. Louisans retiring and deciding how to live the latter years of their life, keeping their independence and living in the comfort of their own home is a primary concern.

That's where STL Village hopes to step in.

Part of the national Village to Village network, the goal of STL Village is to provide members with the services needed for them to stay in their own homes longer, as well as the social activities desired to help them stay connected.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Journalist, Former Ballwin Resident Stone Phillips Shares Story Of Aging Parents

Stone Phillips along with his parents, Vic and Grace Phillips
(Courtesy: The Nine Network)

Journalist Stone Phillips grew up in Ballwin, Missouri and graduated from Parkway West High School.

Phillips spent 15 years at NBC News as a co-host of Dateline NBC and served as a substitute host for NBC Nightly News, Today and Meet the Press.  He now does reports on his own time at the website, Stone Phillips Reports.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:09 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Documentary "Age Of Champions" Makes St. Louis Debut

Featured athlete Bill Cannon
Sheila Rhoades

Every other year, senior citizens compete in the National Senior Olympics.  In Age of Champions, director Christopher Rufo shares the story of five athletes including sprinters, jumpers, and swimmers.

Host Don Marsh talks with Rufo and Bill Cannon, an 82-year-old swimmer from the St. Louis area who has earned more than 2,000 medals at the Senior Olympics.  Age of Champions is set to make its debut on PBS in 2013.

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