NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks’ premieres Nov. 15

Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks, the 13th documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. on NPT.

If you’re sick or hurt enough to go to the hospital, you expect to leave in better shape than when you arrived. But as we age, it becomes increasingly dangerous to be in the hospital. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore the benefits and risks of hospital treatment for older adults. We’ll also look at a growing movement by hospitals to adapt to the unique needs of the aging baby boom population.

A free preview screening of the documentary will be offered on Monday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FiftyForward’s Patricia Hart Building (174 Rains Ave., Nashville 37203). The event will include lunch and a panel discussion. The event is free, but RSVPs are required at



Additional broadcast times for Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks are below; the documentary will also be available for online viewing at

  • Monday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. on NPT2
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1p.m. on NPT2
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 5 a.m. on NPT2

Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks
was produced by LaTonya Turner, whose previous documentaries in the series include Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation and Aging Matters: Caregiving, winner of a Midsouth Regional Emmy Award. Turner also produced NPT’s Emmy Award-winning documentary, The Early Black Press: Tennessee Voices United.

The NPT Reports: Aging Matters series is hosted by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kathy Mattea. Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks is made possible by the generous support of the West End Home Foundation, the Jeanette Travis Foundation, The HCA Foundation and Cigna-HealthSpring. Additional support was provided by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.

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