Aging Matters

NPT receives Council on Aging Sage Award for ‘Aging Matters’ project

Posted by on May 2, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Nashville Public Television is among the Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee’s recently announced 28th Annual Sage Awards honorees. NPT is being recognized for its ongoing Aging Matters project. Presented each year since 1992, the Sage Awards are given to older adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong commitment […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Legal Help’ documentary premieres March 28

Posted by on March 20, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Just over half of all older adults have had at least one civil legal problem in the last year and 87 percent of seniors seeking legal assistance had difficulty finding or affording it. Yet benefits and resources available to older adults are underutilized. Aging Matters: Legal Help, the fourteenth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT […]

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

Posted by on November 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

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 […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Posted by on September 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation’ Premiere, Preview Event in May

Posted by on May 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative […]

Aging Matters ‘Nutrition & Aging’ & ‘Practical Nutrition’ Premiere Nov. 16

Posted by on November 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

Of the diseases that can affect how we age, malnutrition is not an obvious one. However, researchers say more and more older adults are malnourished, including people who may look healthy or who may even be overweight. Nutrition & Aging, NPT Reports’ latest Aging Matters documentary, examines the hidden epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition among […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace’ Premieres April 27

Posted by on April 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

It is estimated that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States; a trend that will continue for the next decade. At the same time, we are living longer than ever before. The aging of our population will impact every aspect of our lives. Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace, the latest […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation’ Premieres Nov. 17

Posted by on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

There are more than 5 million elder abuse victims in the United States and it is estimated that one in 10 adults over the age of 60 is a victim. Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation, the eighth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and […]

NPT Receives 2017 Grant from the West End Home Foundation

Posted by on November 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

  Dianne Oliver, executive director of the West End Home Foundation, stopped by NPT last week to notify us that we’ve been awarded a 2017 grant in support of our Aging Matters project. This new grant will help fund two new documentaries – including Aging in the Workplace – along with a wide range of […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia’ Premieres June 27

Posted by on June 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. are living with some form of dementia. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, the seventh documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, examines the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia premieres Monday, […]