Aging Matters

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, […]

‘Aging Matters: Healthy Aging’ Premieres Thursday, Nov. 19

Posted by on December 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

Aging is inevitable; the secret is to do so as healthily as possible and to learn to manage the changes aging brings. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging,” the sixth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the pursuit of health and well-being as we age. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging” premieres Thursday, November […]

New ‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters’ documentary premieres May 28

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Ask most people and they’ll say they would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age; in other words, they want to age in place. But doing so is fraught with challenges such as climbing stairs, reaching upper cabinets, bathing safely, etc. There are also concerns about the surrounding community: Is there transportation; […]

What will our next ‘American Graduate’ documentary be about?

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    What will NPT’s third documentary for the “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” project be about? That’s up to you because the topic will come from members of the local community. Jo Ann Scalf, NPT’s Senior Director of Education & Community Engagement, is currently holding community engagement discussions with parent groups, educators and […]

New NPT Reports: Aging Matters Documentary Examines the Costs of Retirement

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Reports: ‘Aging Matters: Economics of Aging,’ a new documentary exploring the challenges of financing retirement, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, January 29 How will Boomers pay for retirement? It’s a question that has been grabbing headlines locally and nationally since the first Boomers began turning 65. Now, with pension funds endangered and medical costs rising, […]

NPT Productions Lands Five Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations

Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

NPT celebrated another successful year at the 29th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards last night! Receiving five nominations from five different categories both inspired and encouraged our entire station. A full listing of categories and productions, including those individuals nominated, follows. DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL Aging Matters: End of Life, Beth Curley, Mary Makley MAGAZINE PROGRAM Tennessee Crossroads: Ridin’ […]

`Aging Matters` Doc Explores Role of Family and Community in Eldercare | Event, Online and On-Air Premieres

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  NPT’s New Installment of the ‘Aging Matters’ Series Explores the Roles of Family Members and the Community in the Care of Elders Hosted by Kathy Mattea, ‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Caregiving’ premieres July 17 on-air and online; advance screening and discussion to be held July 14 at FiftyForward Knowles Patricia Hart Building. At least […]

Aging Matters Screening and Luncheon at FiftyForward

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Nashville Public Television and FiftyForward  will host a luncheon and preview screening of NPT’s new documentary NPT Reports: Aging Matters – Overview on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave. Nashville, Tenn. 37203.  Lunch will be provided, and panel discussion will follow the […]

Kathy Mattea to host new `Aging Matters` NPT series

Posted by on August 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters’ to spend more than three years exploring significant factors surround an aging population From the NPT Pressroom We’re excited to announce today that Kathy Mattea, the Grammy and CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter and advocate for a number of causes, including AIDS awareness and research, global warming and Appalachian mining practices, will host a new series focused on the […]

(NPT Reports) Tennessee NCLB Waiver Announced by Gov. Haslam

Posted by on February 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Tennessee is leaving behind No Child Left Behind with approval from the Obama Administration. Governor Haslam says the federal standards have become impossible to meet. But Tennessee will continue to work hard at education reform in a way that is effective yet realistic.