As new research promises more effective strategies for aging, today’s maturing adults have more resources than ever to stave off the physical and mental decline that have plagued previous generations of older adults. The Art of Aging, a half-hour public television special, looks at a variety of aging-related issues — obesity, lack of exercise, and mental stagnation — and what people are doing to lead healthier lives.
The Art of Aging, produced locally by Leaping Media, premieres Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. on KCTS. It will be repeated on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m.
The special features a number of Seattle-area health experts, including several from the UW, as well as mature adults who are working to remain physically, socially, and intellectually active and independent.
The Art of Aging is hosted by Ron Reagan, news analyst for MSNBC and host of a daily show for Seattle’s 710 KIRO Newsradio. He is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.
For more information, please visit www.artofaging.org.