The Art of Aging

The Art of Aging seeks to provide information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older. This podcast is produced by the Dayton Foundation Encore Fellows Initiative and the Ruth Frost Parker Center of Abundant Aging.

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Dr. Jamie Mitchell, an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, shares research she has done in effective communication between doctors and African American men.  She e...
October 8, 2021
Leslie Gold, an accomplished radio host and producer, shares some of the stories behind the subjects of her new podcast, A Life's Story.  Her subjects are all over 85, some over 100.  The stories push...
September 8, 2021
What happens when a 64 year old man decides to through hike over 2000 miles of the Appalachian Trail?  In this episode, we meet David Rough who was inspired to take on this challenge as a way to raise...
September 2, 2021
Bobbie McKay was called to the ministry during the 1960s when it was rare for a woman to be ordained in the Methodist Church.  Not to be deterred, she was ordained and went on to have a career that in...
August 5, 2021
In this episode, we will meet Susan McFadden, author of Dementia Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them.  Susan shares her years of research in how communities in England an...
July 13, 2021
Palliative care is a team approach to supporting patients with serious illness.  In this episode, we meet Dr. Stacie Levine, who is the founder of the palliative care program at the University of Chic...
June 7, 2021
How likely is it that you will need long term care in your future?  What are the factors that you need to take into consideration?  In this episode, we talk to Dr. Robert Applebaum, who is the Directo...
May 4, 2021
In this episode, we learn about the Threshold Choir movement.  Threshold Choirs help people during the transition between life and death, or during severe illness. We will meet Kate Munger, the founde...
April 4, 2021
In this episode, we meet Elizabeth Lokon, founder of Opening Minds Through Art (OMA).  OMA, which is based at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio, provides a research based arts...
March 4, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we hear the story of Dr. John Fleming, who grew up during the 1960’s civil rights era, protesting at lunch counters and marching from Selma to Montgomery.  Early in li...
February 4, 2021

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