Boomers focus of 2nd Half of Life

As your PBS station, it is KLRU’s mission to bring people together around important issues. KLRU does this through various educational and outreach initiatives and we’re pleased to announce a new project that will begin later this month.

This fall, KLRU will present 2nd Half of Life, a six-part series airing weekly on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning October 8 and running til November 12. Created for one of the best-educated, healthiest, and most privileged generations in American history — the Boomers — the series aims to help people reinvent life after the age of 50. Additional resources at KLRU’s 2nd Half of Life Web site at klru.org/2ndhalfoflife

Thursday, October 8
Hit the streets to find out what annoys babyboomers about 20-year-olds on Intergenerational and learn how to bridge generation gaps with social experts. Then, find out how to make smart financial decisions within your family on Money is Love.

Thursday, October 15
Sit in with various religious leaders and psychology professors for Spirituality and Aging as they discuss the evolving spiritual lives of the Boomers and learn how sources of happiness change with age on The Science of Happiness.

Thursday, October 22
Test the best ways to keep your brain in peak condition on Brain Exercise. Next, discover Mechanic of Aging as you step into “empathy suits” designed to simulate how it feels to be older.

Thursday, October 29
Hear light-hearted stories and solid advice about money, health, and Medicare from experts during The Retirement Revolution who explain how to obtain a richer, healthier retirement.

Thursday, November 5
See how Baby Boomers on are re-inventing retirement with rewarding Encore Careers. Then learn the pros and cons of either retiring in your same community or moving to a ne place on Should I Stay or Should I Go.

Thursday, November 12
Learn how different societies treat their older populations on Ethnicity, Race & Aging. Then on Survive and Thrive, experts and cancer survivor Stephen Kopecky explain how survivors bounce back from crisis.