2nd Half of Life talks ethnicity and aging

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. 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

2nd Half of Life is made possible thanks to our sponsor Seton Family of Hospitals and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This week:
Life (Part 2) – “Ethnicity, Race & Aging”
How do different communities treat their older populations? Dr. Jerry C. Johnson, senior fellow at Penn’s Institute on Aging, Melvin Delgado, professor of social work at Boston University and Giang T. Nguyen, assistant professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania enlighten us about the many ways we age in a diverse society.

Life (Part 2) – “Survive and Thrive”
While some crumble in the face of adversity, others survive and even thrive — what makes them different? Mayo Clinic physician and cancer survivor Stephen Kopecky, Kate Braestrup (Here If You Need Me, the story of surviving Widowhood,) and clinical psychologist Cheryl Gore-Felton explain how survivors bounce back from crisis.