elderly http://iowapublicradio.org en Quality of Life for Iowa Seniors http://iowapublicradio.org/post/quality-life-iowa-seniors <p>Iowa&#39;s fastest growing demographic is comprised of individuals over the age of 85 and according to the U.S. census, Iowa is the fifth oldest state in the nation.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses how Iowa&#39;s oldest residents can maintain a good quality of life in their 80s, 90s and beyond with gerontologist <a href="http://www.hs.iastate.edu/awards/university-awards/university-2009/peter-martin/">Peter Martin</a>, whose research specializes in centenarians.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:15:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30218 at http://iowapublicradio.org Quality of Life for Iowa Seniors Gerontology: Policy, Abuse Prevention, and Athletics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gerontology-policy-abuse-prevention-and-athletics <p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Claudia Beverly, the Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Professor will be in Iowa in the coming weeks. &nbsp;Hear about how to ensure seniors get appropriate and quality healthcare.&nbsp; You will also hear from Tracey Robertson from the Heritage Area Agency on Aging, and two notable senior athletes to talk about physical fitness.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 28083 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gerontology: Policy, Abuse Prevention, and Athletics Dating and Socializing Later in Life http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dating-and-socializing-later-life <p>Once upon a time you and your sweetheart may have spent hot summer nights at the drive-in or cooled off at the soda fountain—but dating in 2013 is very different.&nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe on Talk of Iowa about dating and socializing for seniors.&nbsp; We’ll talk about the importance of social engagement as we age and the dating scene at the senior center, retirement community, nursing home, and online.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:14:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 23069 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dating and Socializing Later in Life Sex offenders living next to Grandma? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sex-offenders-living-next-grandma <p>A sex offender next door at the nursing home? It could pose a very real problem as Iowa&rsquo;s population ages. After a 95-year-old woman was attacked by a fellow resident at her nursing home, the legislature stepped forward to act. But there&#39;s been some heated debate in the Iowa Senate.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 211 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sex offenders living next to Grandma?