Talk of Iowa
Mon October 7, 2013
Quality of Life for Iowa Seniors
Iowa'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. Host Charity Nebbe discusses how Iowa's oldest residents can maintain a good quality of life in their 80s, 90s and beyond with gerontologist Peter Martin, whose research specializes in centenarians.
Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, 99-year-old Audrey Crabtree of Waterloo, 87-year-old Bob Welsh of Iowa City and 94-year-old Evelyn Birkby of Sidney--Iowa’s best known homemaker--also join the program.