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Rev. Meredith McDougle (center) with the new Hilltop Circulator.
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In a past life, as registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbus City Council member Mitchell Brown says he got a keen understanding of the challenges aging Ohioans face.

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A health trend claims that blood transfusions from younger people can prevent aging, dementia and other problems associated with old age.

But the practice has raised ethical questions with the Food and Drug Administration issuing a warning to companies doing the transfusions this month.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, blood transfusions, the recent measles outbreak and more.

If you’re a Baby Boomer, here are a couple of statistics that should concern you. By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 and over. Yet a Harvard study says the nation has a serious shortage in accessible housing, the type that helps seniors age in place.

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Columbus City leaders have announced a planned senior housing "village" in the Hilltop.

Cannabidiol, an ingredient derived from the hemp plant, is a popular trend in wellness. Better known as CBD oil, it’s found in lotions, candles, coffee, lip balm, and many other products.

CBD oil, although derived from the same plant as marijuana, contains little to none of the chemical that produces a high.

The Ohio Pharmacy Board in August ruled that that CBD oil is illegal under the state’s new medical marijuana law.

Today on Wellness Wednesday we take a closer look at CBD oil and more. 

The Economic Impact of an Aging Population

Apr 9, 2018
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The world is aging at a rapid pace, and the United States and other countries are trying to grapple with the economic effect it will have. We'll take a look at the challenges and advantages of an aging population. 

Retirement means letting go of busy lifestyles and unlearning some habits, but also provides the opportunity for learning, playfulness, transcendence and spiritual reflection. 

In the final podcast of this mini series, we discuss retirement, the aging process and the journey of self-reflection from a spiritual perspective.

Anna Fiehler, 56, jokes that she was one of the first people to date online. She may not be wrong.

The Economic Impact of an Aging Population

Jan 25, 2018
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The world is aging at a rapid pace, and the United States and other countries are trying to grapple with the economic effect it will have. We'll take a look at the challenges and advantages of an aging population. 

The stories in this podcast highlight the freedom that comes later in life – freedom to choose activities that fit your personality at the time when heavy work commitments end.

It illustrates how uniquely we each go about the task of ripening into age, and how beautiful it can be for each of us.

No amount of positive thinking can take away the work of aging.

Adaptations to less energy and loss of friends are ever necessary, and we must creatively spend the time that was once filled by family and career roles that kept us happily occupied.

Much can be learned, retired or not retired, from a former hospital executive and a very un-retired university chancellor turned CEO, still in the thick of the action. 

The debut episode of the Stories for the Ages podcast celebrates the friendships and relationship possibilities that come with aging.

An expert and an active octogenarian shares the stories and principles for creating and maintaining relationships that matter in the elder years. 

What to Do When You Start Aging

Dec 28, 2017
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Join us today for a look at the transition into old age. The life expectancy for Americans has grown and people are living longer. Coming up what living and caring options exist for elder members of our communities and families.

Coming Soon: Stories for the Ages

Dec 19, 2017

Everyone is getting older, but that doesn’t mean personal development has to stop. How do we keep growing as we age, even into our later years?

Local life coach, author and educator John Schuster takes a look at aging. Throughout the series we'll explore how to have purpose, age tough, grow old, have a spiritual life and have some fun along the way.

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