WKNO's weekly television series The Best Times premieres its fourth season this month on Thursday, June 4th. The Best Times is a half-hour magazine-style series featuring segments on health, finance, technology, lifestyles, and more tailored specifically for WKNO's viewers aged 50+. Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, The Best Times is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times, and is made possible by the generous financial support of The Plough Foundation.

Episode 3
The Best Times will explore the state of mind and body. We'll look at a form of meditation called mindfulness and examine it's benefits. We'll show how yoga can keep you flexible and fit. You'll hear the story of the most famous Memphian you've never heard of, Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie. And we'll answer some basic questions about wills.

June 18 at 7:30 pm
June 19 at 12:30 am
June 20 at 1:30 pm

June 20 at 2:30 pm

Episode 4
The Best Times examines how changes in the design and construction of our homes can enable all of us to Age In Place. Builders, contractors and designers are training to become Certified Aging In Place Specialists. You'll meet Jimmy Ogle, the man who is a Walking History Lesson. And we'll look at why Memphis is at the heart of the Diabetes Belt.

June 25 at 7:30 pm
June 26 at 12:30 am
June 27 at 1:30 pm

June 27 at 2:30 pm

Episode 5
The Best Times discusses End of Life issues. Over 80% of people say it's important to let their dying wishes be known, but less than 25% actually do it. We bring together a panel of four experts; Dr. Clay Jackson, Dr. Perry Little, Dr. Scott Morris and Taleka Perry to discuss end of life issues, the uncomfortable topic that we don't want to discuss, but should.

July 2 at 7:30 pm
July 3 at 12:30 am
July 4 at 1:30 pm

July 4 at 2:30 pm

Episode 6
The Best Times looks at the work of the No Hungry Senior initiative and the efforts to feed those with "Food Insecurity" who aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Then we'll examine the most common scams against seniors. And we will cover information about strokes that can save lives, maybe your.

July 9 at 7:30 pm
July 10 at 12:30 am
July 11 at 1:30 pm

July 11 at 2:30 pm

Episode 7
The Best Timeswill present "A Boomer's Guide to Medicare" with a look at information that every new enrollee in Medicare should know. Plus we'll discuss the future of this social program.

July 16 at 7:30 pm
July 17 at 12:30 am
July 18 at 1:30 pm

July 18 at 2:30 pm

Episode 8
The Best Times will look at the opportunities there are to be a volunteer. We'll examine the many ways people over fifty, and especially those who are retired, can volunteer their time and make a difference in the community.

July 23 at 7:30 pm
July 24 at 12:30 am
July 25 at 1:30 pm

July 25 at 2:30 pm

Episode 9
The Best Times takes a look at "Starting Over" with an exploration of people who are searching for and finding second or encore careers. We will have a discussion about aging and the importance of friendships. Then we will profile rock 'n roll artist Larry Raspberry.

July 30 at 7:30 pm
July 31 at 12:30 am
August 1 at 1:30 pm

August 1 at 2:30 pm

The Best Times airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Fridays at 12:30 a.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, The Best Times is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times. It is made possible by the generous financial support of our production funders: The Plough Foundation and the monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times.

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The Best Times is funded by the generous financial support of The Plough Foundation

The Best Times is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times



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