WKNO's weekly television series 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.

On Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
It's estimated that one in ten American adults have lost money in a telephone scam in the last 12 months. Find out how to protect yourself against fraud - And Don't Get Scammed. We will also take a look at a unique tourist attraction in Memphis. The world's only hotel with ducks swimming in the lobby fountain and home to the world's only Duckmaster, the historic Peabody Hotel.

On Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The majority of us have not communicated our end of life wishes either verbally or in written form. The phrase "end of life" is an uncomfortable one. In this episode host Cris Hardaway brings together a panel of four experts to discuss how to prepare for "end of life" issues with a panel of experts. In addition, when you hear the term drug abuse you probably don't think about the senior population. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse calls the misuse of prescription drugs by older citizens an "emerging epidemic." We'll examine this emerging epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse by seniors.

On Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
No one likes to talk about dying; certainly not our own death. But the only time we can plan for death is while we're still alive. The funeral business is a multi-billion dollar industry. For many people, the first time they're faced with making funeral arrangements is the death of a loved one. At a time of grief and stress it can be very overwhelming to plan a funeral. We'll talk with a consumer advocate about The Cost Of Dying.

On Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Host Cris Hardaway examines the impact of the "No Hungry Senior" program funded by The Plough Foundation. And then we ask the questions, "Do you have a will?" Find out the difference between a will and a living trust, and why you should appoint a power of attorney. This is estate planning, a process that provides for the succession of your property according to your wishes.

On Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that seeks that focuses on this moment. See how it can lift the burdens of a stressful life. After a lifetime of moving up in the world, you might need some advice when you're thinking about "Moving Down." Downsizing might make good financial sense, but it may be difficult to leave a house that's paid for and a home that's full of memories.

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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