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, and is made possible by the generous financial support of The Plough Foundation.



On Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that between 1 and 2 million older adults, nearly 10% of the elderly population, suffer some form of elder abuse each year. And that's just an educated guess because only 1 out of 23 cases are actually reported. Elder abuse is largely an invisible crime. Too often victims remain silent. And too often they and their relatives feel that no one is there to help them. For the past two years a Plough Foundation grant has funded the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse team or CREA. The Best Times examines the work that CREA has done and the work that remains in Fighting Elder Abuse.

Also available: Friday, September 1 at 12:30 AM, Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 PM. It also airs Friday, September 1 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, September 2 at 2:30 PM on WKNO2 (10.2 or Comcast 910).



Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. One of the realities of dealing with life after fifty is the threat of a debilitating disease or a catastrophic injury. Surgery followed by post-op recovery and nursing home selections are all covered in "The Nursing Home Puzzle." Then host Cris Hardaway examines the nursing home revolution called "The Greenhouse Project." It's a make-over for how nursing homes function. And finally, when we die our personal property is left behind. But what about the debt that we may owe? Debt comes in many forms and your heirs could be left to pay what you owe. But not always, we'll find out more about "Dying with Debt."

Also available: Friday, September 8 at 12:30 AM, Saturday, September 9 at 5:30 PM. It also airs Friday, September 8 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, September 9 at 2:30 PM on WKNO2 (10.2 or Comcast 910).



On Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Looking for a job is never easy, but looking for work when you're over fifty can be a frustrating task. Will your age be an issue in getting hired? Will you be viewed as too experienced for the available jobs? Or perhaps you'll be seen as not tech savvy enough or simply unlikely to get along with younger workers. A recent retirement finances survey found that thirty percent of respondents age 55 and over have no retirement savings. They are relying on working as long as they can. We'll examine practical ways to keep you "Working for A Living."

Also available: Friday, September 15 at 12:30 AM, Saturday, September 16 at 5:30 PM. It also airs Friday, September 15 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, September 16 at 2:30 PM on WKNO2 (10.2 or Comcast 910).



On Thursday, September 21 at 9:30 p.m. President Harry Truman said, "There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." Much of the time, history is made by people you've never heard of. Wayne Dowdy, archivist with the Memphis Public Library, brings us a few stories about Memphis and "The History You Do Not Know." Colon Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women and the second leading cause in men. But it is a highly treatable disease if it is diagnosed early. In fact, there are one million colon cancer survivors in America today. Let's get some answers to basic questions about Colon Cancer and You.

Also available: Friday, September 22 at 2:30 AM, Saturday, September 23 at 5:30 PM and Sunday, September 24 at 11:30 AM. It also airs Friday, September 22 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, September 23 at 2:30 PM on WKNO2 (10.2 or Comcast 910).



On Thursday, September 28 at 9:30 p.m. The greatest generation gave the best years of their lives to fight for freedom. Although we can never adequately repay these aging warriors for their sacrifices, there is an organization called Forever Young that grants the wishes of WWII vets who want nothing more than to go "Back to The Battlefield." Millions of boomers are finding themselves squeezed between caring for aging parents and continuing to support their adult children who've moved back home. They are the Sandwich Generation. We'll examine the financial and emotional cost in the squeeze between the "Boomerang Kids and the Sandwich Generation."

Also available: Friday, September 29 at 2:30 AM, Saturday, September 30 at 5:30 PM and Sunday, October 1 at 11:30 AM. It also airs Friday, September 29 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, September 30 at 2:30 PM on WKNO2 (10.2 or Comcast 910).



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

 
 


SRVS

Transforming Life as We Age

Understanding the Aging Initiative

Aging with Dignity

Understanding the Aging Initiative

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute on Aging

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Aging

NCOA: National Council on Aging

American Society on Aging

Grantmakers in Aging

MetLife Mature Market Institute

American Geriatrics Society

Memphis AARP blog

AARP

Aging Commission of the Mid-South

Meritan


Social Security

Medicare

National Council on Aging


Creative Aging

TN Commission on Aging

The US Administration on Aging

 




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