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.

Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Scientific study underscores the importance of exercise as we age. Even the simplest of exercises like walking can lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, while strengthening bones and muscles, burning calories and lifting your mood. Meet a man who is a living example of what exercise can do for our aging bodies. His name is Dale Sanders and he goes by the moniker of the Greybeard Adventurer.

Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
We've all heard the phrase, "You are what you eat." Our mothers told us how important it was to clean our plates. But our bodies change as we age. Our metabolism slows, our digestive system changes and we may develop chronic health conditions. The latest scientific studies highlight the link between eating well and aging well. For example, a recent study showed that healthy seniors who had daily helpings of leafy green vegetables - such as spinach, kale and collard greens - had a slower rate of cognitive decline, compared to those who tended to eat little or no greens. So healthy eating can lead to a longer life. Maybe it's time to ask the question "What's On Your Plate?"

Thursday, June 21 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, costing each victim an average of $430. Scammers often target the older population because they can be among the most vulnerable to a con man's pitch. Protecting yourself against fraud isn't easy in our digitally connected world. But the next time you're promised something that seems too good to be true - don't believe it. 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 the historic Peabody Hotel is home to the world's only Duckmaster, Jimmy Ogle.

Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
No one likes to talk about dying; certainly not our own death. But of course 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. Tonight on The Best Times we talk with a consumer advocate about The Cost Of Dying.

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



Transforming Life as We Age

Understanding the Aging Initiative

Aging with Dignity

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

Human Services

Better Business Bureau

American Geriatrics Society

Memphis AARP blog

Aging Commission of the Mid-South


Social Security


Creative Aging

TN Commission on Aging

The US Administration on Aging

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