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.



Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The Best Times looks at the progress and impact of the Plough Foundation's Aging Initiative focusing on elder abuse. The Plough grant has enabled the creation of a coordinated response team with the police, prosecutors and social service agencies working together to stop elder abuse, focused on aging in place initiatives, and the No Hungry Senior project. In addition, Estate Planning questions about wills, living trusts, power of attorney and what happens to your property after your death will be covered.

And also airs on WKNO:
Fri, 4/6 at 12:30 AM
Sat, 4/7 at 5:30
Sun, 4/8 at 11:30 AM



Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Host Cris Hardaway examines two approaches to communication with Alzheimer's and dementia patients by using art and music. Since making art is inherently perceptual and sensory based we'll examine the science behind "Art Therapy." Music has been called the soundtrack of our lives because we associate songs with events in our lives. Examine the link between "Music and Memory" with three experts including Deborah Ferris, regional director of Music and Memory, Dr. Mark Hammond a geriatrician and specialist in internal medicine, and Rev. Tom Davis, director of spirituality at Signature Healthcare of Memphis.

And also airs on WKNO:
Fri, 4/13 at 12:30 AM
Sat, 4/14 at 5:30
Sun, 4/15 at 11:30 AM



Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The Best Times explores a form of meditation called mindfulness. Then we'll examine two trends that promote mindfulness using pen and paper. "Seeking Mindfulness" is meditation that seeks to focus entirely on this moment -- not yesterday or tomorrow -- but now. Reducing anxiety and stress is usually accomplished through quiet meditation, but we also examine two techniques involving pen and paper. Art can de-stress your mind whether it's a simple doodle, an intricate pattern or one of the new adult coloring books.

And also airs on WKNO:
Fri, 4/20 at 12:30 AM
Sat, 4/21 at 5:30
Sun, 4/22 at 11:30 AM



Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Get an update of the progress of the Plough Foundation's Aging in Place Initiative. Aging in Place follows a set of architectural principles with three core architectural conditions. The Plough Foundation issued a major grant to several local agencies led by Habitat for Humanity to reach out to low income seniors in Shelby county who need home modifications to enable them to age in place. Host Cris Hardaway talks with local experts Leslie Shankman-Cohn, a certified Aging In Place specialist, and Dwayne Spencer, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis about the Plough Foundation's Aging In Place Initiative and it's progress.

And also airs on WKNO:
Fri, 4/27 at 12:30 AM
Sat, 4/28 at 5:30
Sun, 4/29 at 11:30 AM



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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