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, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Host Cris Hardaway takes a look at "The State of Seniors" in a conversation with Mayor Jim Strickland and AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson. Memphis has pledged to become an age-friendly community, but how do we deal with the issues facing our aging citizens? This episode of The Best Times discusses the State of Seniors in Memphis.

Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Host Cris Hardaway takes a look back at "The Most Unforgettable Characters" he has spoken with during this season of The Best Times. They include some of the most unforgettable characters we have talked to, and people who have impacted the viewers.

Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The phrase end of life is an uncomfortable one. Yet the majority of us have not communicated our end of life wishes either verbally or in written form. In this episode host Cris Hardaway brings together a panel of four experts to discuss "Preparing for the End." 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.

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Often on The Best Times you've heard discussions about the age wave that is sweeping the country. We'll take a look at "The Future of Aging," and what impact this will have on our society and look at the many serious issues facing older Americans like transportation, retirement finances and healthcare. One of the health care conditions is an irregular heartbeat called AFib. If left untreated it's associated with an increased risk for stroke. We'll provide information that will help you in "Understanding AFib."

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Host Cris Hardaway updates the progress of the Aging Initiative at the Plough Foundation that has enabled the creation of a coordinated response team to stop elder abuse, focused on "Aging in Place" initiatives designed to keep older citizens in their homes for as long as possible, identifying seniors who are food insecure and delivering them life sustaining meals with the "No Hungry Senior" project. Almost one million Americans are living with the Parkinson's, and the incidence of Parkinson's increases with age. At present there is no cure, find out more about "Living with Parkinson's."

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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