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Special Edition: Dr. Rashmi Jaitly and AARP Foundation’s Lisa Marsh Ryerson (August 3, 2020)

On this episode, we focus on the challenges older adults are facing due to COVID-19.



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Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community.

In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation. She discusses the unique issues, including unemployment and mental health, that older adults are facing due to the Covid pandemic.

Then, Ernie is joined by Dr. Rashmi Jaitly, a geriatrician and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She addresses the medical side of what the elder population is experiencing during this time. Dr. Jaitly also fields questions from listeners.

For questions about employment assistance from the AARP Foundation, call 855-850-2525.


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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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