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Thursday’s Show: Helping The Elderly Amid COVID-19, And The Psychological Effects Of Quarantine (March 19, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Helping the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis, the psychological effects of quarantine, our annual Houston Matters Spelling Bee, and how painting skills landed John Douglas on stage with ZZ Top and Aerosmith.

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Affordable Housing and Retirement: Monday’s Show (March 7, 2016)

Posted on · A Houston-based think tank argues the greatest economic challenge America faces today is a lack of affordable housing. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism examines this challenge in a recent report entitled America’s Housing Crisis. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Anne Snyder, a fellow at the center. We also talk with […]

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Senior Center Teaches Everything from Organic Gardening to Smartphones

Posted on · Houston seniors are learning to grow their own organic food courtesy of the community gardening program at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center. It’s just one of nearly 200 educational and civic programs being offered at the center. The senior garden features raised beds so seniors of all levels of physical ability can participate.

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Silver Alerts Help Locate Missing and Endangered Seniors

Posted on · We’ve all seen the Silver Alert notifications on billboards as we drive around the Greater Houston region indicating a senior is missing, perhaps disoriented or impaired in some way, and might be at risk to themselves or to others. We learn what triggers those alerts, how the system works, and what we can do to […]

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With a Little Help From Our Friends: Finding Community in the Golden Years

Posted on · In 2006 the U.S Census Bureau estimated that about 13 percent of Houston’s population of 2 million were over 60 years old. Those are the Baby Boomers, a generation of folks born between 1946 and 1964. Where will all those people go as they age — nursing homes, family, or join a growing trend of […]