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New podcast answers timeless question: How do you age well in the Garden State?

NJAAW’s ’Aging Insights‘ Ensures Older Adults Don’t Go It Alone

Submitted by New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well

New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW), the No. 1 resource for older adults and retirees in New Jersey, has launched a groundbreaking podcast series that expertly answers a question nearly a quarter of state residents ask every day: How do you age well in The Garden State?

In each “Aging Insights” podcast, host Dr. Cathy Rowe, NJAAW’s executive director, taps her network of leading experts to provide listeners an exclusive, detailed look into the key issues affecting New Jersey’s older populations, their families and their friends. Assorted topics are discussed, including safety, finances, housing, retirement, longevity, health and security.

“Older adults and retirees in New Jersey now have a new, modern avenue to gain invaluable insight on how they can maximize the joy, minimize the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities that aging successfully has to offer,” Rowe says. “Each episode includes lively, thought-provoking discussions with guests and experts in a range of fields and organizations who connect listeners with the professional guidance they need to reinvent their home and work life in their 60s and beyond.”

The podcast venture allows listeners to tune into the organization’s popular half-hour talk show of the same name, produced by Piscataway Community TV (PCTV) and aired monthly on local cable channels throughout the state, by accessing it on-demand via the organization’s website as well as Spotify, Apple and Google podcasts. The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement supports the show, as do various other funders and viewers.

“Our organization and collection of dedicated partners know precisely what our audience wants to learn—how to age and feel well while maintaining independence. Rowe says. “In every episode, we’ll deliver the nuanced, professional insight they demand. The information and suggestions we share is applicable not just to retirees and older adults in New Jersey but to residents nationwide. This series is the next step in growing our library of timely content with the experienced and incisive perspectives our fast-growing older adult population needs to hear.”

“Aging Insights” can also be seen on NJAAW’s website, on their YouTube channel and on other public-access stations across the state (check local listings for channels and times). 

NJAAW will host its 24th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, N.J., on June 13, 2022. More than 300 professionals and speakers will attend and expand on many of the same topics and issues discussed on NJAAW’s new podcast series.

For more information about NJAAW, please contact Sue Brooks at sbrooks@njaaw.org or call her at 609-421-0206. 

About New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW)

New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW), formerly New Jersey Foundation for Aging, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the aging experience since 1998. It is the only statewide nonprofit focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities. NJAAW’s social action issues include senior housing and hunger, elder economic security,  transportation and supporting the direct care workforce. In addition to “Aging Insights,” NJAAW also presents educational forums and an annual conference offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for aging adults. Follow NJAAW on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

READ MORE: NJAAW’s “Aging Great in the Garden State” photo contest celebrates aging well in NJ

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