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Living Longer, Living Well: navigating the challenges of aging
Living Longer, Living Well
1/17/201748:44

In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. Are you prepared to grow old? How can you avoid outliving your resources? Can you maintain your independence? In this one-hour special, Seattle Channel presents a guide to navigating the challenges of aging in Seattle. In three vignettes, we look at what it means to live alone, with a caregiver, and in an assisted-care facility. We also hear from a panel of aging and senior-issues experts about trends in healthcare, local resources and the complex matters to consider when caring for a senior parent or family member.

Panel
Dwayne Clark, Chairman & CEO, Aegis Living
Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington
Paula Houston, Ed.D., CEO, Sound Generations
Maureen Linehan, Director, Aging & Disability Services, City of Seattle    

Resources
Community Living Connections

The City of Seattle is part of the Community Living Connections network, offering an extensive, reliable network for aging and disability services in the King County area.

Pathways Information & Assistance
Free personalized support to help King County seniors, people with disabilities, and those who care for them maintain independence and improve their quality of life.

Generations with Pride
Developing and testing the first evidence-based trainings for providers of care to LGBTQ older adults and their families.

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Living Longer, Living Well

In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. Are you prepared to grow old? How can you avoid outliving your resources? Can you maintain your independence? In this one-hour special, Seattle Channel presents a guide to navigating the challenges of aging in Seattle. In three vignettes, we look at what it means to live alone, with a caregiver, and in an assisted-care facility. We also hear from a panel of aging and senior-issues experts about trends in healthcare, local resources and the complex matters to consider when caring for a senior parent or family member.

Panel
Dwayne Clark, Chairman & CEO, Aegis Living
Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington
Paula Houston, Ed.D., CEO, Sound Generations
Maureen Linehan, Director, Aging & Disability Services, City of Seattle    

Resources
Community Living Connections

The City of Seattle is part of the Community Living Connections network, offering an extensive, reliable network for aging and disability services in the King County area.

Pathways Information & Assistance
Free personalized support to help King County seniors, people with disabilities, and those who care for them maintain independence and improve their quality of life.

Generations with Pride
Developing and testing the first evidence-based trainings for providers of care to LGBTQ older adults and their families.

'Two Floors Below,' an original Halloween play

Seattle Radio Theatre performs Two Floors Below, an original Halloween play based on the strange goings-on in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, known for its spooky atmosphere, late-night ghost walks, and as a window into the past. This production, taped on October 28, 2015 at Town Hall, features SRT's trademark sound effects, designed and executed by audio artist Curtis Takahashi. Written, produced and directed by Feliks Banel, Seattle Radio Theatre founding director, and acted by SRT favorites.

The Big Shaker: Feelin' the Quake

Seattle's Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Parks and Recreation host the City's first ever "Big Shaker" Earthquake Event at Westlake Park. The "Big Shaker" is a 22-foot-long, 6,500-pound earthquake simulator that gives participants the opportunity to experience the shaking of a simulated 8.0 earthquake.

HistoryLink with Walt Crowley

Seattle activist, author and historian Walt Crowley (1947-2007) was once referred to as "the conscience of the city." In 2001, he produced a series of neighborhood histories for the Seattle Channel called "History Link."  We've compiled the short videos, long hidden away in our archives, into the half-hour program "HistoryLink with Walt Crowley." Join host Feliks Banel as we pay tribute to a local legend and take a step back into the past for a fascinating look at several Seattle neighborhoods, including Ballard, Queen Anne, Madison Park, West Seattle, Georgetown and Columbia City.

Petros, Julie Speidel’s Sculptures at Amazon

Follow 'Petros," Amazon's first commissioned artwork by Northwest sculptor Julie Speidel's, from inspiration through fabrication and installation.

Race, Justice & Democracy: Where do we stand?

Seattle has a reputation as a progressive city, but when it comes to matters of race and justice how progressive is it? KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna moderates a panel discussion with Steven Gonzalez, Washington state Supreme Court justice; Ed Murray, mayor of Seattle; Nikkita Oliver, lawyer, poet, and Seattle Black Lives Matter activist; and Marcus Green, executive director of the South Seattle Emerald, and later Hyeok Kim, Seattle deputy mayor. Race, Justice & Democracy: Where Do We Stand is a co-production with Seattle Channel and KCTS 9, presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub and Town Hall Seattle.

The Blue & The Green

Follow the Seattle Police Pipes & Drums band and Mayor Ed Murray on a musical tour of the Emerald Isle, including visits to Dublin, Belfast and Seattle's Sister City of Galway.

At One in the Landscape with Z.Z. Wei

Artist Z.Z. Wei was born in 1957 in Beijing, China and began painting during the turmoil of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In 1989, Z.Z. was invited to Seattle for an artist exchange. While exploring the Pacific Northwest, he discovered the back roads and rolling wheat fields of the Palouse and has been painting them ever since.

Creative Advantage: The Art of Education

Studies have shown that kids who don't have a high involvement in the arts are three times more likely to drop out of school than kids who do. Creative Advantage is a new public-private partnership that has plans to restore arts education for all students in Seattle Public Schools by 2020. Host Brian Callanan talks to experts about why an arts education is important and how this new initiative plans to integrate arts education into the curriculum to help kids to be more creative, innovative and imaginative.

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Digging Toward the Future: The Story of the Alaskan Way Tunnel

The SR 99 deep-bored tunnel is one of the biggest and most transformative projects in Seattle history. From digging the tunnel to a waterfront redo, we`ll look at all aspects and how it affects you.  Originally aired 7/10/2013.

Dancing Lives

Dancing Lives

5/18/2013
Dancing Lives tells the stories of those who stepped up and onto a dance floor, overcoming their fears and discovering the joys of dance.
Terry Turrell: Layers
Terry Turrell has been carving, and painting since his youth. His garage became a studio where his dogs would watch him carving and painting. They in turn became favored subjects in his improvisational works of art.
A Minute with J.P. Patches: The Competition
In this previously unaired clip from 2008, Chris (J.P. Patches) Wedes tells us about Seattle`s other popular kids` TV show hosts.
A Minute with J.P. Patches: Unscripted
In this previously unaired clip from 2008, Chris (J.P. Patches) Wedes details an instance of his live, unscripted show going awry.
Minute with J.P. Patches: Gertrude Shows Up
In this previously unseen clip from 2008, Chris (J.P. Patches) explains how sidekick Gertrude (Bob Newman) made a really big first impression.
A Minute with J.P. Patches: Boris J. Wort
In this previously unaired clip from 2008, Chris (J.P. Patches) Wedes reveals the story of Boris J. Wort`s first, and, understandably last, public appearance.
A Minute with J.P. Patches: Birth of J.P.
In a previously unseen clip from 2008, Chris Wedes shares the origins of his beloved clown character, J.P. Patches.
Julie Speidel: Perfect Edge
The work of Seattle sculptor Julie Speidel is heavily influenced by ancient forms and monuments. Her work in both bronze and stone reflects the primitive nature of these structures and others she found on wide travels throughout Europe and Asia. Produced by John Forsen.
Visiting Seattle

Visiting Seattle

5/3/2011

This program will take you from Pioneer Square to the Seattle Center, Pike Place Market to the International District, and South Lake Union Park to the Waterfront. Seattle is chocked full of history, stories of the Gold Rush, Great Fire, numerous regrades, and TWO World's Fairs. For a city that's only one hundred and fifty years old, even the architecture is thrilling. There is plenty to do and see in Seattle. http://www.seattle.gov/visiting-seattle

Modern Views

Modern Views

3/4/2011
Through the personal histories and insights of five prominent northwest modern architects, MODERN VIEWS offers a deeper understanding of a unique style of architecture happening in the Pacific Northwest in a period that is often overlooked.
Red Dress Extra: Bad Feet
Red Dress performs their song Bad Feet
Red Dress Extra: Bumland Anthem
Red Dress performs their song Bumland Anthem.
Red Dress Extra: EIO
Red Dress performs their song EIO.
Red Dress Extra: I Like to Eat My Mousies Raw
Red Dress performs their song I Like to Eat My Mousies Raw.
Red Dress Extra: Tucson Shorty
Red Dress performs their song Tucson Shorty.