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Aging in Appalachia Series Wraps Up With Spotlight on Hospice


On this West Virginia Monring, people can be suspicious of end-of-life care, especially Hospice. There’s a perception that when Hospice comes in, it’s only for the last hours before someone dies. In the final story of the series about aging in Appalachia, Kara Lofton found that for some families, Hospice services can not only help the dying live, but ease the caregiving burden on their families for weeks or months.

Also on today’s show, West Virginia native Emily Calandrelli goes by the name “The Space Gal” online. She has a passion for space exploration and getting more young people, especially girls, into science technology, engineering and math. She recently spoke in Charleston and Eric Douglas caught up with her afterward.

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