Aging in Appalachia

Many West Virginia adults find themselves in the difficult position of caring for their children and looking after their parents at the same time. Conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s are problems, but so are mobility and safety issues at home. It can be stress-inducing and makes many people wonder if there is any help available and where to get it.

News Director Eric Douglas has found himself in the same position and wondered the same things. Through this interview series, we will bring experts into the studio to talk about things people need to know as they get older, or when helping aging parents.

Fur Trapping In W.Va. And A Blue Ribbon Winner, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we visit with West Virginia trappers to learn about the fur trade in the 21st Century. We also meet a county fair champion who keeps racking up the blue ribbons and has released a cookbook of some of her favorites. And we hear an update on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Construction has begun again, but some people wonder if it’s even needed.

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When It's Time To Find A Nursing Home For A Loved One

Many families have to move a loved one into a nursing home because of dementia. The experience often comes with grief and loss and a sense of failure.

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Organization Connects Seniors With Retirement Savings Services

A real problem facing many older adults is having enough money for their retirement. News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Josh Hodges, the chief customer officer for the National Council on Aging, to learn about the help that is available for retirees and caregivers.

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