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Behind the scenes of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Living history

Courtesy of Silver Spring Village and the Silver Spring Town Center SPARKLE program. (1 hr., 17 min.)

A former CIA deputy director talks about the little-known back stories of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s.

Did you know the downing of a U.S. reconnaissance flight over Cuba in 1962 was ordered by a junior Soviet officer without the Kremlin’s knowledge? Did you know nuclear weapons were already in Cuba when the U.S. government thought the deployment was still a work in process, or that Cuba-based officers had standing authorization to use missiles without further instruction? Learn about all this and more in this Zoom video, featuring Peter Clement, former CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence Analytic Programs and current lecturer at Columbia University, and Gary Ditto, who participated in the naval blockade of Cuba.

Blood Pressure & Nutrition - Health & Wellness

Courtesy of Howard County Office on Aging & Independence (20 min.)

Learn about the relationship between your blood pressure and what you eat.

Licensed dietitian and nutritionist Carmen Roberts offers key information on how nutrition can impact heart health and blood pressure.

Caring for the Caregiver - Caregiving/Home Care

Courtesy of Howard County Office on Aging & Independence (32 min.)

This program provides an overview of skilled and non-skilled service options available to older adults so that they may continue to live independently at home.

This program provides an overview of skilled and non-skilled service options available to older adults so that they may continue to live independently at home.

Designing Camelot - White House history

Courtesy White House Historical Assn. (1 hr. 12 min.)

Authors discuss their book about how First Lady Jackie Kennedy restored the White House during her early years there.

A discussion between Stephanie Delamaire, Associate Curator of Fine Arts at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and the authors of Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration, James A. Abbott and Elaine Rice Bachmann. This program was part of the White House Historical Association’s recent Decorative Arts Symposium.

Helpful Tips for Caregivers - Caregiving/Home Care

Courtesy of Baltimore County Department of Aging (38 min.)

Discover helpful tips for caregivers from Heather R. Dewey, LCSW-C Social Worker II, Suicide Prevention Coordinator Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA)

Learn about the special needs of those providing caregiving during a pandemic, and how to care for yourself so you can better care for others.

Holistic Nutrition - Holistic Overview of Nutrition

Courtesy of Baltimore County Department of Aging (45 min.)

A registered dietician discusses the importance of good nutrition from a holistic perspective.

Dr. Divya L. Selvakumar, PhD, RD, Nutrition Program Manager for BCDA, describes what we mean by holistic nutrition, and what both modern science and ancient wisdom have to teach us about the connections between foot, mind, body and soul. Learn how to feel better and stay well through proper eating, sleep and exercise, even during the pandemic.

How to create harmony in your life - Wellness

(1 hr. 10 min.)

A Facebook interview with Serge Mazerand, pianist and composer of healing music, and author of The Seven Keys to Serenity.

Serge Mazerand turned his life around in middle age, leaving an exciting career that took him around the world to return to both nature and music for their spiritual solace. In this video, he is interviewed by a Facebook host about his recent book, The Seven Keys to Serenity, where he summarizes his views on how we can live a better life.

In Conversation with the Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee - Living history

Courtesy of Silver Spring Village (55 min.)

This video records a live interview with the oldest living member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a legendary group of pilots who fought during WWII.

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee reminisces about his service as a pilot and bomber during WWII, and answers questions about what it was like being one of the first Black American military pilots.

Maryland Department of Aging - Update

Maryland Department of Aging (12 min.)

An update about programs from the Maryland Dept. of Aging from Secretary of Aging Rona Kramer

Maryland Secretary of Aging Rona Kramer describes efforts the state is taking to protect older residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and talks about other programs designed to help older residents and their families, such as Senior Call Check and the Caregiver Services Corp.

Medicare Open Enrollment/Avoiding Scams

Courtesy of Maryland Dept. of Aging (23 min.)

Learn about Medicare Open Enrollment and how Maryland SHIP offices can assist with it.

Maryland Dept. of Aging staff answer basic questions about Medicare Open Enrollment, and a representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration explains how to avoid insurance fraud.

Pepco’s programs for customers - Better aging

Courtesy of Pepco (9 min.)

Hear from Pepco’s president and customer advocates.

Donna Cooper, president of Pepco, and customer advocates describe various Pepco programs designed to serve customers, help those in need, and alert people to scams.

Staying Healthy at Home - Health & Wellness

Courtesy Adventist Hospital Adventist Medical Group (10 minutes)

Some tips on ways to stay healthy while remaining at home due to the pandemic.

Dr. T. Newsome, an internal medicine physician with Adventist Medical Group, speaks on how to manage your health at home, the importance of knowing your numbers, tips for adhering to medication routines, navigating telehealth, and tips as you age.

Supportive Care at Home - Caregiving/Home Care

Courtesy of Howard County Office on Aging & Independence (29 min.)

This program provides an overview of skilled and non-skilled service options available to older adults so that they may continue to live independently at home.

This program provides an overview of skilled and non-skilled service options available to older adults so that they may continue to live independently at home.

Update on Causes and Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - Health & Wellness

Courtesy of Prevention of Blindness Society (18 min.)

Update on Causes and Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), with Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute at NIH

Dr. Emily Y. Chew (Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications) of the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health, shares an update on age-related macular degeneration, a blinding retinal disease, with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. She discusses the latest research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration and explains what we now know about its causes as well as current treatments.

Welcome & Keynote Address - followed by Q & A

The Beacon (94 min.)

Dr. Ken Dychtwald summarizes the latest research on aging and discusses ways to imbue one’s life with meaning.

Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist and best-selling author of 17 books on aging related issues. His long-awaited new book, What Retirees Want, A Wholistic View of Life’s 3rd Age, was just released. Here he summarizes the latest research on aging and recommends ways to make the most of life.

What is “Age Friendly” About? - Better Aging

Courtesy of Howard County Office on Aging & Independence (35 min.)

Howard County is embarking on a plan to become more Age Friendly. Learn more about what his means.

This program introduces Howard County's Age-Friendly initiative, a plan to make sure that county resources, culture and people are supporting healthy and active aging for all.

Who Needs a Geriatrician? - Wellness

Courtesy of Holy Cross Health (8 min.)

Learn how a doctor qualifies to become a geriatrician and the conditions they treat.

Dr. Bharati Srivastava, M.D., a board certified geriatrician and internist, describes what you need to know about geriatric medicine, when and how to work with a geriatrician, and the common conditions they treat.

Women’s Heart Health - Health & Wellness

Courtesy Adventist Hospital Adventist Medical Group (6 minutes)

The leading cause of death in women (and men) is heart disease. Dr. Lazarous discusses ways to prevent it.

Women's Heart Specialist & Cardiologist Daisy Lazarous, M.D., speaks about women's heart health, signs and symptoms of stroke and heart attack, prevention of heart disease, risk factors for COVID, when to see a cardiologist, and how to access a risk calculator tool.