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The Next Chapter

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Get trustworthy information on the issues you care about most

For 2024, KET has launched a special new initiative focused on the issues facing Kentucky’s aging population and their loved ones.

We’ll be dedicating productions – including KET Forums and episodes of Kentucky Health, Kentucky Tonight and more – to address a variety of aging-related topics throughout this year. And here you can explore a carefully curated collection of local and national programs, articles and other helpful resources. Check back often as we’ll regularly be updating this space.

The Next Chapter is funded in part by the KET Endowment for Kentucky Productions.

In the Spotlight

Dr. Tuckson speaks with cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo from UofL Health on the Kentucky Health set

Featured Program

Kentucky Health: The Importance of Preventive Cardiology
Dr. Tuckson speaks with cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo from UofL Health about risk factors for heart disease, how heart disease affects health, and preventive steps patients can take to ensure cardiovascular fitness.

Featured Article

Eating Right with The Fit Foodie
Chef Mareya Ibrahim talks about eating better at 50+ and how to do it.

What to Watch

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Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective
A variety of caregivers, family members and others explain how they navigate the frustrations, sorrows and complications of caring for a loved one who can no longer function safely on their own.

Program title page for Caring for the Aging: A KET Forum. A middle-aged woman hugs an older woman, both smiling

Caring for the Aging: A KET Forum
Dr. Wayne Tuckson and a panel of experts discuss caring for the aging, including options for in-home and out-of-home care, the skill levels required to render care at home, support for caregivers and other issues.

The Empowered Patient
Learn about the personal stories of proactive patients taking greater ownership over their healthcare.

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Independent Lens “Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s”
Learn about the lives of three people living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Independent Lens “Sister Una Lived a Good Death”
Following a cancer diagnosis, Sister Úna—a mischievous, rule-breaking Catholic nun dedicated to social justice—chooses to live as she’s dying.

SuperAgers: Getting Old, Living Young
This film celebrates older people who are thriving, thanks to their healthy habits and positive outlook. It blends tips from experts with inspiring glimpses into the lives and mindsets of SuperAgers themselves.

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