aging in Alaska

Local News
12:46 am
Thu May 1, 2014

5/1/14 KNBA News - A high-cost alternative energy project in western Alaska is paying off

It's taken years of research, experimentation, testing and innovation, but a low maintenance, easy-to-operate wind turbine project is already showing promise of cutting energy costs by as much as 90%.

With the king salmon run due to begin in weeks, tribes on the Kuskokwim River are discussing strategies to keep food on the table without breaking the law.

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Local News
12:54 am
Fri March 21, 2014

3/21/14 KNBA News - Elders say sharing traditional foods contributes to their longevity

Muktuk, fish eggs, caribou, moose, fish oil, seaweed and other traditional foods shared with friends and family are key to longevity say Native elders.

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Local News
12:36 am
Fri March 21, 2014

3/21/14 KNBA NEWS - Aging in Alaska: How to be happy in old age

Research shows a good marriage at age 50 is a better indicator of happiness at age 80 than low cholesterol. And learning to play, create, and form new friendships after retirement is more important than a high income. What are some other secrets to happiness in old age?

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Local News
9:01 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

3/19/14 KNBA News - A multi-state program works to reduce looming doctor shortage

A shortage of primary care doctors looms just as baby boomers are about to get sick.

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4:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

At age 92, Marian DeWitt attributes her longevity and good health to a traditional Tlingit Indian diet -- rich in fish and other seafood, and venison and other game.
Credit Joaqlin Estus


March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities & challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

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