WCNY is proud to collaborate with public media stations across New York state on a multi-platform project addressing social isolation among older adults through news coverage, shared personal stories, modeling healthy relationships, building community, and providing resources for seniors that reduce isolation and build resiliency.
“Aging Together in New York” will draw attention to the value of older adults in our communities and provide resources to help seniors build resilience and combat social isolation. Public broadcasters across the state will reach older adults on broadcast television and radio, online, and at in-person events with new documentaries, short films, and other engaging content.
Tune in to WCNY-TV during the week of May 15-21 for special programming addressing senior isolation, loneliness, and depression.
The Aging Together in NY initiative is made possible with the support of the New York State Education Department.
Watch Sunday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Meet the world’s oldest rockers: the Young@Heart Chorus! They celebrate their 40th anniversary live in their hometown of Northampton, MA, paying tribute to members who have passed with songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, and more.
Watch Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Host Roberto Mighty intimately interviews Baby Boomers and invites viewer participation. We meet Bob, the photographer; Judith, the grandmother; Cori, the martial artist; Leslie & Jeff, yoga musicians; Guest Expert: Anne Doyle, Lasell Senior Community.
Watch Monday, May 15 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV
In light of state lawmakers initiating plans for New York to craft a master plan on aging, “CONNECT NY” explores the needs of older New Yorkers and the policies that could help them thrive. We’ll consider how best to combat problems like isolation among seniors and improving care in nursing homes, while also discovering ways that the elderly can continue to lead meaningful lives.
Watch Thursday, May 18 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
“A Good Life,” a WXXI production, takes an intimate look into the lives of six adults living with I/DD and their families. The film shares the challenges and opportunities they face, while leading national experts and historians in the field offer insight.
Watch Saturday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Four women show us a new way of looking at the years ahead and that it is never too late to reinvent yourself. Performing in front of sold-out audiences as the comedy musical act “Hot Stuff,” these ladies bring joy to others and one another.
Watch Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV
“Lives Well Lived” celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people ages 75-100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life’s greatest challenges.
Watch Saturday, May 20 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Join us as we highlight the importance of social connection with Sandy Tars, Clinical Psychologist and Gerontologist; Nicole Christina, Psychotherapist and Creator and Host of the Zestful Aging Podcast; Lori Klivak, Director of Senior Services at InterFaith Works; Margrit Diehl, socializer extraordinaire; and the Upstate Oasis Chamber Orchestra.
Watch Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Hosted by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kathy Mattea, this 30-minute documentary examines a spectrum of relationship types, ranging from the emotional connection of deep friendship to fulfilling romantic partnership, as well as how they impact health and well-being.
Watch Sunday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV
“The Art of Aging Well” features practical tips, real-life success stories, and the latest from leading medical experts on aging, while giving older adults the insights and inspiration they need to live healthier, more satisfying lives.