Podcast link on YouTube: https://youtu.be/akOCM0D7UCQ

Tina King has worked for the New River Valley Agency on Aging since 1983, and has been Executive Director since 2006. In our conversation, Tina shares an overview of her agency’s programs and services and we discuss some of the unique challenges that many older adults are facing – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since May is Mental Health Month (and Older Americans Month), we also talk about the impact of social isolation and grief, as well as the stigma of ageism. In addition, Tina explains four keys to helping older adults with aging in place while maintaining their independence.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
New River Valley Agency on Aging website – nrvaoa.org

New River Valley Agency on Aging email: nrvaoa@nrvaoa.org

New River Valley Agency on Aging phone: 540-980-7720

New River Valley Agency on Aging’s Facebook page – facebook.com/nrvaoa/

Aging in Place web page/workbook – http://nrvaoa.org/aging-in-place/

2020 New River Valley Resource Guide for Aging in Place – http://www.nrvcs.org/wp-content/uploa…

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