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Aging In Place Outside Of Town

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Jared Wong, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50947663

Few people ever talk about WANTING to move into a senior care facility. 

Most of us would prefer to stay in our own homes, albeit with some amenities that help us deal with the issues of old age. 

Age Friendly Innovators of Jacksonville works with seniors to help them "age in place."  Among the issues: what are the additional needs of seniors who live in rural areas, beyond the walking distance of needed services?  Sharon and Howard Johnson of Age Friendly Innovators offer some ideas.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is a reporter at Jefferson Public Radio, focusing on in-depth investigative journalism and data reporting. She advocates for journalists across Oregon as the vice president of the Oregon territory chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.