San Luis Obispo County homelessness prevention advocates say they’re seeing an increase in elderly people seeking their services.
Rent costs in San Luis Obispo County have increased over 50% on average since 2013, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the elderly—the majority on Social Security—to keep up with the rise in costs.
ByTyler Pratt & Greta Mart & Jonathan Bastian & Beth Thornton & Thomas Wilmer & Erika Mahoney & Kim Weir & Bob Moffitt•Jul 17, 2019
On this week's Issues & Ideas: A unique spacecraft is now orbiting the earth and soon a team at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo will command it to unfurl a super-thin Mylar sail. The craft will then glide through space, propelled only by sunlight. We talk to the mission's project manager to learn more. Also, there was a recent change of command ceremony at Army Reserve Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County. We hear from both the outgoing and incoming commanders.
There' s a nationwide movement to helps seniors age-in-place in our communities, while remaining in their own homes and maintaining an active and vital lifestyle. It's called the "Village Movement." To learn more about it, KCBX's Tyler Pratt recently sat down with members of San Luis Obispo's own SLO Village, and spoke with Dave Kuykendall, Kay Emmons and Elizabeth Abrahams about the importance of working together to grow older.
We often think of helping out local food pantries during the year-end holiday season...but summertime is when children and families rely on them most. Hear how the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County works to make sure children and other food-insecure groups have enough healthy foods to eat this August and why it’s such a critical time of year.
When we begin to feel old depends not just on our age, but on our physical, emotional, and mental health. Listen to this conversation about accepting the transitions of age with Elizabeth Barrett and her guest, author Lois West Bristow, PhD.
There’s a local veterinary hospital that offers a new community outreach program for the pets of housebound seniors and people in eldercare, including free house calls and services. Donna Cheek learns about the program and the cutting edge holistic approach Mission Animal Hospital takes to animal wellness.
As traditional western medicine focuses more on care and cure, a gap widens for individuals with serious and life-limiting illnesses who need care and comfort but are not ready for hospice care. Palliative Medicine enhances the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses by relieving symptoms, pain, and stress. Host Kris Kington Barker talks with health care professionals about the growing need for Palliative Medicine and its benefits.