This program follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes -- underwater caves that formed during the last ice age.
Predatory pythons have thrived in the protected wilderness of Everglades National Park, making the refuge more a killing ground than a haven for the endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds, turtles and alligators there.
Gray Matters - Exploring the Mature Mind
Gray Matters - Exploring the Mature Mind
This University of Wyoming-coordinated documentary focuses on the positive aspects of the aging brain. For example, while younger people's brains may be quicker, studies have shown that people become more capable of complex thought as they age. The film also promotes strategies for maintaining cognitive health over time.
|Dr. David Wheeler - Dr. David Wheeler graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in Zoological Sciences in 1989 before heading to the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He then went on to earn an M.D. as well as a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Stanford University School of Medicine, Calif. Dr. Wheeler received his Neurology training at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. After residency, he pursued a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition to general neurological treatment and procedures, Dr. Wheeler has a special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. He is leading the development of an Epilepsy Center in conjunction with Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.||Tim Summers - Tim Summers is the Director of AARP Wyoming in Cheyenne. He has master's degrees in public administration and health services administration from the University of Utah. Summers has been with AARP for more than 15 years in a variety of assignments all over the country. In addition to his current administrative duties, he oversees all advocacy work for AARP in Wyoming.|
|Alice Burron - Alice Burron is an exercise physiologist with Wyoming Health Fairs, author of “Four Weeks to Fabulous” and “Four Weeks to Fabulous Challenge,” and a health educator. She is a member of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. Burron has been quoted in magazines, including Oxygen, Fitness, and Self. She is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and an ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. Previously, Burron was the wellness coordinator at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and helped the organization achieve the Wellness of America’s Gold Well Workplace award. She writes for LivingBetterAt50.com and has been featured in The Wyoming Sage. Burron graduated from the University of Wyoming with a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and enjoys teaching Zumba, hiking, biking, running, playing tennis and strength training. She also writes a blog at http://2bfit.net.||
Dr. Deb Fleming - Dr. Fleming has a 30+ year career in education, health care and administration. A Casper native, she attended Casper College and graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Gerontology and Specialist in Aging Certificate from the University of Michigan. Her PhD in Adult Learning and Technology is from the University of Wyoming. Her varied background includes 4 ½ years working for the Navajo Health Dept. as a gerontological planner, and several administrative positions within the state of Wyoming. She served as the State Director of the Senior Companion Program, Administrator of the Wyoming Aging Division, and the Director of the Wyoming Department of Health. For two years, she was also the State AARP Director in South Dakota. In education, she spent ten years as a Clinical Instructor of Gerontology at the UW Residency Program (Family Medicine) in Casper, served as the Wyoming Regional Trainer for the University of Washington’s Northwest Geriatric Education Center and is currently a Clinical Professor of Medical Education and Public Health at the UW College of Health Sciences in Laramie. Over the years, Dr. Fleming has served on numerous non-profit boards, committees, and task forces, and was an ex-officio member of the Wyoming Healthcare Commission. She was elected to the state legislature from House District 36, and served as a member of the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. She was a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Wyoming. Deb shares her Thoughts on Aging Well.
|Bob Beck - Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. He has covered virtually every major Wyoming story in the last 30 years. When it comes to politics, Beck has covered the Wyoming Legislature since 1985 and was recently chosen by the Washington Post as the state’s top political reporter. During his time as News Director, WPR has won 68 national, regional and state news awards. Beck taught broadcast news at the University of Wyoming for 20 years and his 1998 television news class won a regional Emmy for reporting excellence. He has appeared numerous times on Wyoming PBS as a program host and debate panelist. Beck received a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1983 and is a native of Wheaton, Illinois in suburban Chicago. When he is not working, he is running, mountain biking, walking his dog or cheering on his beloved Packers, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and Salukis.|
AARP Wyoming - AARP Wyoming advocates at the state and nation's capitols on behalf of people age 50 and older, and provides information on topics like Medicare, Social Security, how to save for retirement, how to save money on home heating bills, and how to keep your mind sharp as you age.
AARP National Spelling Bee - Open to anyone 50 or older, the contest will entertain and challenge you. Need more motivation? You'll meet like minded people, test your orthographic skills against some of the best spellers in the nation and compete for bragging rights and a top prize.
AARP Brain Health Channel - Learn more about brain health and what you can do about it, and play some games while you're at it.
The Wyoming Sage
The Wyoming Sage is AARP's state publication for active adults. Two sample issues of The Wyoming Sage are provided below. Each issue includes information on the aging brain and steps you can take to keep your brain active and healthy. Click on an issue cover to download a PDF version of the issue. If you would like a print version of these articles, please call AARP Wyoming's Cheyenne office toll-free at 1-866-663-3290.