New Television Series for Boomers Premieres July 6
Denver, Colo. — “The Active Generation,” a new hour-long television series for Boomers maturing into seniors debuts Sunday, July 6, 1:00pm on Rocky Mountain PBS, Comcast channel 658 and 6 in Denver and Pueblo, Channel 708 and 8 in Colorado Springs, and Channel 18 in Grand Junction. “The Active Generation” communicates information Boomers need and insights to the available services and support as the “forever young” generation begins grappling with the lifestyle of maturing.
“Although current studies indicate Boomers don’t plan to call themselves Senior until age 75, we began entering into ‘traditional senior’ territory at age 62,” says producer Adam Dempsey. “With the leading 1946 Boomers now turning 68, they are quietly seeking the insights now that “The Active Generation” presents and in no better place than Denver, the Boomer Capitol of America.” Remember, Boomers have changed America throughout their life trek and will also be changing the notion of being a senior in America, which the series will reflect,” Dempsey adds.
This first edition of “The Active Generation” reviews the updated living/housing option of co-housing with a visit to the Silver Sage community in Boulder; options for career transitioning into the non-profit sector with Boomers Leading Change in Health along with the model of Glenda Mitchell of the Center for African Health. This premiere also examines how retirement considerations for women are different than for men – with financial advisor Suzanne Charrin. Ever wonder about any long-term affect from all those loud concerts and partying? The Active Generation does a check-up with the Doc for an answer. And we’ll touch base with Steve Watts of the 2012 Jazz Group of the Year, Dotsero, and with Randy Weeks, Executive Director of Denver Center Attractions, suggesting Boomer entertainment options with jazz and musical theater nights out. The show is also punctuated with pop-culture, Boomer history flashbacks, and a few local recommendations for the Colorado Boomer Bucket List.
“Although the subject areas will remain constant and rotate within the shows, the topics will change as we unravel aging for Boomers and how to keep themselves vibrant, viable, and active as they do,” Dempsey said.
“The Active Generation” is anchored initially by Adam of the “Groove Jazz Rendezvous,” heard on KUVO 89.3 and 88.5 Vail, Saturday evenings, 8 – 10pm.