Hosts Jim and Jeanetta Pollard interview guests with
tips and events targeted at the active over fifty crowd! The Fabulous Fifties and Beyond is part of the cable TV program and syndicated newspaper column of the same name. Our mantra is "Use It Or Lose It", urging those in the 50's age group and beyond to do something with the life they have remaining. Write a book, travel, volunteer...do something. We are looking for stories of individuals and groups that are "using it".
Mental Health and Aging Conference -
March 28, 2013
This conference provides awareness, understanding and information for senior adults and their caregivers who are dealing with mental health and aging issues. This conference covers a wide range of issues and will be of interest to seniors, nurses, social workers, mental health practitioners, case managers, nursing home and assisted living staff, senior housing staff, and care givers of older adults.
Hallelujah Girls -
March 28, 2013
Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned day spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. The women rally together to overcome obstacles and launch their new, improved lives. Critics have called THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS a " Side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!"
Caregiver Conference -
March 28, 2013
If you are caring for someone, who is caring for you? The National Family Caregiver Program presents a seminar for family caregivers. An informative day of discussion and information for family caregivers will be held Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Carson Four Rivers Center Myre River Room. The seminar features Gary Edward Barg, author of "The Fearless Caregiver" and CEO of Today's Caregiver magazine. For more information contact the Purchase Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living at 1-800-866-4213.
Purchase Area Senior Games -
March 28, 2013 The 28th annual Purchase Area Senior Games will be May 6-10. The Opening Day on Monday will be held at the Paducah Regional Sports Plex in Paducah and will be indoors. Events for those 50 and over include the following: track and field, billiards, bowling, shuffleboard, swimming, tennis, table tennis, golf, golf putting, bean bag toss, marble shooting, and more. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in various age groups for both males and females. Red, white and blue ribbons will be awarded for the less competitive games. A $10 registration fee will entitle you to participate in all the events and receive a Senior Games t-shirt. Additional fees are required some events such as bowling and the golf tournament. For more information or to request a form visit www.purchaseadd.org/aging/ or call Jamie Smith at (270) 442-1310. (View Show)
Grandparent Parents -
April 11, 2012 In the United States the number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren is steadily increasing. 4.9 million children under the age of 18 are currently being raised by their grandparents -- 7% of the population. (View Show)
Family Service Society -
April 11, 2012 Family Service Society. has served the McCracken County community for more than 80 years. They help provide rent due to fire or flood, utilities, prescription medications, dental assistance, food, personal hygiene products, clothing, and more. To help out or to volunteer visit www.fsspaducah.com/family. One of Family Service Society's primary fundraisers for the year is the Paducah Iron Mom on May 12. They are in need of runners, walkers, and volunteers. Visit www.paducahironmom.com for more information. (View Show)
Project Lifesaver -
April 11, 2012 The McCracken County Sheriff's Department is in the process of speeding up rescue operations for people who have a tendency to wander. Project Lifesaver ensures quick response to find people who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related conditions. (View Show)
Purchase Area Senior Games -
April 11, 2012 The Purchase Area Senior Games will be held the week of May 14-18. Monday's Opening Day returns to Paducah this year but will be held in new location. The Opening Day will be held at the Sports Plex in Paducah. If you would like to request a registration form, call (270) 442-1310 or visit www.purchaseadd.org/aging to print a registration form. (View Show)
Purchase Area Mental Health and Aging Conference -
March 15, 2012 The Purchase Area Mental Health and Aging Conference will be held May 23 at Gospel Mission Worship Center. Experience many different seminars that are targeted toward people 50 and older. For more information or to register call (270) 442-6168.
Colon Cancer -
March 15, 2012 March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Early colon cancer may have no symptoms and colorectal cancer screening saves thousands of lives a year. You are invited to come experience the Incredible Colon, March 19 at Graves County High School Field House. Dr. Ruben Cuadrado will also host a seminar about the prevention and early diagnosis of colon cancer at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center Community Conference Room on March 28. (View Show)
Kentucky Association of Gerontology -
February 16, 2012 Beth Bobo is a member and incoming president of the Kentucky Association of Gerontology. She will be discussing the work of the KAG and the upcoming 2012 Conference: The Power of Aging: Bringing Strengths to our Communities. (View Show)
February 16, 2012 Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder that affects people physically and mentally. FibroLIFE is working to help people with this disorder through a "lifestyle approach". Jim and Jeanetta Pollard interview Meshea Crysup, Director; and Kathy Keeney, Co-Director of FibroLIFE.
Veterans Workforce -
February 16, 2012 Disabled Veteran Outreach Specialist, Ray Gage assists veterans with employment and training. A veteran himself, he works with many organizations striving to provide veterans with services designed to improve their employability and career options. (View Show)
Disaster Relief/Operation Christmas Child -
October 12, 2011 When disaster strikes, often some of the first to respond are Kentucky Baptist disaster relief volunteers. Whether the disaster occurs in this state or elsewhere in the world, Kentucky volunteers are always on standby. Jeanetta recently was one of those volunteers who went to Schenectady, NY. to help with the aftermath of hurricane irene.
The second half of the show Jeanetta shows us how to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child brings much needed supplies and hope to children all over the world living in the most dire conditions. (View Show)
Market House Theatre -
October 12, 2011 Learn about the upcoming events at the Market House Theatre in historic downtown Paducah. mhtplay.com. (View Show)
Miraculous Recovery -
October 12, 2011 April 27, 2009 Joel Ellington was helping clean up his mothers property after a severe ice storm had devastated West Kentucky. He was cutting a tree when it fell on him. Joel wasn't expected to live; however, there was another plan. (View Show)
Frauds and Schemes -
August 9, 2011 Frauds, schemes, swindling, deceit, tricks, rip-offs: these things are on the rise especially in the elderly demographic. How can you help combat this growing epidemic? Jim and Jeanetta Pollard speak with Malinda Elrod-Baltz, Investigative Assistant for the Paducah Police Department. Learn things to watch out for. If it's too good to be true, then you are probably being scammed. (View Show)
Easter Seals Art Show -
August 9, 2011 The 6th Annual Heart & Soul Art Celebration is just around the corner. Join various artists on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 6pm until 8pm at LowerTown Paducah's Madison Hall. West Kentucky Community & Technical College's Culinary Arts Department is providing the heavy hors d'oeuvres.
You'll have the opportunity to purchase a masterpiece at the live and silent art auction featuring the works of local artists and Easter Seals adults. Jim and Jeanetta Pollard speak with Stephanie Benjamin and Diana Davenport of Easter Seals West Kentucky. (View Show)
What Did You Say? -
August 9, 2011 Are you being accused of mumbling? Do you know someone who is constantly turning up the volume to the television set? Hearing loss can be a difficult stigma for adults to overcome. Learn about hearing loss and the various ways to deal with this problem. Jim and Jeanetta Pollard speak with Mike Stone, BCHIS, President and Owner of Stone-Lang Company. (View Show)
McCracken County Paducah City Merger -
August 9, 2011 Merger of McCracken County and Paducah City is a hot political topic. Jim and Jeannetta Pollard speak with Tom Garrett, Vice Chair of the Joint Merger Commission. Garrett tries to dispel some of the myths and rumors about the proposed merger. (View Show)
Senior Medicare Patrol -
April 4, 2011 Senior Medicare Patrol fights against fraudulent abuse of program in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties. LaShea Wyatt is the director. (View Show)
Emergency Management -
April 4, 2011 Paul Carter, Director of the Office of Emergency Management for McCracken County, tells about the Great Central US Shakeout. April 28, 2011 will be the largest earthquake drill in the Central U.S. ever. (View Show)
Poland Mission Trip -
September 30, 2010 In this program Jim interviews his co-host Jeanetta about her mission trip to Poland. (View Show)
Christ Outreach School for the Blind -
September 30, 2010 Bro. Tim Cole talks about some of his recent mission trips. For information on how you can serve others go to www.Christoutreach.com (View Show)
Adult Day Services -
September 30, 2010 Michelle Hawkins of Generations Adult Day Services talks about the benefits of adult day services for patients with dementia and the people who care for those patients. (View Show)
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic -
August 30, 2010 Enjoy an evening of music and dessert, and help support alternatives to abortion. Making a Difference. . . For Every Heartbeat will be in the Great Hall of First Baptist Church, Paducah, on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. For reservations call Julia at (270) 442-1166. (View Show)
Easter Seals West Kentucky -
August 30, 2010 Stephanie Benjamin and Diana Davenport inform us of the art auction and other upcoming events. (View Show)
Long Term Care Ombudsman -
March 19, 2009 Denise Adams is the Purchase
Area Long Term Care Ombudsman. She looks after
nineteen nursing facilities, six personal care homes,
and two family care homes in the Jackson Purchase.
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Hospice - February 27, 2009
Susan Mason, Lourdes Hospice Volunteer Coordinator and Leah Fondaw, Lourdes Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, discuss the comfort that hospice provides, bereavement workshops, and grief camp for kids and all ages. To volunteer for hospice, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (View Show) (Download)
Alzheimer's - February 27, 2009
Jim and Jeanetta talk to Dr. Jesse Wallace of Four Rivers Clinical Research Center about ongoing clinical tests for Alzheimer's. (View Show) (Download)
Harley Owners Group - 2007
Harley Davidson motorcycles are the topic of this exciting program. (View Show) (Download)
Line Dancing - 2007
Jim and Jeanetta discuss with Skip Griffin and Jacqueline Moss, Line Dance Instructors in Western KY, the benefits and fun of Line Dancing (View Show) (Download)
Care For Aging Adults - 2007
This program should be of interest to anyone charged with the task of caring for an aging adult. (View Show) (Download)
Eye Surgery -
September 26, 2006
A cataract is cloudiness of the lens of the eye. Cataracts are the main cause of loss of vision for in adults age 55 and older and the main cause of blindness in the world. Co-host of the Fabulous Fifties and Beyond, Jim Pollard was victim to cataract, and had corrective surgery by Dr. Jeffery Taylor, MD. (View Show)
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Phone: 270-554-9200 | Emergency Notification
WKCTC is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized for two consecutive years by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. WKCTC was recognized for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for realizing strong employment results for its graduates.