News Release

PO 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Christine Grant
Commissioner
For Release:
December 5, 2000
For Further Information Contact:
Rita Manno
Dennis McGowan
(609) 984-7160
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NJN Special Examines Challenges of Aging;
Showcases Senior & Caregiver Services

TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is sponsoring Faces of Aging: Life Options, a one-hour television special examining the challenges of aging and detailing some of the important services available in New Jersey to help seniors and their family members. The program airs on NJN Public Television stations on Monday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m., with a rebroadcast on Saturday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Faces of Aging: Life Options provides a first-hand look into the lives of seniors who are at different stages in life, whether they are looking for recreational and volunteer activities, living at home with help of family caregivers and community-based services, or choosing from a variety of long-term care options. The seniors are featured in a series of three pre-produced segments that will be followed by panel discussion of experts and policy makers. The segments focus on:

NJN News' Senior Anchor Kent Manahan leads the panel discussion. The panel includes New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Christine Grant and other experts, including:

NJN's Web site, www.njn.net, will provide additional informational materials that will expand upon the information discussed during the program. Faces of Aging will be closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Seniors and caregivers seeking additional information will be directed to call the New Jersey EASE toll-free number at 1-877-222-3737, and visit the department's website at www.state.nj.us/health.

NJN Public Television, a PBS member, is broadcast over the air on Channels 23 (Camden), 50 (Montclair), 52 (Trenton), 58 (New Brunswick) and all New Jersey cable systems. NJN Public Television also is broadcast in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. NJN Public Radio, a NPR member station and PRI affiliate, currently serves New Jersey 24 hours a day, on seven radio stations. NJN Public Radio is broadcast on 89.7 FM/Atlantic City; 88.1 FM/Berlin; 89.3 FM/Bridgeton; 90.3 FM/Cape May Court House; 89.9 FM/Manahawkin; 88.5 FM/Sussex; and 88.1 FM/Trenton.

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