Local News
9:29 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Essay: Replacing Body Parts


With the latest technology many of us live much longer than our ancestors. However, as Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, the latest medical gadgets can only get us so far.

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9:20 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Delaware Looks Ahead to Aging Population

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Governor Jack Markell told a Delaware panel on aging that the First State is facing a silver tsunami when it comes to health care for senior citizens.

The Governor’s remarks came during a meeting of the Imagine Delaware Panel on aging yesterday sponsored by PNC Bank and the Wilmington News Journal.

Markell said that the existing system is not sustainable.

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1:34 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Aging: Living Alone

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As we enter our golden years, many of us find ourselves without partners to share out lives. In our final essay on aging, writer Nancy Marie Seaman recounts the trials and tribulations of living alone. 

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2:24 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Aging: Plusses and Minuses

There are advantages and disadvantages to getting older.  In our series on aging, author Diane Marquette says in her essay that perhaps the most important thing is to find someone who will make you laugh.

9:50 am
Tue October 9, 2012

As We Age, So We Find New Outlets For Our talents.

Essay On Aging: New Options

As we age, sometimes we lose abilities that once brought us pleasure.  This essay in our series on aging finds Dennis Leventhal discovering a new way to enjoy an old pleasure. Essay read by Ed Stephens.

11:27 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Aging: The Illusion of Youth

Aging: The Illusion of Youth
Essay on Aging, 123rf

As we age, there is a tendency to hold onto youth or, at least, its illusion.  In an essay by George Merrill for Delmarva Public Radio's series on aging, the writer asks what is the cost of that illusion.  

9:31 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Essay on Aging: Giving Birth


There are moments in our lives, when the warmth of age sweeps over our days, changing us forever. In our series on aging, Tina Dayton-Ludwick reflects on the birth of her child at the age of 40 that gave new meaning to her life.

12:45 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Recollections of an Irish Lady

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As we aging there are many people we remember. Some are relatives, some just neighbors. In this essay in our series on aging, Carlton Spitzer recalls an Irish lady that became a fixture in his life.

9:09 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Aging: An Essay on a Man Met Long Ago

It's often called the graying of the shore and many of us have already begun to ponder our own passage through time. In a new essay series we explore this contemplation with our first offering by local writer Hal Wilson, who reflects on a man he met a long time ago.