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Salisbury University is creating a new unit called the College of Health and Human Services.

It is meant to streamline and create more collaboration for its health programs.

Interim University Provost Karen Olmstead says, “It’s no surprise that health and social service programs are growing for the wellbeing of our citizens of our region, of our state, of our nation. And of course to our economy.”

It is combines the schools of Health Science, Nursing and Social Work.

Softball for the Ages

Sep 15, 2017
Don Rush

They may not be the boys of summer, but baseball is ever a gleam in the eyes of these 60 and 70 year olds as they sweat it out under the sun in the International Senior Softball Association Tournament in Salisbury.

Essay: Life's End

Aug 14, 2015
Don Rush

As we approach those Golden Years life seems to take on a different meaning than when we were young. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on the changing sense of life and self.

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.

Don Rush

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.

Aging: Living Alone

Nov 16, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.  


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.