S2E2: What are the challenges and opportunities that come with being the oldest state in the nation?
Every day in the United States, about 10,000 people turn 65. Nowhere is that aging trend more profound than in the state of Maine. But reaching that milestone age is a lot different now than it was for previous generations. Many people 65 and older are active, healthier, continue working, and live longer than ever before. In the second episode of the second season, Len Kaye, the director of UMaine’s Center on Aging, tackles the question, what are the challenges and opportunities that come with being the oldest state in the nation? Lenard W. Kaye is Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the UMaine Center on Aging. Kaye received his MSW from New York University and his DSW/PhD from Columbia University.