Are you a Baby Boomer?

·         If you are a senior or a baby boomer (maybe one & the same?) then KOCT has informative programming for you!  We will extensively air a comprehensive program about healthcare for aging baby boomers and a timely program that will help seniors understand their current Medicare options.

 "The New Economy of Aging Baby Boomers" was held at the Veterans Association of North County facility in late September. It was produced by San Diego North Economic Development Council.  There were two panels of experts who discussed our region from a healthcare perspective and they asked and answered some critical questions:  Where we are now and what do we need to do to serve the aging baby boomers? How is North County preparing for the future impact of our growing aged? What is the economic impact of these Baby Boomers and what does the future holds for jobs, facilities, education and infrastructure?  How will our region prepare and respond?

 The panels were moderated by Paul Sisson, healthcare reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Distinguished panelists were:
·         Mary Ball, president/chief executive officer, Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
·         Kapua Conley, chief operating officer/executive vice president, Tri-City Medical Center
·         Leslie Ray, senior epidemiologist, County of San Diego
·         Sharon B. Hamill, Ph.D., professor of psychology/faculty director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care, California State University, San Marcos.
·         Tim Lash, executive vice president strategy and successful aging, West Health.

Broadcast of The New Economy of Aging Baby Boomers will begin on Monday, October 19, Channel 19, 4:30 – 7:00pm.  Other replay times are:

Channel 19:
10/19 - 4:30 pm
10/21 - 9:30 pm
10/23 - 7:00 pm
10/24 - 5:30 am, 2:30 pm
10/25 - 7:00 am
10/26 - 3:30 pm
10/30 - 5:30 pm
10/30 - 8:30 am
10/31 - 8:30 am
11/01 - 7:30 am, 5:30 pm

You can also watch the program in high-definition as Video On Demand (VOD) by clicking here.  Because of the length of the program, we have broken the show into three parts--Go to Video On Demand: Specials to watch all three parts.

Tri-City Medical Center is the Producer of a new Community Health Matters program about Open Enrollment.  Guest Wayne Knight is an expert on helping seniors to understand their Medicare options.  He explained to program host John Bonosoro that every year, San Diego County seniors who are eligible for Medicare benefits have the opportunity to enroll in a health plan between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. To qualify for coverage, you must be a U.S citizen or permanent legal resident age 65 or older and eligible for Social Security benefits. Individuals under the age of 65 who have received Social Security benefits for 24 months, pension from the Railroad Retirement Board, or suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease or permanent kidney failure may also qualify. 

Community Health Matters, Open Enrollment with Tri City Medical Center will begin airing on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 pm on Channel 18.  Replay times will be Monday – Friday at 7:00 pm and on Saturday & Sunday at 11:00 am.

You can watch this program on your computer, tablet or smart phone by going to KOCT.ORG / Video On Demand / Community Healthcare Matters
We’ll also be playing this program on KOCT channel 18 & 19 beginning in November.

Keep watching KOCT and keep informed about healthcare issues in North County—we’ll be recording a number of new Community Healthcare Matters during the next two months with Vista Community Clinic, North County Health Services, and Tri-City Medical Center. And encourage your friends and family who want to stay informed to subscribe to Community Connection—it’s as easy as clicking here and then filling out your e-mail address at the top right of our home page.

Tom ReeserComment