‘The Maine Question’ podcast looks at aging trend challenges, opportunities

The latest episode of “The Maine Question” asks, 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, director of UMaine’s Center on Aging and professor of social work, explores these challenges and opportunities. 

Find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify and “The Maine Question” website. New episodes will be added every Thursday this season. For more information and to suggest podcast topics, email mainequestion@maine.edu.