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ST Medical Monday: Getting to Know the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (or OHAI)

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Aired on Monday, May 15th.

On this edition of our program, we learn about the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, or OHAI, which was, per its website, "established in 2012 by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. OHAI understands that good health is key to successful aging. We focus in improving the health of older adults across the state through caregiver-training and health-promotion education. We also partner with health systems to establish senior health clinics to increase access to geriatric health care. With five locations across the state, OHAI provides health education to every county. Additionally, OHAI offers extensive caregiver training at our Centers of Healthy Aging in Northeast, Central, and Southwest Oklahoma." Our guest is the education director for OHAI's Northeastern Oklahoma Center of Healthy Aging, Linda Miller. She tells us about how this statewide organization operates, when and where it began, and why it's so crucial for so many people.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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