About the Host
Cheryl Beversdorf is producer and host of AGING MATTERS, a weekly radio program presenting interviews with guests who provide information about aging related topics for older adults and their families. Launched in January 2017, the show is broadcast on Arlington Independent Media's radio station WERA-LP 96.7 FM and as podcast episodes.
Cheryl also produces and hosts a monthly television version of AGING MATTERS, broadcast twice weekly on Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38 in Arlington, VA and streaming live on www.arlingtonmedia.org. Launched in September 2018, the television program offers interviews with aging experts and demonstrations of how aging related subjects can benefit older adults’ lives. Recent programs present “Stories of Life,” accounts given by older adults about how their lives made a difference to them and their community.
In 2019 Cheryl was the recipient of the Hammond Award Arlington Independent Media
(AIM) Producer of the Year for AGING MATTERS. The award is named in honor of Don
Hammond, a long-time AIM producer, volunteer, and former AIM Board president. In December 2021 she was elected President of the AIM Board of Directors.
Cheryl is a member of the Arlington County Commission on Aging (CoA) and Co-Chair of the CoA Public Information and Outreach Committee. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Independent Media, a non-profit membership organization and community media center in Arlington, VA. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV), a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping older residents of Arlington County, VA continue living in their own homes, and chairs the ANV Communications and Marketing Committee.
Before AGING MATTERS, Cheryl partnered with an elder mediation attorney to create Talking About the Tough Stuff, interactive dramatizations and commentary for families needing to have difficult conversations about aging issues.
She also helped establish Epilogue LLC, which offered support groups to help men and women over age 50 find new jobs or reinvent themselves in retirement.
Cheryl is a registered nurse and Vietnam era veteran, former chief staff executive of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and three not-for-profit health associations.
She was a staff member for the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and a senior
managing director with Hill & Knowlton.