Aging Matters Radio Program

AGING MATTERS weekly radio program features individuals with expertise about a broad array of aging-related topics.

The show is broadcast both on Arlington Independent Media radio WERA-LP 96.7 FM and on podcasts. Produced in an interview format, guests educate and inform listeners about timely topics that impact the lives of older adults and their families.

The program's focus is to help older adults live healthier and more independent lives.


AGING MATTERS radio producer and host Cheryl Beversdorf interviews Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey

Listen to 2021, 2020 and 2019 episodes below

New Episode

Health and Wellness

Nov 30, 2021

Lung cancer - Eric Anderson, MD, Director, Interventional Pulmonology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Professor, Clinical Medicine, Georgetown University

Services - Government

Nov 9, 2021

Medicare update - Michelle Thomas, Coordinator, Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program (VICAP)

Health and Wellness

Oct 19, 2021

Technology and caregiving – Claudia Fine, Chief Professional Officer, eFamilyCare

Health and Wellness

Nov 23, 2021

Respiratory diseases and family caregiver services - Albert Rizzo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association, and Gelareh Bassiry, Outreach Specialist, Arlington Agency on Aging

Housing and Personal Safety

Nov 2, 2021

Aging in Place vs. Moving - Robin Edwards, Certified Senior Advisor, CarePatrol of Northern Virginia

Health and Wellness

Oct 12, 2021

Deprescribing medications - Kristin Zimmerman, PharmD, and Emily Peron, PharmD, Associate Professors, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Health and Wellness

Nov 16, 2021

Palliative care and heart failure - Neeraj Mendiratta, MD, Assistant Physician-in -Chief, Kaiser Permanente and Volunteer Medical Expert, American Heart Association, & Donna Gayles, Senior Client Relations Executive for Washington, D.C., Capital Caring Health, and primary caregiver

Health and Wellness

Oct 26, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases - Drew Martin, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Physician Group, Virginia Hospital Center

Health and Wellness

Oct 5, 2021

Suicide awareness and prevention - Ali Walker, Chair, and Keith Tate, Treasurer, Board of Directors, National Capital Area Chapter, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

For older episodes, download our archives list:

Episodes are also available on all major podcast platforms