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Apr 14, 2020

This episode is the first of a unique two-parter with adult development and aging specialist Erin Yelland. She was a guest on last week’s Sound Living radio program with our colleague Jeff Wichman. They talked about precautions necessary for older adults and how difficult that can be when we want to spend time with them but can’t because they need to limit in-person visits.

But Dr. Yelland says social distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation or loneliness. She shared tips for how we can use new and old technology to stay connected.

Because this interview with Dr. Yelland was so good and we wanted to ask even more questions, so we asked her for a second interview, which will be featured in our next episode.

 

Guest for this episode:

 

Dr. Erin Yelland is an assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences and an extension specialist in adult development and aging. Her specializations include:

  • Health and wellness across the lifespan that promotes optimal aging
  • Sexual wellness among older adults, including policy development within long-term care
  • Adult development and aging outreach and Extension
  • Evaluation of Extension curricula and outreach

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The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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