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Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin - a New Podcast for Active Living

She can’t turn back the clock or change anyone’s age, but Patricia Raskin – award-winning radio and podcast host and producer – will introduce her audience to those who hold the keys to positive aging. It’s all coming up in her new podcast, Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin, produced by Rhode Island PBS. The 13-week podcast premieres Tuesday, September 20 on most popular podcast apps. 

“With so many misperceptions about aging today, Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin presents timely information needed by our aging population,” said David W. Piccerelli, president of WSBE Rhode Island PBS. “We are so pleased to have a host such as Patricia to lead these important discussions. Her experience and interview style will help our audience understand and overcome age stereotypes and break down barriers to active, healthy aging.”

A trailblazer in the digital age of Internet radio and podcasts, Ms. Raskin has hosted and produced positive media programs for four decades. She is also author of two books on self-development and the benefits of finding balance in life. 

Although the podcast will be available nationally, Rhode Island PBS recognized the local needs of the state’s own aging population. According to government census projections, the segment of Rhode Islanders 65 and older is expected to grow fastest of all age groups over the next 10 years. Guided by its mission to help build a better and stronger community through education and civic engagement, Rhode Island PBS moved to produce a relevant, accessible program addressing issues of aging, and invited Patricia Raskin to host and co-produce the series. 

“I am so thrilled to present this podcast through Rhode Island PBS,” said Ms. Raskin. “In addition to the tremendous and loyal viewers of Rhode Island PBS, the podcast has global reach and the guests are a mix of local, regional, national, and international talent.”

She added, “We interview nationally-recognized authors, experts, and celebrities who share the latest in research, and facts to support healthy, active, and happy lifestyles of older adults.” 

Ms. Raskin’s first guest on September 20 will be Kelly Hannon, senior columnist for Yahoo Finance and author of In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work. Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist, leading authority and strategist advises older adults how to navigate the employment market with confidence. 

The second episode on September 27 features Jeff Weiss, president and CEO of Age of Majority, a research-driven marketing consultancy. Weiss observes a disproportionate gap in how marketers perceive, portray, and engage today’s mature consumers. 

On October 4, Patricia’s guest will be Vijay Vad, MD, co-author of the updated and revised book Back RX: A Proven Integrative Program for Staying Pain Free. Dr. Vad is a sports medicine physician at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and is on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Their discussion will focus on relief of back pain, joint pain, arthritis, and related conditions using a clinically proven mind-body regimen to reduce pain and painkiller usage.

10-11 - Today we are talking about how to find love in our senior years and how to keep our long-term relationships and marriages alive and thriving. My guest is Arielle Ford, a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker, and is the co-creator and host of Evolving Wisdom’s Art of Love series. Arielle Ford is the author of eleven books including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret.

10-18 - Today we are talking about prevention, treatment and technology that will reshape how we think about old age – and help us plan for an audacious future! Guest is Dr, Michael Roizen, MD Emeritus Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic author of four #1 New York Times best-selling books. Dr. Roizen will discuss his new book The Great Age Reboot, Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow.

10-25 - Today we are talking about what it takes to be truly healthy and age in a better way with an easy-to -follow road map to find true authentic health and successful aging in todays’ fast moving world. Guest is Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, and President and Chief Content Officer of Masterpiece. He is the author of the award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. He hosts a podcast Dr. Roger and Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity.

11-1 - Today we are talking about beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism and the brain, and how exercise can combat cognitive impairment in aging or neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Christiane Wrann, DVM, PHD is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Medical School in Boston.

11-8 - Today we are talking about how play is proven to reduce feelings of depression, loneliness as well as increase cognitive activity, capability, and a sense of purpose among older adults. Guest is Ted Fischer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation a Rhode Island based company, producing robotic companion pets, Ted was the recipient of the Leadership Longevity Award for Vision and Technology at the 16th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, the nation’s leading conference for the longevity market.

11-15 - We know that good nutrition helps prevent chronic disease throughout our lives. Today we are talking about nutrition and positive aging. Guest is Beryl Henzy, Registered and Licensed Dietitian currently serving in the Outpatient Nutrition department of Southcoast Health, with offices in Fall River and New Bedford. Has experience in Long Term Care, Wound Care, Palliative Care, and common chronic diseases seen at Charlton Memorial in Fall River.

11-22 - Today we are talking about hearing loss in our older adult years and the use of cochlear implants to restore hearing. My guest is Dr. Brian E. Duff is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Providence, Rhode Island and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Duff will be interviewed with a patient and cochlear implant recipient.

11-29 - Today we are talking about how to save and safeguard and make the most of our finances in our older adult years whether in retirement, job or a new career. Guest is Jeffrey H. Massey CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™Investment Advisor A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with more than two decades of experience, Jeff hosts the weekly radio show “Massey on Money™” and is a frequent speaker at financial conferences and seminars.

12-6 - Today we are talking about how Virtual (VR) is being used by an unlikely group of early adopters– older adults. Guest is Jackie Carroll the CEO of GIAH – Genie in a Headset 7 years developing strong relationships with world’s leading self-development thought leaders.

12-13 - Today we are talking about how to age better in all areas of our lives through prevention so that we can be Fit at 50, Sexy at 70 and Nimble at 90.My guest is Richard W. Besdine, MD, a physician, geriatrician and scientist. He has devoted his career to the well-being of older adults, working in universities and the Federal Government. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice at Brown University, devoting his time to teaching, research and mentoring.

Patricia’s programs have aired on Cumulus, PBS and NPR affiliates, WTKF, 107.3FM, and she was one of the first to create positive radio programs on the internet. The Patricia Raskin Show aired on the News Talk 630 WPRO, a Cumulus Broadcasting affiliate, for ten years. Her radio program, now podcast, is in its twenty-first year on 

Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin is the first Rhode Island PBS series produced exclusively as a podcast; other podcasts currently in distribution are based on the station’s broadcast productions, A Lively Experiment and Rhode Island PBS Weekly

Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin will be available on all the popular podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, and Stitcher. For more information about Patricia and the podcast, visit

Funding for Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin is provided by Southcoast® Health, Cochlear™, Greenwood Credit Union, Bama Companies, and Balancing Life’s Issues.


A trailblazer in the digital age of internet radio and podcasts, Patricia Raskin authored two books on self-development and the benefits of finding balance in life. In her 4 decade career, Raskin has stayed true to her mission from day one – to uplift the public’s spirits online, on air, and in person. 

Patricia’s programs have aired on Cumulus, PBS, and NPR affiliates, WTKF, 107.3FM, and she was one of the first to create positive radio programs on the internet. The Patricia Raskin Show, aired on the News Talk 630 WPRO, a Cumulus Broadcasting affiliate, for ten years. Her radio program, now podcast, is in its twenty-first year on 


Positive Aging with Patricia Raskin is made possible in part by  Southcoast® Health