Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Aging, Isolation, & Community Living: Rev Beth Long-Higgins and Dan Fagan of United Church Homes

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, a health and healthcare podcast (part of the WCBE Podcast Experience), Dan Skinner talks with Reverend Beth Long-Higgins, founding Executive Director of the United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, and Dan Fagan, Director of Population Health. They discuss how the Center is supporting the Ohio aging population through times of isolation, but also touch on issues of vaccination, ethics within senior community living, and more. United Church Homes emphasizes the need for a shift in perspective when it comes to aging and how Ohioans can maximize their extended life spans to lead what UCH calls "abundant" lives. 


Read about the work of United Church Homes and the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, which includes their annual symposium. Check out the 2020 symposium recap and their podcast, The Art of AgingUnited Church Homes owns and manages 70+ senior communities throughout the United States and regularly publishes updates on their residents, supporters, and staff on their website and in their magazine, Spirit.

Hosted by Dan Skinner

Produced By Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

Production and Editorial Support by Claire McGee

To subscribe to Prognosis Ohio, and learn more about the show, visit the show's website.

Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.
Related Content