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The CatholicTV® Network Airs New "Aging Gracefully" Series

9/11/2012 - 1:27 PM PST

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WATERTOWN, MA (September 11, 2012) -The CatholicTV® Network Airs New "Aging Gracefully" Series

"Aging Gracefully" is a new five-part miniseries airing in September with Father Myles Sheehan, SJ and Kevin Nelson addressing the needs of the elderly. The series will air every Monday at 2 a.m., Tuesday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ is a former physician who earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine at Dartmouth College with postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School. Fr. Sheehan is also a former professor of medicine at Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine. Each episode in the series will look at different topics and advice on how to age with dignity.

The week of September 2: The Spirituality and Wellness of Aging Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Fr. Robert Reed introduce the series with Psalm 71 and discuss planning your life within the context of God's story.

The week of September 9: Fears, Health Issues & Psychological Issues of Aging Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson discuss some of the psychological issues of aging with guest Psychiatrist Matthew McGonagle, MD.

The week of September 16: Talking to Your Physician Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson discuss helpful hints for talking with your physician with guest Kate Morency, RN, NP, Provincial Assistant for Healthcare at the New England Province of Jesuits.

The week of September 23: The Gifts of Aging Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson talk about the gifts and surprises of aging with guests Maria Medina, a nurse, and Anne Eagan, activities director, who work at St. Patrick's manor.

The week of September 30: Challenges of Aging from a Spiritual Perspective; Thinking & Preparing for Death Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson talk with guest Sr. Kathleen Foley, SNDdeN, Director of Spiritual Services and Chaplain at Campion Health Center about journeying towards the end of life.

During the month of September the CatholicTV Network other network programs will feature guests topics and stories on aging gracefully. The network's signature talk show, This is the Day, will feature guests including Debbie Rambo of Catholic Charities (Sept. 14); Dr. Thomas Groome discussing life-long formation (Sept. 18); and a Lauretta Jennings of exercising from a chair (Sept. 28). During the month's Masses special prayers of the faithful will be offered, and CatholicTV's social media will focus on the topic using Twitter (@CatholicTV) and Facebook ( CatholicTV's magazine series Clearvoice™, with hosts Christine Caswell and John Monahan will feature stories on aging, including two religious sisters.

You can watch "Aging Gracefully" on CatholicTV and

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Contact: CatholicTV

Shannon Muldoon, Public Relations Coordinator


The CatholicTV® Network  MA, 02471 US
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