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Kathy Mattea Becomes Advocate for Aging

Hosting Nashville Public Television's NPT Reports: Aging Matters

Singer/songwriter Kathy Mattea has become a well-respected advocate for issues from AIDS awareness and research to global warming and Appalachian mining practices, and now she is lending her support to the elderly.

Kathy will host Nashville Public Televisions's NPT Reports: Aging Matters—a series focused on the issues that surround the increasing aging population.The show premieres on Sept.12 with an episode that will explore end-of-life care.

Future episodes are set to cover financial issues, caregiving and specific health concerns facing the elderly, such as Alzheimer's and dementia. "I have had firsthand experience with loving someone while they walk through the stages of Alzheimer's,” said Kathy. “I'm honored to be part of NPT's thoughtful and timely coverage of this and other issues surrounding our aging population."

Shows vary in format from documentary to televised town hall meeting and will be distributed through American Public Television later this year.

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