Jesuit Perspectives on Aging Gracefully on CatholicTV

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ (left) and Kevin Nelson film segments for Aging Gracefully on the set at CatholicTVCatholicTV celebrates "Aging Gracefully Month" in September and is introducing a new "Aging Gracefully" television series

Join Fr Myles Sheehan, SJ — a former physician who earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine at Dartmouth College with postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and a former professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine — for a five-part miniseries addressing the needs of the elderly.  (Read Fr. Sheehan's Bio)

With interviews of other experts and other guests, each show will look at different topics and advice on how to age with dignity. Fr. Sheehan also shared reflections in four short LifeLines segments on CatholicTV in August about the role spirituality can play in aging.

Episodes will air, Eastern Standard Time, each week on Mondays at 2 a.m., Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m, Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.  Check availability of CatholicTV from your television provider or watch online.

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.

Watch this episode on CatholicTV.com.

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.

Watch this episode on CatholicTV.com.

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.

Watch this episode on CatholicTV.com

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.

Watch this episode on CatholicTV.com

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.

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