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Growing Old in Louisiana, Part 3 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-16

Duration: 00:12:33

Subjects: Elderly | Aging | SENIOR CITIZENS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Burgess, Lovola Interviewee
  • Futrell, John Interviewee
  • Germann, Helen Interviewee
  • Miller, Jane Interviewee
  • Liles, Virginia Interviewee
  • Bivens, Bill Interviewee
  • Robb, Jim Interviewee
  • Cole, Larry Interviewee
  • Smith, Jaimie Interviewee
  • Douglas, Burnell Interviewee
  • Douglas, Irene Interviewee
  • Ely, Hugh Interviewee
  • Hunt, Vicky Interviewee
  • Marshall, Ralph Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the third part of Karen Nachman’s report on growing old in Louisiana. Her report focusses on the new trends in services for senior citizens, including home health care, adult day care, and adult retirement communities, as well as the lack of available resources for people who cannot pay for these services. She interviews: Lovola Burgess, the national vice president for AARP; John Futrell of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH); Helen Germann, a mother who lives with her daughter; Jane Miller, her daughter; Virginia Liles, a retirement community resident; Bill Bivens, the director of St. James Place; Jim Robb of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging; Larry Cole, the director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority; Jaimie Smith of Our Lady of the Lake Social Services; Burnell Douglas and Irene Douglas, a couple who had to move into public housing due to Irene’s health; Hugh Ely of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs; Vicky Hunt, the director of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs; and Reverend Ralph Marshall. Host: Robert Collins