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bOLDer People - a GWEP Podcast

bOLDer People: a show that explores the dynamic lives of older adults in southwestern Indiana. So, let’s listen, learn, and be inspired by their stories of triumph, love, uncertainty, perseverance, and much more. Welcome to the bOLDer People podcast.

bOLDer People strives to preserve the narratives of our elders. To do this, we invite older adults from our community to discuss with us, well, just about everything. Once we bring in our guest, we prompt the conversation with a few engaging questions but the direction the episode takes is ultimately up to them. We have explored themes of resiliency, diversity and equity, patience, and much more. To preview one of our episodes, click the play button on the player below!

The bOLDer People podcast is a facet of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) at the University of Southern Indiana. At its core, bOLDer People promotes the GWEP's mission, to improve health outcomes for older adults in southwestern Indiana. We believe there is power behind each and every person’s narrative and that the exchange of knowledge through open-minded conversation can educate others and dissolve existing stereotypes. To do this, bOLDer People's host, Dr. Katie Ehlman, discusses a variety of topics with her guest each episode about academics, community involvement, lessons-learned, and much more. Podcast content also touches on exciting innovation happening in the field of gerontology like...

  • Living-In-Place
  • Dementia-Friendly-Communities
  • Age-Friendly Initiatives
  • and more!

The bOLDer People podcast is a facet of the GWEP. Dr. Ehlman workshopped this show and brought it to life with the help of other USI faculty and students including (but not limited to) Leah Flake, former podcast producer and USI student, Lisa Fournier, GWEP project coordinator, Mary Scheller, communications associate, Erin Gibson, communications instructor, and Kane Jones, podcast development intern.

To learn more about how you can get involved with bOLDer People or want to recommend a guest,

Meet the Podcast Team

Katie EhlmanKatie Ehlman, PhD, CHES, HFA
bOLDer People Podcast Host
USI Professor of Gerontology

Leah FlakeLeah Flake
Former bOLDer People Producer and Co-Host
USI Public Relations and Advertising Student '22
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,691,706 million with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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