The Best Times

Super-Agers, Prescription Drug Abuse, & Shelby Farms Park

Season 6 Episode 13 | 26m 32s

Know someone in their 70s, 80s, or 90s who remains mentally sharp, whose cognitive ability hasn't diminished with age? Scientists have given these individuals a name- SuperAgers. The National Institute on Drug Abuse calls the misuse of prescription drugs by older citizens an "emerging epidemic". Wise Trek is Shelby Farms Park's program for those aged 50+ to get them active out on the trail.

Aired: 08/24/17

Rating: NR

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