Podcast: The Fight Against Isolation

Managing Editor Myers Reece talks about the mental and physical toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on local seniors, plus the biggest stories from the last seven days

By Andy Viano

Dig even deeper into the biggest stories of the last seven days with the Beacon’s weekly podcast.

This week: No group is more vulnerable to the devastating effects of COVID-19 than senior citizens, and the medical risk isn’t the only reason many elderly men and women are struggling right now. Managing Editor Myers Reece joins the show to talk about his cover story from the Nov. 18 issue of the Beacon and shares how the virus is impacting seniors’ mental health and what local community organizations are doing to try to help while keeping their clients safe. Later, host Andy Viano runs down the biggest stories from the last seven days, including another record week of new COVID-19 cases, a Kalispell state senator earning a new role, and the conviction of a man who made headlines over the summer.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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