New Show “Senior Moments” Launches on PBS

NATURAL HEALTH EXPLORER DEBRA K TREKS TO RANCHO LA PUERTA TO INTERVIEW DEBORAH SZEKELY, THE GODMOTHER OF THE SPA INDUSTRY, FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOW.

“Senior Moments” to Premiere in November on PBS Stations Nationwide.

JUNE 2016 – Boynton Beach, Fla. – In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes the spa industry plays a vital role in this journey and has valuable stories that need to be told. What better place to begin than where the spa industry started? Debra will join Deborah Szekely at the destination spa she founded with her late husband, Rancho La Puerta, for a shoot that will exclusively be seen on the new show, “Senior Moments.”

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Deborah Szekely

The show will air this fall on PBS stations nationwide and is being presented by Kentucky Educational Television (KET). “Senior Moments’” healthy-aging focus is timely as baby boomers continue to hit 65. The older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large as their counterparts in 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million and representing nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. population*.

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Debra K

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible,” says Host and Executive Producer Debra K. “’Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”

Since 2013 when Debra K launched her first show “The Journey into Wellbeing,” she has held the desire to share engaging, educational and inspiring content. “When I began thinking about segments for ‘Senior Moments,’ the story of 94-year-old Deborah Szekely immediately came to mind. I have always held the desire to share her story with a larger audience,” adds Debra K.

The “Senior Moments” crew will also travel to Tennessee and Kentucky.

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“In Tennessee, we will spend time at Dollywood where a large percentage of the workforce is over 55. We’ll talk about initiatives at the theme park to help employees stay active and feel valuable longer.” To spotlight the importance of nutrition to overall health, the crew will spend time with a healthy chef. A fourth segment will focus on creating a healthy home with expert guidance from Hospice of the Bluegrass in Kentucky.

Valuable Partners

“With the show slated for public television, finding partners to help with production costs is extremely important,” adds Debra K. Stepping in as an underwriter is ResortSuite, “ResortSuite Founder & CEO Frank Pitsikalis strongly believes in the vision of the show and helping bring these stories to life.” ResortSuite is a fully-integrated hospitality-management-software solution. The International Spa Association is also supporting by helping cover crew travel costs to segment locations. Also on board:

About Debra K – Journey into Wellbeing® is a television show currently airing on PBS that follows Host and Founder Debra K, the Natural Health Explorer, as she travels the Globe in the hopes of inspiring our nation’s health transformation. Debra K is also an author, the co-founder of imassage, Inc. and Well World Productions and she served as the Executive Director for the Destination Spa Group. More about Debra K may be found on Facebook. Twitter @DebrasJourney, YouTube and www.JourneyIntoWellbeing.com.

Media Contact – Debra Locker, debra@lockerpr.com and 859.536.0282

*Source: (Source: AgingStats.gov)

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About Rancho La Puerta – Founded in 1940 and the first true fitness resort and spa in North America, Rancho La Puerta, welcomes guests to 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows with an approach to wellness that strikes a true mind, body and spirit balance. Facilities, programs, and amenities are all available for exclusive use by guests during three-, four- or seven-day stays. Inclusive rates cover accommodations, fitness classes, hikes and activities, gourmet vegetarian meals (seafood options included), activities and special presentations. Spa treatments, personal training sessions and cooking classes at The Ranch’s La Cocina Que Canta cooking school are available à la carte throughout the course of a stay.  Media Page

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