The Show

Show Summary

Across eight episodes, viewers join Melissa as she meets with a diverse range of seniors, along with their dedicated caregivers. From managing chronic health conditions to coping with loneliness and navigating financial constraints, each individual or family shares their unique journey towards finding the right senior care solutions. 

Guided by Melissa’s experience, expertise and compassion, families are introduced to senior care professionals who offer invaluable guidance and support.  As the series unfolds, viewers witness the importance of proactive planning and research in avoiding crises and ensuring a smooth transition into senior living or safely aging-in-place.


In development

Episode 1: “Headed for a Fall”

Episode 2: “Not your Grandma’s Nursing Home”

Episode 3: “Finding His Own Way”

Episode 4: “When the Siblings Don’t Agree”

Episode 5: “Mom Needs Memory Care, Dad’s Overwhelmed”

Episode 6: “Proactive but Still Struggling”

Episode 7: “Single Seniors Find Their Way”

Episode 8:  “Moving Under One Roof”


Creator/Executive Producer/Host
Melissa Fritz

Executive Producer/Director
Bill Cooper

Operations Manager
Mindy Herron

Associate Producer
Briana Lee

Events Coordinator/Sponsor Liaison
Kirsten Gregerson

Production Assistant
Kyle Jacub

Executive Producer/Consultant
Stu Fritz

Publicist – Newsworthy Communications
Katie Welch Len

TCFF Production Services – Executive Director
Jatin Setia

Entertainment Attorney
Aaron Young, JD, LLM – Young Entertainment Law

PBS North General Manager
Patty Mester

PBS North Production Manager
Nina Fredrickson

PBS North Cinematographer/Editor
Steve Ash

PBS North Cinematographer
Lance Haavisto

PBS North Director of Marketing and Communication
Tom Jamar