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This week, our guest is the owner of Aroma Concierge, Lori Tisdale. We discussed some of the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. She explains why essential oils are used with dementia patients in local memory care communities. Lori shares the clinical side of aromatherapy and fantastic stories of how soothing applications of scent have bee…
 
This week our guest is Mac McMurry, Agent, CLTC from New York Life Insurance, who joined us to discuss exploring the building blocks of retirement planning. This week, we talked with Mac McCurry, Agent, CLTC, from New York Life Insurance. We discussed setting up your retirement to weather turbulent markets. Mac explains how to create a good foundat…
 
This week our guest is Mac McMurry, Agent, CLTC from New York Life Insurance, who joined us to discuss exploring the building blocks of retirement planning. This week, we talked with Mac McCurry, Agent, CLTC, from New York Life Insurance. We discussed setting up your retirement to weather turbulent markets. Mac explains how to create a good foundat…
 
This week, Dr. Gilbert Simas, Medical Director, and Crystal Lacey, Program Director from Willamette Valley Medical Center, discussed the Senior Behavioral Health Services. For many older adults, declining physical and mental capabilities and complicated medical problems coupled with loss and adjustment in lifestyle can be overwhelming. Geropsychiat…
 
This week, our guest is Heidi Miller, Outreach Coordinator from Center 50+, who joined us to discuss aging in place using the “Village” model in Salem, Oregon. She talks about the village model, a community-based approach that assists older adults who want to continue living in their own homes as they age. Villages connect interested neighbors to t…
 
This week, Holly Hordichok, Community Relations, and Laurie Pomeroy, Executive Director, from Heartwood Place Memory Care in Woodburn, discussed the Memory Care community and their services. In this exciting episode, we explore the details of memory care, what kind of services they offer, and the type of people who live in their community. They als…
 
This week, the Founder, Owner, and Music Therapist from Bridgetown Music Therapy, Alexis Baker, joins us to discuss music therapy. Alexis is a licensed & board-certified music therapist with 8+ years of experience. Over the years, she has worked with various populations in multiple settings but ultimately focused on serving older adults in 2016. Dr…
 
This week, Lisa Haines, Community Relations Manager from Holiday Retirement, joins us to discuss the benefits of Independent Living. If you aren't familiar with this term, it is also called retirement living, over 55, senior living, and other names. Lisa tells us all about it and the benefits you get from living in a community like Hidden Lakes. Sh…
 
This week, Alex Johnson, the principal broker from TrueLife Financial Solutions, joins us to discuss the open enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans. If you signed up for a Medicare Advantage plan in the fall and then realized you picked the wrong plan, the open enrollment period allows you to switch plans. Alex shares his expertise to explain why…
 
This week, Mark Wang, Owner/Adminitrator of Visiting Angels of the Willamette Valley, joined us to discuss the in-home Care Agency. As the owner and administrator of Visiting Angels of Willamette Valley, Mark Wang is in a position to share a lot of information about home health care. For example, what does home care mean? And what, exactly, does an…
 
This week, Marilyn Daily Blair, Manager of Center 50+, joined us to discuss the adventure of self-discovery and the challenge of staying connected in our older years. Center 50+ focuses on programs & services that recognize the second half of our lives, age 50 and over. We can do this through a healthy and active lifestyle, making new friends, and …
 
This week, Alex Johnson, the principal broker from TrueLife Financial Solutions, joins us to discuss the open enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans. If you signed up for a Medicare Advantage plan in the fall and then realized you picked the wrong plan, the open enrollment period allows you to switch plans. Alex shares his expertise to explain why…
 
This week, Bridget Buchholz, Sales & Marketing Director from Waverly Place Assisted Living & Memory Care, joins us to discuss Waverly Place Senior Living. This community approaches assisted living memory care & transcends old-school concepts of nursing homes. Bridget explains whether residents need a little bit of help or need higher levels of care…
 
This week, our guest Tiffany Fallows, Mortgage Advisor from Platinum Mortgage Group joins us to discuss reverse mortgages. Tiffany Fallows joins us to discuss the basics of reverse mortgages - how to qualify, how they work, how long can you stay in your home, and more! She also covered how reverse mortgages have changed over the years and dispelled…
 
This week ou guest, Ellen Klem, Director of Outreach and Education, for the Oregon Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General joins us to discuss fraud and scams. With COVID in the news daily, scammers have noticed and opened fake or substandard testing sites. Ellen discusses these sites and gives some tips on how to determine if a test …
 
This week our guest, Ellen Klem, Director of Outreach and Education, for the Oregon Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General joins us to discuss fraud and scams. With COVID in the news daily, scammers have noticed and opened fake or substandard testing sites. Ellen discusses these sites and gives some tips on how to determine if a test…
 
This week, our guest Chad Cox Program Coordinator for the HOPE Senior Peer Mentoring Program at Northwest Senior & Disability Services joins us to talk about the H.O.P.E. Senior Peer Mentoring Program. Health problems, reduced mobility, the loss of a loved one, and other stressful life changes can take a toll on our emotional health. Senior Peer Me…
 
This week, our guests Nikki Jardin Co-Founder & Editor from Mirador Magazine, and Tavé Fascé Drake, Co-Founder, Editor & Art Director join us to talk about the magazine for people with dementia and cognitive impairments. YES, our guests created a magazine for people with cognitive impairment and their care partners as well. Each issue offers storie…
 
This week, our guests Nikki Jardin Co-Founder & Editor from Mirador Magazine, and Tavé Fascé Drake, Co-Founder, Editor & Art Director join us to talk about the magazine for people with dementia and cognitive impairments. YES, our guests created a magazine for people with cognitive impairment and their care partners as well. Each issue offers storie…
 
This week, our guest is Lauren Heinatz, the Transitions Director of ComForCare Home Care. Lauren joins us to talk about dealing with loved ones’ dementia during holidays. Lauren gives us a lot of tips on how to handle holiday festivities while dealing with your loved one’s dementia. This year, many families are scaling down their in-person celebrat…
 
This week, our guest is Lauren Heinatz, the Transitions Director of ComForCare Home Care. Lauren joins us to talk about dealing with loved ones’ dementia during holidays. Lauren gives us a lot of tips on how to handle holiday festivities while dealing with your loved one’s dementia. This year, many families are scaling down their in-person celebrat…
 
This week our guests are Amy Schmidt & Michael Radut from Care Availability. Amy and Michael join us to talk about the fabulous resource CareAvailability.com. They talked about CareAvailabilty.com which is a community-based organization with technology for finding resources & services with a goal to list EVERY housing & care company to have the mos…
 
This week our guest is Alex Johnson, the principal broker at TrueLife Financial Solutions. Alex joins us to talk about the changes to Medicare and the upcoming enrollment dates for 2022. Alex shares his expertise to explain why you should consider adjusting your Medicare coverage to suit your needs, the differences between the Advantage and Supplem…
 
This week our guest is Alex Johnson, the principal broker at TrueLife Financial Solutions. Alex joins us to talk about the changes to Medicare and the upcoming enrollment dates for 2022. Alex shares his expertise to explain why you should consider adjusting your Medicare coverage to suit your needs, the differences between the Advantage and Supplem…
 
This week our guest is Jennifer McCammon, Editor & Publisher of 50 Plus Magazine. Jennifer joins us to talk about 50 Plus Magazine that serves people 50 to 90, and beyond in Oregon and SW Washington. The magazine provides readers with inspiring stories, helpful resources, and expert insights and provides businesses a direct connection to this vibra…
 
This week’s guest is a Psychotherapist and Podcaster from Zestful Aging Podcast. Nicole Christina joins us to talk about eating disorders in older women. Did you know that there is a consistent national trend showing that eating disorders in post-menopausal women are increasing? Nicole speaks with us about this new trend and how we can address this…
 
This week’s guest is Elizabeth Regalado from ELIZABETH REGALADO PROFESSIONAL HOME ORGANIZER, LLC. She joins us to discuss decluttering and organizing things. Are you a packrat who saves everything because somebody might need it someday? Are you tired of being surrounded by so much stuff that you don't know what you have, can't put everything away, …
 
Our guest this week is Melissa Kidd from Cherriots. She explains senior public transportation services in the Salem-Keizer area and in Marion and Polk Counties. Melissa is the Customer Service Manager from Cherriots, the perfect person to explain the services Cherriots provides to seniors and those with mobility issues. Quite frankly, you will be a…
 
Our guest this week is Melissa Kidd from Cherriots. She explains senior public transportation services in the Salem-Keizer area and in Marion and Polk Counties. Melissa is the Customer Service Manager from Cherriots, the perfect person to explain the services Cherriots provides to seniors and those with mobility issues. Quite frankly, you will be a…
 
This week’s guest is Hannah Gallardo, the Community Relations Coordinator at Heron Pointe Senior Living. She joins us to discuss both assisted living and independent living options. Hannah starts by explaining the differences between them and what services are offered within the community. Then, she gives us some practical tips to use when shopping…
 
This week, attorney Christopher Hamilton, Partner at McGinty Belcher & Hamilton, stops by to tell us about the most common estate planning mistakes people make and why that matters. Estate planning involves helping people prepare for issues such as who will take care of your dependents if you die or become ill. It lets you decide in advance who can…
 
Our guest is Alex Johnson, principal broker at TrueLife Financial Solutions. He explains changes to Medicare and upcoming enrollment dates for 2022. Alex shares his expertise to explain why you should consider adjusting your Medicare coverage to suit your needs, the differences between the Advantage and Supplemental plans in 2022, and what changes …
 
Our guest, Curtis Almquist, is the Executive Director and Business Solutions Specialist on LegalShield’s National Small Business Council. With LegalShield, members get access to attorneys with an average 22 years of experience. Typically, you’ll speak to an attorney in your area who can assist you with the exact type of law for which you need help.…
 
Curtis Almquist, Executive Director from LegalShield, joined our show to explain how, as a LegalShield member, you’ll get access to attorneys with an average of 22 years of experience at a surprisingly affordable cost. You will speak with an attorney in your area who can assist you with the exact type of law for which you need help, and your calls …
 
WindSong at Eola Hills is the first-ever Memory Care Community to become fully credentialed in the Montessori Lifestyles approach. The Montessori-inspired lifestyle method of care is a person-centered approach that focuses on muscle memory and the five senses, building on existing skills, interests, and abilities. In this program, residents partici…
 
WindSong at Eola Hills is the first-ever Memory Care Community to become fully credentialed in the Montessori Lifestyles approach. The Montessori-inspired lifestyle method of care is a person-centered approach that focuses on muscle memory and the five senses, building on existing skills, interests, and abilities. In this program, residents partici…
 
When it comes to understanding the complex details associated with Medicare, Social Security, and many other aspects of aging, information can be confusing or difficult to find. But, aging successfully is a challenge we all face. So, after helping family members navigate the process, Cindy Easton and Phil Kilcoin co-founded Aging Energized, an educ…
 
As the Manager of Strategic Health Programs for ComForCare Home Care, Stephanie Wierzbicka is an expert on why older adults fall and what options are available to manage that risk. She encourages everyone to be proactive because most seniors do not realize that they are at risk of falling. Tune in to Part 2 of this series to learn about falls, fall…
 
You might be surprised to know that most older adults don’t know why they have fallen. This week, Stephanie Wierzbicka, Manager of Strategic Health Programs for ComForCare Home Care, talks about why older adults fall and what options are available to manage that risk. She says it’s necessary to be proactive because most seniors do not realize that …
 
Manny Martinez, President of Copa Wealth Strategies, is our guest this week. As a Senior Financial Advisor, he puts his MBA and 32 years of experience, including time as an investment banker, to work during our show. He knows how the uber-wealthy grow their wealth and protect it. He’s here to show us “average” folks how to use similar tactics to gr…
 
In his work at Pikes Northwest Real Estate, Shawn Sibon routinely helps seniors when it’s time to sell their homes and transition to something smaller or even to assisted living. Senior Real Estate Specialists like Shawn understand that this type of life transition is more than a home sale – it’s a complex project involving lots of related tasks an…
 
Steve Toll of ComForCare Home care joins us this week to talk about conditions that are labeled “reversible” dementia. Some forms of cognitive impairment mimic dementia but are actually treatable, and these are referred to as “reversible.” It’s a term that applies to any type of dementia caused by a condition that can be controlled, cured, or impro…
 
This week, Nadine Grzeskowiak, the gluten-free RN, joins us to explain celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and gluten-free diets. She explains how you can modify your lifestyle to live with celiac disease, starting by switching to foods without gluten. Nadine also talks about getting tested for celiac disease and how gluten-free eating c…
 
Amy Schmidt is the Managing Partner and Publisher (a.k.a. “Queen Bee”) of Retirement Connection. She discusses the organization’s retirement guide, which provides resources for those who want to age in place, as well as their families and friends who want to help. She’ll explain how the guide works and how you can get a free copy. Yes, it’s FREE! D…
 
As the owner and administrator of Visiting Angels of Willamette Valley, Mark Wang is in a position to share a lot of information about home health care. For example, what does home care mean? And what, exactly, does an in-home care agency do? How does home care work – and importantly, what is not included? How much does it cost, and who pays? In th…
 
Dr. Vicki Schmall is the Executive Director of Aging Concerns and an authority on the effects of isolation and loneliness among older adults. She joins us to discuss the challenges of feeling cut off from others. For instance, did you know that being disconnected from others can have the same negative impact on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes …
 
Our guest is Baron Robison, Executive Director of Kickin' Cancer. Baron joins us to share what it takes to outsmart cancer. His organization, Kickin’ Cancer, offers education and support for living an anti-cancer lifestyle. This is achieved through five core values: good social support, reduced stress, plenty of rest, understanding food and nutriti…
 
Samantha Demchak and Sue Miller of Meadow Creek Village Assisted Living in Salem join us to explain how an assisted living facility can be a home-like setting. In the right assisted living facility, residents are treated like family, and the staff provides a personal and caring touch. There are also many choices for food and activities. Also, small…
 
Our guest, Baron Robison, is the Executive Director of Kickin’ Cancer. He joins us to share what it takes to outsmart cancer. Baron’s organization, Kickin’ Cancer, offers education and support for living an anti-cancer lifestyle. This can be achieved through five core values that benefit everyone: good social support, reduced stress, plenty of rest…
 
Benjamin Surmi, Social Gerontologist from Koelsch Communities, joins us to explain Humanitude, a practical method that helps caregivers improve their skills. As the Director of Training and Culture for Koelsch Communities, Benjamin is always looking for ways to improve care. Humanitude is a training system that helps caregivers learn to provide per…
 
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