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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…
 
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…
 
Our guest, Dr. Doug Eliason, is the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at P3 Health Partners, which is a healthy population management group founded and led by physicians. The group wants to shift the medical industry’s focus from managing illness to promoting wellness through value-based care. By taking this approach, the P3 team unburdens primary…
 
This week we spoke with Tifani Hodges, Account Executive from Traditions Hospice. She shared with us the basics of hospice care, dispelled some common myths, and talked about hospice services with which you may not be familiar. Few of us are emotionally prepared to face a life-limiting illness, and the hospice agency can help make that tough time e…
 
Kristine Grow, the spokesperson from the Coalition for Medicare Choices, explains why Medicare Advantage plans are growing in popularity. Medicare Advantage is a public-private partnership where health insurance providers deliver comprehensive medical coverage to Americans over 65 and to individuals with disabilities. Medicare Advantage covers ever…
 
This week Andy Droney, Senior Director ADT Health & Innovation Programs, joins us to talk about Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). It is an electronic device designed to let you summon help in an emergency. When emergency help is needed, the PERS user presses the help button. It automatically dials an emergency response center where the ca…
 
Do you suffer from stress, grief, anger, abuse, or other emotional issues? Lynell Beckstrom, Master Trainer from the Rapid Eye Institute, joins us to discuss how Rapid Eye Technology (RET) can help with many emotional concerns in people's lives. She’ll explain how the emotional stress from any cause can be released, the body retrained, and the mind…
 
Allison Harris is the “Walk with Ease” Program Coordinator at OSU’s Extension Service. On our show, she details the importance of physical activity in chronic pain management and aging. The Walk with Ease program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, can help to decrease pain and stiffness and improve overall health. Walk with Ease can be done in…
 
Fred Steele, the Director of Oregon’s Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, joins us to explain what the agency and its volunteers do for seniors in care facilities. The mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is to protect individual rights, enhance the quality of life, improve care, and promote dignity for Oregonians living in licensed …
 
You might be surprised to learn that most older adults don’t know why they have fallen. This week, Stephanie Wierzbicka, Manager of Strategic Health Programs from 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 tha…
 
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 …
 
In this show, Dr. Kelly Prill from the Elemental Wellness Clinic explains how she combines natural medicine with clinical neuroscience to treat the whole person. She asks, “If you’re not feeling well, what does your web of symptoms look like, and how can we untangle it?” That’s the challenge taken up daily by Dr. Prill, a Naturopathic Physician and…
 
In this show, Dr. Kelly Prill from the Elemental Wellness Clinic explains how she combines natural medicine with clinical neuroscience to treat the whole person. She asks, “If you’re not feeling well, what does your web of symptoms look like, and how can we untangle it?” That’s the challenge taken up daily by Dr. Prill, a Naturopathic Physician and…
 
Our host, John Hughes, shares his own story with our listeners. You may not know this, but his mother’s long-term care needs motivated him to change careers and make room in his life to help people in our area. And today, he’s the owner and administrator of ComForCare Home Care in Salem. Over time, he has also become a dementia educator, and often …
 
This week we’ll have a different type of discussion as you get to learn about John Hughes, the Owner and Administrator of ComForCare Home Care in Salem. John is also a certified dementia educator who likes to give back to the community with free dementia training, this radio show, and by serving on the Advisory Board of Center 50+. John shares his …
 
Naomi Asselin is a bereavement coordinator at Bristol Hospice. As our guest this week, she shows us that “normalizing” bereavement is part of what lets us have difficult conversations with someone who is grieving. The hospice at which Naomi works offers resources to help someone through that difficult period of their life. She encourages us to lear…
 
Can dementia be reversed? The answer to this question may surprise you. That’s because there are some conditions that mimic dementia and cause cognitive impairment, and these are referred to as “reversible” dementia. It’s a term that’s applied to any type of dementia caused by a condition that can be controlled, cured, or improved once it’s treated…
 
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