SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast

SeniorLivingGuide.com

Join us as we discuss topics related to seniors and their caregivers in an effort to be and provide excellent resources for daily living. We are joined by experts in the medical field who offer their advice and expertise on health and other related issues.  Our topics are designed to answer your questions and give you the best tools as a senior resource podcast that you need to provide you and your loved ones with a better understanding to pursue a better quality of life in your senior years.
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Episodes

A Roadmap for Caregivers: Empower Yourself!
Jun 14 2024
A Roadmap for Caregivers: Empower Yourself!
In this episode, host Darleen Mahoney and special guest Christie Freeze tackle a topic that's close to many hearts: the impact of falls on caregivers and their loved ones. They'll explore proactive measures like home safety consultations and practical solutions like grab bars to make homes safer.Listen in as they delve into the evolution of senior living communities and the pivotal role of self-care for caregivers. Christie Freeze, an eldercare advocate with over twelve years of experience, will share her insights on family unity, structured communication, and spotting signs that indicate the need for additional care.From personal stories of cognitive decline to the importance of empathy and understanding, this episode is packed with valuable tips. We'll also hear about Christie's indispensable book, "Roadmap for Eldercare," (Buy it here) which equips caregivers with the knowledge they need before a crisis hits.Join us as we navigate the often overwhelming world of elder care, providing you with the roadmap and support necessary to make informed and compassionate decisions.Roadmap for Eldercare: Click Here SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical Transportation The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/ *SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Fraud Watch: Reporting, Finding, Tracking-Be in the Know!
Jun 3 2024
Fraud Watch: Reporting, Finding, Tracking-Be in the Know!
Buckle up as we deep dive into identifying , reporting and finding  where you can access the latest scams & frauds. We provide tips on how to report and  stay safe from the.  Scams  that are  rising and getting more complex than what we have ever experienced.  We are joined by a knowledgeable expert,  Karen from AARP Florida, on the complex web of fraud prevention and the pivotal role of reporting scams in dismantling fraudulent activities. Listen as our insightful guest, as sheds light on the imperative need to shift the conversation around fraud, offer support to victims, and enhance public awareness. From romance scams leveraging AI technology to phishing tactics preying on emotional vulnerabilities, we explore various forms of fraud and how to shield yourself from falling victim. Discover the valuable resources provided by AARP's Fraud Watch Network to combat & educate yourself on  international fraud syndicates. Arm yourself with knowledge, stay vigilant, and join the collective effort to combat fraudSeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Combatting Loneliness and Suicide in Older Adults
May 9 2024
Combatting Loneliness and Suicide in Older Adults
Suicide prevention is a crucial issue across all ages, but today we turn our focus towards a demographic that often goes unnoticed - our seniors. Joining us is Leslie Weirich, a seasoned speaker in the realm of mental health and suicide prevention. Leslie brings personal and deeply moving insights, amplified by her experience of losing her son to suicide and her broad engagement with military communities. Today, we will explore the alarming trend of rising suicide rates among seniors, discuss the transformative power of personal connections, and address the role of technology in fostering these crucial human interactions. Leslie's work exemplifies the profound impact that sharing, connection, and listening can have on preventing tragedies and fostering post-traumatic growth. We will also dive into Leslie's influential book, "The Gifts of Grief," where she chronicles her journey through loss and the lessons learned about the importance of being truly present for one another. SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Navigating the Waves of Grief: Healing After Heartache
Apr 9 2024
Navigating the Waves of Grief: Healing After Heartache
When the waves of grief crash upon us, how do we stay afloat in an ocean of sorrow? CJ Infantino with The Day After Podcast , a widowed father who has steered through the storm of losing his spouse, joins us to illuminate the hidden intricacies of grief, sharing his voyage from darkness to finding a beacon of hope. He confronts the societal currents that urge us to 'move on,' advocating for a more understanding and active engagement with grief, which does not simply fade with time but evolves as we navigate our new realities.The conversation isn't confined to shared experiences; it casts a light on therapeutic innovations that might pave the road to recovery. CJ shares the profound relief he found in somatic therapy and biofield tuning, offering insights on connecting with our bodies and minds to foster healing. Through this intimate exchange, we hope to extend a lifeline of solace and guidance for those who find themselves adrift in the vast expanse of bereavement, ensuring that no one has to navigate these waters alone.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Dementia: Proactive Prevention. Yes, Prevention!
Mar 20 2024
Dementia: Proactive Prevention. Yes, Prevention!
Can you prevent Dementia? Join us on a journey of hope and empowerment with our latest podcast episode featuring the esteemed Dr. Clionsky  a board-certified neuropsychologist  and co-author of the book, "Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain", who debunks the myth that our genetic makeup is the sole dictator of our dementia destiny. Discover the impactful ways in which our daily habits, sleep patterns and medical decisions can dramatically sway the odds in our favor.  As we gracefully tackle the complexities of aging, this discussion takes a turn towards the sensitive subject of driving with dementia, and the intricate dance of intergenerational care. We share heartfelt insights on how to navigate these waters with compassion and wisdom, all while keeping an eye on proactive measures that fortify brain health. Plus, get privy to my personal 10 by 3 formula—an easy-to-adopt plan to keep your body and mind in peak condition. It's all about taking actionable steps toward a healthier future, with practical advice that resonates with listeners from all walks of life. Cap off the episode with a deep dive into the crucial, yet often overlooked, role of sleep in cognitive function and ADHD.  The conversation expands to touch on the surprising health implications of sleep apnea, while also addressing common misconceptions. SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Food As Medicine: Medically Tailored Meals are Transforming People's Lives
Mar 11 2024
Food As Medicine: Medically Tailored Meals are Transforming People's Lives
We venture into the groundbreaking realm of 'food as medicine' with Jeff Barteau, the CEO of Homestyle Direct. We will be shedding light on how medically tailored meals can revolutionize the management of chronic conditions. By fusing culinary precision with medical insight, Jeff illustrates how these meals are not just a source of sustenance but a cornerstone of comprehensive patient care, particularly for those battling diabetes and heart disease. The conversation takes a deep dive into the world of medically tailored meals, where we unveil the tangible benefits they bring to the elderly and chronically ill. Imagine a world where your meals are more than just food; they're a balm that soothes, heals, and energizes. Jeff and I explore how these chef-concocted, dietitian-approved dishes make adhering to complex dietary regimens a breeze and how they're associated with reduced hospitalizations and healthcare costs, as evidenced by compelling research from Tufts University.From those navigating the dietary intricacies of cancer treatments to seniors seeking a hassle-free way to eat healthily, Jeff's insights into these specially crafted meals paint a picture of a health-conscious future. This is about more than food; it's about crafting a life brimming with health and happiness.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Be Courageous: Age Gracefully & Zestfully
Mar 3 2024
Be Courageous: Age Gracefully & Zestfully
When my knee screamed with every post-tennis step, I knew aging gracefully was more than a catchphrase; it was a challenge I had to face head-on. That's why I brought Nicole Christina from the Zestful Aging Podcast to join our heartfelt conversation on the beauty and complexity of growing older. Together, we navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of senior housing with expert insights, courtesy of SeniorLivingGuide.com, and address the critical need for an optimistic outlook on maturing. Our discussion is a blend of celebrating life's extended play and managing the physical realities that aging presents, exemplified by my own knee's protest. This episode isn't about denying the years; it's about dressing them up in authenticity and relishing the wisdom that comes with experience. We tackle the tough topics like confronting ageism and societal pressures with poise, sharing personal anecdotes that encourage listeners to reignite past passions or ignite new ones. Whether it's planning a walk along the Camino in Spain or picking up a new hobby that makes our hearts sing, Nicole and I champion a zestful approach to every chapter of life. It’s about finding fulfillment in solo travel, educational pursuits, and the simple joy of learning something new, all the while embracing the adventures that keep us vibrant at any age.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Empowering Seniors: A Health & Wealth Roadmap with AARP
Feb 25 2024
Empowering Seniors: A Health & Wealth Roadmap with AARP
Are you navigating the complexities of senior living options or wrestling with the future of healthcare and Social Security? Fear not, as Jeff Johnson, State Director of AARP Florida, joins us to illuminate these pressing issues with the wisdom only a true advocate for seniors can provide. Discover the ins and outs of retirement housing, from selecting an ideal community to understanding the nuances of home care. Jeff's deep dive into AARP's support for the elderly touches on their unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of those over 50 by emphasizing health, wealth, and self. Peel back the layers of healthcare challenges with us, as Jeff reveals AARP's strategies to combat the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and the importance of comprehensive Medicare coverage. Learn how to stay active in both mind and body with AARP's resources, and navigate the Medicare maze with confidence. This episode is a beacon for seniors and caregivers alike, spotlighting long-term care advocacy and the essential support networks that bolster our beloved elders and their tireless caregivers. As we wrap up our enlightening conversation, Jeff sheds light on the urgent efforts AARP is spearheading to ensure Social Security's endurance. With the clock ticking towards legislative action, understanding this cornerstone of American retirement is more crucial than ever. Moreover, arm yourself with knowledge against the ever-growing threat of scams with AARP's FraudWatch network. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, arming you with the tools and resources to protect and empower the senior community. Join us for a journey that promises not just answers, but actionable advice for thriving in the golden years.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Understand Your Voting Rights Before You Vote!
Jan 26 2024
Understand Your Voting Rights Before You Vote!
Are you ready to head to the polls to cast your vote? Jump in the "deep end" of our conversation with Darleen, our host and Laura Williams with the Center for Vulnerable Voters.org  as we tackle the often-overlooked challenges that can hinder voting for Vulnerable Voters, ranging from those in residential living situations to aging individuals at home. As we dissect the intricacies of maintaining voter registration and the effects of ranked choice voting, you'll gain a wealth of knowledge and practical tools to help ensure every senior's voice is respected and counted. Witness our deep dive into the myriad of voting methods and the various safeguards that preserve the integrity of our electoral system, particularly for the elderly. We discuss the nuances of in-person voting, the benefits of curbside voting options, and the security of ballot drop boxes. Learn how seniors can protect their votes, especially in memory care situations, and discern between political noise and official election information. This episode isn't just theoretical; it's a hands-on guide to bolstering voter education and enhancing the processes that support a robust and equitable democratic process. Finally, we address the delicate topic of voting rights for those with dementia, providing a compassionate yet vigilant approach to ensuring their participation in elections. Our conversation shines a light on the responsibilities of residential communities, the importance of staff education, and the management oversight necessary to support memory care residents in the voting process. I'll share invaluable resources to aid listeners in safeguarding their loved ones' rights without exploitation. Tune in for an episode brimming with heartfelt advice, empowering knowledge, and an unwavering dedication to the sanctity of the voting rights of our senior citizens.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Are You at Risk? Shop, Date & Live Life in the Safety Zone
Jan 12 2024
Are You at Risk? Shop, Date & Live Life in the Safety Zone
Encounters with danger seldom announce themselves, so learning to defuse tense situations with poise is crucial. Mike Dandridge, a titan in risk management at CD Risk Consulting, and I share practical tips for personal safety, emphasizing strategies like maintaining distance, using verbal cues, and attracting attention with devices like the Birdie personal alarm. Our conversation also ventures into online dating, a realm fraught with risks for seniors seeking companionship, and we arm you with the know-how to spot and sidestep the traps laid by modern-day scammers. In an era where technology is both a tool and a weapon, understanding its dual nature is key to protection. We discuss the boon of GPS apps and in-home monitoring systems for senior safety, ponder the merits of technological aids like Life360 and Air Tags, and highlight the insidious ways AI is being weaponized in scams. This episode isn't just a discussion—it's a crucial toolkit for preserving the dignity and security of our senior population.SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Revolutionizing Seniors' Lives Through Cycling
Dec 19 2023
Revolutionizing Seniors' Lives Through Cycling
In our compelling discussion, we traverse the transformative journey of seniors reclaiming their joy and freedom through Cycling Without Age. Ole Kassow and Pernille Bussone share the profound physical, emotional, and mental benefits these simple bike rides bring to their passengers. With heartwarming anecdotes, they paint an uplifting portrait of seniors, not just as patients, but as individuals thriving, connecting, and enriching their lives despite their age. This isn't merely an exercise; it's a celebration of life's simple pleasures and the power of human connection. As a senior, you may feel trapped in an aging body, isolated and longing for the freedom and thrill of cycling in your youth. Now imagine, riding again, feeling the wind against your face, relishing the joy of movement, and the world isn't confined to four walls anymore. This isn't a fantasy; it's the incredible mission of our guest, Ole and Pernille. Together they've sparked a groundbreaking movement, transforming lives of seniors by breaking down barriers of limited mobility. SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
A Guide to Scam Protection & Holiday Safety with Sheriff Ivey
Dec 1 2023
A Guide to Scam Protection & Holiday Safety with Sheriff Ivey
Prepare to armor up as we reveal how to construct a "bulletproof vest" of protection against scams and identity theft, with Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office  as our guide. This episode uncovers the chilling rise in crimes against seniors and emphasizes the urgency for community engagement in crime prevention. Sheriff Ivey, with his years of experience, shares priceless insights into the different types of scams targeting seniors and gives advice on how to prevent falling prey to scammers. Brace yourself as we venture into the uncanny valley of artificial intelligence voice impersonations and its potential implications for law enforcement. Just when you thought it was safe to hit the mall or shop online, we open your eyes to the dangers that lurk during the festive season. But don't let that deter your holiday spirit! We offer a sleigh-load of safety tips for seniors during their holiday shopping spree. We conclude this enlightening discussion by acknowledging the critical role of law enforcement and community partnerships in safeguarding our seniors. So, buckle up for this information-packed ride and equip yourself and your loved ones with the knowledge to stay safe from these pervasive crimes. SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
It's Not Every Day...Finding Joy & Fulfillment while Helping Seniors
Nov 20 2023
It's Not Every Day...Finding Joy & Fulfillment while Helping Seniors
You can never underestimate the simple smile or conversation you may have with a senior who is in need of that simple smile or conversation.  Meet Jackie, she is a senior herself and in her retirement decided to start working part time as a Home Care provider with Seniors Helping Seniors of Brevard and she shares how this life changing decision has impacted her life in a powerful and positive way. Just to get started, Jackie talks about how it's not every day you hear about how music can stimulate cherished memories, leading to deep conversations, or the thrill of thrift shopping with the elderly. Jackie shares her first-hand experiences, emphasizing the significance of rapport and the strength of relationships formed when you're consistent in your caregiving role. Also, get ready for some insightful discussions about popular TV shows like the Golden Bachelor and their appeal to the elderly population. SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Celebrating Seasonal Flavors, Healthy Tips & Recipes!
Sep 30 2023
Celebrating Seasonal Flavors, Healthy Tips & Recipes!
Welcome to a wholesome episode celebrating fall and winter's delicious bounty! We've roped in our friend Stacey Silver with Mom's Meals, a seasoned registered dietitian, to help us navigate the flavors of the season. Ever thought of pumpkin beyond your lattes? Well, Stacey brings to our table recipes brimming with pumpkin goodness and the health benefits they pack. We chat about using pumpkin in everything - from mac and cheese, and hummus to pancake batter. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?Beyond the pumpkin, winter introduces us to a plethora of seasonal foods. We explore the many ways to use winter squash, which can be as simple as roasting a butternut squash or as adventurous as adding it to your pasta sauce. Shopping seasonally for fruits and vegetables like clementines and cauliflower not only keeps your plate vibrant but also your body nourished. Lastly, we delve into the world of sweet potatoes, sharing how to transform this staple into a culinary delight. Tune in as we celebrate the seasonal symphony of flavors!SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical TransportationThe background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees
Walk to End Alzheimer's: The Power of Community
Sep 20 2023
Walk to End Alzheimer's: The Power of Community
Ever wonder how the power of community can help fight a disease like Alzheimer's? We are joined once again by Beth Sulkowski with the Alzheimer's Association. This episode takes you right into the heart of the Walk to End Alzheimer's touching opening ceremony. Discover the significance of the Promise Garden with its symbolic pinwheel flowers, each color narrating a unique reason for individuals getting involved. Beth shares how these colors paint a powerful message for the community, reinforcing the crucial services including free registration for the walk, provided by the Alzheimer's Association. Finally, we guide you through the Alzheimer's Association's social media tool, where people share their stories and spread awareness. Beth unravels the dual mission of funding global research and provisioning resources for families in need. You'll hear about the 24/7 helpline, the ALZ Connected online community, caregiver support groups and early stage programs. Plus, we've got handy tips on how to register for the Walk to End Alzheimer's and our top-notch podcast recommendations for Alzheimer's caregivers. You won't want to miss this insightful discussion!SeniorLivingGuide.com Podcast sponsored by TransMed Care Long Distance Medical Transportation The background music is written, performed and produced exclusively by purple-planet.com.https://www.purple-planet.com/*SeniorLivingGuide.com Webinars and Podcast represents the opinions and expertise of our guests. The content here is for informational and educational purposes. It does not necessarily represent the views, recommendations, opinions or advice of Fairfax Publishing/SeniorLivingGuide.com or its employees