The Senior Journal

The Senior Journal

The Senior Journal is a radio show located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hosted by Robin Gunn, founder of The Senior Journal, as she navigates life and makes life easier for the 50+ community. read less
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5-11-24: BOWLING AT THE OK SENIOR GAMES! DONNA HERFORD, DAVID HERFORD, AND KATHLEEN FITZGERALD
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5-11-24: BOWLING AT THE OK SENIOR GAMES! DONNA HERFORD, DAVID HERFORD, AND KATHLEEN FITZGERALD
We are Bowling 🎳 with super star Athletes David & Donna Herford on Saturday (tomorrow) @ 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM and left is Kathleen Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Senior Games! That’s right we are talking about the Oklahoma Senior Games for 2024 … still enough time to sign to compete or volunteer or Sponsorships or sign up for free professional coaches to train you! David Herford on the show tomorrow is showing us “300” bowling 🎳 700 Series Ring & David & Donna’s metals between them! Kathleen Fitzgerald: Kathleen has been the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Senior Games now for 9 years. The games have grown 4-fold under her tenure. She has changed careers many times before arriving at senior games. She has worn hats as a teacher and coach, restauranter, game machine operator, data analyst and caregiver. David Herford: My dad was a baseball umpire and football referee and got me interested in sports at an early age. I played organized baseball and basketball through high school while also playing golf, tennis and bowling. At age 10 I took my first regular job as a pin setter at Midwest City High School bowling lanes. I became more active in bowling after age 50. I have had 2 – 300 games and numerous 700+ series since turning 60. Donna Herford: I was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Oklahoma with my family in 1967. Girl Scouts, church choir and vocal music became my interests. In 1971, I met my husband at our Girl Scout – Boy Scout dance. I was not involved with sports until I married him in 1975. At that point in my life we started bowling , playing golf and racquetball with family and friends building many relationships and friendships.
3-29-24: Oklahoma Senior Games! In Studio-Mike Getto and Kathleen Fitzgerald
Mar 30 2024
3-29-24: Oklahoma Senior Games! In Studio-Mike Getto and Kathleen Fitzgerald
Oklahoma Senior Games (OSG) is stronger than ever … 1200 new sign ups this year … AND THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOU TO SIGN UP IN YOUR FAVORITE Category sport!!!! Left, is Mike Getto the Media & Public Relations for OSG and (center) is executive Director of the Senior Games Kathleen Fitzgerald! Both will also be competing! See flyer below for all the Events, dates, time & locations this year! For the first time there is a grant through TSET … that allows you at no cost 💲 (ZERO) to sign up for one on one or group couching before your competition! For More Info. Okseniorgames.com AND LISTEN IN THIS Saturday at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM Oklahoma’s Talk Radio! ……………………………………………… Kathleen Fitzgerald has been the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Senior Games now for 9 years. The games have grown 4 fold under her tenure. She has changed careers many times before arriving at senior games. She has worn hats as a teacher and coach, restauranter, game machine operator, data analyst and caregiver. Mike Getto is a retired employee of AT&T Public Relations, where he managed the Television Production facility. Following his retirement, Michael opened Michael Getto Productions in the Bricktown Are of Oklahoma City. His clients included the United State Government, The State of Oklahoma, Broadcast Networks, Local Television Stations, Corporations, Advertising Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizagtions. Mr. Getto is currently Director of Public and Media Relations for the Oklahoma Senior Games. WEB: www.okseniorgames.com Facebook: facebook.com/SeniorGamesinOklahoma Oklahoma Senior Games (405) 821 – 1500 okseniorgames.com Phone: (405) 821-1500
3-22-24: Ben Martin Co-Owner of R&B Trees and his new non-profit “Share & Care ReLEAF”
Mar 23 2024
3-22-24: Ben Martin Co-Owner of R&B Trees and his new non-profit “Share & Care ReLEAF”
Ben Martin Co-Owner of R&B Trees and his new non-profit “Share & Care ReLEAF” I personally have hire Ben’s Tree service at my home and two rents I own and will NEVER use another service! This show original aired 2/17/24 … and due to our ever changing Oklahoma weather… AND getting emails to rerun the R&B Tree 🌲 service OSJ Radio episode. Okay ✅ WE WILL DO IT!!! Presenting: R&B TREES and Share & Care Releaf: Ashton Bock & Ben Martin! R&B Trees 🌳.png in the OSJ Radio Studio and have pages 2&3 in the current OSJ Magazine! I have used R&B Trees, 🌳.png Trees, 🌳.png Trees at my personal home and two of my rental properties! Excellent professional workmanship is not good enough to describe R&B Trees! They are experts in their field and it shows! Left in photo above on air: is Ashton Bock – Fundraiser/Events Coordinator of R&B Trees Non-Profit, Share & Care Releaf. Center: is Co-Founder of R&B Trees 🌳.png Ben Martin! R&B Trees, where excellence meets nature’s beauty. Founded by Ben Martin, a former Navy service member, R&B Trees has become one of Oklahoma City’s premier tree care company’s. With dedication and a passion for quality, Ben and his team at R&B Trees provide top-notch tree care services, ensuring your trees thrive and your property shines. R&B Trees offers professional pruning, low impact removals, stump grinding and insurance work. R&B Trees can do it all. But R&B Trees is more than just a company; it’s a beacon of community support. Introducing Share and Care Releaf, their charitable initiative dedicated to helping those in need who can’t afford tree services or repairs. Through Share and Care Releaf, they not just improving landscapes; we’re changing lives, one tree at a time. R&B Trees a long with Share and Care Releaf: where expertise and compassion come together to make a difference in our community.
3-16-24: James Robert Kalsu of Del City to be Honored with Statue
Mar 16 2024
3-16-24: James Robert Kalsu of Del City to be Honored with Statue
Do you know who Robert Kalsu is??? … He is an award winning Del City, Oklahoma athlete (football & baseball, OU football 🏈 award-winning athlete and served through the ROTC from OU … Robert (Bob) Kalsu played one year with the Buffalo Bills before he was drafted into the Vietnam War. Robert was drafted in the Vietnam War and commanded no special treatment! Left in studio is: Gina Standridge, on the committee for the James Robert Kalsu Legacy Project as well is in the center is Gray Banz and retired veteran. There is an unveiling of his statue – March, 29th at 1:00pm at the Del City stadium along with a premiere documentary in the Dell city auditorium, on Robert KALSU called “Uncommon Character” This interviews are not to be missed on The OSJ Radio Show and the 2 Events on March 29th… There are two events that day, the pinning of veterans at 10 AM- noon at the Oklahoma History Center Museum at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, and then starting at 1 PM (same day) is the unveiling of the statue at Del City High School of James Robert Kalsu. See flyers below for more information on both events. This has been getting national and local coverage along with Robert Kalsu on the front of Sports Illustrated! Tune in tomorrow 3/16/24 at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM. We are also on 1700 podcast platforms now and growing and listenership is now 64,000+ every Saturday morning Gina Standridge, a member of the Midwest City-Del City Schools school board, is a founding member of the Kalsu Legacy Project to add a statue of Robert Kalsu to the school’s footbal field. Standridge is a retired educator and lifelong Del City resident. She taught for 32 years, primarily as a special education teacher at Del City High School. Gary W. Banz spent 28 years in public education before beginning a political career. He has served 12 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He held several leadership positions including majority whip and chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs, House Rules, and House Ethics Committees. He wrote and produced the documentary, “Uncommon Character—the Legacy of James Rober Kaslu.” Join The James Robert Kalsu Legacy Project – visit Facebook. For More Information: email Gray Banz at: garybanz@villagesokc.org OR Gina Standridge grhs0201@gmail.com
2-24-24: SENIOR DAY AT THE CAPITAL 2024
Feb 24 2024
2-24-24: SENIOR DAY AT THE CAPITAL 2024
SENIOR DAY AT THE STATE CAPITAL… March, 11th, 2024 from 8:30am to 10am on the second floor rotunda and from 10:30am to 1pm on the fourth floor rotunda as different senators and legislators talk to our seniors! LET YOIR VOICE BE HEARD at the OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL! Seniors have a Voice and their voice can change and influence things for the better! Left in the OSJ studio is Ruth Rolfe and center is Rebekah Williams and we are “Letting Our Voices be Heard” tune in this Saturday at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM Ruth will wild you with stories of “sit ins” and meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rebekah will keep you informed on the latest at the Oklahoma State Capital… this show is a full of amazing history, and keeping up with our future! Ruth Rolfe’s community work began as a teenager when she participated in the Oklahoma City Sit-In movement under the leadership of the iconic civil rights leader Mrs. Clara Luper. This included marching to and sitting-in at several restaurants in the Oklahoma City area, attending the historic March On Washington in 1963 and meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those experiences set the stage for her ongoing involvement in the community. Ruth grew up in Oklahoma City where she graduated from Douglass High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Ruth and her son Jarvis live in Oklahoma City where she enjoys retirement and being a grandmother and great grandmother. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rebekah Williams has established herself as a leading figure in senior advocacy over her 20-year career, focusing on improving the lives of seniors in Oklahoma. Her extensive experience includes a 9-year tenure with the Ombudsman program, backed by her educational foundation specialized training in both federal and state Ombudsman supervisor mandates, completing trainings from the University of Oklahoma Geriatric institute and being a graduate of the Oklahoma Aging Advocate Leadership Academy As a board member of the Oklahoma Council on Aging and the Vice President of the Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, Rebekah has been instrumental in shaping aging policy and enhancing senior care programs. Her advocacy reached a national audience when she attended a Congressional Hearing in Washington D.C., supporting critical discussions on the Ombudsman program. For info and register – go to: okallianceonaging.org/events CONTACT (405) 943-1895
2-17-24: R&B TREES and Share & Care Releaf: Ashton Bock & Ben Martain
Feb 17 2024
2-17-24: R&B TREES and Share & Care Releaf: Ashton Bock & Ben Martain
T&B Trees 🌳 in the OSJ Radio Studio and have pages 2&3 in the current OSJ Magazine! I have used R&B Trees, 🌳 Trees, 🌳 Trees at my personal home and two of my rental properties! Excellent professional workmanship is not good enough to describe T& B Trees! They are experts in their field and it shows! Left: is Ashton Bock – Fundraiser/Events Coordinator of T& B Trees Non-Profit, Share & Care Releaf. Center: is Co-Founder of R&B Trees 🌳 Ben Martain! R&B Trees, where excellence meets nature’s beauty. Founded by Ben Martain, a former Navy service member, R&B Trees has become one of Oklahoma City’s premier tree care company’s. With dedication and a passion for quality, Ben and his team at R&B Trees provide top-notch tree care services, ensuring your trees thrive and your property shines. R&B Trees offers professional pruning, low impact removals, stump grinding and insurance work. R&B Trees can do it all. But R&B Trees is more than just a company; it’s a beacon of community support. Introducing Share and Care Releaf, their charitable initiative dedicated to helping those in need who can’t afford tree services or repairs. Through Share and Care Releaf, they not just improving landscapes; we’re changing lives, one tree at a time. R&B Trees a long with Share and Care Releaf: where expertise and compassion come together to make a difference in our community. facebook.com/sharecarereleaf 405-550-4962
2-10-24: POSITIVE AGING EVENT FEB 21 24 – VillagesOKC
Feb 10 2024
2-10-24: POSITIVE AGING EVENT FEB 21 24 – VillagesOKC
The Oklahoma Senior Journal will be in all the no cost take away bags that will be given to all that attend! What is Positive Aging and how can you, friends & family get involved with this excellent program of powerful information on Positive Aging? Well we will tell you on Tomorrow’s OSJ Radio Hour! Our First Question out of the shoot is this; “What is Positive Aging mean to you”? Did you know that your GUT is like your second brain 🧠 “Listen to Your Gut” is the main focus besides so much more! Pictured: Left is Marilyn Olson the Executive Director of VillagesOKC.org and Lisa James the Community Liaisons at Complete OK Home Care, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care. Everything takes off, February 21st from 9:30am to 2:30pm (registration is a 9am) at Metro Tech, Business Conference Center at 1900 SpringLake Drive. You can pre-register for a complementary Swadley’s BBQ lunch at; VillagesOKC.org or Call at; (405) 990-6637 https://www.completeok.com/ Marilyn Olson is Executive Director of VillagesOKC, Inc. – a nonprofit network of 50+ persons empowered to age with vitality and purpose. Mw. Olson holds a degree in Education from Southern Nazarene University, serves on the state Multisector Plan on Aging, on the State Council on Aging and for the past 38 years she’s been a positive voice for the issues of again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lisa James studies at OSU and has 35 years of experience in helathcare. She now serves as Community Liaison for COMPLETE OK HomeCare, Palliative and Hospice Care. As an industry leader, she holds a board position on the Oklahoma Association for Home Care and Hospice.
1-27-24: VillagesOKC: Amy Shirola and Dana Bellows
Jan 27 2024
1-27-24: VillagesOKC: Amy Shirola and Dana Bellows
What is VillagesOKC.org up to? As you may know VillagesOKC is a plan not a place! Tune in Saturday 1/27/24 at 9:05am on 96.9FM Oklahoma Talk Radio… The Oklahoma Senior Journal (OSJ) has always been a in kind donator to VillagesOKC. Myself and my Mom are members… Your brain 🧠 may explode 🤯 (in a good way!) on what all VillagesOKC has to offer the aging in place for the 50-Plus and their adult children! This will be a concept you will loving knowing about after listing in! As savvy professional women in their 40’s who are also young mothers, Amy and Dana are just two of the many younger adults giving leadership to the concept of aging successfully, and also encouraging everyone to support this concept of VillagesOKC. In this OSJ Show, they tell how VillagesOKC is different from most and why they are ‘all in’ on the mission to make OKC the most joyful place to age well. Their focus this week is Love Your Age. VillagesOKC is a community of individuals, organizations and professionals committed to connecting people with information and resources to age successfully with vitality and purpose. A robust calendar and more information is available at www.villagesokc.org and (405) 990-6637. VillagesOKC Operations Manager, Amy Shirola, brings corporate organizational experience and intergenerational connections to the organization of mature adults. her experience at Hertz as Fleet Accounting Supervisor, leader as Alumni Director at her alma mater, her podcast, “Around the Campfire with Amy”, and her years loving and learning from two sets of grandparents make her well suited for VillagesOKC. Amy and her husband, Andy, are parents to 3 young adults—two in college and one in high school. Dana Bellows is VillagesOKC media creative and project manager for THE GIFT Workshop. Her broad experience with State Farm, at United Healthcare and 8 years at Christian Bros. Automotive provide the kills needed for a small, growing organization. Dana was part of the initial story behind THE GIFT Workshops and has been learning about aging closeup for the past decade. Dana and her husband, Reuben, are parents to three—one elementary, one middle school and one high school student.