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Boomer Living Broadcast

Hanh Brown

Boomer Living Senior Living Broadcast is inspired by the professionals caring for older adults, hosted by Hanh Brown. Every week we have industry professionals on the show, namely neurologists, gerontologists, geriatricians, technologists, caregivers, providers, developers, and operators. They share their journey, impact, and lessons learned in caring for the aging population. Join the conversation of hot topics in serving older adults with friends and industry experts. The future of aging will be different for individuals, families, businesses, communities, and societies. Now is the time to lead, plan, and act. If this podcast resonates with you, feel free to subscribe and share with anyone who you feel may benefit. Send me a message Hanh@Hanhdbrown.com

Joel Fuhrman - Nutritional Tips for Brain Health, Longevity, and Healthy Aging
You know that you should be eating better, but it's hard to know where to start.Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it can also be one of the most confusing.The baby boomer generation is entering into a critical phase of life, where maintaining good health and cognitive function is essential for enjoying a long, active lifestyle.One of the most effective ways to slow down the aging process is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. A diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and unprocessed whole grains can provide our bodies with all the nutrients we need to function optimally. And by adhering to this type of eating plan, we can reduce our risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions that are commonly associated with aging.One option for those looking to transition to a healthier way of eating is the Eat To Live Retreat. As the name suggests, this retreat is all about helping participants achieve their health goals by providing them with the education, guidance, and support they need.Led by renowned nutrition expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., this intensive residential program teaches people how to eat for life - not just for quick fixes or temporary results.Whether you're dealing with chronic disease or simply want to improve your overall quality of life through better nutrition, this retreat could be exactly what you need to achieve optimal wellness. So if you are a baby boomer ready to embrace new approaches toward health and longevity, consider signing up for a retreat.By utilizing this diet, baby boomers can protect their brains from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and support healthy aging at the cellular level.Overall, the nutritarian diet is an ideal choice for supporting brain health, longevity, and healthy aging during this crucial phase of life.----------Bio:Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a graduate of the Univ. Penn Medicine medical program. He currently serves as a Professor of Health Sciences at Northern Arizona University and is also President of the Nutritional Research Foundation. He has published in medical journals and contributes to ongoing nutritional studies. With hundreds of thousands of people worldwide overcoming obesity, food addiction, diabetes, and heart disease through virtual speaking engagements and Eat to Live Retreats, Dr. Fuhrman has become one of the most influential voices in health and nutrition today.Visit Dr. Fuhrman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-fuhrman-m-d-61887112/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrFuhrmanHis Website: https://www.drfuhrman.com/
1w ago
55 mins
Flávio Henrique de Rezende Costa - Don't Let Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Steal Your Loved One's Dignity
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are two of the world's most common neurological disorders. Alzheimer's affects approximately 6.2 million people, while Parkinson's affects nearly 10 million, according to the World Health Organization.These diseases can have far-reaching consequences for both patients and their families. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease can cause depression and anxiety in addition to memory loss, confusion, and mobility issues.These diseases have a tremendous impact on healthcare systems and families, leading to increased burdens on care providers and significantly altering the lives of those affected.There is no cure for either disease, but there are treatments that can help with symptoms. Medical marijuana is a promising area of study for both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.While more research is needed, preliminary evidence suggests that cannabinoids may aid in the improvement of sleep, the reduction of inflammation, and the protection of nerve cells from damage.Another promising area of research is personalized medicine. This method entails tailoring treatment to the individual patient, taking into account factors such as genetic makeup and lifestyle. We may one day be able to develop more effective treatments and even find a cure if we better understand the causes of these diseases.Until then, we must continue to support patients and their families as they face the challenges of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.----------Bio:Dr. Flávio Henrique de Rezende Costa MD, MSc, PhD, is a neurologist and movement disorder specialist. He is a Professor of Neurology at Rio de Janeiro's Federal University and Director of Movement Disorders at Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital. He has dedicated his life to teaching and researching the causes and potential treatments of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Visit Flávio on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flavio-rezende-md-msc-phd-a5454972/ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Flavio-Henrique-CostaGoogle Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=ULgVLrcAAAAJ&hl=pt-BR
May 21 2022
49 mins
Navin Goyal - How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Social Impact LandscapeChuck Gaidica - Sitting Is the New Smoking. Stand Up for Your Health!
For years, we've been told that smoking is bad for our health. We know it increases our risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.But what about sitting? According to experts, sitting is the new smoking. And like smoking, it can have a negative impact on our health. Studies have linked extended periods of sitting with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.Sitting for long periods of time can also lead to back and neck pain. In fact, some researchers believe that the negative health effects of sitting are so significant that they may even outweigh the dangers of smoking.So what can we do to reduce the risks associated with sitting?For starters, WE CAN STAND UP!For many seniors, the latter third of life can be a time of great uncertainty. With retirement often marking the end of a career, and declining health making it difficult to remain active, it can be easy to feel like life has lost its purpose. Many people retire from their careers and find themselves with more free time than they know what to do with. Others may no longer have the same hobbies or interests that they once did. But research has shown that having a sense of purpose can greatly improve your health and well-being, no matter your age.There are many ways for seniors to achieve a longer health span AND FINDING PURPOSE is often central to this goal.--------------------Bio:Chuck Gaidica, is a familiar face in Detroit, where he has worked as a TV anchor and host for over 30 years. Chuck is one of the most trusted figures in Michigan. He's also won multiple Emmy awards and the prestigious Silver Circle Award for broadcast excellence. Chuck has a mission. He wants to help people enjoy their "second half of life." The author and wellness coach encourages people to build on sound health, wealth, strength, and relationships. Chuck believes it's never too late to be who God intended us to be!Visit Chuck on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-gaidica-5783a08b/His website: http://chuckgaidica.com/
Apr 21 2022
52 mins
Yuen Yung - Retirement Investing: How to Create Multi-generation Wealth with Multifamily Real EstatePeter J. Whitehouse and Daniel R. George, American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society
Apr 4 2022
58 mins
Anne Lester - Baby Boomers: How to save Smart Money and Retire on Time
Retirement planning is intimidating, and it's hard to know where to start. Do you feel like you're behind? Are you worried that it's too late to save for retirement?The fact is, there's no one right answer when it comes to how much you need to save for retirement. Depending on your age, income, health, and other factors, you may need more or less than the average person.If you're not saving adequately for retirement, then you're setting yourself up for a difficult future. You may have to work longer than you'd like or make significant cuts to your lifestyle in retirement.If you are a baby boomer, did you save enough for retirement? The answer is dependent on what you mean by "adequate."Americans have traditionally relied on Social Security, private pensions, and personal savings to secure their retirement income. This system has served the seniors well Since World War II.But the future is uncertain. The baby boomer generation has created a long-term imbalance in Social Security. Even if privatization is used, the solution must reduce benefits or raise taxes. Since workers can access their pension funds earlier, the future of private pensions is uncertain. Personal saving has been stagnant for over a decade. Savings account for retirement has virtually vanished.Baby Boomers are retiring in large numbers. Many do not have enough saved for their retirement. Beyond a lack of planning, a key reason that Baby Boomers lack retirement savings are due to the 2008 financial crisis, the global pandemic as well as chronic low-interest rates.With an increasing number of Americans retiring each year, there is a greater emphasis on retirement literacy. The time has come for retirees and pre-retirees to gain the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions in retirement. It is critical to have a plan in place to ensure that you are on track for a secure retirement.Today my guest is Anne Lester, a former portfolio manager and Head of Retirement Solutions for JPMorgan Asset Management’s Solutions group - retired in 2020.--------------------Bio:Anne Lester is a former portfolio manager and Head of Retirement Solutions for JPMorgan Asset Management’s Solutions group - retired in 2020. She is on a mission to help Americans, particularly those in their 20s and 30s, understand that it is possible for them to achieve a happy retirement, ON THEIR TIME AND TARGET.Anne continues to be a regular commentator on an array of retirement issues for consumers, industry, and public policy.She is also working on a book that will help younger savers understand how to overcome their own behavioral biases when it comes to preparing for retirement.Visit Anne Lester on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/savesmartwanne/Save Smart. Win Your Way: https://annelester.com/
Feb 27 2022
59 mins
Joe Anfuso - How the Baby Boomers Are Transforming the Multi Family Real Estate Market
Before the pandemic, the idea of aging in place was becoming more popular. Some baby boomers are now wary of nursing homes, where at least one-third of U.S. Covid-19 deaths have occurred, so they are interested in aging in place. The trend is making home shortages and prices even worse for younger buyers who want to get a piece of the real estate wealth.The Silent Generation (born before 1946) had long owned the majority of real estate wealth, but they sold later in life and moved in with extended family, or to an assisted-living community. Baby Boomers living in their homes are bucking the trend. A study from the Federal Reserve data shows that boomers surpassed the Silent Generation in real estate wealth in 2001 and have yet to relinquish it.Despite their fears, baby boomers built wealth by investing in the stock market and purchasing real estate. They benefited from the 1980s bull market, which saw share prices soar and trading volume soar as more buyers entered the market.Joining me in conversation is Joe Anfuso, CFO MG Properties, who will share insights into the efforts of owning and operating over $7 billion valued multifamily real estate.--------------------Bio:Joe Anfuso is a proven and nationally recognized Financial, Operational, and Customer-Centric leader experienced in single and multifamily residential development in California and Nevada. As the CFO of MG Properties Group, Joe is responsible for directing the financial and fiscal management of the company’s operations, including budgeting, treasury, tax, accounting, information technology, risk management, and insurance.Visit Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-c-anfuso-1a734716/
Feb 27 2022
52 mins
Leith States - The US Department of Health, Age in America and Social Determinants of Health
As a society, we are living longer due to better living and health care. While reaching old age is something to be thankful for, there are several challenges facing the seniors that we should all be aware of. We don't realize how much we can help our aging population until we start to age or see a loved one struggle.Here are a few of the concerns that seniors face as we live longer: Memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease; Inability to drive or travel independently; Hearing loss, Vision problems, including blindness; Falls resulting to injuries; Chronic pain, arthritis; Depression and loneliness; Social isolation; Financial insecurity; Scams and abuse. Many are the social determinants of health.It is common for seniors to develop chronic disease as they age. But not all seniors have equal access to care. During the pandemic, there is a growing gap and disparity in care, which has exacerbated under stress. And it's more common in medically underserved seniors than in the general population.--------------------Bio:Dr. Leith States, the Chief Medical Officer in the Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. He has spent his career advocating for vulnerable populations and advancing social justice. Dr. States believes that everyone deserves grace, everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone is worthy of love no matter what they’ve done or had done to them. We all need truths to hold onto - as we make sense of our life experiences.Visit Leith States on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leith-states/
Feb 27 2022
58 mins
Louis J. Woolf - Do You Have an Aging Relative That Needs Help?
Feb 20 2022
1 hr 1 min
Alfonso Fasano - Parkinson's Disease, Is It a Paradigm of Aging?
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is rapidly overtaking Alzheimer's disease as the most common.It's a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and can lead to tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness in the limbs and trunk, balance problems, and difficulty walking. There is no cure for this disease but there are many ways to manage it.PD has many problems for our society, from caregiver stress to hospitalization costs, but our understanding of genetic and environmental causes is slowly upgrading them to the level of diseases - 'a much-needed step towards precision medicine.'Precision medicine offers the hope of tailored treatments for each individual, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. We hope that by increasing our understanding of PD we can create better treatments and hopefully one day a cure.Join me in conversation with Dr. Alfonso Fasano, Professor of Medicine, Neurology University of Toronto.--------------------Bio:Dr. Alfonso Fasano is a renowned and award-winning neurologist, scientist, and researcher. He has published over 180 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He joined Toronto Western Hospital's Movement Disorder Centre where he co-directs the surgical program for movement disorders. Dr. Fasano's main interest is patho_physiology, studying how problems with brain function can lead to changes in behavior or other symptoms - which he pursues through his research on Parkinson's disease (PD).  He is currently leading several clinical trials to better understand PD and improve treatments.Learn more about Dr. Fasano:Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinic: https://www.uhn.ca/Krembil/Clinics/Deep_Brain_Stimulation_ClinicLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfonso-fasano-5437b42b/
Feb 13 2022
1 hr 1 min
Senior Housing, Is It a Lifestyle or Medical Necessity? with Calvin SchnureBlair Quasnitschka - Secrets to Successful Senior LivingMedicare Advantage, Home Care & Senior Living Resources with Doug Robertson and Kerin Zuger
The inclusion of Home Care services in Medicare Advantage plans has doubled from '21 to '22. This means that more seniors are receiving care at home, which is a positive trend for senior living communities and In-Home Care providers.Join me in a LIVE conversation with Doug Robertson, Kerin Zuger, Right at Home.A decentralized care model provides patients with the right care, at the right time, and in the right place. It's a patient-centered approach to health and wellness that gives people access to high-quality services from trusted providers.It also helps providers better coordinate care across settings, making it more efficient, effective, and affordable while improving patient outcomes. This is the future of healthcare – decentralized, integrated, and patient-centered.Medicare Advantage Partnerships are a great way to diversify your revenue stream and increase profitability.--------------------Bio:Doug Robertson, Government affairs professional providing regulatory compliance, licensing, and government reimbursement guidance in the senior care market. Learn more about Doug: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsondoug/Kerin Zuger, Experienced and passionate Healthcare Executive with a demonstrated history of developing scalable business models, innovative solutions, and strategic partnerships across multiple industries; with the goal of finding synergistic ways to expand value proposition and diversify revenue streams. Learn more about Kerin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerin-zuger-51963517/
Jan 20 2022
52 mins
Aaron Blight - Caregiving, The Unsung HeroesBrandy Smuzeski - Senior Health Care | Avoid the Last Minute Emergency
Do you want to live a long and healthy life?Preventable Services, Annual Wellness Visits, and Advanced Care Planning can make a world of difference in the quality and length of our lives.Prevention is often cheaper than cure.Preventive health care is an important part of living well. By getting regular check-ups and screenings, you can help prevent illness or detect it early when treatment works best.Annual wellness visits are the foundation of preventive health care. They’re also a great opportunity for your doctor to get to know you and your family, discuss any concerns, and develop personalized prevention strategies that meet your needs.You can also use these services to help your family plan for your future care needs. The more we know about what we want at the end of our lives, the better prepared we’ll be when it comes time to talk with loved ones about how they should handle things if something happens to us.It’s never too early (or late) to start planning for your future care needs!--------------------Bio:Brandy Smuzeski is a licensed master social worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who is a Clinical Manager at Medical Advantage Group. Brandy has extensive experience working with the geriatric population in both hospital and outpatient settings. She works very closely with Primary Care Physicians in identifying opportunities to meet the needs of their patients in this vulnerable demographic.Find Brandy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandy-smuzeski-lmsw-65121997/
Nov 21 2021
34 mins
Paul Nussbaum - Healing the Spiritual Brain of SeniorsStephanie Zeverino - Debunk the Myth of Senior Living
Most of us have our own ideas about what senior living communities are like. Some believe that senior living community is interchangeable with the term nursing home but they are in fact two very different options for seniors. While many leading senior living communities do provide higher-level healthcare services and assistance found in traditional nursing homes, they offer seniors so much more than simply age-related support.The truth is that many people choose to live in an independent lifestyle setting because they want more out of life. Independent senior living offers more freedom and independence while still providing access to on-site health care providers as needed.Senior Living communities today focus greatly on helping seniors maintain their quality of life by offering amenities such as fitness centers, pools, spas, dining options and so much more! These benefits allow seniors to enjoy active lifestyles without having to worry about household chores or maintenance issues at home – giving them the ability to spend time doing things they love Join me in conversation today is Stephanie Zeverino.--------------------Bio:Stephanie Zeverino - As Director of Business Development for their newest location, Stephanie has had to become well-versed in every aspect of senior living marketing. From independent living to assisted care to Memory Care and Circle of Friends program for MCI residents, she's done it all!Find Stephanie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniezeverinojenkins/
Nov 7 2021
47 mins
Allison Boulware - Bridging the Generational Gap in Senior LivingDanielle Roberts - Navigating the Maze of Medicare Advantage
Do you have a loved one that is currently on Medicare? Or do you work in the senior care industry helping seniors set up their MA plans?If so, then you know how confusing it can be to navigate the maze of Medicare Advantage. There are just too many options and not enough information out there to help seniors make an informed decision;  Seniors are more likely to feel like they are victims instead of empowered. There are so many different plans, carriers, and deductibles. Picking the wrong one will cause you financial ruin! With so much to consider it can be hard to know where to start.Senior often find themselves in this situation. They are given a long booklet about insurance, but they are not told which one to buy. The booklet is 150+ pages long, so it is hard for them to understand it. Then they have to compare all the different plans which include prescription drug coverage, vision or dental care, gym memberships, or even travel discounts. The key is finding one that provides what you need at an affordable price without sacrificing the quality of service.Join me in a conversation with Danielle Roberts. We will talk about navigating the maze of Medicare Advantage.--------------------Bio:Danielle Roberts is a Medicare expert and has been providing education to the public in 48 states for over 10 years. She's helped tens of thousands of people learn more about their coverage, what it covers, and how to save money on healthcare costs. Danielle is also the co-founder of Boomer Benefits, an award-winning agency that helps baby boomers navigate Medicare nationwide.Follow Danielle on: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellekunkle/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoomerBenefitsTwitter: https://twitter.com/BoomerBenefits
Oct 24 2021
47 mins