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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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We are joined by Debbie Weiss, an accomplished writer whose life took a dramatic turn following the loss of her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years. Debbie began writing in 2013 and authored the heartfelt book "Available As Is: A Midlife Widow's Search for Love," chronicling her path to finding hope and purpose in widowhood. We explore D…
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Let's eat foods that meet so many physical, mental, gut health and more as Lisa Johnson with Homestyle Direct discuss the significance of hydration, gut health, and the roles of prebiotics and probiotics in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Lisa shares her expertise on maximizing nutrient intake, especially for older adults, and the value of …
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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…
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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 p…
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Dr. Clionsky, author of Dementia Prevention: Using Your Head to Save Your Brain, is back on the podcast and he sheds light on the often underestimated influence of conditions like sleep apnea and UTIs on our cognitive well-being, particularly as we age. Discover how early recognition and management of these health concerns can play a pivotal role i…
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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 s…
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In this heartfelt episode, we explored the unexpected ally in our battles against life's adversities: humor with Dr Brad Miller, host of the Cancer And Comedy Podcast We shared moments of levity and deep insight, revealing how laughter — that precious release of endorphins — serves as a counter to the stress-induced cortisol that floods our bodies …
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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 current…
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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…
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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…
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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 worl…
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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 selec…
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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 ho…
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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 …
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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 …
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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, w…
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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 …
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Take charge of your mental health and recognize the difference between feeling "down" and clinical depression.....This episode brings to light a topic that is often overlooked - mental health among the elderly, with our highly esteemed guest, Amanda Marker. She's not just the director of business development for Windmoor Healthcare, but also a lice…
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What if you could delay the progression and onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s? In today's enlightening conversation with Kerri Shaver, a certified dementia practitioner at FitMinds, we dive deep into the realm of cognitive stimulation for seniors. We answer what is cognitive stimulation and cognitive coaching and how it can benefit your everyday li…
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Welcome to our critical discussion with Mark Gibbons, President and CEO of RetireSafe.org, on the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023 and its profound implications for veterans. One of the goals of this bill is to provide Veterans coverage for nursing home costs increaseing from 65% to a full 100%. We venture with Mark through the intricate detail…
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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 be…
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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 …
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Picture this: your vibrant, independent mother gets lost on a familiar route home, and you're hit with the gut-wrenching realization that Alzheimer's has silently crept into your family. Join Darleen and her dear friend, Valerie, as they candidly share their experiences of navigating this unforgiving terrain. Listen as they recount the difficult de…
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Ever been slapped with an absurdly high hospital bill? Our guest, Joe Ponds of Canadian Meds-Melbourne, knows the feeling all too well. After being hit with the high cost of his own prescriptions, Joe turned this adversity into a mission of service, digging deep into the sometimes bewildering realm of medication sourcing, safety, and affordability.…
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Are you ready to unravel the labyrinth of Alzheimer's and dementia? Join us for a transformative conversation with Beth Sulkowski, an expert from the Alzheimer's Association South Carolina chapter. With an intricate understanding of Alzheimer’s, Beth shares the groundbreaking progress in research, including the FDA's approval of the first Alzheimer…
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Have you ever wondered how to navigate the winding road that is a Parkinson's disease diagnosis? We're here to help guide the way. Join us as we sit down with Naomi McLeod, esteemed Program Director for the Virginia chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA). Naomi generously shares her wealth of knowledge about this progressive…
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Are you ready to navigate your way through the world of Medicare with confidence as you approach your 65th birthday? Join me, Darleen Mahoney, and my guest Lora Felger, a Medicare Advisor and Community Outreach for First Carolina Care, as we simplify the enrollment process and uncover the best ways to maximize your coverage and exactly what those d…
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Are you ready to unlock the secrets to aging gracefully and maintaining a high quality of life? Join us as we welcome Dr. Karla Pena Rosa, a clinical psychologist, and Stephanie Witt, Clinical Operations Director from Huntingdon Behavioral Health, who will guide us through the various dimensions of wellness and how to incorporate them into our live…
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What if you could boost your physical health, mental well-being, and social connections all through the power of dance? Our guest, Elizabeth Moakler, a licensed Zumba Gold instructor, shares her incredible journey from teaching live classes to connecting with over 100 participants from across the globe through Zoom. Elizabeth's story is proof that …
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As a senior, do you want to "age in place" allowing your own family to take care of you as an option vs long term care? Or as a caretaker, are you looking for ways to be able to take a bigger role in your seniors life, but find that fiscally it would be a hardship on your family? We have a whole episode on just this topic and how to maneuver both o…
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As a society, we are becoming more and more mobile with family moving to different parts of the country. While many seniors and elderly family members age in place, they may find that they have declining health or cognitive issues which may make it difficult to travel to be closer to their extended families or receive out of the area care We really…
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What is a CCRC which is the acronym for Continuing Care Retirement Community? As CCRC's are gaining ground in senior living/housing across the country and the concept is somewhat unique, knowing your options as you age is extremely important. We are joined by Teri Brant with Buena Vida Estates, the only CCRC located in Brevard County, Florida. Teri…
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Our guest speaker, Sara Im, grew up in Cambodia where she overcame four years of captivity and mass genocide that claimed about two million lives. Her impactful message has been heard at corporate events, conferences, workshops, churches, schools, TV, podcasts, radio and more. She joins the SeniorLivingGuide.com podcast with 5 keys to finding peace…
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Did you know that every 6 minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? We are joined by Naomi McLeod with the American Parkinson Disease Association Virginia Chapter as she shares what conversations to have your doctor if you think you may be having symptoms of Parkinson's. We also deep dive into what are the causes, treatments and suppor…
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Do you have guilt because you go home at night while your spouse is living in a long term care facility? Are you afraid to want to live your best life because someone you love is no longer on that journey with you? In this episode, we are joined by Adrianne Cordero, a care manager with Viera Health & Rehabilitation. She is able to share her patient…
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We are joined by Ron Culberson...a humorist, author and former hospice care social worker and the list goes on. We chat about a book that he authored, "Is Your Glass Laugh Full", that he wrote years ago that caught the interest of host, Darleen Mahoney. We could not keep this uplifting message on how to see the humor in life....even when life is th…
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Grief....it can sneak up on you and effect you in many different ways. It may even start with a loved one aging before they pass away...Grief can be hard to talk about, but it's important to share to help with the healing process. We also discuss other hard conversations and decisions to be made. These are so important for both seniors and their fa…
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Join us on this episode as we chat healthy eats with a few tips and tricks during the Holidays to truly enjoy the season without the guilt. We all can relate how hard it may be to eat healthy, not gain weight and keep up the energy during this time when there is so much food at our finger tips. Stacey Silver with Mom's Meals joins us on this festiv…
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Medicare can be very complicated with this Part and that Part. When can you qualify and who qualifies? So many questions....but no worries, we have Liz Odwani joining us from the US Social Security Administration to hammer out some of those details! We even touch on some new Social Security news for 2023 and it's good news to boot! SeniorLivingGuid…
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Hoarding has become an epidemic in the United States and is even more problematic with seniors. While those numbers continue to grow, we discuss how to recognize when hoarding begins and the why's of hoarding specifically to seniors. There are many reasons that a senior may begin to have a tendency to hoard. We will address the different types of h…
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What you eat and drink each day has a profound impact on your health, especially for Seniors. Basic good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy life at any age. We are joined by Stacey Silver, a Registered Dietician and a passion for the field of nutrition for over 17 years. While she works for Mom's Meals, she has a genuine desire to help Senio…
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In today's world, we must always be conscious that danger could be lurking near us and really pay attention to our "spidey" senses. Unfortunately, seniors are often a target when it comes to crime or dangerous situations. It is vital to be aware of potential threats because it could be life-saving. We are joined by Jen Lee with the "I Need Blue Pod…
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While most people may consider the first steps of Assisted Living or Memory Care for family members that are diagnosed with Dementia, we are joined by Janetta Clayton from Beyond the Bedside. Janetta shares different approaches allowing your loved one to "age in place" within their own home, navigate the health system and access funds in order to h…
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Where do you start with your move when you have no map and it’s a long journey? The angst of trying to find the first steps in an uncleared path of having to relocate your home. It can be paralyzing. We are joined by the experts from Pathfinders Downsizing, who are part of the National Association of Senior Move Manager. We discuss how the effects …
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Unlike past generations, retirement is no longer a relatively brief one at the end of our lives. Most of us are excited about what lies ahead, imagining endless days devoted to golf, grandchildren, and travel. But chances are retirement will be a bit different than that and for some people, that story is a difficult one to craft alone. Ashley Pritc…
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Did you know that many Veterans and their families qualify for VA benefits, but do not seek those benefits because they feel overwhelmed by the process? Sometimes they do not realize what or if they qualify. There is so much paperwork and the entire process can seem daunting. However, there is good news...our guest today is going to help you naviga…
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Do you find Social Security confusing and even complicated? We have all of the answers to questions that you didn't even know you had. We are joined by Liz Odhwani from the Social Security Administration who does not skip a beat in providing all of the answers to social security, retirement benefits, Medicare, the future of social security. We even…
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We are so excited to be joined by Megan Lilly, a Senior Community Relations Director with Cadence Mooresville in Mooresville North Carolina. Megan joins us from "the front lines" from the community as she works one on one with families and seniors who are looking for their next home or stage of life. She is very forthcoming on what is important to …
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You don't have to freak out when you get Doctors orders that next steps are a Rehab or Skilled Nursing Facility. Getting yourself prepared not only physically, but mentally to go into a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility can be very scary for families and patients alike. Skilled Nursing has changed a lot over the years, Adrianne Cordero a c…
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We are learning through real-time research how to help dementia and Alzheimer's patients naturally remember finding joy in daily living and family life. Josh Freitas, an award-winning memory care program developer, researcher, and author with CERTUS joins us to share some of the innovative studies that have shown progress helping caregivers to bett…
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