03/17/14Leslie Whiting, a veteran agent specializing in long-term car insurance, discusses misconceptions of this type of insurance as well as discussing common mistakes people make when buying this coverage. A great education on this valuable product!
Necessary End of Life Discussions
02/24/14Congregation Shir Shalom and First Congregational Church in Sonoma, CA combine efforts to educate the community on end-of-life planning. Members of the panel joined us on The Aging Boomers to discuss just some of the issues…a must listen to for adult children and their aging parents.
Nursing Homes...Old and New
02/17/14The role of nursing in skilled nursing facilities have changed over the years. Dorothy McReynolds from Golden Living Centers discusses these changes as well as discussing how this organization has been one of the best places to work.
Interview With Dementia Expert, Teepa Snow
02/06/14Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for agencies, facilities, and families. Her training as a master’s prepared occupational therapist as well as her extensive and varied work and teaching experience provides Teepa with a unique perspective of how the brain controls our body and our behaviors. Teepa joined us for an interview on “The Aging Boomers” prior to her seminars she is conducting in the Bay Area.
Eldercare - Answers to Difficult Questions
01/27/14Joy Loverde is recognized as one of the leading experts on successful aging and eldercare. Her best selling book, “The Complete Eldercare Planner” discusses many topic, some of which she discusses on our show….from planning to money matters, legal matters, insurance, housing, risk in driving…and everything in between.
Assisted Living Questions You Should Ask
01/20/14Marcy Baskin, CSA, is an Elder Care Consultant and owner of ElderRoads. She is also the author of the book, “Assisted Living: Questions I Wish I Had Asked.” Marcy goes over key parts of her book and discusses how an Elder Care Consultant can help families when they are faced with difficult decisions as a loved one ages. A must listen to!
Dementia, Frequent Falls or Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
12/09/13Studies show approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population has low B12. Sally Pacholok, R.N., is an emergency room nurse with 32 years of health-care experience. She has also co-authored a book after researching her own health issues and realizing they stemmed from a B12 deficiency,reeducating her doctors about the disorder.
Holidays, Family and Red Flags
11/25/13Sherri Snelling, CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and author of “A Cast of Caregivers - Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care”, is a nationally recognized expert on America’s 65 million family caregivers. Sherri is also a caregiving contributor for the Huffington Post, Forbes.com, PBS/Next Avenue, MariaShriver.com, USA Today, Alzheimer’s Association and more. She joins us on “The Aging Boomers” to discuss the best way to handle necessary family discussions during the holidays.
Recent Alzheimer's Research Developments
11/18/13Dr.Yaisa Andrews-Zwilling, Ph.D. joins Shelley Dombroski, Regional Director at Alzheimer’s Association on The Aging Boomers. Dr. Andrews-Zwilling studies a protein which also happens to be the strongest genetic factor involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about her research in this fascinating discussion.
Avoid Identity Theft
11/11/13Identity theft is one of the most devastating and fastest growing crimes in America today. A common misconception about identity theft is that “It will never happen to me”. Statistically this is not the case. John Pefley, Esq., serves as In-House Counsel and as the National Director of the Fraud Resolution Response Unit of CLC Incorporated, discusses the steps you can take to avoid one of the most devastating and fastest growing crimes in America today.
Questions To Ask When Visiting Assisted Living Facilities
11/04/13Humberto Fortuna and Cindy VanDusen co-authored the book, “Everything You Needed to Ask When Selecting an Assisted Living Facility.” With a strong background in publishing, senior placement and geriatric care, Humberto and Cindy joined us on “The Aging Boomers” to share just some of those questions. A must listen to!
Assisted Living and Memory Care at Brookdale Lodge at Paulin Creek
09/30/13The Lodge at Paulin Creek, part of Brookdale Living, provides not only senior living but assisted living and memory care as well. In addition, they provide assistance with those who are insulin dependent diabetics, a one-of-a-kind community in Sonoma County. Listen to this interview with John Satter Scott Carlson and you will gain a much greater understanding of these various levels of care.
Understanding Prostate, Kidney and Bladder Cancer - Treatments and Prevention
09/02/13Dr. Herkanwal S. Khaira, M.D., specializing in Urology, provides quality care utilizing state-of-the-art treatments with proven success. Dr. Khaira is the recipient of numerous honors for his research and his findings have been presented throughout the world. He joined us on “The Aging Boomers” to educate us, in very simplistic terms prostate, kidney and bladder disorders.
Everything You Want To Know About Your Brain
09/02/13Chance Massaro, M.A., inspires and instructs adults and teenagers in how to improve their mental focus, memory, learning capacity and overall brain function. Chance and Steven Campbell are the creators behind “The Successful Brain Fair.” Chance joined us on “The Aging Boomers” to talk about this educational program.
Helping Aging Adults stay Independent in their Homes
08/19/13Ignacia “Iggy” Fanlo spent 15 years in the financial sector and 13 in Internet media prior to co-founding Live!y, a system that brings dignity to how we care for our elders and adds creativity to the way families share their lives with each other.
Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy
08/12/13Marie Marley, PhD, joins The Aging Boomers to discuss her book, “Come Back Early Today,” a powerful love story of a young American woman and a delightfully eccentric Romanian gentleman, interspersed with inspirational advice for Alzheimer’s caregivers everywhere. Her memoir is humorous coupled with passion and a loving eye. A must!
Alzheimer's Diagnosis-A Personal Journey
08/05/13Of all the life-threatening health issues people face, Alzheimer’s disease is the most feared. However, Cynthia Guzman has been fearless since being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She wants people to know more, so she joined us to be interviewed. Learn how she knew something was not right, her diagnosis, her journey, her family, her courage. A must listen to!!
Dwayne Clark, founder of Aegis Living and author “My Mother, My Son"
07/29/13We were honored to have Dwayne J. Clark, founder and chief executive officer of Aegis Living, on “The Aging Boomers.” With more than 25 years of senior housing experience, Dwayne is nationally known for the quality of projects he manages, as well as, his innovative flair. Dwayne was raised from humble beginnings by a single mom who gave him his greatest gift, the confidence that he could do anything. Dwayne has written a book about his mom and her journey with Alzheimer’s entitled, “My Mother, My Son,” a true story about a son’s journey with his mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Dwayne talks about his book, Aegis living and the future of assisted living. A must listen to!
Seniors with Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts
07/21/13Dr. Craig Sultan, (O.D.) discusses several technological breakthroughs in eye care including a revolutionary contact lens. Dr. Sultan also discusses lasik, Corneal Refractive Therapy and the 4 thieves of your sight…Diabetes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. A must listen to!
Spring Cleaning a Senior's Home
07/15/13The modern marvel of electricity has spared us the sooty grime of cleaning one’s home, but the refreshing tradition of spring cleaning remains. It’s an especially important routine in homes where seniors may no longer be able to keep up with regular housekeeping chores. Donna von Elderkrantz heads up Senior Tranisitions, and talks about some tips to help get it done.
Celebrities as Caregivers
07/01/13Sherri Snelling, CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and author of “A Cast of Caregivers - Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.” Sherri is a nationally recognized expert on America’s 65 million family caregivers and discusses with us on “The Aging Boomers” how to help caregivers balance self-care while caring for a loved one.
The Joy of Aging
06/17/13Kay Mehl Miller took a leave of absence from teaching to get her Master’s in Education\Counseling at the age of 46. At 50, she started her own private practice in counseling, then earned her Ph.D at the age of 58. She is an author of two books and at 78 is writing another book and was recently honored as on of seven playwrights to win the Redwood Writer’s Ten-Minute Play Contest. She’s an amazing woman and a must listen to!
Simple Touch-Screen 2-Way Video For The Elderly
06/10/13David Trescot, Co-Founder and CEO of VideoCare, joined us to discuss this revolutionary technology. VideoCare allows families to send photos or videos from their computer or smart phone to the senior, provides automated reminders that can be remotely programmed to keep seniors on a medication schedule and remind them about their daily activities. There’s more…a must listen to!!
Keeping Older Drivers Safe
06/03/13After retiring from a very successful 24-year career with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lt. Matt Gurwell quickly recognized that he was still filled with a desire to help keep older drivers, safe drivers. As a result, Matt founded Keeping Us Safe, a national organization with a mission to help keep older drivers safe. He discusses with us programs he developed for senior drivers and their families.
Estate Planning Made Easy
05/13/13Roy Johnston, JD and Craig Lorenz, CPA take what could be a very complicated subject and made it clear, concise and easy to understand. When you get done listening to this, you’ll have a much better understanding of estate taxes, portability, trusts and even how new tax laws may effect you!
Maximizing Social Security Benefits
05/06/13Marie Theilade and Brian Purcell from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management joined us at “The Aging Boomers” to help our listeners better understand how to maximize social security benefits. They specialize in lifestyle transitions including retirement, layorffs, divorce and inheritance, with a focus on retirement income planning and maximizing social security benefits. A very informative interview!
Loving & Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s
04/29/13Patti Kerr is a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator, much-sought-after speaker and the author of “I Love You, Who Are You? Loving and Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s.” Patti provides our listeners with practical knowledge in dealing with someone with Alzheimer’s. Patti also discusses some ways an Alzheimer’s caregiver can bring more joy into their daily life. A must listen to!
Fall Prevention at Home
04/22/13Marc Mendelsohn, President of Safe Aging Solutions, specializes in healthy & affordable solutions for safe and independent living. He has specialized in Universal Design since 1992, and is considered one of leading experts in the country. Marc has been featured on “The House Doctor” and other syndicated networks and has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. Marc discusses many products and ways to help prevent falls for seniors at home.
Preventing Scams of the Elderly
04/08/13Art Maines, MSW, is a mental health professional, author and an expert in frauds and scams against the elderly. Art talks about some of the most common scams targeted at the elderly and ways to help prevent them. He also discusses his book, “Scammed: 3 Ways to Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself.” A must listen to!
Receiving Pleasure From Your Children Regardless of Age
04/01/13Chance Massaro, M.A. is an author and master presenter of memory improvement seminars. Chance joins us to discuss how to relive the thrill when your child was just an infant or pregnant or getting married. Listen to this interview and learn new ways to see, listen to and be with your child regardless of age.
Emeritus Serving 10,000 Meals in 60 Days to Seniors
03/25/13According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly one in ten seniors in America suffers from poor nutrition. Eira Rea, Community Relations Director and Jason Crise, Dining Services Director at Emeritus at Villa del Rey in Napa, California join us to discuss an innovative and much needed program Emeritus has initiated across the country.
Helping Families Understand the Complexities of Aging
03/18/13Richard Wexler, J.D., is the president and CEO of Points of Life, LLC, an organization that educates families on life’s challenges such as illness, aging and caregiving. Points of Life conducts educational and entertaining sessions at businesses and organizations. Truly unique and a must listen to!
Interview with Alex Witchel, author and writer for The New York Times Magazine
03/11/13Alex Witchel is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, but this time she takes on writing her newest book, “All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia with Refreshments.” Alex is a brilliant writer, and we were able to get her personal thoughts on why she wrote the book and suggestions to family caregivers who are in similar situations to better prepare.
Inside The Dementia Epidemic
03/04/13Martha Stettinius discusses her book “Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir.” She talks about her first hand experiences in dealing with her mother’s bout with dementia, but her optimistic attitude shows how families can plan better and even get stronger in these situations.
Reverse Mortgages for Seniors
02/25/13So much has been written about reverse mortgages, and many are confused about this concept. After listening to this interview with John Brodey, a reverse mortgage consultant, you’ll now have a clear understanding who should and should not consider a reverse mortgage. Easy to understand and a must listen to.
Dementia beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care
02/11/13Dr. Power is Eden Mentor at St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. Dr. Power’s discusses his book, Dementia beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care. A must listen to!!
The Future of Compounding Pharmacies
02/04/13With the growth of individuals turning 65 and over each day, doctors and patients may turn to compounding pharmacies at an increasing rate to prepare medications with alternate doses and strengths. Jerry Greene R.Ph., FACA, Founder & Director of San Diego Compounding Pharmacy, has been a practicing compounding pharmacist in San Diego for two decades. He explains some of the many benefits of using a Compounding Pharmacist. A must listen to!
UCSF Dementia Care Program
01/28/13Marguerite Manteau-Rao, MSW, LCSW is founder of the Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care program at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Marguerite discusses this unique program to assist both family and professional caregivers of those with Dementia. William Foster, and 18-year veteran of the senior care industry, also joins us on this important topic. A must listen to!
What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
01/14/13Kira Reginato is the president of Living Ideas For Elders and radio host of KSRO’s Ask the Expert. She has been an eldercare manager for over 12 years. Kira discusses what an Elder Care Manager does (a/k/a Geriatric Care Manager), and how this unique service can be beneficial to you and/or your loved one.
01/07/13Dr. Ethelle Lord, DM realizes there is an urgent need for a change in perspective with regards to providing individual and institutional care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. Listen to this very informative interview.
Listen to the Signals from your Body to Help With Anxiety
12/17/12As an author, speaker, trainer and executive coach, Steve Sisgold has taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health. Steve also discusses his book “What’s Your Body Telling you?” Gotta listen to this!
Discussions With Your Aging Parents
12/10/12Frank Samson of Senior Care Authority and Bob Nations of Senior Helpers have a discussion about the things to watch for when you’re visiting your parents and other loved ones who are aging. Preparation is so important, and this will help!
Assisted Living Aid for Veterans
11/26/12Darrell Jeffries, of Pension Consulting Services, provides us a clear understanding of the benefits offered to veterans and their surviving spouses. This benefit provides financial assistance towards assisted living and in-home care. Listen and learn to how you or a loved one can qualify!
Midlife Body Blues
11/19/12Katherine “Kat” Forsythe, founder of “Get A Second Wind” focuses on an area that affects all of us as we get older – how to live successfully with our changing bodies. Her motto is, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting started!” Listen to this interview!
Changes, Choices and Challenges with Dementia
11/12/12Laurie White, MSW is an author and has been a dementia specialist for over 30 years and brings to us great insight into the changes, choices and challenges with Dementia. Laurie presents her vast knowledge in a practical and easy-to-understand format. I know you’ll find her information very informative!
Why Patient Advocacy Is So Important
11/05/12Tiffany Matthews is the founder and owner of Exclusive Solutions, LLC, a patient advocacy firm. She is a healthcare advisor, writer and has been a social worker since 1994. Tiffany explains what you can do to advocate for your own health care needs in our cumbersome health care system. Listen and learn!
Experiences in Caregiving for a Mom
10/22/12Harriet Tramer has authored four books as has worked as a journalist and teacher but her connection to caregiving is very personal as she long served as a caregiver for her mother. She discusses her experiences and highlights of her book, “Rounding The Circle of Love: Growing Up As She Grows Old.”
Declaring an Aging Parent Incompetent
10/15/12One of the greatest challenges adult children can be faced with is having to declare an aging parent incompetent in order to protect them and keep them safe. However, there are ways to avoid having to go through this painful process. Carolyn Rosenblatt is a registered nurse and attorney. Dr. Mikol Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist. This unique team provides us with great insight into helping to best handle some of the biggest challenges facing families as their parents age. A must listen to!
Alzheimer's Association-Walk to End Alzheimers
10/08/12Shelley Dombroski is Regional Director and Mindy Wright is Special Events Coordinator from the North Bay (Northern California) office of the Alzheimer’s Association. They discuss the many programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association as well as information on the upcoming “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
>Early Memory Loss
10/01/12Kristin Einberger has worked in the field of aging for over 30 years and has co-authored books dealing with memory loss. Kristin gets into the specifics on what can be done to enhance your memory…a must listen to!
Fall Prevention-Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging
09/24/12Lori Holaday, John Johnson and Laurie Singleton discuss the “Matter of Balance” program offered through the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging. This program assists seniors not only in Sonoma County but throughout the country.
>Transportation and Concierge for Older Adults from SilverRide
09/10/12Jeff Maltz, co-Founder of SilverRide, based in San Francisco, is enabling older adults to get out by not only providing them with transportation and the opportunity to socialize. This new concept in senior services is a must listen to!
The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making
09/07/12Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. Her award winning book, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t,” guides families and professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity. She highlights various sections of her book in the interview including helping those without capacity, denial, common questions from caregivers and end of life issues.
Elder Financial Scams and Abuse
08/20/12Erik and Lorraine Aho are principals at Aho and Associates talk about what families can be done to reduce the chances of elder financial abuse and scams. Great information!
Interview with Teepa Snow, Dementia/Alzheimer's Expert
08/19/12Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist currently working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. Teepa is a well-know speaker who provides educational and training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US. During her recent west coast tour of speaking engagements, she took time to be on our show…enjoy!!
Preparing for Medical and Family Emergencies
07/23/12A team of experts discuss many of the areas you can prepare for, saving time, money and future stress. In this interview, you’ll hear from Julie Jones, who created the Estate Documents Organizer, Daren Blonski of Edward Jones and Donna Colfer, who is a Certified Money Coach. Information that can be put to use right away!
What is Happiness?
07/16/12Dr. Kimberly Gauntlett, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializes in Rehabilitation Psychology and provides individual therapeutic services to patients with long-term psychiatric illness. Dr. Gaunlett conducts speaking engagements on happiness and we were fortunate to have her on our show to discuss some points from her presentation.
Medical Cannabis may help those with Dementia, Depression, Cancer and other Diseases
07/08/12Many of the questions you’ve had about Medical Cannabis and were afraid to ask! Attorney, Edie Lerman and Physician, Dr. Richard Lenson answer many of the legal and medical questions regarding Medical Cannabis. What sorts of medical conditions does cannabis provide symptomatic relief? What are the health risks of cannabis? How can medical cannabis be used? Is it addictive? How much is allowed? How does one get approved to use it for medical use? This is a MUST LISTEN TO!
07/02/12Dr. Eric J. Freitag, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified neuropsychologist. His clinical expertise includes assessment and treatment of dementia, traumatic brain injury and is the founder and Executive Director of the Mt. Diablo Memory Center. He is highly specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. Dr. Freitag took the time to answer questions and provide a very clear understanding on the steps families should be taking should there be a concern of a love one’s memory effecting their day-to-day lives.
Memory Back Guarantee
06/17/12Chance Massaro shares with us some of the simple secrets of how the brain works and how to work it so everyone can learn quickly while also remembering what they want. Very informative!
David Russell, Licensed Acupuncturist
06/11/12David Russell puts a new light on acupuncture, being one of the few Diplomates of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. David brings a specialized form of acupuncture that can treat several degenerative eye conditions that has proven to successfully improve vision in 80% of the patients who receive this therapy. Whether or not you have an understanding of acupuncture, you will definitely learn a great deal by listening to this interview!
Eric Hall, Alzheimer's Foundation of America
06/04/12Eric J. Hall, president and founding chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, provides us with excellent information on the strides the AFA is making in helping to cure Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Mr. Hall was appointed to sit on the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services and tasked with providing the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services with input into government efforts to prevent and treat the disease as well as create a national strategy for defeating Alzheimer’s disease. A must listen to!
Seniors Speak Out - Part 1
05/14/12For the first time on the show, we interviewed two seniors, Gene Osegueda and Greta Bebrard, who discuss some of the challenges and solutions of aging, keeping healthy, taking care of a spouse and more. You don’t want to miss this!
Seniors Speak Out - Part 2
05/14/12If you listened to Seniors Speak Out - Part 1, you’ll want to definitely listen to Part 2!
Senior Move Manager
05/07/12Donna von Edelkrantz, owner of Senior Transitions, discusses the growth of senior move management businesses throughout the country. She does a great job explaining the role and benefits of utilizing a senior move manager.
Long Term Care Insurance
04/23/12Leslie Whiting, founder of Long Term Care Options, provides us with an educational session on Long Term Care Insurance. Leslie is a veteran of over 15 years in this industry and has been dedicated to serving individuals, families and groups on proper planning for long-term care. If you want to learn something about the benefits of long term care insurance, listen to this!
Aegis of Napa
04/16/12With 28 communities in 3 states, Aegis Living is one of the national leaders in the senior living industry. Their Aegis of Napa community offers exceptional Assisted Living services as well as dedicated care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Roger Young, Executive Director, joins us for an informative interview on their unique services.
Golden Living Napa, CA
04/09/12Louise Rhoades and Elizabeth Phillips from GoldenLiving Centers in Napa discuss their exclusive “Golden Rehab” program. Learn how this program provides comprehensive, short-term therapy, skilled nursing and restorative care to patients recovering from general injury or surgery, as well as patients with more complex needs including cardiovascular or pulmonary conditions.
Jacqueline Marcel, Author, Elder Rage
04/02/12Jacqueline Marcel, a former television executive, barely survived as a caregiver to her (once-adoring) obstinate elderly father and sweet but ailing mother, both with Alzheimer’s which went undiagnosed for over a year. She discusses her book, ‘Elder Rage, or Take My Father… Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents,’ which is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection receiving 50 endorsements, 300+ 5-star Amazon reviews, is required reading at numerous universities, and now being considered for a film. A must listen to!!
03/12/12Roy Johnston, an Estate Planning Attorney with Johnston Thomas Law Firm provides us with easy to understand steps regarding estate planning. Everyone should have a clear understanding of Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney…this is really a must listen to!
Take Your Business to the Next Level
03/06/12Catherine and Jerry Krause, partners in Shamana Consulting discuss how their firm assists individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to reach their highest potential by using intergenerational and interdisciplinary ideas and engaging in conversations that have meaning and that focus on collaborative approaches.
02/20/12Dr. John Armstrong, MD, discusses the frequency women should have various tests including breast exams, mammogram, cervical and ultrasound. He also talks about the subject of menopause and whether hormone replacement is safe and effective.
Top 10 “MUST KNOW” Tips For Pleasing Your Partner
02/13/12Katherine “Kat” Forsythe expertise is the personal side of life for the Aging Boomers – RELATIONSHIPS, DATING, BODY IMAGE AND INTIMACY. Whether it’s Valentines Day, a birthday or any other special, Kat takes a unique approach in sharing her thoughts on what can make your partner happy.
"The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself"
02/06/12More than 30 million women are caregivers for an ill loved one. Medical psychotherapist Diana Denholm, PHD, LMHC, has written a valuable guide for women who are struggling with the multiple challenges of being a caregiver to their husband or partner. She discusses this informative “hot off the press” book with me. A must listen to!
What Beneficiaries Need to Know
01/30/12Marta Cornejo, is an Investment Advisor Representative (California Insurance License #0C44522) with Transamerica Financial Advisors. Marta provides us with some excellent information on what beneficiaries need to know as it relates to retirement accounts, trusts, savings, checking and more. Very informative!
Mom Loves You Best
01/23/12Cathy Cress, MSW, is the author of “Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships.” She discusses the steps to help repair family ties as well as the path to reconciliation and healthy adult relationships. If you are having issues with family members…listen to this!
Is Your Antioxidant Level Sufficient?
01/16/12Carrie Pepper, an Anti-Aging coach, helps us understand the value and importance of antioxidants to our health. Carrie will also demo cutting-edge technology recently seen on the Dr. Oz which helps measure antioxidant levels.
Assisted Living and In-home Care
01/09/12Frank Samson, Founder of Senior Care Authority and Robert Nations, CEO of Senior Helpers North Bay begin the new year by discussing what to look for when considering in-home care, assisted living and other care homes.
Dr. Keith Cobb, The Grief Survival Handbook
12/19/11Dr. Cobb is an internal medicine physician and author of “The Grief Survival Handbook: A guide from Heartache to Healing.” The holidays are the single most difficult time for people in the throes of mourning. Dr. Cobb discusses how to best handle grief and shows how grieving can reinforce being a positive force on those within our sphere of influence.
Dr. Michael Fraga, Clinical Neuropsychologist
12/12/11Dr. Fraga talks about his comprehensive approach to mental health and how attitude plays a part in rehabilitation and recovery.
Katharina W. Dress, AGING IN HARMONY
12/05/11Katharina Dress, MA is a mediator, facilitator, conflict coach and trainer specializing in working with older adults and their families, caregivers and aging services providers. She has supported families facing challenging decisions associated with the aging process. A must listen to.
Harold Lustig, "Naked in the Nursing Home"
11/21/11Harold Lustig joined me to discuss his new book, “Naked in the Nursing Home,” which is an excellent resource for people planning for long term care. Harold’s discussion is easy to understand and he explains the many benefits that often go unused.
Sexperienced: Guide for the Seasoned Woman Seeking New Possibilities
11/20/11I discovered this enlightening and entertaining book when Katherine Forsythe made one of her frequent visits to my “Aging Boomers” radio show. A real gem!!
Dr. Samer Kanaan
11/07/11Dr. Kanaan is highly skilled in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology. He provides us with a wealth of knowledge on lung cancer and coronary heart disease including symptoms and causes. A must listen to!!
Maxwell Money Management
10/31/11Kathryn Maxwell and Francenia Verescak provide us with a very informative session on 7 of the top scams that are targeted towards seniors. Whether you are a senior or have a friend or family member who is, this is a must listen to!
Nazareth Classic Care Communities
10/24/11Charlie Wolff, Community Relations Director at Nazareth, shares the expansion plans of Nazareth communities in Sonoma, Napa and Fairfield. Both the training of staff and design at these particular locations provide the care and services for residents with various levels of dementia. Very informative!
The Springs of Napa Holiday Retirement Community
10/24/11Julie York and Richard Ensley provide a great overview of The Springs of Napa, an independent senior community. Holiday Retirement has several locations throughout the Bay area which are also discussed. Very informative!
Golden Living Centers
10/17/11Admissions Directors from two different Golden Living Centers provide us more details about their services and admissions process. Dorothy McReynolds and Laura Stovall tell us more about Golden Living Center in Petaluma and Sonoma and how these services have changed compared to years ago. Also, Petaluma’s Center has again won awards as one of the best places to work, including North Shore Magazine. You’ll find this interview both educational and an eye opener!
Spectrum LGBT Center of the North Bay
10/10/11Paula Pilecki, Executive Director and Gary Shepard, Senior Outreach Coordinator for Spectrum LGBT talk about some of the challenges facing seniors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This is an eye opener and a must listen to to help improve upon the services to LGBT people!!
Laura Wayman, Author "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care"
10/03/11Laura Wayman talks about “making meaningful connections with the person who has Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia or Memory Loss.” She has a common sense approach when communicating to those with various forms of Dementia. She gives some great examples from her book and other experiences. Very informative!
Hospice by the Bay
09/26/11Dr. Molly Bourne, Medical Director and Liz Chekouras, Provider Relations Liaison at Hospice By The Bay give us a great education on hospice care. Just some of the areas discussed include eligibility, services provided, cost, myths about hospice and more. A must listen to!
Merrill Gardens at Sonoma
09/19/11Anthony Montellano, General Manager and Kirsten Stewart, Community Relations Director talk about the recent licensing approval for providing assisted living at Merrill Gardens. They’ll discuss some of the key differences in services provided between assisted and independent living.
Dr. Kenneth Howayeck, Bone Density/Osteoporosis Testing
09/12/11Dr. Howayeck talks in depth about osteoporosis and how easy and inexpensive it can be to get tested. He also discusses what you can do to slow down the progression.
Deanna Randall, Alzheimer's Association
08/29/11Deanna Randall, who is a Family Care Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association, discusses many of the upcoming events with the organization. Deanna is a wealth of information and provides our listeners with a much better understanding of this disease and how best to get support for the entire family.
Dr. Marion Somers, Nationally Recognized Geriatric Care Manager
08/22/11Dr. Marion made a stop to talk with us on her bus tour, crisscrossing the country to talk with seniors and caregivers. Her advice: it’s never too soon to start planning for long-term care needs and costs. A must listen to!
Paul Clark, Pharamaca Drug Store
08/15/11Paul Clark, Pharmacist and Herbalist provides a great education on the use of herbs and holistic products. Paul also discusses the compounding abilities of this pharmacy.
Ed Mount, Parkpoint Health Club
08/08/11Learn more about Parkpoint Health Club in Sonoma and its wide range of services from Ed Mount. Ed also talks about the physical therapy section for seniors and the free workout sessions for those with cancer.
Ann Reynolds, Wine Compliance Alliance
08/01/11Interested in a second career in the wine industry?…then listen to Ann discuss all the “ins and outs!”
Barbara Lee, R.N., Sonoma Valley Hospital Home Care
07/25/11Barbara discusses the numerous services that SVH Home Care provides. The information is extremely valuable to those who may need this type of service for themselves or other loved ones. A must listen to!
Bill Casey, Sonoma Valley Hospital
07/11/11Bill Casey has been practicing occupational therapy for 35 years, and he provides us a great explanation of what occupational therapists do and why they have become one of the fastest growing careers. Bill also provides us insight into Sonoma Valley Hospital’s educational program for seniors.
Joe Hafkenschiel, President of CAHSAH
06/27/11Joe gives us insight into the California Association for Health Services at Home. More specifically, he discusses two very important bills in Sacramento that has an effect on those providing or receiving in-home care in California. This is not only informative but essential to listen to.
Pat Sanborn, Sage Solutions
06/20/11Pat provides us with an excellent understanding of geriatric care management and what to look for from a Geriatric Care Manager. Great insight in this growing and much needed profession!
Kim Isley, Trees for a Change
06/13/11Ever think of giving a tree as a personalized gift? Well, you can now…while helping to restore a forest. You have to listen to this!
Patrick Welter, Premier Bathtubs
06/13/11Want to know more about walk-in tubs and roll-in showers? Learn the questions that should be asked, safety factors and more.
Jane Eckels, Preventing Elder Abuse
06/06/11Jane Eckels, from the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, talks to us about Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the various types of elder abuse, warning signs and what all of us can do to help prevent it. This is a must listen to.
Julie Jones, Estate Documents Organizer
05/23/11Julie updates us on the Estate Documents Organizer, an easy to complete format giving you to have all your estate information in one place. Great information and a great product.
Katherine "Kat" Forsythe - Get A Second Wind
05/16/11Kat is at it again! Everytime she is on “The Aging Boomers,” she provides us with great information and discusses the things we all think about…but just don’t talk about. She titles this segment as re-igniting sexuality at midlife and beyond. She also gives us some inside into her soon to be released book: “Sexperienced…Guide for the Seasoned Woman Seeking New Possibilities.” You must listen to this!
Dr. Paul Nottingham, Part 1
05/09/11Dr. Paul Nottingham from the Bay Area Spine Institute give us a great overview of various non-surgical methods to prevent and relieve pain associated with the spine.
Dr. Paul Nottingham, Part 2
05/09/11Dr. Paul Nottingham from the Bay Area Spine Institute continues his discussion on both surgical and non-surgical procedures of the spine and a look into the future on how these procedures may change. A must listen to!
Vintage Senior Living Sonoma
05/02/11David Hahklotubbe, Executive Director of Vintage Senior Living’s Sonoma assisted living community talks about the Vintage’s services and new developments. David educates us on both larger communities and smaller residential care homes while also providing insight into helping keep loved ones safe.
Personal History Productions
04/25/11Susan Milstein and Andi Reese Brady discuss their specialization in interviewing people about their lives and presenting these stories on audio CDs and in beautiful bound books. Learn how you can share this lifetime treasure with family and friends.
Dr. Katrina Bramstedt, PhD, Ethicist
04/18/11You’re asking, “what is an Ethicist?” Dr. Katrina Bramstedt gives us a clear understanding. She’ll also explain an Ethicist’s role in helping to avoid ethical crisis as it relates to starting or stopping life support, refusal of treatment, DNR orders, transplant and living donor assessments, patient-doctor conflicts and family conflicts. You don’t want to miss this.
Kerry Rego, Kerry Rego Consulting
03/21/11Are you confused about blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and other forms of social media. Well, be confused no more! Listen to Kerry Rego explain in layman’s terms the benefits of these forms of communication and why you don’t have to shy away anymore.
Dean Zellers and Della Romano on Long Term Care and Medicare
03/14/11Dean and Della help explain some of the benefits of Long Term Care insurance as well as taking us though the process of Medicare Insurance.
Peter Radsliff, Presto Services and AgeTek
03/07/11Peter talks about innovative technology making it even easier for seniors to age in place. Included in his discussion is the Presto computerless email where you have the ability to send email and photos to friends and family who don’t have a computer!
Paul and Rhonda Harlin, Jonathan's Son
02/28/11Paul and Rhonda talk about being safe in your home. They educate us on various products including chair lifts, wheelchair lifts, and even residential elevators to aid and ease mobility.
Rebecca Rogoway, American Heart Association
02/21/11Rebecca educates us on the wonderful role the AHA plays in helping to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. She gives us a better understanding of common terms, heart healthy diet and the “Life Simple 7” program.
Katherine "Kat" Forsythe, Get A Second Wind
02/14/11Whether you are single, married, have a partner or are in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s+, this is a must listen! Kat discusses how you can celebrate your own body and your lovers too…some chocolate doesn’t hurt either. Enjoy!!
Barbara Scharf and Ray Kaplan, Friendship Circle
01/31/11Barbara Scharf was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Service Award of Excellence by the Jewish Community Federation and Ray Kaplan was the 2009 JCC Volunteer of the Year. Barbara and Ray talk about the many programs and events offered by Friendship Circle and how you can get involved.
Dr. Edgar Angelone, Ph.D., FACPN, Marin Neuropsychology Center
01/26/11Dr. Angelone talks to us about memory loss and the methods of assessment he utilizes. He also speaks about cognitive diets and communicating with loved ones with dementia. A must listen-to interview.
Kira Reginato, Living Ideas For Elders
01/10/11Kira discusses the benefits to families working with an Eldercare Manager as well as her future predictions as boomers reach the 65 year old mark.
Maria Larsen & Dave Decker, Lifeline Medical Alert System - Part 1
12/27/10Maria and Dave provide us with a good understanding of Personal Emergency Response Systems and a unique system Lifeline has on the market.
Maria Larsen & Dave Decker, Lifeline Medical Alert System - Part 2
12/27/10Maria and Dave continue their discussion on Lifeline’s Medication Dispensing Service as well as looking into the future on what is on the horizon with Personal Emergency Response Systems.
Katherine "Kat" Forsythe, Sex and the Holidays
12/20/10As usual, Kat brings us another exciting interview about many of the areas we face during the holidays. If you’re single, married, have a partner or just want to learn while being entertained at the same time, you must listen to this!
Albert DeSilver, Owner/Director, Visiting Angels and Outreach Coordinator, Sonoma County Section on Aging
12/06/10Albert provides us information on the many benefits and resources available through the Sonoma County Section on Aging.
Dr. Todd Finnemore, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
11/29/10Dr. Finnemore helps us understand the various types of specialists in the field of seniors, types of dementia, how to communicate better with someone who has dementia, Artful Aging and much more.
Donna Quinn Robbins, Ultimate Moves
11/22/10Moving can be stressful for anyone and even more for the elderly. Donna is a specialist in working with families and orchestrating a move. She talks about what a Senior Move Manager does and the benefits of working with one.
Fred Navarro, California Telephone Access Program
11/15/10Fred discusses how The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) distributes free telecommunications equipment and services for individuals with functional limitations of hearing, vision, mobility, speech and/or interpretation of information.
Harry Lorayne-"The Yoda of Memory Training"...Time Magazine
11/08/10Harry talks about untrained vs. trained memory, “senior moments,” help for those with forms of dementia and much more…a must listen!
Katherine Forsythe, Seismic changes at midlife and beyond
10/26/10Katherine talks about body image, plastic surgery, infidelity and much more!
Carolyn Rosenblatt, Author, The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents
10/18/10Being both a nurse and attorney, Carolyn provides us with a wealth of information and stories as a family mediator in elder-related disputes.
Shelley Dembroski and Anna Guiffre, Alzheimer's Association
10/11/10Shelly talks about the early signs for Alzheimer’s, the differences between dementia and normal aging and helps us get a better understanding of this disease.
Dorothy McReynolds, Golden Living Center of Petaluma
10/04/10Dorothy tells us how this Skilled Nursing Facility was selected as one of the exceptional companies honored as the “Best Places to Work in 2010” by the North Bay Business Journal.
Michelle Oddo, Geriatric Care Management
09/27/10Michelle educates us on the benefits, services, costs and growth of Geriatric Care Managers.
Steven Campbell, Author, Making Your Mind Magnificent
09/20/10Steven helps us realize our dreams by understanding how our mind works and by using the amazing tool we call the brain.
Janet Alexander, Nurse Navigator, Sonoma Valley Hospital
09/13/10Janet discusses the joint replacement program at Sonoma Valley Hospital.
Laurie White, Author and Dementia Care Consultant
08/30/10Laurie is a wealth of information, explaining the various types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular and Frontotemporal.
Experts on Medi-Cal and Veteran's Benefits
08/23/10Debbie Santos and Michelle Terry discuss options to pay for long-term care.
S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D - Author, The Quest for Immortality
08/16/10Jay Olshansky talks about a scientific approach to aging.
Alec Cummings, The Last Detail
08/02/10Alec discusses managing difficult transitions after a loved one’s death.
Understanding Residential/Board & Care Homes
07/19/10The owners of two prominent care homes discuss key services and differences from larger assisted living communities.
Katherine Forsythe, Get a Second Wind
07/12/10Learn more about a subject that others don’t usually talk about…intimacy, sexuality and aging.
Yvonne Baginski, Born to Age
07/05/10Yvonne talks about the senior care directory she created.
Nancy Unger, General Manager, Merrill Gardens in Sonoma
06/28/10Nancy talks about the key differences between independent and assisted living.
Catherine Krause, Golden Living Centers
06/21/10Catherine helps to clear up some misconceptions of Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Julie Jones - Estate Documents Organizer
06/14/10Julie talks about a simpler method to manage estate matters.
Sanford Horowitz - Elder Care Attorney
06/07/10Sandy educates us on elder care abuse.
Becky Givens, Executive Director, Vintage Sonoma
05/24/10Becky discusses assisted living and memory care.
Sandra Haymon - Author, Baby Boomers-Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving
05/17/10Sandra offers advice about managing the challenges boomers face today.
Howard Gleckman, Author, Caring for Our Parents
05/10/10Helpful input from experiences through the eyes of real families.
Robert Nations - Senior Helpers
05/03/10Great advice for anyone contemplating in-home assistance for loved ones.