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Boomers Today is our weekly podcast that helps educate families on resources available to the aging boomer population. Frank Samson, founder and CEO of Senior Care Authority®, interviews a different expert on aspects of what families face as the Boomers and their parents are aging. Subjects range from caregiver challenges, to legal matters, to financial considerations, to health and wellness topics and self-care.
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing the cancer and heart disease related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father. Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, have given him access to the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy.
Kim Callinan is the President and CEO of Compassion & Choices, where she has had a leadership role in authorizing medical aid in dying into five new jurisdictions. She launched the Finish Strong initiative, which includes a book and suite of new tools to empower patients to take charge of the final chapter of their lives. Kim is frequently invited to speak at conferences, testify before state legislatures, conduct policy briefings and serve on committees as an expert on end-of-life care options.
As founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, Matt Gurwell’s mission is to provide strategies and guidance to seniors that will help them to continue driving safely until the decision is made to retire from their driving career. He also provides an excellent array of services and resources for both families and professionals as they deal with this very sensitive issue. Matt currently lectures throughout the United States on topics related to the aging process and its adverse effects on driving skills.
Tim Sutton is a 31 year veteran police officer who has worked with hundreds of families dealing with cognitive issues. He has traveled the country for 12 years educating audiences on understanding the behaviors related to Dementia with his goal to promote peaceful interactions for positive outcomes.
Mexican-born Zarela Martinez rewrote the story of Mexican cuisine in the U.S. when she opened her game-changing New York restaurant “Zarela” in 1987. This legendary dining spot replaced culinary stereotypes with brilliant, fearless explorations of regional Mexican specialties embedded in their own distinctive contexts. Martinez is the author of Food from My Heart), The Food and Life of Oaxaca, and Zarela’s which was also the companion to a 13-part PBS television series.
Shayne Silver is co-owner of an award-winning real estate sales team. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES), Shayne has been specifically trained to address and meet the concerns and needs of baby boomers and beyond. She understands that this may be a stressful time for families and she addresses the emotions and challenges one faces when deciding to sell your home, or find a home that better meets your specific needs. Shayne applies her expertise, professional network, and passion to insuring that every transition is a seamless and positive experience. With Shayne you get a proven, dedicated Real Estate professional to provide you with the extra skills and personal service you deserve.
Anthony Park is a professional executor for Solo Agers and estates across the country. He's the author of legal guidebooks such as "The Solo Ager Estate Plan" and "How Probate Works." He's been a practicing probate attorney in New York for over 20 years, and has settled hundreds of estates.
Holly Simpson is an experienced Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney in North and South Carolina. Prior to obtaining her law degree, she was a licensed family therapist and helped hundreds of families navigate various life difficulties. Holly graduated at the top of her law school class while juggling the demands of her 6 children. She started Simpson Law Firm because she wanted to continue helping families by creating plans to protect their assets and their loved ones.
William Wright is the founder & president of Financial Professionals Group and has been helping individuals, couples, and families … plan and protect their loved ones. He is a thought leader in the financial services industry and a sought- after speaker for educational events and conferences. He has a vast understanding of the core fundamentals that accelerate the financial planning process, including the required elements to addressing key financial concerns including longevity, legacy & long-term care. William has been recognized as an “astute and gracious collaborator” as his primary focus and the measurement of his own success are based on the achievements and value he brings to others.
Candace Williams is the Director of Clinician Development for WellQor, the nation's leading provider of behavioral health services for Seniors. Candace has spent over 20 years in the field developing unique interventions to better the lives of her clients. Throughout her time in the field, Candace has worked as a certified geriatric social worker, certified mediator, crisis management specialist, and family development specialist. At WellQor, Candace has created an extensive clinician training program, and continues to oversee the professional development and training of new clinicians. She also moderates their unique Clinician Connect platform, where psychologists and social workers collaborate to identify the appropriate interventions for older adults who are in need of support.