YOUR LOVED ONE DESERVES
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.
Katharine Esty, PhD, 86, is a best-selling author, practicing psychotherapist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of Boston. We’ll also discuss her recent book, Eightysomethings- A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness.
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible. Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease prevention and chronic illness, including “The Hope of Living Cancer Free,” “The Hope of Living Long and Well,” “Beating Cancer” and “Dismantling Cancer.” His newest book, “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer,” was released in October, 2020.
Ben Rao is a life-long entrepreneur, philanthropist and senior care advocate who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Ben has published a book called Paying For Long-Term Care, which offers a comprehensive roadmap for families transitioning a senior into long-term care.
Wendy Boglioli is a featured speaker, long term care expert, healthy aging advocate and an Olympic gold medalist. Wendy brings professional versatility and captivating insight to audiences and clients across the country. Wendy’s message encourages everyone to take a holistic approach to their financial and physical outlook while her riveting personal story resonates and persuades.
Tara Faquir is Co-Founder and COO of Trustate. Tara earned her B.S. in economics from the University of Miami and her M.B.A. from Fox School of Business at Temple University. Tara has spent the past decade working at a variety of companies from Fortune 500s to Billion-dollar start-ups and with her she brings to Trustate a deep understanding of sales, operations, and team management along with a passion for learning and entrepreneurship.
Erin Galyean is a pharmaceutical sales trainer, professional speaker, and published author. In 1997, Erin lost her father, Mike, to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and in 2018, she lost her sister, Meghan, to a rare lung disease. These heartbreaking life events, combined with her professional experience, taught Erin how to effectively advocate for a patient. As a result, Erin’s vision in life is to share her knowledge with others so they can do the same. In 2020, Erin published her first book Badass Advocate: Becoming the Champion Your Loved One Deserves.
Dr. Judith Carney is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in mental health and well-being. She completed her master’s and doctoral degree at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds to address a wide range of clinical issues. Dr. Carney is also a certified specialist in retirement transition, striving to help individuals make healthy adjustments in response to changes in areas that include career, health, family, leisure and social interests. Her pursuit is to help people build greater fulfillment and satisfaction in the retirement phase of life.
Terri is the Founder and Owner of Terri K. Echarte Consulting and has over 30 years of experience in business, real estate finance, banking and client relations. Giving back to the community is an important initiative for Terri. She is a co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care – Miami Chapter. These giving circles raise money to bestow grants to local non-profits providing much needed programs and services throughout Miami Dade County. Terri is a proud member of AADMM (the American Association of Daily Money) and is insured as a Daily Money Manager through Lloyds of London.
With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian Mintzer is an experienced therapist; retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach; consultant; speaker; and writer. Dorian has authored and co-authored several books and has been featured in a variety of media such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show and has given a Ted X talk focused on “Embracing your Bonus Years: A Time to Learn, Grow and Evolve.” Elizabeth Marcus is a former architect and current freelance writer. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and on online magazines. Her book Don’t Say a Word!: A Daughter’s Two Cents, is coming out soon. The book is a memoir about her struggles to make sense of the strange last years of her parents’ lives, when they cut loose and seemed to make a complete about-face.
Kit Pappenheimer and Lynnea Brinkerhoff are co-founders of Heartfelt Memorials,LLC. Lynnea is an ordained Interfaith Minister, a Disaster Chaplain, and "End of Life Doula". Kit is a former educator, teaching and running public schools and a long time hospice volunteer. Both are ICF certified Executive Coaches, employing heart-based, body-oriented and trauma-informed practices with a fierce belief in the resilience of the human spirit to face and honor the end of life with dignity and grace.