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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.
DR. JOE NIEUSMA is the CEO and Chief Toxicologist at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm that he founded. For the past 30 years, Dr. Joe has been active in toxicology research. He has assisted private clients to review their medical records and help them to eliminate unnecessary prescription drugs from their profile.
David E. Frost is a certified Master Fitness Trainer, a rowing coach, a champion competitor, and award-winning adjunct professor. After decorated careers in the US Navy and business world, he founded Well Past Forty LLC to promote wellness and longevity. He specializes in nutrition, endurance, and strength training; adapting sessions for people dealing with cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. His writings about 21st century knowledge workers became a chapter in: Advances in the Technology of Managing People: Contemporary Issues in Business and Education.
Kelly O’Connor is an elder care consultant and started a Senior Care Authority franchise in the Denver area and has become known as SeniorCareKelly. Prior to that, Kelly cared for older and ailing family members and was responsible for making critical healthcare and estate decisions during a time of crisis. She then dedicated her life to supporting families throughout the elder care journey. She worked in almost every area of the senior care field - independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, hospice and home care – before starting Senior Care Authority in 2015.
Sara Finkelstein was educated on the east coast with a degree in Business Management. She joined the financial arena in 1996 and her financial industry experience encompasses employment with a major insurance company and banks. In 2018 she published her first book, “Wi$dom for Women, Discover the Challenges you Must Overcome to Live the Life and Retirement You Deserve.” Sara works together with her husband Paul in helping clients reach their financial needs, goals, and dreams.
Jodi Glacer is the local owner of Senior Care Authority, a Senior Placement and Elder Care Consulting Agency in South Florida. She is a Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Dementia Practitioner who is dedicated to helping local seniors. With her experience and knowledge of the Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options available in North Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Jodi has consulted and mentored with families and assessing their needs. She assists them through the process of selecting the best community or residential care home based on the family’s requirements, and supports them in making the best, and most informed decisions.
Lisa Marsh Ryerson is president of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. A bold, disciplined and collaborative leader, she sets the Foundation’s strategic direction and steers its efforts to realize an audacious vision: a country free of poverty, where no older person feels vulnerable. Since she took the helm, AARP Foundation has developed pioneering initiatives, explored new avenues for collaboration, and secured unprecedented funding to support programs that truly change lives.
Patricia Daiker is a registered nurse, board certified nurse coach specializing in Diabetes Burnout and author of the online eCourse "Better Diabetes Life". She has been an RN for 35 years, practicing bedside at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for 15 years - Primarily in the Emergency Department and credentialed as a Certified Emergency Nurse. She currently is the CEO and founder of Better Diabetes Life, a company whose mission is to deliver support and services to people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses who are experiencing the psychosocial burden, we know as "burnout".
Erin Dwyer owns and operates Senior Care Authority in St. Louis, Missouri, is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Beyond Driving With Dignity professional. Erin has always had a career in the helping professions, spending 17 years working with children and adults as a speech-language therapist in private practice, school systems, and outpatient clinical settings in the St. Louis area. She has experience with treating clients who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, swallowing disorders, & aphasia, among many others.
Bill Vicary is the founder/ president of Vicary Management Group, LLC (VMG) in Greenville, SC. He created Just Call Bill, Technology Service Provider to Senior Adults in 2017. He has developed classes & programs to teach seniors on how to use technology to become better connected to their family and friends. In addition to his programs, Just Call Bill also provides technology move-in and IT services to seniors in their homes. His passion is to connect family and friends by utilizing technology.
Spiro Koulouris is a leading gout diet expert, author, and blogger. He’s dedicated his life to inspiring people to obtain a healthy lifestyle and living a gout-free life. Spiro has battled with the disease for years and has dedicated himself to become educated and informed on the subject. He has become an expert in the different home remedies, medicines, health practices and experiments from around the world. As the founder of GoutandYou.com Spiro is intent on educating the gout sufferer in hopes of beating this terrible disease for good.