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Seniors STRAIGHT Talk

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Seniors STRAIGHT Talk, formerly Voices For Eldercare Advocacy, is rebranding with expanded content and topics. The podcast will continue to highlight the all-important relevant issues for seniors, their families, loved ones and the population at large, who ultimately are our future selves. Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners will gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. Phyllis’ expertise captures the essence of the topic of the day and translates it into relevant discussion that provides insight into everyday problems. As we transition into elderhood, which Phyllis calls the third act of life, seniors are entitled to have a quality and fulfilling life with dignity, respect and purpose no matter the age, condition or living environment. Seniors STRAIGHT Talk is available to listen and download on all your favorite podcast platforms.

Seniors STRAIGHT Talk, formerly Voices For Eldercare Advocacy, is rebranding with expanded content and topics. The podcast will continue to highlight the all-important relevant issues for seniors, their families, loved ones and the population at large, who ultimately are our future selves. Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners will gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. Phyllis’ expertise captures the essence of the topic of the day and translates it into relevant discussion that provides insight into everyday problems. As we transition into elderhood, which Phyllis calls the third act of life, seniors are entitled to have a quality and fulfilling life with dignity, respect and purpose no matter the age, condition or living environment. Seniors STRAIGHT Talk is available to listen and download on all your favorite podcast platforms.

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United States

Description:

Seniors STRAIGHT Talk, formerly Voices For Eldercare Advocacy, is rebranding with expanded content and topics. The podcast will continue to highlight the all-important relevant issues for seniors, their families, loved ones and the population at large, who ultimately are our future selves. Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners will gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. Phyllis’ expertise captures the essence of the topic of the day and translates it into relevant discussion that provides insight into everyday problems. As we transition into elderhood, which Phyllis calls the third act of life, seniors are entitled to have a quality and fulfilling life with dignity, respect and purpose no matter the age, condition or living environment. Seniors STRAIGHT Talk is available to listen and download on all your favorite podcast platforms.

Language:

English


Episodes

James Dentley: A Powerful Man, A Powerful Message Helping Others

10/13/2021
We all know the value of helping others and giving back. James Dentley has achieved enormous success, but always remembers that basic tenet, the importance in stretching out your hand to help others in need. From the most humble beginnings in Chicago, his life is an inspirational story, but his message is equally inspirational. One could describe James Dentley as a gentle giant, a large man with a powerful message delivered with an easy going demeanor and a soothing voice. During the heart...

Duration:00:48:54

Are You In the Right Place at the Right Time for Your Life?

10/5/2021
Ryan Frederick's journey in senior living began began when his middle school teacher encouraged students to get to know and develop relationships with adults living in senior communities. The relationship that Ryan forged with his senior elder lasted throughout his middle school years and seemingly continued to inform his path for years to come. As an MBA intern he followed that experience by choosing to spend a summer living in a senior community. to live in a senior living communities and...

Duration:00:47:51

Celebrating Grandparents Day, Our Wisdom Elders

9/15/2021
Celebrating Grandparents on Grandparents Day has become a tradition for Olive Community Services. The initial celebration 3 years ago was a wonderful experience for all who attended. Events dictated that last year's celebration were conducted virtually. This year, the staff at Olive Community Services designed a hybrid event that is worth hearing about. Grandparents Day is a national holiday, signed by proclamation in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. It falls each year on the Sunday following...

Duration:00:48:57

When TDOS® Collides to Ruin our Health - What Can We Do about It?

9/1/2021
What is the cost to us as individuals, and to society as a whole, of eating foods that have been depleted of their nutritional value? Peter Greenlaw, the researcher of researchers explains the R2M system that provides nutritionally dense support which only serves to benefit our health and well-being and especially as we age. Born from his personal story which motivated him to change his eating habits to save his life, Peter has spent the past 18 years studying and researching the innovations...

Duration:00:51:03

The U.S. $8.3 Trillion Longevity Economy: Its Meaning & Impact

8/24/2021
Traditionally an economy encompasses all activity related to production, consumption, and trade of goods and services in an area, and is generally thought of as referring to a country, More specifically, it is also a result of a set of processes that are impacted by culture, values, education, social organization, political structure as well as laws, history, and geography, among other factors, and it evolves due to the choices and actions of the participants. It is traditionally not thought...

Duration:01:06:05

Music from the U.K. Comes to America Again,,,and to the App Store

8/17/2021
It is widely known that music boosts mood. It helps us connect to a happier time, recollect memories and create a sense of calm. A Feel Good index has determined that this occurs for songs with the most positive lyrics and uplifting melodies and have a certain number of beats/minute. In terms of music and person's with dementia, depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and people with intellectual disabilities the research continues to support that music boosts mood, promotes...

Duration:01:02:51

What's Up Doc? Dr. Mike Wasserman in the News

8/11/2021
Dr. Mike Wasserman has achieved a sort of celebrity status over the past year and a half. His passion for what he saw as the tragedy of how COVID 19 ravaged nursing homes gnawed at his insides and his Twitter finger. From then until now he has not stopped speaking out about the inequality and injustices in treatment and care of nursing home residents and healthcare workers. This has gained him national recognition. One of the biggest concerns is that major TV news outlets for the most part...

Duration:00:41:19

Who is Serving Seniors? Olive Community Services Shows Us How

8/5/2021
Olive Community Services, born five years ago in North Orange County, California has grown to provide a range of services providing seniors opportunities to lead more active and engaging lives which effectively counteracts the isolation and loneliness that many seniors experience in our families and in our communities. As with many other businesses and organization, Olive Community Services was able to pivot during COVID thereby providing effective online programs. These programs now...

Duration:00:50:08

Miravida Living: A Model in Creative Programming

7/21/2021
Inspired in the early days by Dr. Bill Thomas, the team at Miravida Living met the challenge to think differently about the way in which they were serving seniors. Today, their innovative programming reflects the possibilities that provides a meaningful and purposeful living environment to the seniors who live in their community. Many of the innovative programs arose during the pandemic, but they are rooted in a serving mindset not only for residents, but for the families of the residents....

Duration:00:53:40

Heart-Centered Home Sales with Real Estate Legend Peter Vekselman

7/13/2021
Peter Vekselman joins SeniorsSTRAIGHTTalk to help older adults and their families understand the possibilities that are available to them in the real estate market. Many families are considering selling their family homes to help fund or offset caregiving or medical costs, liquidate assets for an estate, or are in need of additional income as they take on caregiving responsibilities. In addition, many adults are seeking business opportunities following retirement or to enhance their own...

Duration:00:46:01

LeadingAge Leads the Way in Technology for Older Adults

7/7/2021
The pandemic highlighted the deficiencies in the ability of older adults, to connect with their families and loved one's, both in our communities and nursing homes. This has led advocacy groups like LeadingAge to pursue an agenda advancing the important role of technology in aging services. LeadingAge is an association of nonprofit providers of aging services, including nursing homes that has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. There are 38 LeadingAge State Partners throughout the U.S. On...

Duration:00:54:17

What is the Volun-Cheerleader Nursing Home Workforce

6/23/2021
What is a Volun-CheerLeader Workforce and Why do we need it? The long-standing hallmark of nursing home life has been loneliness and isolation. It's a contradiction in terms that oftentimes people move into a nursing home environment because they not only need care, but also because they are alone and isolated. The contradiction is that in the traditional nursing home environment, surrounded by people residents are often alone and isolated and 50% of nursing home residents do not receive...

Duration:01:00:48

Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL Pres. & the Nursing Home Reform Agenda

6/9/2021
Mark Parkinson, stands stunningly at the helm of the American Health Care Association and American Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the largest U.S. association for long term care. It represents14,000 for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes and assisted living residences, sub-acute centers and homes for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The organization's mission is to find and help deliver solutions so that frail, elderly and impaired citizens receive the...

Duration:00:47:41

MyLiquitab: World's First Ultrasound Medication Delivery System

6/2/2021
MyLiquitab, is the world’s first innovative product that uses ultrasonic technology converting solid dose medications to liquids. At its core It is revolutionary and can positively impact millions of people in the United States from the youngest child to the oldest adult. The number of people who cannot swallow solid dose medications is growing annually and statistics indicate that 1 in 3 older adults has some difficulty swallowing solid dose medications. For anyone who has every visited a...

Duration:01:07:08

Dr. Bill Thomas' and His Latest Vision for Senior Care

5/19/2021
Dr. Thomas has always challenged the negative stereotypes around aging in hopes of changing the narrative. It's the story that matters, he says. How people interpret their experience goes a long way to determining their wellbeing.” The realization that older people clustered in one building was fundamental to the explosion of the Coronavirus in nursing homes inspired Dr. Thomas once again to pursue a new terrain in aging care. His visionary thinking led him to this latest project which...

Duration:00:54:10

Part II: Joe Morabito - When Parents Move In with Adult Children

5/4/2021
Paragon Global Resources has provided relocation services for companies and executives around the world for decades. However, Joe Morabito's personal experiences with his parents helped become the impetus for expanding into providing valuable resources for older adults and their families as they transition from their own home to assisted living or nursing home environments. His company not only can hold your hand through the process, but understands what that journey is all about because...

Duration:00:51:14

Paragon Global Resources with Founding President Joe Morabito

4/27/2021
Paragon Global Resources has provided relocation services for companies and executives around the world for decades. However, Joe Morabito's personal experiences with his parents helped become the impetus for expanding into providing valuable resources for older adults and their families as they transition from their own home to assisted living or nursing home environments. His company not only can hold your hand through the process, but understands what that journey is all about because...

Duration:00:56:43

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Attorney Mike Dark

4/13/2021
Do you have or have you had a loved one in a nursing home? Have you every been in a nursing home? Are you contemplating a move to a nursing home for a loved one or for yourself? Whether or not you live in California there is much to learn from Mike Dark about the state of nursing homes in every state in the country. The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is a a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that, since 1983, has been dedicated to improving the quality...

Duration:00:58:51

All About Paying for Long Term Care

4/6/2021
The labyrinth of long-term care and long-term care insurance is a daunting one for most people. Unfortunately, many people haven't prepared for the unexpected or, in the case of older adults oftentimes the inevitable. Ben Rao's new book: Paying For Long Term Care, comes from his personal journey with his stepfather Tom and his years working in the senior year living industry. As Ben recounts his journey, it may sound like a familiar story, either your own or someone you know. While it may be...

Duration:01:07:22

Long Term Care Ombudsman Fight For You and Your Rights

3/30/2021
Do you know what role a Long Term Care Ombudsman plays? CT State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Mairead Painter explains the role of Long-Term Care Ombudsman who they are, how you can find them and the reasons you may need to contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Long-Term Care Ombudsman work to improve the quality of life and quality of care for nursing home residents, people residing in residential care homes and assisted living residences. The Ombudsman acts on behalf of, and at the direction...

Duration:00:58:45