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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 and Rubina’s 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 and Rubina’s 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.

Location:

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 and Rubina’s 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

Baby Boomer Trends with Next Avenue Editor Richard Eisenberg

1/26/2021
Next Avenue, a public broadcasting service digital publication, states its mission tomeet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans and to Inform, educate, enlighten and enrich the public and to help inform civil discourse essential to American Society. The informational and inspirational articles/videos offer valuable put-into-practice guidance in areas of health, money & policy, work & purpose, living and caregiving. This episode will discuss trends regarding retirement,...

Duration:00:54:15

Encore A Global Network for Positive Aging Advocates with Jan Hively

1/19/2021
Jan Hively has been a lifelong advocate, and as an older adult, became an outspoken proponent and staunch advocate for ensuring older adults are able to achieve the life they desire with all of the dignity and respect they deserve. Her latest endeavor as Co-Founder of the Pass it On Network, along with Moira Allan), which is A Global Peer Learning Network for Positive Aging Advocates is also a member of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Aging. This passionate and lively...

Duration:00:57:29

Dr. Mike Wasserman: Inequality of Older Adult Care During COV19

1/12/2021
Dr. Wasserman says the federal government and the nursing home industry hasn’t done enough to care for our older, most vulnerable adults As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, there were 2.1 million Americans living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. According to a December report from AARP, the COVID 19 virus has claimed the lives of at least 106,000 residents and nursing home staff, which accounts for 39% of all of the deaths from the virus in the U.S. and much of...

Duration:00:56:32

Who are Nursing Homed Medical Directors and Why You Need to Know?

1/5/2021
Medical Directors oversee physician services in nursing homes. AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine advocates for public policy and legislation initiatives in Congress representing interests that will ensure quality of life and quality of care for our elder citizens. Most recently, AMDA successfully spearheaded an initiative to thwart cuts in medicate reimbursement that would have negatively impacted physician and rehabilitation services in long-term care settings....

Duration:01:03:49

NCCDP Founder Lynn Gordon on Resilience 2021 Initiatives & Ageism

12/30/2020
Lynn Biot-Gordon is always looking forward bringing new ideas and new initiatives to the National and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She brings her professional experience and empathy to her recent course on resilience, providing insights and much needed support for caregivers and professionals and professionals alike during these most challenging times. Moving forward in 2021, Lynn talks about the plans for a caregiver series, delving into areas such as practices...

Duration:01:04:38

Encore Eldercare Advocate & Geriatrician Dr. Mike Wasserman

12/23/2020
Dr. Mike Wasserman was one of the first geriatricians in the country to recognize the dire situation COVID 19 presented to our nations nursing home residents. Since those early days to the present he has not stopped speaking out about the needs of our vulnerable older adults. Dr. Wasserman has been regularly quoted by various major news outlets and has appeared in interviews on CNN, MSNBC. This lively discussion with Dr. Wasserman is not to be missed!! His insights about nursing home care...

Duration:00:58:46

Proaging and the Positive Aging Sourcebook

12/15/2020
Steve Gurney's journey to understand the elder experience is rooted in his family's caring for his grandfather. As an adult, he decided to embark on a journey to understand the elder experience that not many would undertake. When in his early 40's, Steve made the decision to live in 5 different senior living communities in order to get a first hand look at what elder's experience when they move from their home to a senior living residence. Steve came away with a deep appreciation and...

Duration:00:56:58

Argentum CEO James Balda talks Assisted Living Communities

12/8/2020
Argentum is the leading national organization dedicated to supporting 75% of the companies operating professionally managed senior living communities in the U.S. The organization is dedicated to ensuring a quality person-centered approach to care, supports best care practices, and offers a wide array of resources to its members, including the most up-to-date educational training. Most recently, Argentum created a working group to help assisted living communities determine readiness to handle...

Duration:00:59:13

What's Your Money Mindset and How Does it Affect Your Life?

12/1/2020
Deeply embedded in all of us are attitudes about money that have roots in our childhood. Joel Salomon will guide us through the 7 money personality types and talk about how they shape our lives. Which ones do you, your spouse or significant other identity with? What about your parents? How does that affect not only your life, but your relationships with the significant people in your life? Joel left a prosperous career as a hedge fund manager to pursue working with people on these...

Duration:00:57:37

Maintaining Balance, Strength & Mobility As We Age

11/18/2020
The physical changes inherent to the effects of aging on the body can reduce autonomy and functional independence which may directly or indirectly lead to falls. Older adults have a high susceptibility to fall-related injuries and the root cause of many of these falls are reduced balance, muscle weakness and reduced mobility. In the United States this results in direct medical costs of 6 to 8 billion dollars per year. . More than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year from fall related...

Duration:01:01:27

Grandaddy's Secrets: Elder Wisdom with Dan Blanchard

11/3/2020
Dan Blanchard's book The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men allows us to hear the wisdom an elder has to offer, not only for the young man in this book, but provides us with reason for understanding the value older adults offer, not only for the younger generation but also for society as a whole. If heed the lessons of grandaddy's secrets it can offer a roadmap to help every reader understand the need for changing our attitudes towards older adults. Older adults should be embraced by our...

Duration:01:00:52

Oh the Places We Will Go

10/21/2020
This episode and those moving forward, begins with host Phyllis Ayman introducing News & Views. A short segment of news items of relevance to seniors, their families & the community at large. Watch for social media posts of News & Views. Host Phyllis Ayman will continue with latest initiates re the first online course she introduced entitled: Resilience How to Overcome Burnout, Stress & Overwhelm as well as plans for upcoming courses. In addition, Phyllis has authored her third book, Dignity...

Duration:01:01:19

Jack York and Francis Njuakom First Annual Telethon: Helping and Empowering Elders Around the Globe

10/13/2020
From a chance meeting in 2016 at a Global Aging Network Conference in Perth, Australia, Jack York and Francis Njuakom's have created something amazing halfway around the globe. it's a story that will surely bring smiles and possibly chills and tears to your eyes. A story of caring, connection and empathy. A story you won't want to miss!!!! This encounter has been the true magic in making a difference in transforming lives and creating a better future for girls, women, elders, their families...

Duration:00:59:50

Encore Dr. Bill Thomas on Changing Aging and Transforming Living Environments for Older Adults

10/6/2020
Dr. Bill Thomas is a visionary who has totally transformed how we think about and design living spaces for older adults as they continue on life's journey into their advancing years. Studies have proven that how we perceive aging, to a very large degree, determines how we age, Dr. Thomas says. with the accepted narrative of aging as one of decline, disease, and disability, it's difficult to look upon advancing years in a positive light. Dr. Thomas challenges the negative stereotypes in hopes...

Duration:00:58:24

Intergenerational Sustainable Communities with Dr. Emi Kiyota

9/29/2020
A lively and fascinating discussion with Dr. Kiyota's about her initiatives in intergenerational sustainable communities which is spreading throughout the United States and around the globe. Dr. Kiyota cares deeply about elders and their needs. She believes strongly that one of society's failings is that we don't ask elders about their wants and needs. Towards that end, her contributions include national and international initiatives focused on quality improvement in the built environment...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Public Policy and Eldercare-A Discussion with Dr, David Grabowski

9/22/2020
David Grabowski, a highly respected thought leader and health care policy researcher will discuss why and how COVID19 compounded the preexisting crisis conditions in our nations nursing homes, the federal government role in supplying needed Protective Personal Equipment for health care workers, and the importance of rapid results testing for healthcare worker Knowing what we know about the impact of COVID19 on both nursing home residents and the health care workers who serve them, Dr....

Duration:00:58:06

The Wisdom of Age with Jeff Rubin, Speaker, Author and Positive Aging Advocate

9/15/2020
We tend to marginalize and disregard older adults, thinking they no longer can contribute to our lives or society in any purposeful or meaningful way, especially those older adults who no longer participate in the workforce as we know it. But in doing so, we are ignoring the valuable resource, legacies, stories, the witness to history that can only be captured through the personal experiences by those who lived them. Jeff Rubin has set out to capture those experiences, stories, and words of...

Duration:01:01:39

Brain Health and Cognition from a Neuroscientist's Perspective

9/8/2020
Dr. Faisal Qazi will discuss the meaning of brain health and offer advice for maintaining or maximizing brain health as we age. He will also offers explanations about the meaning of cognition, executive function, how it changes as we age as well as what those changes mean for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Without delving too deeply into neuroanatomy, Dr. Qazi will describe the difference in the underlying causes for strokes: blood clots, aneurysm and hemorrhages and explain...

Duration:01:01:09

Everything Dementia With Dr. Al Power, Geriatrician, Author, Educator, Musician

8/31/2020
Dr. Power discusses the early signs of dementia and how symptoms associated with dementia shift the way in which the person sees the world but also how a diagnosis of dementia impacts how the world sees the person who has been given that diagnosis. This reality can affect a person's willingness to acknowledge symptoms as they become aware of them ultimately impacting their willingness to seek help. Dr. Power eschews referring to the stages often described when discussing dementia, believing...

Duration:00:58:49

Long-Term Care, The Trends You Need To Know

8/25/2020
What are the trends in long-term care that you need to know when choosing care for mom, dad, grandparents or loved ones? Liza Berger, senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News will discuss the trends being covered for and by industry professionals and help translate these trends for the average person having to make long-term care decisions for loved ones. Liza will explain Medicare Advantage and the fairly new Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs), which provide a unique approach...

Duration:00:58:12