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Archive for September 2011


Tune In, Call in, Get Involved

Get involved in our program! You can call the show at 704-358-8768, or e-mail your questions and comments to And thanks for your continued support. People are already listening to our show on the internet around the Unites States. Please let your friends and contacts in the senior living industry and Gerontology profession know about our efforts. Radio 4 the Ages has been my two and a half year dream, and although it’s starting out as a local effort by a few dedicated folks, it can become a universal movement to improve the lives of all of our senior adults. Tune in, call in, get involved! -thnx, david g


Upcoming Guests

Our second show is fast approaching, and our guest during the 11:00 to 11:25 segment will be Debi Lee, Elder Rights Coordinator and Lead Ombudsman, Centralina Area Agency on Aging. Debi is a great communicator and she’ll be discussing the Medicare Part D Program and the low income subsidy available for seniors from Social Security. Open enrollment begins on October 15th. Future guests will be posted here as they are confirmed. October 23rd: Dr. Reza Bolouri, founder of the Alzheimer’s Memory Center in Charlotte, and a renowned dementia and AD expert, will be our guest at 11 a.m.


Senior Moments #1

Senior Moments #1 (click to listen)

Krissa Palmer gives us a lovely piece on a man and his love for fly fishing.  This is her first Senior Moments piece and all of us here at Radio 4 the Ages were blown away by how great it was.  We look forward to many more Senior Moment segments and hope you do too!  Check it out.


Our Debut Show!

Our First Show! (click to listen)

We are finally on the air, and we are loving it. In this show, David, Jeanette, and Matt are joined in the studio by our special guests Cathy Smith, Dr. Dena Shenk, and Krissa Palmer with her wonderful Senior Moments segment. David, Jeanette, and Matt introduce themselves and give us some background on how the show came to be a reality and where we want to take it. David covers obesity, food availability, and BMI (Body Mass Index). Jeanette hits upon the important topic of journaling and all the benefits surrounding it. Matt talks about the use of technology and how it can help improve the lives of seniors and their caretakers. David interviews Cathy Smith about her experience with retirement decisions. Dr. Shenk, the Director of the Gerontology Program at UNCC, gives us an insightful explaination of Gerontology, what it is, and why it is so important. We had so much fun in the studio today and are looking forward to many more shows of Radio 4 the Ages! Tune in, call in, and get involved.



Debut Show this Sunday!

Radio 4 the Ages debuts this Sunday, September 25th at 9:30 AM!! Our first show has drawn much excitement and anticipation in the senior living industry, both here in Charlotte, and in areas around the country! ‘ After over two years of blood, sweat and tears- okay moist eyes- my show is finally going live. Jeanette Leardi, my program director, and Matt Weeden, my web designer and resident twenty-something tech wiz, will be joining me on the show. Dr. Dena Shenk, the director of the Gerontology program at UNCC will be my special guest at the 11:00 time slot for the last half hour, and my good friend Cathy Smith is coming in from Syracuse, New York to do a segment with me on retirement and all the choices one has to make in the process. It is guaranteed to be….well, you decide for yourself. Call us with your questions and comments : 704-358-8768. Sunday, WBCN 1660 AM, or live on the internet, right here at 9:30 to 11:30- Tune In, Call In, Get Involved! -thnx, david