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Archive for November 2011

Radio 4 the Ages - 11-27-11 - David Gwilt, Matt Weeden, Heather Redding, Josephine Hicks, Lynssy Logue, Marilyn Morenz, Laura Fitzpatrick

Show #10: Life, Cancer, and Hospice

Show #10:  Life, Cancer, and Hospice

We come back from our Thanksgiving holiday to a show that hits close to home for so many people: cancer.  In our first segment, we’re joined in studio by authors Lynnsy Logue (Tongue Cancer and My Organic Cotton Socks) and Josephine Hicks (If There’s Anything I Can Do…What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes).  We dive into the subject of cancer from two perspectives.  One from Lynnsy Logue, and another from our guest Josephine Hicks who lost a partner to pancreatic cancer.  Krissa Palmer gives us another great segment of her Senior Moments before we transition to our second half of the show with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region guests Marilyn Morenz and Laura Fitzpatrick.





  • Marilyn MorenzRN, BSN, CHPN
    • Education & Resource Manager
    • Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
    • (704) 335-3579


  • Laura FitzpatrickLNHA
    • Administrator
    • Hospice & Palliate Care Charlotte Region
    • (704) 887-6302


Radio 4 the Ages - Show #9: Senior Resources and Accessibility

Show #9: Senior Resources and Accessibility

Show #9: Senior Resources & Accessibility (click play to listen)

In this Sunday’s show we speak with Denise Bordeman and Julia Sain (both  of Disability & Rights) about the resources available to seniors, as well as people of all ages, who may have disabilities or their family members.  David talks about health insurance and how the lack of price-transparency can impact decisions individuals make in regards to their own healthcare in his weekly “dysfunctional discourse”.  We then speak with Brian Carney (of Silver Cross), Rick Griffiths (from AmRamp), and Carolyn Cook (of LiveSmart Design) about home modifications, how important home accessibility is to a senior-adults well-being, and what options may be available to them.


  • Denise Bordeman
    • Assistant Services Manager


  • Julia Sain
    • Executive Director
    • Cabarrus Accessibility Action Committee (CAAC)
    • MCACPD Communication Access Committee




  • Carolyn Cook
    • Owner, LiveSmart Design
    • Charlotte, NC
    • (980) 213-1911




Radio 4 the Ages - Matt Weeden, David Gwilt, Rampi Hijazin, Heather Redding, Lynn Ivey, Marsha McElroy, Dawn Gartman

Show #8: Taking the first steps…

Show #8: Taking the first steps… (click play to listen)


Another Sunday morning, another packed studio, and another great broadcast of Radio 4 the Ages.  Joining along David, Matt, and Heather in the studio today were Marsha McElroy (from the Department of Social Services in Charlotte), Dawn Gartman (from Centralina Area Agency on Aging), Lynn Ivey (of The Ivey), and Rampi Hijazin (of BrightStar).  David gives us his “dysfunctional discourse” this week on the Penn State scandal.  We talk with Marsha and Dawn about services available to senior adults in need of services, the impact a large aging generation will have on those services, and how important it is to plan for the challenges of aging.  We then speak with Lynn Ivey and Rampi Hijazin about the differences between adult day-care and homecare, as well as how both of their services compliment each other to lead to a better quality of life for caregivers and senior-adults.



  • Lynn Ivey
    • The Ivey
    • Office: 704 909-2070
    • Fax: 704 909-2089
    • 6030 Park South Dr
    • Charlotte, NC 28210




  • Marsha McElroy
    • Department of Social Services Charlotte
    • (704) 336-4873

Senior Moments #5: Senior Games

Senior Moments #5: Senior Games (click play to listen)

This week’s Senior Moments has been brought to you by Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region


Krissa Palmer gives us another great piece of Carol Remley and Brian Myerscough and their experiences with the Senior Olympics and the sports they compete in.  The Senior Olympics is a health and fitness program started in North Carolina in 1983 available to groups of all sizes.  For more information on the Senior Olympics, visit their website at

Radio 4 the Ages - Personal Responsibility for Seniors

Personal Responsibility

Show #7 Personal Responsibility (click play to listen)

WOW! We can’t believe we’re already on our 7th show here at Radio 4 the Ages, and boy was this show fun!  As has become a tradition here at Radio 4 the Ages, David gives us his weekly Dysfunctional Discourse on personal nutrition and over-medication.  Joining us in the studio today along with the  Radio 4 the Ages team was Dr. Michael Smith N.D. (of Carolinas Natural Health Center), Linda Miller (of Centralina Area Agency on Aging), Mel Miller ( of Ameriprise Financial Services), and Betty Reynolds (Life Coach & Certified Senior Adviser).  We dug into several topics surrounding personal responsibility including nutrition, health & fitness, financial & estate planning, and personal networking.  The subject of personal responsibility is far too broad and complex for us to have covered in just two hours, but hopefully this show has provided our listeners with inspiration and resources to take the first step!


  • Dr. Michael T. Smith N.D.
    • Naturopathic Physician
    • Carolinas Natural Health Center
    • 1126 Sam Newell Rd., Suite A
    • Matthews, NC 28105
    • (704) 708-4404


  • Mel Miller C.L.T.C.
    • Financial Advisor with the practice of Becky L. Johnson, CFP, CLU
    • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
    • 17810 Statesville Rd., Suite 322
    • Cornelius, NC 28031
    • (704) 650-5439


  • Linda Miller
    • Community Service Coordinator
    • Centralina Area Agency on Aging
    • (704) 372-2416 (Main office)