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Archive for May 2012

Radio 4 the Ages - 5-27-2012 - Lisa Martinez - Senior Employment

Show #35: Senior Community Service Employment Program

Show #35:  Senior Community Service Employment Program

This week we speak with Lisa Martinez and Sarah Mason about the Senior Community Service Employment Program through the Centralina Area Agency on Aging.  From their website:

The purpose of this employment training program is to provide people age 55 years with meaningful employment in nonprofit or public organizations in their community while they look for permanent full time or part time employment. Participants continue to contribute to the community and remain viable members of the workforce, while learning new work skills or enhancing their current skill sets. Participants are a value to local organizations and their clients.



  • Lisa Martinez

Regional Manager – Senior Community Service Employment Program

Centralina Area Agency on Aging

(704)  372-2416

Radio 4 the Ages - 5-20-12 - Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Show #34: Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte

Show #34:  Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte

Joining us in the studio this weekend was Linda Pellerin (Executive Director of the Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte) as well as David daughters Jessie and Rachel.  We talk with Linda about Shepard’s Center of Charlotte, some of the services they provide, and even their upcoming senior-adult culinary competition titled “Chef Wars”, which will be held on June 13th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Providence United Methodist.  We also touch on the topic of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and a new initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop an effective prevention and treatment approach for them.  Tune in and get involved!



  • Linda Pellerin

Executive Directoctor

Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte

(704) 365-1995

Radio 4 the Ages - Mothers Day

Show #33: Mother’s Day

Show #33:   Mother’s Day

Our show this week is entirely dedicated to Mother’s Day and our appreciation to our mothers and grand-mothers.  Joining David and Heather in the studio were Heather’s mother Patti, Julie Hutt and her son, and David’s daughter Jessie.  Tune in!

Radio 4 the Ages - Geriatric Care Management - Tracey Burak - Zee Chambliss

Show #32: Geriatric Care Management

Show #32:    Geriatric Care Management

Have you ever wondered how families and loved ones navigate what can become a complicated and overwhelming landscape of senior care services?  Well we did too.  That’s why we had Tracey Burak and Zee Chambliss, both from The Cypress of Charlotte.  Tracey Burak serves as the Director of Social Services and Admissions as well as being a Certified Geriatric Care Manager, while Zee Chamliss serves as Director of Nursing.  In this show, we learn about what exactly “geriatric care management” means as well as how families and loved ones can utilize the services they provide.  From social work to psychology an many other areas in between, geriatric care managers help plan, assess, monitor, and advocate for senior adults in a way that’s personal to their specific needs.  If you would like to learn more about this valuable service, be sure to listen to this show.  Tune in.  Call in. Get Involved!



  • Tracey Burak

Director of Social Services/Admissions

The Stewart Health Center at The Cypress of Charlotte

(704) 714-5541

  • Zee Chambliss

Director of Nursing

The Stewart Health Center at The Cypress of Charlotte

  • The Cypress of Charlotte

(704) 714-5500

Radio 4 the Ages - Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers - 4-29-12

Show #31: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers

Show #31: Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers

This week on Radio 4 the Ages we had on several guests from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers.  Charlotte has four great senior centers including Tyvola Senior Center, Shamrock Senior Center, North Mecklenburg Senior Center, and West Side Senior Services at Betty Rae Thomas Center.  We heard from representatives from the senior centers tell us about what programs they offer ranging from computer classes to ping pong to tai chi.  We also heard from actual participants from the senior centers who shared their experience at the senior centers.  We had a full house and covered several other topics related to the senior centers.  It was great to have such wonderful guests on the show and it sure made for an entertaining and information packed show.  Tune in, Call in, and get involved!



  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers

  • Tyvola Senior Center

2225 Tyvola Road

Charlotte, NC 28210


  • Shamrock Senior Center

3925 Willard Farrow Dr.

Charlotte, NC 28215


  • North Mecklenburg Senior Center 

16601 Old Statesville Road

Huntersville, NC 28078


  • West Side Senior Services @ Bette Rae Thomas Center

2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28208


  • NC Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)