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Archive for September 2012

30
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-30-12 - We're Moving from WBCN to WRHI

Show #54: Our Last from WBCN

Show #54: Our Last from WBCN

This week on Radio 4 the Ages we broadcast our last show from WBCN before moving to WRHI (1340AM & 94.3FM).   David, Heather, and Matt reminisce about many of the past shows, great guests, and memories from the 1660AM WBCN studios in Charlotte.   We are going to miss all of the great people at the CBS Studios and look forward to our new studio in Rock Hill, SC.  This show also features the music of James Taylor (who grew up in Chapel Hill, NC).  Heather and Matt début their special features in this show as well.   Tune in and listen to the array of guests and topics we have covered in the past that impact our senior adult community and those who love and care for them.

Resources

  • Teach Parents Tech

Send your Parents a tech-support care package.

http://www.teachparentstech.org/

 

23
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-23-12 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Show #53: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (follow-up)

Show #53: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (follow-up)

This weekend on Radio 4 the Ages we welcome several families with grandparents who have been raising their grandchildren, and in some cases have even adopted them.  We talk with them about some of the struggles grandparents go through, financial, logistical, and emotional.  We also speak with Lavern Weathers of the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services to learn how DSS works with these families to help them and give them guidance. To learn more about grandparents caring for their grandchildren, tune in!  Also, to hear our previous show about grandparents raising grandchildren and kinship care, listen to Show #42: Grandparents raising grandchildren.

 

Resources

  • Lavern Weathers

Community Social Worker / Family Caregiver Support Specialist

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Community Resource Division

Family Caregiver Support Program

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

16
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-16-12 - Mental Health and LifeSource Inc.

Show #52: Mental Health & LifeSource Inc.

Show #52: Mental Health & LifeSource Inc.

Mental health issues among senior adults is an area of health care that too often goes untreated.  Some people may see an underlying clinic depression as a natural part of aging, which it is not.  Today we learn about some of the symptoms of mental health issues in seniors.  Our guests are Peggy Baddour (Founder of One Source Solutions Inc, and LifeSource Inc.), Dove Avylla (Chief Operating Officer, LifeSource Inc.), and Dr. Arlene Gallan (Clinical Psychologist).  To learn more, be sure to tune in!

Resources

  • Peggy Baddour

Founder, One Source Solutions Inc.

Founder, LifeSource Inc.

  • Dove Avylla

Chief Operating Officer

LifeSource, Inc.

910-599-1663

  • Dr. Arlene Gallan

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Director, LifeSource Inc.

9
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-9-12 - Preventing Falls among Senior Adults

Show #51: Preventing Falls among Senior Adults

Show #51: Preventing Falls among Senior Adults

Falls are a large cause of hospitalization among senior adults, and many of those falls could be prevented.  This could save time, money, and heartache associated with hospitalization of a loved one due to falling.  In our show this week, we talk about a few pieces of advice such as removing throw rugs, using flat shoes instead of heeled shoes, and even knowing the side effects of medication which can lower the risk of falls among senior adults.  To learn more about things you can do, or things you can talk with your loved ones about, to reduce falls be sure to tune in!

Resources:

  • Lesha Dodson

Director of Community Relations

Partners in Care

ldodson@partnersincare-nc.com

http://www.partnersincare-nc.com

  • Robbie & Carla Oaks

Licensed Physical Therapists

Emerald Care

(704) 867-1141

2
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-2-12 - Religion, Spirituality, Recovery

Show #50: Religion, Spirituality, & Recovery

Show #50: Religion, Spirituality, & Recovery

This week on Radio 4 the Ages, we welcome guests Calvin, Kim, and Don.  We talk about the role of religion and spirituality in the recovery process. We have a discussion about what God means to them, how an individuals understanding of a higher power can change over time, and the impact this can have on their life.