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What’s in a Name…Seniors? Elders? Geezers? Oldsters? Old People?

Show #130


What, exactly, is in a name? Sure, you have a handle that your Mom gave you, and one that your best friends may have saddled you with. But what about that generic one that you also belong to; kind of a group or class that you find yourself in, and sometimes to your great surprise!

When you find others in your chronological age group being referred to as elderly, or senior citizens, or the aged, crotchety or geezer generation. What about  then? What would you think is the proper way for your cohort group to be discussed as? We don’t call young folks ‘junior citizens’, so why do we refer to the 65+ or older group as senior citizens?

This edition of Radio 4 the Ages is a journey into that morass. Take a listen and voice your opinion if you’d like. Just send me an email to

And we also remembered our WWII Normandy D-Day veterans as the 70th anniversary of that history changing and freedom preserving event was upon us- June 6th, 1944.

-thnx, david



Eileen, Kimberly, Tom

Memorial Day, Flags Across the Nation, Art for Veterans

Show #129


This edition of Radio 4 the Ages celebrates our Armed Services men and women! This was certainly one of the most enjoyable shows that I’ve done – ever! Eileen Schwartz founded Flags Across the Nation after 9/11, and in addition to that Eileen is the founder and resident artist for another fine organization, Art for Veterans. Eileen brought two of her Art for Veteran participants with her: Tom Shaw and Kimberly Dawn Mullis. Tom is a former Seaman in the US Navy, and Kimberly was a nurse and 1st Lt. in the USAF.

My guests shared their remembrances of the impact of 9/11 on their lives. Eileen was inspired to found Flags Across the Nation as a result of her emotional reaction to that event The history of Memorial Day was discussed, along with the importance of that day, and the regret that we, as a nation, do not honor our service men and women and our flag on a more consistent basis.

Art for Veterans is a very special program, allowing veterans to express themselves through art in all of its forms. The healing process for veterans can be a lengthy and difficult one, and Art for Veterans is a most worthy effort in that direction.

Do yourself a very large favor, and if you are a US Veteran, or love and respect Veterans, relax and listen to this show. Find out more about Flags Across the Nation and Art for Veterans at

Thanks for listening, and for being a part of my journey with Radio 4 the Ages!


Karen Craig

Aging at Home ?- Remodel or Sell ? Options…

Show #128


Karen Craig of Cave to Castle Homes joins me today in studio to discuss the various options to consider regarding home ownership as we age. With roughly 10,000 Americans turning the age of 65 each and every day for the next many years, there is right now a looming crisis related to housing and many other issues related to aging. Do you want to live at home until you die? Do you want to live in a community setting? Do you think that you’ll be able to reside with a relative if the need arises? Do you have any idea how you will pay for assisted living or memory care should you need it?  Probably not!

In this ‘episode’ of Radio 4 the Ages we discuss the aging of houses in America. Houses, after all, age out just as the human body does, and the needed repairs are not covered by ‘home health insurance’ to repair roofs, plumbing, a/c or other needed repairs. So, Karen’s company is a real estate investment firm. Cave to Castle Homes and other real estate investment companies are an option to selling the ‘traditional’ way; i.e. by  putting out a for sale by owner sign, or listing the home for sale with a real estate company. I am a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina, and I’ve been actively licensed since 1989 when I started in the real estate business in California. We explore the two scenarios of home sales: listing with a real estate broker or selling to a real estate investment firm.

This program is one of the more educational ones we’ve done regarding aging at home and remodeling to accommodate the physical changes we’re going through, versus selling the home. We get right down to specifics and paint a picture of the process of selling through a real estate brokerage or selling to an investment company.

And as an extra special feature, my daughter Jessie called the show. She was traveling across the USA to California from Syracuse, New York after her graduation from Syracuse University!

So, listen and learn, and share what you hear here. -thnx, david

Holli Adams

Holli Adams on Aging, Dignity, the 60′s, and Sex and the Single Senior!

Show #127


My best radio friend Holli Adams joined me again this morning to discuss a variety of topics that relate to living well. Holli and I covered meditatiion, dignity and respect as we age, the downside of isolating, and much more. Holli is the host of her very own weekly radio show, Healthy Home Hour, broadcast Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 on WGIV inCharlotte. Our last two segments of the show may just be the best of the lot.

Sex and the Single Senior was a light hearted and most interesting segment that is ‘must hear’ Radio 4 the Ages! Many, many thanks to Holli Adams. She’s a treat to work with and share some laughs as we covered a plethora of topics!

Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of my journey with Radio 4 the Ages!!

*No live show on May 10th, so no posting will be done of the re broadcast of the October 26th, 2013 show