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Archive for January 2015

Holli Adams

Holli Adams with Mike White…Optimal Breathing

Show #156

Holli Adams hosted this week’s Radio 4 the Ages…and she was fabulous as usual! Holli graciously agreed to do the show as I had my colostomy ‘take down’ surgery and thought that I’d better stay in hospital rather than venture out to the studio.

Holli’s guest was Mike White, the founder and president of the Optimal Breathing School. Check out Mike’s web site at

Thank you Holli, and my UNCC student intern, Zach Fandl for hosting the show in my absence!

Ostomy show

Living a full life- Colostomy, Ileostomy, and beyond!

Show #155

On October 15, 2014 I elected to take a ride in an ambulance to a local hospital. Around 1 pm that day as I was preparing to leave for the gym, I experienced very severe abdominal pain which prompted the 911 call as I thought I might expire. Subsequently I spent 15 days in hospital, undergoing surgery during that stay. The doctors removed a section of my small intestine that was blocked, and also removed a section of my large intestine that was infected. When I left for home, I had a stoma and a colostomy pouch. The good news was that the doctors were planning on reversing the surgery and reconnecting my ‘plumbing’ in a few months.

Thus the motivation to do this show; to share information, hope and inspiration that life may present unexpected challenges, but living a full life is not only possible, but recommended!

George Martin and David McGee share their stories from a very personal perspective. These are down to earth renditions of life experiences that have not slowed them down, In fact,  they may have inspired even more participation in life on life’s terms.

Please share this recording with any of your friends and family who could use some information and inspiration.

For information visit www.ostomyhelpofcharlotteorg.  You can also contact Carla Mellon, R.N. for information at 704-863-6524.

David McGee has decided to be a conduit to assist folks with buying and selling ostomy supplies. You can reach David McGee at :



Julie and Zach

Life After Youth

Show #154

There is Life after Youth, even in the USA, arguably the most youth obsessed nation on the planet! “Young” is prettier, stronger, sexier, more valuable and desirable, and lest we forget, more pleasing to the olfactory senses. That’s right, youth smells better than old!

What a great show for my student intern from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to start with us. Zach Fandl is a senior student at UNCC majoring in Psycholgy and minoring in Gerontology and Women and Gender Studies. Zach brings an interest in aging and a 23 year young perspective to the discussion.

Julie was such a joy to share two hours with today! She brings joy to all around her, and her positive spirit is infectious. I know that you will enjoy listening to Julie share a wonderful story about her late husband Stan’s passing. It is all about peace, acceptance, and a strong spiritual foundation. So take a few moments and treat yourself to some laughter, wisdom, inspiration and tips to living life on your terms.

You can reach Julie at: ; email: ;       phone: 704-708-9225.

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


Ivy Williams Roz Greenspon Marty Greenbaum

Hearing Loss , Challenges and Solutions

Show #153

Ivy Williams of North Carolina’s DHHS is a Hearing Impaired Specialist. Ivy is a Hard of Hearing Specialist with the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. The most popular program in the division is the Equipment Distribution Program (EDS). You can find more information about the services at

Marty Birnbaum and his spouse Roz Greenspon joined us in studio also. Marty has progressed from hearing aids of different power to his current cochlear implants. He openly talks about his early denial of a hearing loss problem despite co workers expressing concern. Once he came to acceptance of his situation, he investigated the options and is a strong proponent of hearing aids and other options to improve hearing. Marty says it’s one of the best things he’s ever done, improving his quality of life immensely. Roz and Marty actually met several years ago at a singles dance. Roz shares with us the reluctance that she initially had regarding starting a personal relationship with a man who had hearing loss and wore hearing aids. They’re a lovely couple, and it was a joy to listen to them share stories about their courtship and their lives together.

This program is full of information on hearing loss and options to consider. We also covered the programs available through the North Carloina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing.

John Hill Diane Woods

John Hill and Diane Woods- Medicare and Insurance

Show #152

John Hill of Secure Senior Benefits and Diane Woods of Professional Insurance Consutling, Inc join me this morning. John’s primary mission is to help older adults make wise decisions regarding their Medicare insurance coverage. He also offers assistance with life insurance and fixed index annuites. John is an independent agent, which means he has knowledge about the best products on the market with the best pricing. And your choices in the Medicare world can be confusing, and costly if you do not make the correct choices for your situation.

Diane Woods, the president and founder of Professional Insurance Consulting, Inc focuses her business on being of service to all with an emphasis on assisting our older adults. With Diane’s experience working with senior adults she is prepared to advise them as to the best insurance coverage for their changing lifestyles.

Both John and Diane conduct annual reviews with their clients to assure that they are recommending and providing the absolute best programs.

There is much valuable information in this program, all related to helping you protect your health care coverage, your possessions and your over financial well being.

You can reach John Hill at 803-517-3838, and Diane Woods is at 803-802-5585.