Recorded live on December 13th, David and Heather were at Atria Merrywood’s Festival of Trees. There was food, refreshments, door prizes, live music, and even a silent tree auction in which the proceeds went to Home Instead Senior Care’s Santa-to-a-Senior program which provides gifts to older adults in need in the Charlotte area. We spoke with Ty Cain (Marketing Director, Atria Merrywood) and Ann Marie Obrikat (Community Sales Director, Atria Merrywood) about the history of the Atria Merrywood community and the benefits residents can enjoy. We also interviewed Roberta Farnum of Home Instead Senior Care, Cindy Greer of Transition with Care, two lovely residents of Atria Merrywood and several more. Listen in, close your eyes, and relive the merriment of this great event!
- Atria Merrywood www.atriaseniorliving.com
3600 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 704-523-4949
Joining the Radio 4 the Ages team this Sunday were Debora Sparks (Council on Aging), Ann Marie Obrikat (Council on Aging), and Katie Kutcher (Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition) to talk about their organization. We learn about the history of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Council on Aging as well as what they do. All of us here at Radio 4 the Ages were really surprised to learn about all the important and interesting work the Council on Aging does to improve the lives of senior adults and baby boomers in the Charlotte region. They explained how they work with elected government officials and seniors to provide a platform for better communication in the community, as well as some wonderful research to help the county plan for the coming wave of an aging population including baby boomers, seniors, and retirees. If you want to learn more about the Council on Aging, tune in, call in, and get involved!
- Debora Sparks
Executive Direct, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging
- Ann Marie Obrikat
- Katie Kutcher
Aging Specialist, Centralina Area Agency on Aging
Co-Chair of Advocacy Committee of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Aging Coalition