Live from First Choice Medical in downtown Matthews, NC! I was honored to help kick off the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Senior Games at Stumptown Park and say a few words while introducing the Matthews Mayor, Jim Taylor. Then I jogged (not) up the street to First Choice Medical. They are a Gold Sponsor of the games, and our host for the first live show we’ve done in Matthews.
Owner David Warren spent several minutes with us explaining the wide variety of products they offer and their personalized service. They care about each person they serve, and they’re great community partners. Jay Buinicky and Frank Forsythe of First Choice Medical were also on hand, along with David Warren’s lovely bride, Patsy.
Mayor Jim Taylor spent 20 minutes on air with us, and I have to tell you, he struck me as a genuinely great guy who loves the Matthews community that he lives in. And you’ll notice when you listen that he also has a well developed sense of humor! Heather Rahrig , the director of Carepoint, Inc. was on air with us, and she even got her daughter Brooke to give the old “we’ll be right back” going out to a break. Sharon Albright of the Animal Adoption League spent some time discussing the plight of homeless older cats, and how they make great pets for older folks.
And finally, we had many visitors stop by to share in the excitement! Heather Hammond (Radio 4 the Ages occasional co-host) and member of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas team was there, along with Debi Lee of the Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Katie Myers of Transition with Care, and Ann Marie Obrikat, a senior care specialist in the area.
A fabulous time…a great show…lots of energy and excitement! And a special thanks to David Warren, the owner of First Choice Medical for his continued support of our mission at Radio 4 the Ages!