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Did you know that 13% of today's population are seniors? That’s 42 million people, and over the next 12 years, that number will grow to 76 million – one-fifth of the US population. With this trend comes many challenges, and it compels us to look at the future of senior care which is, in terms of societal planning, just around the corner. As the lea…
 
Comedienne/singer Joan Freed of the Lakewood Theatre Company is our special guest today, and she previews their latest online musical revue. Click https://goo.gl/hb12V9 today to listen! If you’re searching for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you will fall in love with Lakewood Theatre Company's production of the musical, My Funny Valent…
 
Caregiving is becoming a pressing national issue as our population continues to age. One of the greatest challenges is that there are not enough caregivers to meet the growing demand. That is where Karina Tama-Rutigliano of Senior Care Clicks steps in to assist. Her company addresses the issues senior care agencies face when it comes to hiring and …
 
This week Breanna Dickinson of Oasis Senior Advisors joined us to discuss personalized housing options. Coming to terms with the fact that you or a loved one needs outside care can be difficult. You want to be sure you’ll be comfortable and retain a sense of independence and dignity. To assist in that, Oasis Senior Advisors meets with you one on on…
 
For this week’s episode of Aging in Portland, I was joined by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation’s Reverse Mortgage Planner Michelle Zafiris, MBA, CSA, and National Reverse Mortgage Director Harlan Accola. They shared Reverse Mortgages: A Cinderella Story. The story of Cinderella is a classic. Cinderella’s feet just have to fit the slipper an…
 
Did you know that the process of learning improves memory as we get older? Or that people who spend time around greenery outdoors live an average of twelve years longer? Were you aware that a sedentary lifestyle weakens muscles, including the heart and lungs? Author Heidi Herman joins us on today's show to explain why and to share her new and inspi…
 
Pastor Tom Schiave of Gateway Church launches us into the new year with a message of hope and inspiration on today’s episode of Aging in Portland. Looking back upon 2020, most of us won’t recall a more challenging year in our lifetimes. Looking forward we are given the opportunity to write new chapters. Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to…
 
Pastor Tom Schiave of Gateway Church brings us a message of hope in uncertain times. And we’ve had plenty of those in 2020! Have you ever had that conversation with someone that begins, "Where were you when...?" We can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing at the markers of monumental events in our lives. Not only are these events m…
 
It’s a great crowd on Aging in Portland as I interview Matt Ganon, Rich Ward, and Megan Cable from ComForCare. If 2021 is the year you’ll look for a caregiver, tune in to learn how from the experts. Matt is the Director of Care Services, Rich is the Recruiting Coordinator, and Megan is one of ComForCare’s top caregivers. Together they share what to…
 
Why is the music surrounding the holidays so impactful and memorable in our lives? The 1940s especially produced significant holiday music from songwriters like Irving Berlin, crooners like Bing Crosby, and big bands like the Glenn Miller Orchestra, just to name a few. Music helped the world climb out of a terrible war and light up the holidays wit…
 
Christy Turner is the owner of The Dementia Sherpa...and yes you can live with dementia without mind-altering drugs! Christy discusses the difference between hallucinations, delusions, and how high anxiety fits into the mix.By Mark Turnbull: Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Radio Host
 
Tom Woodruff, an independent Medicare insurance specialist, joined us to spell out the options for Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. The countdown is on because the deadline is just around the corner — open enrollment for Medicare ends on Monday, December 7. Using his extensive knowledge of Medicare, Tom explains what’s new, lays out the choices that …
 
Neil Nathan, MD, joins us to explain why mold toxicity may be the cause of many chronic diseases as we age. In fact, Dr. Nathan literally wrote the book on this subject. When we think of obstacles to aging well, mold toxicity probably isn't at the top of our list. However, Dr. Nathan says there is strong evidence that many of our chronic diseases c…
 
Don Tonole, retired American fighter pilot, joins us to honor those whose sacrifices have protected our lives and liberty. Click https://goo.gl/hb12V9 today & listen! America is an idea of the pursuit of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Veterans Day is a day of pausing to remember and reflect on those who paid the ultimate price with th…
 
Our good friend, Steve Toll, the Care Enhancement Specialist from ComForCare Home Care, joined us this week to celebrate and honor the men and women of our great nation with the music that shaped our American heritage. As America began to take shape, patriotic and military songs were born out of the current events of the time. These important and r…
 
Jesse Gamez, the Intermountain Region Market President of Humana, joined us to navigate the options for your Medicare coverage. Every year, there’s a narrow window during which you can sign up for Medicare coverage or change the plan you already have. And every year, those plans have some changes that you’ll want to understand to make an informed d…
 
Our guest, Dr. Aimee Pierce from the Oregon Health & Science University, is the Director of Clinical Care at the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Center, which is leading the charge in preventing Alzheimer’s. But how preventable is the disease in reality? Dr. Pierce explains why the focus of her work is on the early detection of memory changes, and how…
 
Tom Tursich, DDS, brings us a message of hope this week when he explains the power of resilience. "Life is a testing place, not a resting place," he says, and then brings the perfect message for living today. There is hope, even in times of civil unrest, raging forest fires, COVID-19, and life’s other disappointments. But how do we generate hope? W…
 
He’s a therapist in private practice, a supervisor of therapists, an educator and a trainer at both Crosby Integrative Training and Crosby Counseling. Today, Greg narrates part of life’s big journey, where each life is a tale within the bigger story of time. In this interview, Greg captures the chronicle of the caregiver's journey. Like all great s…
 
Jeffrey Kaye, MD, is the Director of the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is also a professor of neurology and biomedical engineering. Dr. Kaye joins us on the show to discuss the growing dementia epidemic. He’ll help us address frequently asked questions like these: How do we know if someone…
 
Hang on to your seats ... This week’s guest is Kathleen Sinclair, who joins us to challenge everyone over 55 not to waste life, but to create amazing adventures! She has learned that traveling gets her energy flowing and her curiosity rambling as she looks for action and new experiences. She says, "My senses yell at me, “We’re awake and ready to ro…
 
Our guest this week is Allison Lindauer, Ph.D. and Nurse Practitioner from the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Center at OHSU. She gave us her take on the latest research and treatment. Dr. Lindauer and her colleagues at OHSU offer hope for those with dementia through leading-edge treatment and research. Their technology is designed to improve at-home…
 
Our good friend, Steve Toll of ComForCare, drops in with some great news. As the Care Enhancement Program Director for ComForCare Home Care, Steve is back to share what he is doing to help those living with dementia. A classically trained musician, Steve utilizes music as a therapeutic tool. The power of music helps people recall words and melodies…
 
Kathy Wild, an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University, joins us to discuss aging and financial capacity. Dr. Wild notes that changes in financial behavior among older adults can be early indicators of dementia. She discusses her recent research in this area and her insights from working with older pati…
 
This week, we have a double-header. Our two guests are eminent physicians, and both of them are joining us to talk about this week’s Aging in Portland theme, “How to survive a pandemic and embrace healthy senior living!” My first guest is Dr. Michael Greger, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of NutritionFacts.org, who kicked off the f…
 
This week, Dr. Warren Wolf talks about the challenges of caregivers and the attributes that make the most successful ones. It’s a demanding profession because it’s a life spent in two worlds simultaneously. That may be why only one percent of our population are professional caregivers. As our world ages around us, where are we going to find enough …
 
This week on Aging in Portland, Matt Gannon of ComForCare Home Care of West Linn discussed in-home dementia care and the importance of caregivers. Matt has been a caregiver and advocate for people living with dementia for more than 17 years. He brings his unique perspective about why caregivers hold one of the most important jobs in today's aging w…
 
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, Gastroenterologist with the Plant-Fed Gut, talks to us about the benefits of a fiber-fueled, plant-based diet, together with OSU student Grace Myers, in Part II of a fascinating interview. Dr. Bulsiewicz (MD, MSCI) and Grace Myers continue their lively conversation, picking up where they left off the week before in their discus…
 
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, Gastroenterologist with the Plant-Fed Gut, talks to us about the benefits of a fiber-fueled, plant-based diet. Did you know that there are over 39 trillion microbes in your gut? And do you realize that the survival of these microbes depends on the types of foods we introduce to the "gut microbiome" in which they thrive? Dr. Wil…
 
Storytellers Nancy McDonald and Laurence Overmire, actors and educators who explore genealogy, joined us to discuss how you can find gold in your family tree. Laurence’s multi-faceted career includes roles as a poet, actor, director, educator, and genealogist. He is the author of 11 books, and Scottish historian Ted Cowan calls him “a true sennachi…
 
This week, we’re so pleased to have Pat Dignan join us to share the Dignan story. On Aging in Portland, we believe that “stories matter” because they are the language of the heart. As we get older, our stories come from a series of scenes over time that reveal our purpose, our meaning, and occasionally, our secrets. It has been said if you want to …
 
At the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, Stephanie Rudeen is the Director of Donor Engagement, and Amanda Mason is the Assistive Technology Services Coordinator. As our guests this week, Stephanie and Amanda talk about how important it is for humans to communicate with each other, and how difficult it can be for people with ALS. Tha…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, I interviewed Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, co-founder of Mastering Diabetes. Dr. Khambatta, with a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, and his partner, Robby Barbaro, with an MPH, are the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes, @masteringdiabetes.com. They have teamed up to make sure people living with all forms of diabetes can op…
 
I had an opportunity to interview Lisa Kendall, the Recruiting Coordinator from ComForCare Home Care in West Linn. We discussed the qualities and traits she seeks when recruiting caregivers. That matters because any caregiver who walks into your home has a meaningful impact on your life. That’s why you should insist that your caregiver is a match t…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, our guest is “Dr. B,” a gastroenterologist from The Plant Fed Gut. We talked about how anyone can get their gut thriving again by becoming “fiber fueled.” Optimizing your gut health will have a MASSIVE impact on your total wellness, from improved digestion to balanced hormones and a stronger immune system. Dr. B, a g…
 
This week, we have a double-header. Our two guests are eminent physicians, and both of them are joining us to talk about this week’s Aging in Portland theme, “How to survive a pandemic and embrace healthy senior living!” My first guest is Dr. Michael Greger, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of NutritionFacts.org, who kicked off the f…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, our guest and guide is Krista Kinzer, Executive Director of Fieldstone Cornell Landing. Choosing the right long-term care community can be challenging. Our guest and guide for today's show is Krista Kinzer, who Krista began her career as a caregiver, and today is the Executive Director of Fieldstone Cornell Landing. …
 
If you’re at the point where you need home care, how do you know that the person who comes to assist you is the right person? This week on Aging in Portland, I interviewed Joanne Kantor, the Administrator of ComForCare Home Care in West Linn, and Danielle Hoygaard, their Director of Client and Caregiver Relations. We discussed matching the right ho…
 
Our guest this week is Allison Lindauer, Ph.D. and Nurse Practitioner from the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Center at OHSU. She gave us her take on the latest research and treatment. Dr. Lindauer and her colleagues at OHSU offer hope for those with dementia through leading-edge treatment and research. Their technology is designed to improve at-home…
 
Lance Christian, Executive Director, and Stephanie Rudeen, Director of Donor Engagement of the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, joined us for ALS Awareness Month. We were very pleased to have Lance and Stephanie back in the studio with us for an update. Of course, COVID-19 is having an impact on those living with ALS and their fami…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, our guest is “Dr. B,” a gastroenterologist from The Plant Fed Gut. We talked about how anyone can get their gut thriving again by becoming “fiber fueled.” Optimizing your gut health will have a MASSIVE impact on your total wellness, from improved digestion to balanced hormones and a stronger immune system. Dr. B, a g…
 
This week, Michelle Rahn, a motivational speaker, joined us to talk about how to defy the gravity of aging expectations. Meeting new experiences and challenges in life can easily lead to trepidation, especially as we journey on this unpredictable path called "aging." As Michelle says, “Aging deliberately is not passive. It lets us be the best that …
 
This week, our guests are Seth Dickinson and Olivia Mathis of Oasis Senior Advisors. They explain the details and options for transitioning to senior care in the Portland area. Do you know what to look for when it comes time to consider transitioning from an independent lifestyle to senior care? Most people find it daunting. Seth and Olivia have an…
 
This week, our guest is Bob Kuenzli, father, grandfather, and storyteller. Bob joins us for the January feature on our series, “Your Story Matters.” Bob was born in 1926 and has been a keen observer for over nine decades. He shares his life story with us – what it was like growing up in Salem, as a childhood prankster, then years later witnessing t…
 
This week, our guest is attorney Tom Pixton of Pixton Law Group. We discussed the peace of mind that comes from thoughtful legal planning. As an attorney, Tom’s mission is to ease some of the burdens of aging and provide peace of mind by using a holistic and caring approach to planning for life’s challenges. In addition to standard legal issues, an…
 
This week, Carolyn Miller Parr joined us. She is a retired judge, mediator, and author who shares her insights about how families can live in peace as their parents' age. In her newest book, Love’s Way: Living Peacefully with Your Family as Your Parents Age, she outlines the positive ways adult children can deal with their aging parents. It is a pr…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, I interviewed Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, co-founder of Mastering Diabetes. Dr. Khambatta, with a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, and his partner, Robby Barbaro, with an MPH, are the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes, @masteringdiabetes.com. They have teamed up to make sure people living with all forms of diabetes can op…
 
This week, our guests were Don Fries and Bev Bow, co-founders of Healthy World Sedona. We talked about their recent annual Healthy World Sedona Conference 2020. Don and Bev join us to discuss the success of the conference, now in its fourth year. The conference addresses the science and practice of “food as medicine” – medicine that goes beyond man…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, I interviewed Merrily Orsini, President of corecubed.com, and an award-winning expert in home care companies and what they can do for you. Merrily is a thought leader in the in-home care industry and is involved in numerous organizations, where she provides her insight and advice. She is a leader in the Help Choose H…
 
This week on Aging in Portland, I interviewed Pat Patton, Director of The Odd Couple, and Grant Byington, the actor who plays Felix Ungar, at the Lakewood Theatre. The Odd Couple is a fictional bromance based on Neil Simon's Broadway play in 1965. This successful play, film, and 1970s TV series is being revived on the stage at Lakewood Theatre. Pat…
 
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