Episodes

The New Normal of Telemedicine

Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, MD, from Charleston, S.C. discusses the new normal of Telemedicine which presents challenges and new opportunities for senior patients. Lily Liu, Historian Emerita for AARP  in Washington, D.C. , shares some Pearls of Wisdom from Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967),  elder rights activist and founder of AARP.

E2: Thrive Center (Part 1), Downsizing Tips, Senior Pickleball Olympian, and “Pearls of Wisdom” with Lily Liu

In Part 1 of a 2-part interview CEO Sheri Rose provides an overview of innovative programs and services Thrive Center provides for aging well. Also part 1 of a 2 part interview with closet organizer Ashley Gude offering tips and ideas for downsizing or simply ‘calming the chaos’ so people can focus on living life. Followed by an interview with national Senior Games competitor Bob Stacey who is also Kentucky’s official Pickleball Ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association. Last but not least Lily Liu returns with more Pearls of Wisdom from Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967).

E3: Thrive Center (Part 2), More Downsizing Tips, Sr. Olympic Race Walker and “Pearls of Wisdom” with Lily Liu

Conclusion of two-part interview with Sheri Rose, CEO of Thrive Center. Ashley Gude returns with more tips and ideas for downsizing or simply ‘calming the chaos’ so people can focus on living life. We also catch up with Sr. Olympian Race and Power Walker Charlie Waller.

E4: Hospurus, AARP Volunteer Charlotte Whitaker, and the Woman Who Built a $90-Million  Empire from Her Kitchen

Part 1 of 2 Part Interview featuring Hosparus Community Outreach manager Kenya Whitfield. Charlotte Whitaker shares some of her favorite memories traveling with Seniors ages 70+ whom she fondly calls “No Goes, Slow Goes, and Go-Goes’. Hear the backstory of a woman who built a pie cooking enterprise which she later sold years later for $90-million dollars.

E5: Man Loses 100-Pounds, Personal Alzheimer’s Experience from Nazareth Home, Couple Married in ’69 Share Fond Memories

Chuck Bent shares his story of losing 100 pounds. Nazareth Home President & CEO Mary Haynes discusses her professional and family experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Vic and Colleen Bitter, married in 1969, share fond memories. Concludes with an inspirational story about a boy everyone dismissed as a nobody but as an adult became somebody who attracted international fame and fortune.

E6: Polypharmacy, Hosparus Part 2, Success of an Aging Dreamer

Dr. Dimitra Antimisiaris discusses Polypharmacy commonly defined as the use of five or more medications daily by an individual. Part 2 of an interview with Kenya Whitfield discussing services provided by Hosparus. Episode 6 concludes with the story of a dreamer who tasted sour defeat long before ever savoring the sweet taste of success.

E7: Elder Connections & New Beginnings

Dr. Nancy Henkin, Sr. Fellow with Generations United, discusses expanding the role of Elders in lives of kids and community. Entrepreneur Michael D. Teague discusses his forthcoming book, “Re-Launching at Mid-Life: Creating the Change You Have To Make”. Dr. Dale Tarver reflects on rebuilding her life and medical practice in Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans.  We also hear from  AARP Historian Emerita Lily Liu who has become a fierce national advocate on addressing issues related to caregiving.

E8: Vietnam Veteran, iKnow Expo and Investing in Your Future

Retired large animal veterinarian Carle Pippin shares his passion for fellow veterans as a tireless community volunteer. New Beginnings segment features Gale Reece, founder of iKnow Expo, a care givers conference for Seniors and those with disabilities. David Lau, founder and CEO of DPL Financial, discusses options to consider while planning for or already retired. Also enjoy an amazing story of a good thing that happened out of sheer desperation. The iKnow expo is Saturday September 11th 10 am – 3 pm at the Lexington Senior Center.

E9:  Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen L. Henry, M.D. Discusses Prostate Cancer

As easily preventable as colorectal cancer is, Prostate Cancer remains second leading cause of death among men. Former LT Governor and Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen L. Henry, M.D. shares his personal journey with this highly treatable cancer when caught at an early stage.

E10: Family History & Artistic Pursuits

Retiree Mona Loy shares fond memories including journals and train logs written by her Great Grandfather from 1919 – 1931. In the segment “Starting Over” former marketing executive Elaine Davis discusses finally pursuing her passion for painting what she calls affordable art.

E11: Home Makeovers for the Less Fortunate and a Shot of Hope

Gerry Harrah shares her passion decorating living spaces for victims of spousal abuse, former drug addicts, alcoholics and others on the fringes of society. Jacqueline Teague, 17, and Amelie Beck, 15, created VaxConnectKY which has so far helped 2,000 non-computer savvy senior citizens register on line for the COVID 19 vaccination. David Lau, founder and CEO of DPL Financial Partners, shares simplicity of annuities as a possible investment tool for retirement. Despite numerous setbacks the remarkable story of the 17-years Soichi Honda invested in building a multi-billion dollar motorcycle and automobile company.

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Heather French Henry Discusses Resources for Veterans and Traveling Exhibit “White Christmas”

Most people know her as Miss America 2000. Throughout her life Heather French Henry has also been an advocate for veterans. As the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, she has passionately assisted and honored those who served our country. This episode includes a discussion of free services for citizen soldiers.  Heather also shares her family’s passion for collecting rare artifacts and set pieces from the holiday movie classic “White Christmas” on display at the Rosemary Clooney Museum.