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#76 | Mary Brown-Edokpayi | How Do I Claim Veteran Benefits?

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#76 | Mary Brown-Edokpayi | How Do I Claim Veteran Benefits?
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Mary Brown-Edokpayi is a Colorado-based Supervising Attorney with Cameron Firm, PC. She represents clients nationwide and is passionate about her work. Before working at Cameron Firm, PC, Mrs. Brown-Edokpayi served as an Aviation Electronics Mate (AE) in the United States Navy. During her honorable service, she earned the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer.

Following her military service, Mrs. Brown-Edokpayi worked as a public defender in Colorado. There, she represented veterans facing unjust criminal charges. After six years as a public defender, she practiced at a private firm in Bethesda, Maryland, where she battled before the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims (CAVC). Her success led her to join the National Veteran Legal Services Program, which allowed her to focus her advocacy on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) claims.

As a veteran, she understands the unique challenges service members face when returning to civilian life. Mrs. Brown-Edokpayi has a wealth of experience dealing with CAVC benefits disputes and appeals and is prepared to assist you with any challenges you may face.

#75 | Heather Susman | How to Combat Loneliness

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#75 | Heather Susman | How to Combat Loneliness
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Heather has been working with veterinarians for over a decade and has the insight and knowledge of how pets/animals can bring joy and companionship to people who may be living alone and/or the elderly.

#74 | Joyce Petrowski | What is Senior Fraud?

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#74 | Joyce Petrowski | What is Senior Fraud?
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Joyce Petrowski is the Founder and Executive Director of the Arizona non-profit Resources & Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly (R.O.S.E.). Joyce is a public accountant by trade and an avid volunteer and philanthropist by calling, which brought her into the non-profit sector in 2014 when she recognized the need for public education on financial scams, especially those targeting the elderly. Today, she leads a team who share her calling and, together, through advocacy and education, they are on a mission to prevent financial exploitation and defrauding of the elderly. We’ll be discussing efforts to help you increase awareness of the current scams and how to respond if they strike your loved one, and then arm you with the right tools and resources to share with your friends and family.

#73 | Dr. Tiffany Pankow | How to Become Blue Zone-Friendly

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#73 | Dr. Tiffany Pankow | How to Become Blue Zone-Friendly
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Dr. Tiffany Pankow, MD, is a family medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of Virginia, main campus, in 2000. Dr. Pankow is also chief of caregiver wellness and patient experience for HonorHealth, one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems serving a population of five million people in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

#72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?

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#72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?
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Ashley is a third-generation funeral director and has worked in his family’s funeral home since he was in high school. He became a licensed funeral director in 1994. Ashley has been recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. In 2004, he was recognized as a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). In 2013, he was among the first group of individuals in the country to be recognized as an NFDA Certified Crematory Operator (CCO).

Ashley is a past president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association. In 2009, he was named the Kansas Funeral Director of the Year. On a national level, Ashley served as the Kansas representative to the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association, the largest association of funeral directors in the world. In 2011, he was elected by his peers to serve on the NFDA Board of Directors. In 2016, he became the 123rd President of the National Funeral Directors Association.

Under Ashley’s leadership, Broadway Mortuary and its staff have been recognized multiple times by NFDA as a recipient of the prestigious Pursuit of Excellence Award. This award is presented to firms that exemplify a commitment to excellence and outstanding service to others. Broadway Mortuary is the only Wichita funeral home to have been inducted into the NFDA Hall of Excellence.

#71 | Carla Sutter | How to File Advance Directives

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#71 | Carla Sutter | How to File Advance Directives
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Carla Sutter holds her master’s degree in social work and has spent her 30-year career working with organizations who are dedicated to helping clients and families care for themselves and others whose needs are changing due to age or illness. She is a subject matter expert on end-of-life tools and conversations. Her present work at Contexture and the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry has her focused on engaging healthcare organizations, community agencies and Arizonans on enhancing goal concordant care through advance care planning conversations and the resulting advance directive documents.

#70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults

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#70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults
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On today’s show, we are talking to Aaron Guest. Aaron Guest is an interdisciplinary trained social-environmental gerontologist and Assistant Professor of Aging in the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Dr. Guest is interested in the predominant social and environmental domains older adults live, and how knowledge can lead to increased understanding of and improvements in health. The scope of his research can be grouped into three overarching themes: Social & Built Environments Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities in Older Age.

Present Dangers #2 | Clark Hoefnagels | How to Avoid Technology Scams in 2024

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Present Dangers #2 | Clark Hoefnagels | How to Avoid Technology Scams in 2024
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Thousands of scams and frauds occur everyday. Their primary victims are our aging loved ones. Present Danger’s goal is to help shed light on all of the latest scams, and help arm you with knowledge, so when the scammers come, you will be prepared. The hosts for Present Dangers are Tony Sieber, Founder and CEO of Parent Projects, and Joyce Petroski, President and Founder of R.O.S.E, Resources/Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly.

Looking for information? Parent Projects takes the stress and intimidation out of the process for families relocating an aged loved one using our educational and self-help downsizing guides found at www.ParentProjects.com. Through our “Verified” Business Network, advocates can access the pre-screened professional services they need on their terms with the financial and personal safety peace-of-mind their families deserve.

#69 | Dr. Arianna Brandolini | How Do I Deal with Bitterness?

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#69 | Dr. Arianna Brandolini | How Do I Deal with Bitterness?
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Today, on the show, we again have Dr. Arianna Brandolini, a clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice in New York City. Her main areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from OCD, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy and other research-supported techniques. Dr. Brandolini also sees people for a variety of other issues, including adjustment to difficult life events, life transitions, challenging family dynamics, and relationship problems. Her main goal is to create a safe, supportive space where she can provide practical and effective treatment that is tailored to one’s specific needs. She is also a speaker and educator on mental health and is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive.

#68 | Arianna Brandolini | How Do I Deal With Grief?

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#68 | Arianna Brandolini | How Do I Deal With Grief?
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Today on the show, we have clinical psychologist, speaker, educator, and mental health advocate, Dr. Arianna Brandolini. She has degrees from Harvard University and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Arianna resides in NYC where she has a private practice, and she is here with us for a conversation about processing grief and pain.

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  Welcome to Parent Project’s media day. We are talking to Crystal Littlejohn with Geriatric Resources. We give spotlight to those in the industry who are certified through Parent Projects connect and give them a platform to promote and advocate for their...

#67 | Bryan Herdt | How Do I Financially Plan Around Medicare?

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#67 | Bryan Herdt | How Do I Financially Plan Around Medicare?
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Bryan is one of the original co-founders of LTCPG. His agency Innovative Broker Partners is located in Mesa, Arizona. He began his insurance career in 1998 with GE Capital as a captive long-term care agent. Innovative Broker Partners has partnered with financial planning organizations, credit unions, law firms, and other senior-focused organizations to assist their clients and members in managing their insurance strategies post-retirement. The unique structure of LTCPG along with Bryan’s diverse understanding of the long-term care industry with experience in field sales, agent training, agent recruiting, and time as an executive with one of the largest LTC carriers in the country have provided him with invaluable insights to building an innovative business model that has centered on long-term care.

#66 | Ashton Applewhite | How Do I Become Age-Friendly?

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#66 | Ashton Applewhite | How Do I Become Age-Friendly?
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Ashton Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” and of “Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well.” A co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, Ashton is at the forefront of the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and make age a criterion for diversity. She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations; has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times; has been recognized by the New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism; and is the voice of “Yo, Is This Ageist?” In 2022, the United Nations named Ashton one of the Healthy Aging 50: Fifty Leaders Transforming the World to be a Better Place to Grow Older.

#65 | Blair Huddy | What is Dynamic Generational Communication?

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#65 | Blair Huddy | What is Dynamic Generational Communication?
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Blair Huddy is the Founder and CEO of Hudson Davis Communications. With nearly two decades of experience in B2B marketing and public relations, Blair has led marketing projects for some of the world’s biggest companies including Meta, Google, Apple, Oracle, Adobe, Visa, Turing, Universal Music Group, Salesforce, and more. She is an expert in developing marketing, public relations, communications, and brand strategies that amplify business for companies of all sizes. In 2023, Blair was recognized by Qwoted as one of their top 100 public relations experts in the world. Blair earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Communication and Marketing from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s degree in Communication Management and Marketing from the University of Southern California. She lives in Southern California with her husband Nick.

#64 | Bina Colman | Compassionate Concierge

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#64 | Bina Colman | Compassionate Concierge
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Welcome to Parent Project’s media day. We are talking to Bina Colman with Compassionate Concierge. We give spotlight to those in the industry who are certified through Parent Projects Connect and give them a platform to promote and advocate for their business and for your loved ones.

#63 | Kimberly Hegwood | Becoming a Power of Attorney

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#63 | Kimberly Hegwood | Becoming a Power of Attorney
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With us today is Kim Hegwood, whose practice focuses exclusively on Elder Law, Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Medicaid Crisis Planning, Probate, and Guardianship. By witnessing what her grandparents endured, and with a growing number of Dementia diagnoses, Kim understands what her clients are going through and dedicates herself and her practice to treating each of her clients as if they were her own family. Kim takes pride in helping families after facing a diagnosis of Dementia to help avoid a costly guardianship process. Kim continues to expand her practice to better serve the needs of individuals throughout their golden years.

#62 | Adria Thompson | The Role of Re-Habilitation

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#62 | Adria Thompson | The Role of Re-Habilitation
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Today, we are here to continue our conversation with Adria Thompson, certified dementia practitioner, who creates practical and functional content for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. She believes if we can better understand the reality in which individuals with dementia are living, we will better meet their needs with compassion and understanding.

#61 | Adria Thompson | 5 Surprising Signs of Dementia

    Today, we will be chatting with Adria Thompson, certified dementia practitioner, who creates practical and functional content for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's. She believes if we can better understand the reality in which individuals with...

#60 | Julie Stover | Managing My Parents’ Doctor’s Appointments

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#60 | Julie Stover | Managing My Parents' Doctor's Appointments
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Our guest today is Julie Stover, who is currently developing a consulting service along with her business partner Noelle Grahm. Together, they will uniquely support aging seniors and their families by drawing from their combined backgrounds in acute, outpatient, and skilled therapy; Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans; and her own personal experience navigating through her parents’ and family members’ aging needs. Their goal is to help provide support and empower seniors and their family members to learn how to be better advocates through the aging process, to assess their needs and provide results-driven education and solutions, and to offer resources and tools to help them navigate through medical needs and healthcare.

#59 | Mai Thompson | Smaller Spaces for Senior Living

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#59 | Mai Thompson | Smaller Spaces for Senior Living
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Mai Thompson launched Smooth Transitions® Phoenix East Valley in order to fill a gap for seniors who have decided to downsize and need assistance. Smooth Transitions has the experience and expertise to make these tasks feasible, timely, and affordable.

Mai puts her Engineering degree and Systems experience to good use in helping seniors and their adult children navigate the challenges of a move or estate dispersal. It isn’t just about the “stuff” but understanding how hard it can be to manage a lifetime of memories and belongings when downsizing. Attention to detail with compassion makes Mai the person to work with to do the things you can’t or don’t want to do.

#58 | Neil Patel | Finding a Way Forward for My Aging Parents

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#58 | Neil Patel | Finding a Way Forward for My Aging Parents
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Dr. Neil Patel is Patina’s Chief Health Officer, and has been a family doctor for nearly two decades. He guides Patina’s team of Primary Care Practitioners, Nurse Champions, and Health Champions and ensures they have everything they need to give patients the healthcare and aging experience they deserve.

Neil is a trailblazing healthcare leader who has been involved in innovation in the primary care space. Prior to joining Patina, Neil served on the executive leadership team of the Boston-based startup, Iora Health, leading special projects across different regions in the US. He also served as the medical director at Grameen VidaSana, Harken Health, Freelancers Union, and the Atlantic City Special Care Center described in Atul Gawande’s influential 2010 “Hotspotters” article. Neil went to college at the College of New Jersey and went to Rutgers University Medical School for his medical degree. He trained in Family Medicine at Boston University.

#57 | Dor Skuler | ELLIQ Your Sidekick for Healthier, Happier Aging

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#57 | Dor Skuler | ELLIQ Your Sidekick for Healthier, Happier Aging
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A serial entrepreneur, Dor Skuler has co-founded five ventures, the most recent being Intuition Robotics, following his passion to develop artificial intelligence-driven robotics that address major social issues of the 21st century. Having trained in Israel’s elite military intelligence unit 8200, Dor made a mark on interactive broadcast technology with Zing Interactive Media (acquired by Invesco, NASDAQ: IVZ) and security software through Safend (acquired by Wave Systems Corp, NASDAQ: WAVX). Dor then joined Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) to create and lead innovative ventures, most notably as Founder and GM of Cloudband, the world’s first platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cited by Nokia as a major motive to purchasing the French-American telecoms giant. As Senior Vice President at Alcatel-Lucent, Dor was a regular speaker on the telecoms circuit, frequently cited in the media, and made the Global Telecom Business “40 under 40” list in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Dor also served as Vice President of Strategy and Global Head of Corporate Development for Alcatel-Lucent in its corporate headquarters in Paris. Dor holds an MBA and Master’s of Science in Marketing from Temple University, has co-authored “Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies” published by Wiley in 2016, and holds board level advisory and director roles for several telecoms, cyber security, and tech-led social impact ventures.

#56 | Denise Brown | What to Expect After Caregiving

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#56 | Denise Brown | What to Expect After Caregiving
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Denise began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched one of the first online caregiving communities in 1996. She now develops and teaches leadership development and training programs for family caregivers, former family caregivers, and the professionals who support them. Through their training, individuals learn how to support family caregivers through The Six Caregiving Stages, The 17 Caregiving Systems, and The 12 Caregiving Fatigues.

#55 | Dor Skuler | Balancing Time Through Technology

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#55 | Dor Skuler | Balancing Time Through Technology
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Dor Skuler has co-founded five ventures, the most recent being Intuition Robotics, following his passion to develop artificial intelligence-driven robotics that addresses major social issues of the 21st century, such as loneliness.

#54 I Cindy Jordan | Breaking Isolation for the Caregiver

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#54 I Cindy Jordan | Breaking Isolation for the Caregiver
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Cindy Jordan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pyx Health. After starting her career as a D.C. police-officer-turned-political-fundraiser, Cindy took her expertise to entrepreneurship. She lead her first healthcare IT company, Medical Referral Source, to a successful acquisition in 2013. In 2017, Cindy co-founded Pyx Health along with her wife, Anne. The inspiration to found Pyx Health, a tech-enabled, human-powered solution for loneliness and social isolation, was motivated by their daughter’s battle with chronic loneliness. Pyx Health was recently named to the Inc. 5000, the magazine’s prestigious annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

#53 | Neal Shah | Assisting Caregiving with Technology

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#53 | Neal Shah | Assisting Caregiving with Technology
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Neal started CareYaya after deeply personal experiences in family caregiving—helping manage care for his aging grandparents at the end of their lives—and then, becoming the primary caregiver for his wife through years of battling cancer. He experienced frustrations with the current, completely broken system of in-home care and decided to embark on a mission to create equitable access to quality, affordable care for everyone.

Articles: https://www.careyaya.org/resources/blog
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@wearecareyaya
Website: https://www.careyaya.org/

#52 | Emil Jimenez | Building Your Legacy through Technology

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#52 | Emil Jimenez | Building Your Legacy through Technology
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Emil Jimenez is an American-born, award-winning marketing expert and Founder of Mind Bank AI. He’s been an entrepreneur since 2009, running a successful marketing agency, and in 2020, Emil set out to produce the most transformational idea of his life—a digital platform that will allow humanity to go beyond their limits and live forever through data. What started as daddy’s quest for immortality has expanded into something bigger for humanity because the next personal computer is you.

#51 | Grace Ferri and Nora O’Brien | Building a Better Relationship Between Generations

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#51 | Grace Ferri and Nora O'Brien | Building a Better Relationship Between Generations
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Today, we will be talking to Grace Ferri and Nora O’Brien. Grace Ferri is an ambassador for United Hebrew of New Rochelle. As an ambassador for United Hebrew’s campus of comprehensive care, Grace provides essential information, tours, and one-on-one counseling to help families and their loved ones navigate the complex pathways of health care and identify the level of care that’s right for them. Nora O’Brien oversees Willow Gardens, Westchester’s first nonprofit assisted living residence devoted to Alzheimer’s and Dementia care.

#50 | Dr. Pauline Peck | Being Present In The Process of Caretaking

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#50 | Dr. Pauline Peck | Being Present In The Process of Caretaking
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Today, we will be talking to Dr. Pauline Peck. She is a licensed Psychologist in California and New York. She has a Master’s Degree in Race & Ethnic Relations/Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has a group practice located in Santa Barbara, California that provides in-person and telehealth services.

#49 | Alexander Koreiba | Fast Track to Family Connections

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#49 | Alexander Koreiba | Fast Track to Family Connections
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We’re with AK, that’s Alexander Koreiba, our race car driver for the Parent Projects brand. He is the young gun of AL AutoSports and our hero at Parent Projects. He wears the Love Check™ on his helmet and is out to win the IMSA Prototype Challenge this year. He is well on his way to win everything he possibly can in motor sports across the board. On this episode of the Parent Projects Podcast with Tony Siebers.

#48 | Dr. Joseph Stern | Working with People in Grief

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#48 | Dr. Joseph Stern | Working with People in Grief
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Today, we have neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Stern with us, sharing his lessons on losing capabilities and capacity while choosing to maintain vitality and purpose in life. Dr. Joseph Stern has decades of experience as a neurosurgeon, and wrote the book “Grief Connects Us”. Join us as we talk about grief and break down ways to tackle and understand grief.

#47 | Denise Helms and Paige Wolk | Combating Senior Isolation

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#47 | Denise Helms and Paige Wolk | Combating Senior Isolation
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Overture Home Care knows what it feels like to be worried about a loved one and to want your family to be safe and secure while giving them as much independence as possible. We are joined today by Denise Helms and Paige Wolk.

Denise Helms, RN, BSN, CDP, has over twenty five years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Helms began caring for the elderly as a volunteer candy striper at a nursing home while still in middle school. When she reached high school, she became a nursing assistant and worked as such through college. The next logical step was to pursue a degree in nursing.

Paige Wolk, LBSW, CDP, has over twenty years of experience in the Senior Care Industry. She began her career as a Social Worker in a skilled nursing facility working with elderly, and found her passion. Mrs. Wolk has been active in the Social Work community, earning such distinctions as Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers and Social Worker of the Year by the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare, Texas Chapter.

#45 | Dr. Joseph Stern | Difficulties with Aging

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#45 | Dr. Joseph Stern | Difficulties with Aging
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Today, we have neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Stern with us, sharing his lessons on losing capabilities and capacity while still choosing to maintain vitality and purpose in life.

#44 | Noelle Ghram | Fall Prevention: Achieving Lifelong Independence

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#44 | Noelle Ghram | Fall Prevention: Achieving Lifelong Independence
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Today, our Guest is Noelle Ghram, an Occupational Therapist with 23 years of experience working with trauma patients in hospitals, homes, rehabs, and skilled nursing facilities. She is currently working at a Level 1 Acute Care Trauma Center and has a passion for educating people and families about fall prevention.

#43 | Dr. Avigail Lev | Cultivating Meaningful Relationships

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#43 | Dr. Avigail Lev | Cultivating Meaningful Relationships
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Today, our Guest is Dr. Avigail Lev, a licensed clinical psychologist based in San Francisco, California. Her areas of specialty include ACT & Schema Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Personality Disorders, and has already co-authored 3 books on those subjects. Her goal as a therapist is to provide her patients with the tools to choose the actions and behaviors that express their deepest values. “In the face of distress or other challenges, living from your values will enable you to lead a meaningful life and to be the person you want to be.

#42 | Julio Briones | DIY Home Healthcare Solutions

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#42 | Julio Briones | DIY Home Healthcare Solutions
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The right Home Care provides freedom to live out the final years well, but the wrong care can be traumatic and financially devastating. Understand what to look for and what to avoid. Today, we are with Julio Briones of the Briones Consulting Group. Julio is a business consultant specializing in senior care business growth with a focus on strategic implementation. He works with senior care facilities as well as Home Care/Home Health and Hospice agencies to create custom strategies to enhance their offering, streamline their recruitment, retention, operations, and client service processes.

#41 | Adria Thompson | Living in Their World

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#41 | Adria Thompson | Living in Their World
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Today, we will be chatting with Adria Thompson, certified dementia practitioner, who creates practical and functional content for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. She believes if we can better understand the reality in which individuals with dementia are living, we will better meet their needs with compassion and understanding.

#40 | Nicole DePace | How Does Death Look Differently?

    Nicole DePace is with us today to discuss common challenges around decision-making for our loved ones with Alzheimer's. She will be sharing with us progression of stages and how to best prepare as our loved ones progress towards end of life.  ...

#39 | Katie Skvarce | A Hopeful Future

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#39 | Katie Skvarce | A Hopeful Future
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Today, we are talking with Katie Skavrce, Communications Director at the Alzheimer’s Association. There is hope for the future, and Katie is going to share with us some very easy, practical lifestyle interventions that clinical trials are proving to be working in helping slow the progress on cognitive decline, as well as some great advancement in medications.

#38 | Jim Taylor | The Shifting Landscape

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#38 | Jim Taylor | The Shifting Landscape
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Today, we are kicking off Alzheimer’s Awareness month by talking with Jim and Geri Taylor, founders of Voices for Alzheimer’s. Come and listen to their story and experiences to help you better prepare and understand the effect Alzheimer’s has on the person and their families. Learn to love and laugh with us.

#37 | Shelby Stoll | Identity Theft

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#37 | Shelby Stoll | Identity Theft
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Today, we are breaking down different types of fraud attacks and ways to be on guard against them, as well as tools to help you work through it if you have become a victim.

#36 I Yelena Sokolsky | Utilizing Immigrant Style Care

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#36 I Yelena Sokolsky | Utilizing Immigrant Style Care
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Is your family weighing Home Care vs. Nursing Home decisions and looking for some fresh perspectives on the conversation?

This week, we will be thinking outside the box with a nod to cultural influences on family dynamics in aging families. We visit with RN and CEO of New York’s Galaxy Home Care, Yelena Sokolsky, whose personal and professional experience spanning 20yrs. in home care has found value in the many ways culture impacts how to tackle these conversations.

#35 | Michael Connelly | The Journey’s End

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#35 | Michael Connelly | The Journey's End
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Michael Doring Connelly, a 40-plus-year healthcare veteran and former CEO of Mercy Health, details how senior citizens (and people with terminal diagnoses) can have more control and dignity in the final phases of their lives in his new book, The Journey’s End: An Investigation into Death and Dying in Modern America.

#34 | Amy Ford | The “Golden Girls” Approach

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#34 | Amy Ford | The "Golden Girls" Approach
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Amy Ford is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Silvernest. In her role, Amy is focused on generating a vision and roadmap for Silvernest’s growth with current and future partners.

#33 | Matt Paxton | Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff

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#33 | Matt Paxton | Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff
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Matt Paxton is one of the top downsizing and decluttering experts in the country. He is the host of the 2-time Emmy nominated series Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS and was a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS for 15 seasons. Matt is also the author of the best-selling book, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff. Paxton started cleaning out houses after his father, step-father and both grandfathers died in the same year and is the reason Matt has been working with families struggling with hoarding and downsizing for 20 years. Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest, and radio personality helping families and companies find the upside of downsizing.

#32 | Kimberly Akers | Activities of Daily Living

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#32 | Kimberly Akers | Activities of Daily Living
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Kimberly Akers is a Certified Senior Advisor® and owner of Amada Senior Care. Amada Senior Care is Arizona’s trusted provider for In-Home Care and Long-Term Care Insurance Advocacy. Amada Senior Care assists seniors in staying independent in their homes by providing compassionate caregivers to assist with activities of daily living, medication reminders, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

#31 | Jim Simpson | Tax Assistance For Seniors

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#31 | Jim Simpson | Tax Assistance For Seniors
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Jim started Masters of Coin to bring together the many volunteers who have helped make the SCC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program such a success and expand the reach to help people become better citizens through financial education. Jim’s occupational experience is wide and varied, including entrepreneurial experience as the owner of a fence contracting business, corporate experience at BF Goodrich Aerospace as an international sales representative, and professional experience as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Masters in Tax, all from Arizona State University. He earned a PhD in Education from Walden University.

#30 | Steve Alfonsi | Family Dynamic when Death is at the Door

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#30 | Steve Alfonsi | Family Dynamic when Death is at the Door
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Steve Alfonsi is the franchise owner of ComForCare Home Care, along with the Founder and CEO of Vital Palliative and Royal Hospice. Steve grew up in a family where his father owned skilled nursing and rehab facilities in multiple States which gave him exposure to the Senior Care industry at an early age. In addition, Steve learned firsthand about caregiving by helping his mother who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer.

Steve also has an abundance of business leadership experience working prior as a corporate executive that he utilizes and has enabled him to build a work culture and environment that provides quality service. He holds a master’s degree in economics and is an active member in many organizations, such as Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), and is also a Board Member of Arizona In-Home care Association (AZNHA).

#29 | David MacMahan | Sibling Rivalry: How to Get a Fair Split

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#29 | David MacMahan | Sibling Rivalry: How to Get a Fair Split
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David MacMahan is the founder and president of FairSplit.com, a long-time entrepreneur, and someone who challenges the status quo. Over the past eleven years of working with families dividing estates, he is now widely recognized as the leading industry expert on estate division of personal property. He has personally helped navigate the family dynamics in hundreds of those divisions and has helped all involved understand the places heirs are coming from in unique family situations. He is often hired to serve as Administrator of the FairSplit process but also as an independent third-party mediator to help keep tensions down between family members and reduce the pressure on executors of the estate by providing that independent, third-party role who isn’t emotionally involved.

#28 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 3 (Money Matters)

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#28 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 3 (Money Matters)
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Here’s the third and final episode of the Emotional Legal Decisions series with Otto Shill III, Partner with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. Mr. Shill has practiced for nearly 40 years and is a Certified Tax Specialist. He focuses his practice on tax, business and estate planning, government audits and investigations, employee benefits and employment regulation, and government contracting.

#27 | Danielle Miura | Taking Over My Parents’ Mortgage

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#27 | Danielle Miura | Taking Over My Parents’ Mortgage
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There are a lot of factors to consider in take over the mortgage. It’s not just a simple as can I afford it. Today, we will talk through what some of these other factors are with Danielle Muira. Why are we keeping the house… taxes, maintenance, and lifestyle.

Danielle is the Founder of Spark Financials. Spark Financials is a fee-only, financial advisory firm located in Ripon, CA, serving people virtually across the United States. Danielle Miura founded Spark Financials to provide financial advice to family caregivers to help them organize, simplify, and empower them through every life turn.

#26 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 2

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#26 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 2
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For more than 30 years, Mr. Shill has helped businesses, business owners, and individuals comply with tax and other government regulations, navigate government investigations, and build wealth through business transactions and long-term business and estate planning. He has significant experience in business transactions, federal and state tax compliance and tax controversies; compensation and employee benefits, employment regulation; and government contracting compliance and disputes.

Jennings Strouss leverages our unparalleled legal knowledge and business experience to provide individuals and businesses with expert counsel on estate planning, estate administration, and probate matters. We pride ourselves on being astute problem solvers and are only satisfied when our clients are happy. Our attorneys handle all aspects of estate planning and probate, including the implementation of sophisticated estate plans for clients, such as the drafting of traditional and complex wills, various types of revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, and family partnership agreements. They also assist in the preparation of trust documents, including living trusts, marital deduction and generation-skipping transfer tax trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, trusts designed for facilitating gifts to minors, and specialty trusts.

#25 | Teri Dreher | Influence Your Aging Parents

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#25 | Teri Dreher | Influence Your Aging Parents
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Today’s discussion is with Registered Nurse and pioneer Healthcare Advocate, Teri Dreher. Together we plan to breakdown how we can communicate with our parents, express concern, and ultimately motivate them to improve their lifestyles as they age without causing more problems, drama, or resistance.

Teri, an RN with 36 years of experience, has always been passionate about keeping the patient at the center of the nursing care model. This passion led her to form North Shore Patient Advocates, LLC in 2011. NSPA is one of the first organizations of its kind in Chicagoland.

#24 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 1

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#24 | Otto Shill | Emotional Legal Decisions Part 1
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For more than 30 years, Mr. Shill has helped businesses, business owners, and individuals comply with tax and other government regulations, navigate government investigations, and build wealth through business transactions and long-term business and estate planning. He has significant experience in business transactions, federal and state tax compliance and tax controversies; compensation and employee benefits, employment regulation; and government contracting compliance and disputes.

Jennings Strouss leverages our unparalleled legal knowledge and business experience to provide individuals and businesses with expert counsel on estate planning, estate administration, and probate matters. We pride ourselves on being astute problem solvers and are only satisfied when our clients are happy. Our attorneys handle all aspects of estate planning and probate, including the implementation of sophisticated estate plans for clients, such as the drafting of traditional and complex wills, various types of revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, and family partnership agreements. They also assist in the preparation of trust documents, including living trusts, marital deduction and generation-skipping transfer tax trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, trusts designed for facilitating gifts to minors, and specialty trusts.

#23 | Traci Beagley | Surviving Family Caretaking

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#23 | Traci Beagley | Surviving Family Caretaking
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Today our Guest is Traci Beagley. Traci Beagley is the Founder & CEO of Sunland Home Care and Medical. She is a 4th generation native to Mesa, Arizona. Her great-grandfather and grandfather, Joe and Ross Farnsworth, built the first 55+ active adult community in the East Valley in Arizona in 1958. Since then, her father, Craig Ahlstrom, Sr., has continued building several active adult communities in Mesa. Many of Traci’s memories growing up involve serving and working with seniors. She continues to follow in her family’s compassionate legacy.

#22 | Katie Brenneman | Spending Down Wisely

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#22 | Katie Brenneman | Spending Down Wisely
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Today’s Guest is Katie Brenneman, Katie Brenneman is the founder and president of Stronghold Financial. Stronghold Financial s a full-service wealth management and Medicaid planning firm driven by one focused goal – to help clients grow, protect and transfer all they have worked so hard to achieve. They continually establish themselves as a leader in the financial services community. They do this by providing the utmost in quality of financial services and products which cater to each client’s needs and interests.

#21 | Jan Dougherty | Travel Well with Dementia

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#21 | Jan Dougherty | Travel Well with Dementia
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Today’s Guest is Jan Dougherty Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN is a nurse leader, innovator, and noted dementia care expert. As a change agent, Jan has been advancing care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease/related dementia and their family caregivers. Jan brings to her clients TravAlz innovation and expertise using dementia-friendly travel solutions. The results for the travel industry and family caregivers ensure successful, safe, and memorable travels.

#20 | William Seippel | The Value of Technology

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#20 | William Seippel | The Value of Technology
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Today’s guest is William Seippel, the CEO of Worth Point. WorthPoint Corporation is the largest resource for researching, valuing, and buying/selling antiques, art, and vintage collectibles. Our suite of offerings on WorthPoint.com includes a price guide for researching and valuing antiques, art, and collectibles; a resource gallery for identifying makers’ marks; and, a digital library of books from leading publishers on a wide range of collecting topics.

#19 | Michelle Riddle | Surviving Medical Debt

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#19 | Michelle Riddle | Surviving Medical Debt
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Michelle Riddle founded Complete Dignity in February 2015 with the purpose to assist, educate and navigate patients through the complicated and often intimidating world of healthcare. Michelle is a private, Board Certified Patient Advocate who serves families nationwide. She received her certificate in Patient Advocacy through the Cleveland State University School of Nursing. Michelle is also a member of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates and a member of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
She has been featured in Arizona Attorney Magazine-Expert Guide 2020 in the Medical-Legal Consulting, Patient Advocate, and Insurance Claims Analysis categories. She is the Founder and President of Arizona Associates of Patient Advocacy.

#18 | Sandra Dyk | Finding an Alamo

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#18 | Sandra Dyk | Finding an Alamo
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Do you know where your parents are going to go? Hospice, senior living communities can be tough to traverse, but our guest Sandra Dyk is an expert in guiding individuals to find their Alamo. Sandy Dyk. Sandy has over 30 years experience advocating professionally for families and leading organizations focused on Senior Living. She’s also a Certified Dementia Practitioner & Champion. Sandy is Director of Operations and Development at All About You, a senior placement service local to Arizona. All About You has earned emerging business of the year from Queen Creek’s Chamber of Commerce.

#17 | Dr. Yolanda Suarez | Death From a Distance

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#17 | Dr. Yolanda Suarez | Death From a Distance
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Dr. Suarez is board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care and Geriatrics. She recently completed a Healthcare MBA at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). She is the medical director of Traditions Health Hospice in Portland and Salem and is a palliative care consultant at OHSU Hillsboro. She is developing a home-based palliative care and chronic disease program that will launch by the first of the year. She has begun training as a Psilocybin Facilitator with the intention of helping terminally ill patients cope with existential pain and she is excited to see where this leads. Most important to Dr. Suarez is her art, travel experiences, her “boys”, Cooper, a mischievous little Yorkie, and Jack, her lounging-loving mixed Corgi, but mostly, her family, especially her grandson, Riker, the love of her life.

#16 | Bianca Padilla | Responding to Change

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#16 | Bianca Padilla | Responding to Change
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Do you know the brands Boost, Depends, Poise? Would you like to know more about these brands to help aid your aging loved ones? Today we are joined my Bianca Padilla, CEO of Carewell. Learn from her experiences in aiding her Grandmother and how it called to her to start one of the fastest growing Companies here in the US.

#15 | Lori English | MOVED to Move Others

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#15 | Lori English | MOVED to Move Others
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Today we are kicking off season 2 of our parent projects podcast and our guest is our senior moves manager, Lori English. Lori has been helping seniors with their moves for over 10 years. Her experience as a Senior Move Manager is invaluable and her perspectives, golden!

#14 | Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk | Living in the Moment

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#14 | Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk | Living in the Moment
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Our guest today, Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk has over twenty years of experience providing medical care to the elderly will be talking to us today about ways we can help our aging loved ones have a better quality of life. Dr Landsverk is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr Landsverk founded ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine, a house calls practice, to address the challenging medical and behavioral issues often facing older patients and their families. Dr Landsverk was an assistant professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, an adjunct professor of Medicine at Stanford University, as well as consultant to the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensics Center and Hospice Medical Director.

#13 | Howard Dvorkin | Dealing with Debt

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#13 | Howard Dvorkin | Dealing with Debt
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Dealing with Debt. Howard Dvorkin is Chairman of debt.com, and founder of one of the most highly regarded credit counseling companies; he’s a noted debt and credit expert in the United States and has played an instrumental role in drafting both State and Federal Legislation. He is a former consultant to the Board of Directors for the Association of Credit Counseling Professionals (ACCPros) and is the past president of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). Are your parents spending too much? It may be time to sit down with them but not at the dinner table, we discuss this and more to help you on your path of a Parent Project, on this episode of the Parent Projects Podcast. I’m Tony Siebers.

#11 | Frank Milstead | Communication Crisis

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Parent Projects - Aging In America
#11 | Frank Milstead | Communication Crisis
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Join Col(R) Frank Milstead, former Director of Public Safety for the State of Arizona and career law enforcement officer as we talk about his Parent Project and how communication styles impact our projects.

#10 | Lin Sue Flood | Talking Tough Stuff

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#10 | Lin Sue Flood | Talking Tough Stuff
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Today I’m joined by Lin Sue Flood, Director of Community Engagement with Hospice of the Valley, and longtime newscaster for Channel 12News in Phoenix. We’re kicking off June’s National Alzheiner’s Awareness Month with a conversation about resources available to advocates and caretakers during the hospice stage of this disease and listening to how this critical service touched Lin Sue’s life.

#3 | Luis Marquez | Words To Comfort The Dying

Words To Comfort The Dying
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#3 | Luis Marquez | Words To Comfort The Dying
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Discussing walking into the final moments and hospice. Recommendation of words for comfort for the dying. First issues and task that follow after the passing of a loved one.

#2 | Luis Marquez | Managing From A Distance

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#2 | Luis Marquez | Managing From A Distance
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This week we will discuss how to prepare, research, discuss and develop long-term and emergency plans for managing your parents from a distance.

Special thanks to Parent Projects Business Operations Manager, Luis Marquez for sharing his experiences managing family issues in Oregon from Arizona.

#1 | Tony Siebers | Starting a Conversation About Money

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#1 | Tony Siebers | Starting a Conversation About Money
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Managing our own finances is complicated, but are you prepared to step in if your aging loved one is unable to manage theirs?

Parent Projects Podcast Trailer

Parent Project Podcast
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Parent Projects Podcast Trailer
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This podcast focuses on the issues that tend to push us into advocating for others working through the downsizing process; Distance, Disabilities, Debt, Divorce, Death and Decluttering.