State Director Lori Parham and Director of Outreach Japhet Els were in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight segment. With the election coming up quickly, the two were on the interview set talking to Wayne about their nationwide voter engagement tour.
Erin Coltvet from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about Brown Bagging it to keep seniors safe.
Pharmacy staff will be offering “brown-bag” checks to go over medication safety and any issues you may have with taking your medication as prescribed.
Jason Moore, Liasison for Gentiva Clinical Transition was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight talking about Gentiva’s new Memory Care program.
Senior Advocate Carol Higgins Taylor was in for this week’s Senior Watch, giving advice to seniors about fire prevention.
Lee White from Eastern Area Agency on Aging came in Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight, to talk to Wayne about Medicare part D, the prescription drug plan for Medicare beneficiaries. Open enrollment is Oct 15 to Dec. 7. Last year, EAAA’s team saved people about $200,000 on their medications.
Deborah Wisdom from Sunbury Village was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. She was talking to Joy about the upcoming Scam Seminar hosted by Sunbury Village that is happening this Friday, October 3rd.
Dr. Cliff Singer from Acadia Hospital joined TV5’s Catherine Pegram to talk about seniors and depression.
Dr. Robin Adair Aston was in the studio for this week’s Senior Spotlight talking to Wayne about different ways in dealing with insomnia, including her own specialty, hypnosis. Dr. Aston lists a few quick ways to clear your mind to be able to sleep, such as by writing down your thoughts as you lay in bed.
Lee White from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in for this week’s Senior Watch to tell us about the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment.
Open enrollment starts on October 15th to December 7th. At this time you can join, switch, or add a Medicare Drug Plan. Also during this time you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Nancy Daisy-Hunter was in the studio Wednesday morning for this week’s Senior Spotlight. The Penobscot Valley Senior College is a great option for seniors who are looking to try something and learn something new. Classes run Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Registration for the upcoming term ends this Friday, so be sure to act now if a specific class sparks your interest.
Dr. Vijay Amarendran from Acadia Hospital, was in for the this week’s Senior Watch to talk about the serious issue of seniors and substance abuse.
If you would like more information on this topic you can call Acadia Hospital at 973-6100 or go online to The Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration at samhsa.gov
Chris Wilcox from Sam’s Club was in the studio with Wayne Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight segment. Chris was speaking to Wayne about this weekend’s free diabetes screenings at Sam’s club.
Clif Eames was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about the upcoming classes for the Penobscot Valley Senior College.
The Penobscot Valley Senior College is an independent, non-profit organization that offers accessible and life-long learning opportunities for seniors in the Penobscot Valley region.
Kristie Miner with Westgate was in the studio again on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight segment. This week she sat down with Joy and discussed some of the red flags that indicate someone may be begining to show signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia, in hopes of getting early treatment. She discussed some of the differences between actual signs of Alzheimer’s, as opposed to things people tend to confuse as signs of the disease.
Dr. Robin Aston was on for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about hypnotism and seniors, and how hypnotism can help people dealing with chronic pain.
Kristie Miner was in the studio with Wayne for this Wednesday’s Senior Spotlight. This time, she spoke to Wayne about the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s event coming up Saturday, September 13th. Check-in for the walk begins at 8:00 AM, and the walk does not start until 10:00 AM. Kristie wanted to make it clear that even if you are unable to walk for the event, it is still a great oppurtunity to come out and learn about Alzheimer’s, as well as meet other people trying to fight the disease, and see some the research that is being done to combat it.
Chris Wilcox from Sam’s Club was in to talk about their upcoming free diabetes awareness health screenings, at their Bangor location.
The screenings will be at the Bangor Sam’s Club on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The screenings will be from 11 am to 3 pm.
Mary Budd of the Penobscot Theatre, along with Steve Bowler of Dirigo Pines, was in the studio on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, the pair was speaking with Joy about the benefits music can have on medical patients, in particular, the benefits it can have when played for Alzheimer’s patients.
Erin Coltvet from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to tell us about a new expansion to EAAA, and that seniors need to continue to be physically active through life.
Jim Fernald of Brookings Smith was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This time, he spoke to Wayne about “who’s in charge” during funeral pre-planning, both before and after.