Danielle Haggerty, owner of Dragonfly Therapy, was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Danielle was speaking to Wayne about keeping some winter walking safety tips in mind, as we get more and more into the slippery and dangerous time of the year for walking outdoors. Although seniors obviously have good reason to pay attention to these safety tips, Danielle reminded our viewers that young people also have a chance of injuring themselves from walking in slippery conditions and gave some tips for how both can be more prepared on those especially icy winter days.
Rob Crone the Director of Nutrition and Auxiliary Services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about their Meals on Wheels program.
Dr Sufana Alkhunaizi, Director of Hospice medical and palliative care at St. Joseph’s Hospital was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. Dr. Alkhunaizi was speaking with Joy about the differences between palliative and hospice care, as well as giving some possible ideas for good gift ideas for the holidays for people in those kinds of care facilities.
Rob Crone from Eastern Area Agency on Aging and Don Hanson from Green Acres Kennel Shop, were in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about the Eastern Area Agency’s Furry Friends Food Bank.
Erin Coltvet from the Eastern Agency on Aging was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week Erin was speaking to Wayne about staying healthy during the holidays. She says the average adult gains 8 pounds between Halloween and New Year’s Day and gave some tips on how to cut back on that weight gain. She said if you are already exercising, adding as little as five or ten minutes to your program can do a lot, and if you are not currently exercising: there is never a better day than today.
Jake Grindle talks about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects seniors.
Open enrollment is Nov. 15 to Feb. 15th.
Peter Merritt was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Peter sat down with Joy to go over some safety cooking tips to keep in mind when you are prepping the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
Carol Higgins-Taylor was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about what to look for when visiting aging parents over the holidays, to make sure they are safe living in their homes.
In this week’s Senior Spotlight, Dr. Ian Dickey, orthopedic surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center, sat down with Wayne Harvey to talk about the hospital’s new technology that will revolutionize knee implants. As Dr. Dickey explains, with the use of 3-D printers, the hospital is now able to design custom-made implants that will fit the patients receiving them perfectly, as opposed to the hospital’s old way of trying to fit a patient into a size 1-12 scale.
Christii Maquillan the Executive Director of New Hope Hospice was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about what hospice does and the philosophy of hospice care.
Dr. Crisostomo Rodrigo Baliog Jr. was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Dr. Baliog spoke with Joy about rheumatoid arthritis and how to look out for it. He noted that, unlike what most people believe, rheumatoid arthritis can be a threat to more than just the elderly, and it’s important to know how to treat it if you find yourself facing it.
Jim Fernald, from Brookings-Smith Funeral Home was in for this week’s Senior Watch, talking about veterans and what funeral benefits, and which ones they do or do not qualify for.
Amy Kenney from St. Joseph Healthcare was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. Amy was speaking to Joy about shovel and snow safety. After being hit by such a large, surprising storm, with such heavy and wet snow, it can be easy to be caught unprepared and receive an injury caused by improper snow removal.
Dyan Walsh from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about the Coats for Seniors Campaign.
If you have any questions about this program you can call Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-7812
Allergist Paul Shapero was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. He was speaking to Wayne about COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
For more information, you can call Paul at his office, 947-8658.
Erin Coltvet was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to demonstrate range of motion exercises to help keep joints movable
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.