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.
Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot Sheriff’s Office was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about scams targeting seniors and some tips of how to prevent becoming a victim of these scams.
Juanita Taylor of Dirigo Pines was in the studio on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight segment. She spoke to Wayne about Dirigo Pines’ new respite suites, designed to give loved ones the care they need from anywhere between 2-30 days while a family is on vacation or unavailable.
Georgia Clark Albert, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, was in for Senior Watch to talk about the importance of staying hydrated.
Deborah Wisdom from Sunbury Village was in the studio with Joy on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. She spoke to Joy about an upcoming open forum event for seniors that will be happening at Sunbury Village. The event will be on Friday, August 1st at 2:00PM.
Rob Crone, the Director of Nutrition and Auxiliary Services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in to talk about their EZ Fix Minor Home Repair and cleaning service that Eastern Area Agency offers.
Wayne was speaking to Lee Ohmart, a pharmacist with Miller Drug, on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. He spoke to Wayne about the possible risks people are taking by trying to save money through use of off-shore medications.
Carol Higgins Taylor was in for this week’s Senior Watch to tell us about an upcoming free training for Savvy Caregiver.
Savvy Cargiver program is geared towards care giving for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
In this week’s Senior Spotlight, Wayne sat down with Sadie Marsh, Community Liason for Amedisys Home Health and Cassandra Byorak, RN and Unit Manager at Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation. They spoke to Wayne about a presentation on Stroke Prevention and Recovery, which will take place Thursday, July 24th at the Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation starting at 11:30 AM.
Jim Fernald from Brookings Smith Funeral Home was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about pre-planning funerals and why it’s so important for families.