Senior Segments

Senior Spotlight: Off-Shore Medications

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Senior Watch: Savvy Caregiver Training

Updated 4 days ago

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.

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Senior Spotlight: Stroke Prevention and Recovery

Updated 1 week ago

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.

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Senior Watch: Funeral Planning

Updated 2 weeks ago

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.


Senior Spotlight: Strawberry Pie / Meals on Wheels

Updated 2 weeks ago

 

Vicki Haskell was in the kitchen with Joy Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. She mentioned a fundraiser on Thursday at Applebee’s from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Simply meet Vicki in the parking lot of the Bangor K-Mart to recieve a flyer, then bring the flyer to Applebee’s, and they will donate 15% of your bill to Meals on Wheels.

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Senior Watch: Stroke Prevention and Recovery Presentation

Updated 3 weeks ago

Sadie Marsh a Community Liaison from Amedisys Home Health and Julie Grover an Admissions Coordinator for Brewer Center for for Health and Rehabilitation were in for this week’s Senior Spotlight to talk about an upcoming Stroke Prevention and Recovery Presentation.

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Senior Spotlight: GPS can Help Save Money on Insurance

Updated 3 weeks ago

 

Kristie Miner from the Westgate Center was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Kristie was speaking to Wayne about some deals she has found through insurance companies offering discounts for drivers with Alzheimer’s that have GPS systems installed in their vehicles. For more information on these deals, you can check out www.statefarm.com/insurance/auto/discounts/drive-safe-save, or speak to your own insurance provider.

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Senior Watch: Dirigo Pines Respite Suites

Updated 4 weeks ago

Juanita Taylor the Resident Services Director at Dirigo Pines, was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to tell us about Dirigo Pines new Short-Term Stay Program.

This Short time stay program is overseen by the certified and licensed nursing staff. The program provides individual specialized attention, medication administration, professional care planning, therapeutic assistance, medical director oversight, three meals daily, and pre-admission planning.

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Senior Spotlight: Tele-Monitoring Systems

Updated 4 weeks ago

Jason Moore from Gentiva Home Healthcare came in to the studio for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Wayne spoke with Jason about a new medical device that monitors a person’s weight, pulse, and pressure.

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Senior Watch: Tele-Monitoring System

Updated 1 month ago

Angela Lufkin from Gentiva Home Healthcare was in for this week’s Senior Watch, talking about a new medical device that monitors a person’s weight, pulse, and pressure.

This tele-monitoring system is designed for seniors who have heart and lung conditions and who are susceptible to emergency room visits and hospital stays.

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Senior Spotlight: LGBTQA Pride Week

Updated 1 month ago

Mark Bridges-Music came in for this week’s Senior Spotlight. Mark was talking to Wayne about the events as part of the upcoming Bangor LGBTQA Pride Week. The Senior Reception to kick off the event will be held Friday, June 27th, starting at noon.

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Senior Watch June 16, 2014

Updated 1 month ago

Jennifer Maskala from Rosscare talks about an upcoming identity theft seminar.

Sylvia Ross Home
June 18th, 2pm
Free presentation

For more information:
992-2674
www.rosscare.org


Senior Spotlight: Free Health Screenings

Updated 1 month ago

 

Chris Wilcox, membership coordinator at the Sam’s Club in Bangor was in the studio speaking with Joy about the free health screenings that will be held at the store on Saturday, June 14th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

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Senior Watch: Preventing Falls

Updated 1 month ago

Carol Higgins Taylor from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in to talk about what seniors can do to prevent falls.

Carol also told us about the Fall-Assessment that Easter Area Agency on Aging provides and that they have Matter of Balance classes that seniors can sign up for.

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Senior Spotlight: Identity Theft

Updated 2 months ago

 

Troy Morton, Penobscot County Sheriff Chief Deputy, was in the studio Wednesday speaking to Wayne about how to protect yourself from identity theft, as well as an upcoming presentation he will be giving on the topic.

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Senior Watch: Free Hearing Tests

Updated 2 months ago

Chris Wilcox, from Sam’s club in Bangor was in to tell us about the free hearing tests that are going to be provided at Sam’s Club.

There is no membership required for you to take part in these free hearing tests.

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Senior Spotlight: AARP Driving Class

Updated 2 months ago

 

Carol Higgins-Taylor, Director of Community Education at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, came in on Wednesday to talk to Joy about the new driving course being offered through AARP.

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Senior Spotlight: Women and Depression Presentation

Updated 2 months ago

 

What are the basic signs and symptoms of depression?
·        Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” feelings
·        Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
·        Irritability, restlessness, anxiety
·        Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness
·        Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
·        Fatigue and decreased energy
·        Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
·        Insomnia, waking up during the night, or excessive sleeping
·        Overeating, or appetite loss
·        Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
·        Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
How does depression affect older women?
·        As with other age groups, more older women than older men experience depression, but rates decrease among women after menopause.13 Evidence suggests that depression in post-menopausal women generally occurs in women with prior histories of depression. In any case, depression is NOT a normal part of aging.
 
·        The death of a spouse or loved one, moving from work into retirement, or dealing with a chronic illness can leave women and men alike feeling sad or distressed. After a period of adjustment, many older women can regain their emotional balance, but others do not and may develop depression. When older women do suffer from depression, it may be overlooked because older adults may be less willing to discuss feelings of sadness or grief, or they may have less obvious symptoms of depression. As a result, their doctors may be less likely to suspect or spot it.
 
 
·        For older adults who experience depression for the first time later in life, other factors, such as changes in the brain or body, may be at play. For example, older adults may suffer from restricted blood flow, a condition called ischemia. Over time, blood vessels become less flexible. They may harden and prevent blood from flowing normally to the body’s organs, including the brain. If this occurs, an older adult with no family or personal history of depression may develop what some doctors call “vascular depression.” Those with vascular depression also may be at risk for a coexisting cardiovascular illness, such as heart disease or a stroke.24

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Senior Watch: Fraud Watch Network

Updated 2 months ago

Jane Margesson the Communications Director for AARP Maine, was in for this weeks Senior Watch to talk about AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.

The Fraud Watch Network is a program to fight identity theft, fraud, and give people access to information on how to protect themselves and others.

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Senior Spotlight: Upcoming Events

Updated 2 months ago

 

Michelle Spencer of Hammond Street Senior Center came in on Tuesday to talk to Wayne about some of the events coming up that can give seniors an opportunity to stay active.

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