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.
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.