Carol Higgins-Taylor was in for this weeks Senior Watch to talk about walking safety. Carol also talked about how wearing a reflective vest can help you be safe in a roadways.
Dr. Asha Shrestha with St. Joseph Healthcare was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, she was speaking with Joy about what happens to those with rheumatoid arthritis in the cold weather. Doctors seem to not be able to come to a mutual decision on whether or not the cold can affect arthritis patients, but as Dr. Shrestha says, the proof appears to be in what the patients report themselves.
Dyan Walsh from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in to tell us about the upcoming Open house for Eastern Area Agency on Agings new location at the Airport Mall in Bangor.
Erin Coltvet from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging was on the interview set with Wayne Wednesday morning, talking about the agency’s upcoming ribbon cutting and Open House for their new location at the Bangor Airport mall, which is able to offer much more room, as well as parking and a location right on the bus route. Erin spoke to Wayne about the festivities taking place right after the ribbon cutting, as well as the numerous classes being offered to those over 50, 18 year-olds and up with disabilities, as well as their caretakers.
Dr. Paul Shapero was on the Noon show Senior Watch this week to talk about a clinical trial that concerns heart attacks.
The trial is to prevent further heart attacks in patients who have already experienced narrowing of the heart arteries, heart bypass surgery, cardiac stents, or a heart attack. People interested in this trial must also have diabetes or be overweight, with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol.
Jennifer Maskala from Rosscare was in to talk about the LiveSAFE, emergency alert service on Monday’s Senior Watch.
If you are interested in more information about LiveSAFE or you would like to order the service you can call Rosscare at 973-7080 or toll-free at 1-877-880-7677.
Amy Kenney, Director of Communications and Business Development at St. Joseph Healthcare, was in the studio Wednesday for a very special New Year’s Eve edition of Senior Spotlight. This week, she was telling Joy of a new take on New Year’s Resolutions, that might not set you up for quite as much failure as resolutions tend to. Check out the New Year’s Remember-lutions.
In this week’s Senior Spotlight Sister Barbara and Sister Edith from St. Joseph Hospital were in to speak about checking in on elderly family members, friends. and neighbors during the holiday season.
Dr. Paul Shapero, a Bangor area allergist was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about COPD and seniors.
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.