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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Maskala from Rosscare talks about an upcoming identity theft seminar.
Sylvia Ross Home
June 18th, 2pm
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.