Senior Segments

Senior Watch: Free Hearing Tests

Updated 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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Senior Watch May 12, 2014

Updated 6 months ago

Carol Higgins Taylor, with the Eastern Area Agency on Aging  talks about the  8th annual Senior Expo.


Senior Spotlight: Senior Expo

Updated 6 months ago

 

Carol Higgins-Taylor, Director of Community Education at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, came in on Wednesday to talk to Wayne about the Senior Expo at the Cross Insurance Center coming up on Tuesday, May 13th, from 10:00AM – 7:00PM.

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Senior Watch: Memory Cafes

Updated 6 months ago

Liz Crawford a Family Caregiver Specialist with Spectrum Generations was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about a new Memory Cafe in Stockton Springs.

The new Memory Cafe will be held every 3rd Monday of the Month. The first one is starting on May 19th. The cafe will go from 10 am to 1:30 am at the The Good Kettle, located at 247 US Rte. 1 in Stockton Springs.

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Senior Spotlight: Retirement

Updated 6 months ago

 

Jane Skelton came in on Wednesday to talk with Joy about planning for retirement.


Senior Spotlight: Cremation

Updated 6 months ago

 

Jim Fernald from Brookings-Smith Funeral Home stopped by today to talk about cremation and what to expect when making the decision for it.


Senior Watch: Estate Planning

Updated 6 months ago

Jennifer Eastman from Rudman-Winchell was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about estate planning.

Rudman-Winchell will be at the upcoming Senior Expo at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday, May 13 from 10 am to 7 pm, if you have any questions about estate planning.

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Senior Spotlight: EMHS LiveSAFE

Updated 6 months ago

 

Jennifer Maskala, manager of EMHS LiveSAFE, came in Wednesday to talk to Wayne during our Senior Spotlight segment.

EMHS provides emergency response services to 790 elderly and disabled residents throughout Maine. Should a subscriber experience an emergency, help can be summoned through the simple push of a button. Maine operators will then respond to the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provide the appropriate response.

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Senior Watch: Retinal Diseases

Updated 6 months ago

For Monday’s Senior Watch, Dr. Michael Johnson, a Retinal Specialist for Retina Associates of Maine, were in to talk about retinal diseases.


Senior Spotlight: Brewer Rehab Community Event

Updated 7 months ago

 

Today for our Senior Spotlight, Janet Hope of Brewer Rehab and Angela Lufkin of Gentiva stopped by to discuss heart and lung disease. They also touched on the care you can receive from skilled nursing facilities, as well as home health agencies.

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Senior Watch: April 7, 2014

Updated 7 months ago

Jennifer Maskala with Rosscare talks about telecare.


Senior Watch: March 31, 2014

Updated 7 months ago

Janet Hope, Administrator of Brewer Rehab and Angela Lufkin, Gentiva Market Manager talk about a community event being held at Brewer Rehab on April 23rd.

Learn about your lungs

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Senior Watch March 24, 2014

Updated 7 months ago

Dr. Clifton Guthrie talks about a presentation on a very sensitive subject.

Monday, March 31, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business Husson University

1 College Circle, Bangor ME 04401-2929 | husson.edu

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Senior Spotlight: Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments for Seniors

Updated 7 months ago

Mike Noonan, DC, Dipl. Ac. (AACA) from Noonan Wellness and Chiropractic was in for this week’s Senior to talk about the benefits of Chiropractic treatments for seniors.

If you would like more information about what Mike was talking about, he will be at the Senior Expo on Tuesday, May 13th from 10 am to 7 pm at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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Senior Spotlight: Medication Reconciliation

Updated 8 months ago

Marcia Young from Kindred Westgate was on this week’s Senior Spotlight talking about medication reconciliation.

Marcia talked about how seniors aren’t taking their medications as prescribed for a number of reasons. She also touched upon how seniors can manage their medication in a way that is easy for them to remember.

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Senior Watch March 4, 2014

Updated 8 months ago

Chris Wilcox from Sam’s talk about their upcoming Allergies Health Screening.

Allergies Health Screening

March 8th, 11am – 3pm
Sam’s Club, Bangor

For more information:

945-9723

samsclub.com/healthandwellness


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