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.
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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.
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.
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.
Jim Fernald from Brookings-Smith Funeral Home stopped by today to talk about cremation and what to expect when making the decision for it.
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.
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.
For Monday’s Senior Watch, Dr. Michael Johnson, a Retinal Specialist for Retina Associates of Maine, were in to talk about retinal diseases.
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.