Senior Segments

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.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Medication Reconciliation…


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


Senior Spotlight: Heart Disease

Updated 8 months ago

Dr. Kit Powers a cardiologist from Eastern Maine Medical Center was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight to talk to us about heart diesease.


Consumer Contact: Elder Financial Abuse

Updated 9 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in for this week’s Consumer Contact talking about elder financial abuse.

Russ told us about a new program called Senior$afe, that will be training bank and credit union employees how to spot signs of elder financial abuse when elderly people are making transactions.

Read more on Consumer Contact: Elder Financial Abuse…


Senior Spotlight: Adult Day Services And The State

Updated 9 months ago

Kristie Miner from Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation-Westgate, was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight to tell us about a legislative bill  that is currently in appropriations about adult day services.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Adult Day Services And The State…


Senior Spotlight: Marketplace Enrollment

Updated 9 months ago

Dyan Walsh from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in to talk about the Marketplace enrollment.

Here a few key points that Dyan gave to us this morning.

Open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Marketplace Enrollment…


Senior Watch February 3, 2014

Updated 9 months ago

Angela Lufkin, from Gentiva Home Healthcare is talk  about Heart Health.

Call 990-9000 for more information


Senior Watch January 27, 2014

Updated 9 months ago

Stan

Marshall, AARP Tax Aide,  talks taxes for seniors.

AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program offers FREE income tax preparation services to low and moderate income taxpayers of any age at several locations in the Greater Bangor area and throughout Maine. To find a site, and its hours of operation, call AARP at 1-888-AAARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669), or on the Internet – www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Read more on Senior Watch January 27, 2014…


Senior Spotlight: Encore Leadership Corps

Updated 9 months ago

Jennifer Crittenden, the program manager at Encore Leadership Corps was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight, telling us about the organization and a workshop that’s coming up in February.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Encore Leadership Corps…


Senior Watch January 20th, 2014

Updated 9 months ago

Kathy Frodal from New England Home Healthcare talks about paying attention to the health of your feet.

For more information call: 1-800-432-7812


Senior Spotlight: Cold Temperatures and Seniors

Updated 10 months ago

Marcia Young from Kindred Healthcare was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight for part two of her talk about seniors and dealing with the cold temperatures.


Senior Watch January 13, 2014

Updated 10 months ago

 

Jennifer Maskala from Rosscare talks about their free call assurance program called Telecare.

Volunteers provide daily telephone contact for people who live alone in the Greater Bangor calling area.

Read more on Senior Watch January 13, 2014…


Senior Spotlight: Seniors and Cold Weather

Updated 10 months ago

Marcia Young from Kindred Healthcare, was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight to start a two part conversation about seniors and cold weather. Next week Marcia will continue her talk about seniors, cold weather, and hypothermia.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Seniors and Cold Weather…


Senior Spotlight: Grieving During the Holidays

Updated 11 months ago

Jim Fernald, from Brookings-Smith funeral home was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight, to talk about grieving and loss of loved ones during the holidays.

If you would like more information on this, or some help with grieving during this holiday season Brookings-Smith funeral home has pamphlets on this subject and some ways to get through this difficult time.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Grieving During the Holidays…


Senior Spotlight: Hospice of Eastern Maine

Updated 11 months ago

Erin Kern, a team supervisor at Hospice of Eastern Maine was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight to talk about helping families begin the difficult conversations and what hospice services they provide.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Hospice of Eastern Maine…


Senior Watch: Dec. 9, 2013

Updated 11 months ago

In Senior Watch, Don Hanson from Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, joined Caitlin Burchill on TV5 News at Noon to talk about the fundraiser that he is holding for the Furry Friends Food Bank.

Read more on Senior Watch: Dec. 9, 2013…


Senior Spotlight: Home for the Holidays

Updated 11 months ago

Jason Moore from Gentiva Home Health, was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight to tell us about a new program Gentiva is offering this holiday season.

The Home for the Holidays, is a program for seniors that want to stay in their homes for the holidays and for their families who want them home during the holiday season too.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Home for the Holidays…


Senior Spotlight: LiveSAFE

Updated 11 months ago

Jennifer Maskala from Rosscare was in for this week’s Senior Spotlight, telling us about the LiveSAFE emergency response system.

The LiveSAFE system is Maine based. A touch of a button provides you or your family twenty four hour, seven days a week monitoring. So if you or your loved one lives alone you can get help when you need it.  There are no installation fees, and the service is only $32 per month.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: LiveSAFE…


Senior Watch November 25, 2013

Updated 11 months ago

Erin Kerns, Hospice of Eastern Maine Team Supervisor talks about National Hospice month.

National Hospice Month a time to promote the importance of end of life services.

Helping families begin difficult conversations (many families are together over the holidays, which could make it an ideal time to learn about a loved one’s wishes)

Read more on Senior Watch November 25, 2013…


Senior Spotlight: Senior Fall Prevention

Updated 12 months ago

Jaime Beals, a physical therapist from Amedisys Home Health, was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight to talk about their senior fall prevention program.

Jaime talked about why seniors are a a greater risk of falling and how physical therapists can asses and help seniors with their balance.

Read more on Senior Spotlight: Senior Fall Prevention…


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