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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Lufkin, from Gentiva Home Healthcare is talk about Heart Health.
Call 990-9000 for more information
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Len Kaye, Professor of Social Work at UMaine and Director of the Center on Aging and author, discusses his book, “A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging.”
You can purchase the book on Amazon.
Trish Hayes from Whole Lotta Hoopin’, was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight, to tell us about how hula hooping exercises are a great low impact workout for seniors.