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.
Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging talks about a Senior health fair taking place on Tuesday November 12, 2013.
For more information call: 1-800-432-7812
Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight to talk the Senior Health and Safety Fair.
The fair is being held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Brewer Auditorium. The Brewer Auditorium is located at 318 Wilson Street.
Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging talks about getting seniors ready for the cold weather.
Lenard Kaye, Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight segment to tell us about the new book he has written.
Georgia Clark Albert, a nutritionist with PCHC talks about the Diabetes Expo at Jeff’s Catering on Friday November 1st.
Please join Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), in collaboration with St. Joseph Hospital, for a Diabetes Expo on Friday, November 1st 9am-3pm at Jeff’s Catering in the East/West Industrial Park, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The PCHC Diabetes Expo will feature special guest speaker and Diabetes Champion, Ruth Charne <http://www.a1cchampions.com/docs/pdf/Video-script-Charne.pdf>, several area vendors and free giveaways, as well as a cooking demonstration and educational sessions on topics such as foot care, dental hygiene, and weight loss secrets.
Dyan Walsh, from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for our Senior Spotlight this week to tell us about the new Choose Wisely initiative.
The Choose Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and was released by the Consumer Reports Health.
The Low Income Home and Energy Assistance program, or LIHEAP, helps folks who are strapped for cash heat their homes. Barbara Stone of Penquis joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 to explain how to apply for it.
Lee White, Medicare expert, talks about Medicare part D.
For more information contact:
Eastern Area Agency on Aging
1-800-432-7812 or go to eaaa.org
Dr. Paul Shapero, M.D. was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight to talk about the studies he has been doing on COPD and the history of MIs.
Dr. Shapero will be holding some free lung function tests for adults, teenagers, and children on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. The tests will take place between 5 to 7 pm. They will be at his office which is located in Bangor at 700 Mt. Hope Ave., Bldg. 430. If you are interested in the free lung function test, they are asking that you call 947-8658 to schedule at time or to come by the office to schedule one.