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Elder and Wiser is about having conversations that inspire the awakening of aging adults to embrace elderhood and purpose in these challenging times.

ElderandWiser Betsy Heeney

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Elder and Wiser is about having conversations that inspire the awakening of aging adults to embrace elderhood and purpose in these challenging times.

    sex love and rock and roll

    sex love and rock and roll

    Prostate Cancer is a sobering reality for Host Betsy Heeney and her husband Joseph Germershausen.  In this episode the 60 something newlyweds share the  medicine of good research, humor, music, conversation and champagne to unpack the diagnosis and treatment path. 

    Check out the books by David Deidahttps://deida.info/ that offer a unique link between sexuality and spirituality.

    Please leave a review on Apple Podcast!  Send comments to betsy@elderandwiser.org

    • 30 min
    Life Long Learning with John Roche

    Life Long Learning with John Roche

    It takes 2 things to make John Roche happy in his second year of retirement: something to make him think and something that he cares about. His passion for learning has fueled his transition to retirement. Check out OLLI Institute classes http://www.osherfoundation.org/index.php?olli
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    Call and leave a message and let us know how you like the podcast at 410-929-1238

    • 43 min
    Breezing into Retirement with Colleen Kennedy

    Breezing into Retirement with Colleen Kennedy

    How do you mentally  prepare for retirement beyond having your finances in order?  Colleen Kennedy, a 40 plus teaching professional has been retired for 18 months and shares her experience with us.  Colleen tells us that planning for your mindset before retirement is just as important as planning for your financial security and gives solid steps for action.

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    Music & Lyrics: Bob Dylan
    Performed by Joseph Germershausen

    • 40 min
    David Winslow - Redefining Retirement

    David Winslow - Redefining Retirement

    Special guest David Winslow, a physician from Louisville, Kentucky  is 72 years old and just like me is not interested in quitting the work life.  He found his passions early in life; his 49 year marriage to his wife Rita  and helping people feel better as a pulmonary internist. What sets David apart from his peers is his entrepreneurial instincts that helped him build a network of sleep disorder clinics throughout the state of Kentucky and a leader in the field of sleep apnea research. In today's episode Betsy and David talk about the best parts of working and new ways of looking at retirement.   

    • 36 min
    Erika Parker Price - Transition Coach

    Erika Parker Price - Transition Coach

    The action of work does not stop at retirement. Some of us can't or want to, so how to repackage ourselves is the topic o today's episode. Erika Parker Price is a teacher, coach and podcaster who guides woman in transition to find purpose and meaning through work.  She believes it starts with Ikigai a Japanese word that means "reason for being".
    Check out Erika through her website Ready Pause Go and her podcast. Please leave a review of ElderandWiser, and visit elderandwiser.org

    • 55 min
    The Anniversary Episode

    The Anniversary Episode

    Today's episode is an impromptu on the road conversation between Host Betsy Heeney and Joseph Germershausen as they alter plans in a traffic jam and celebrate their first Wedding Anniversary.  Truly a rambling conversation from new found freedoms of aging, newlyweds at 60plus, the ins and outs of teaching art in high school and contemplations on retirement.  

    • 46 min

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