We are at the Forefront of many innovative and exciting things developing in the world of senior living. With Tim Mallad, CEO of Forefront Living as our guide, this show will shine a light on how older adults can embrace these changes to live active, happy, fulfilling and thriving lives. Through discussions with senior living and hospice professionals, architects and designers, and people of all ages, we'll help today's seniors envision the art of the possible and take steps toward achieving the future of their dreams.
Episode Nine: Chef Kevin Neff, Executive Chef at PVN
IN THIS EPISODE:
In this episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes Kevin Neff, Executive Chef at Presbyterian Village North (PVN), to demonstrate that healthy cooking is easy and tasty! In this twenty-minute podcast, Tim and Chef Neff share recipes from Brain Health Kitchen, and partner to prepare these delicious dishes supporting brain health. Join us for this very special culinary episode and learn how consuming specific foods can slow down cognitive decline, benefiting individuals of all ages.
ABOUT CHEF KEVIN NEFF:
Executive Chef, Kevin Neff, brings more than 20 years of professional culinary experience to PVN’s kitchen. He is passionate about creating meals that are not only delicious, but also fresh, exciting and beautiful. Kevin leads a kitchen staff of 70 teammates who prepare more than 900 carefully planned and scrumptious meals, daily.
Episode Eight: Geert Houben, CEO of Cubigo
In this episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes Geert Houben, Founder and CEO of Cubigo, an integrated senior living software platform seamlessly connecting staff, residents, and family members while digitizing common functions within senior living communities (dining, maintenance, transportation, communication, and activities). In this thirty-minute podcast, Tim and Geert discuss the benefits and misconceptions of combining seniors with modern technology usage. Join us for this very special episode and learn how technology is positively impacting seniors through greater connectivity and communication across the globe.
ABOUT GEERT HOUBEN:
A native of Belgium, Geert Houben has served as Founder and CEO of Cubigo since 2016. Cubigo was inspired by the challenges faced by Geert’s grandmother as she aged and led him into believing that technology could help with those challenges. Geert said, “We had to bring together two totally opposed worlds, that of technology and the world of senior citizens. But imagine the user potential!” Cubigo is utilized globally in 600 senior living communities across the United States and Europe.
Episode Seven: Laura Wright
In this episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes Laura Wright, Forefront Living Board Member, who has years of experience working with growing companies and establishing and nurturing a positive and fun culture in the workplace. In this thirty-minute podcast, Tim and Laura discuss her career with Southwest Airlines and the changes she experienced through growth and lessons learned that can be applied to most any other industry. Join us for this very special episode and come away with a renewed focus on fun at work!
ABOUT LAURA WRIGHT:
Laura Wright worked with Southwest Airlines Co. from 1988-2013, and was its senior vice president and chief financial officer from 2004 to 2012. During her 25-year career at Southwest, she held various positions, including treasurer, assistant treasurer and director of corporate finance.
Wright currently is the sole member of GSB Advisory, LLC, which provides strategic and financial consulting for non-profit and growth companies. She serves on the Boards of Directors of TE Connectivity, CMS Energy and its subsidiary Consumers Energy, SRI International and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Wright is also a Board Regent for the University of North Texas System as well as Forefront Living.
Wright holds a B.S.A. and an M.S.A. from the University of North Texas and is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas.
Episode Six: Jonathon Fite | Thriving Through the End of Life
EPISODE SIX: In this episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes Jonathon Fite, husband of Jeanie Fite, who was a Faith Hospice patient and thrived in spite of the limitations ALS put upon her. In this thirty-minute podcast, Tim and Jonathon discuss the Zoom event that launched a new passion in Jeanie’s final months that continues to inspire and motivate others today. Join us for this very special episode remembering a remarkable person and you just might find yourself coming away with a renewed outlook on life.
ABOUT JEANIE FITE: Although Jeanie Marie Fite lived with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, she didn’t let it stop her or dampen her perpetually optimistic spirit. She was a remarkable example of not letting circumstances dictate happiness, thriving every single day in spite of her challenges and making each moment matter. In fact, her positive outlook radiated especially bright during her last months.
Throughout her life, Jeanie was known for speaking in song lyrics and as her disease progressed, she used those lyrics as inspiration for her new passion for painting. We can’t help but think she would hope her paintings would encourage you to seek joy and remind you to look up and let the sunshine in.
You may purchase a collection of her paintings “The Music and Art of Jeanie Fite” via this link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-music-and-art-of-jeanie-fite-jeanie-fite/1137881684 Any proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net) and Faith Presbyterian Hospice.
Episode Five: Janice Bentley and Shannon Radford | Health, Wellness and Longevity
In this episode, host Tim Mallad welcomes Janice Bentley, Presbyterian Village North (PVN) Resident and Shannon Radford, PVN Director of Wellness, to discuss health, wellness and longevity. In this thirty-minute podcast, the trio dives into the importance of being active, how to get started, how to stay motivated and inspiring stories that prove it is never too late to begin a wellness journey.
Episode Four: John "Lucky" Luckadoo + Councilmember Adam McGough
EPISODE 4: In this episode, John "Lucky" Luckadoo, WWII Veteran and Adam McGough, Dallas City Councilmember - District 10, discuss their common goal of establishing a national Home Front Heroes Day. Luckadoo explains the impact of the support from those on the home front during the war and why this recognition is so important and Councilmember McGough shares how he became involved and how he envisions it growing.