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Aging in Style with Lori Williams is a positive and uplifting podcast with the goal of inspiring people of all ages to live their best life.

Hosted by senior living expert Lori Williams, this show provides education and resources on all aspects of senior living. You will meet inspirational seniors, who are aging with grace and making the most of their senior years. Be ready to change your bias about age, reinvent yourself, and live a more meaningful life!

Intro voiceover:
Welcome to Aging in Style with me, Lori Williams!

I am an optimist by nature, and I truly believe if you can dream it, you can achieve it. My grandmother’s journey with dementia, ignited a passion in me to work with seniors, which prompted a total career change for me in my 40’s. When I hit my 50s I decided to follow my own advice, and make my dream a reality. I founded my own company, where I use my expertise to help seniors locate housing and resources. The fact is we are all aging, so why not do it in style. On this podcast we will discuss any and everything senior related and we will introduce you to some inspiring seniors who are living their lives to the fullest.

Join me each week as I speak to guests who aren't holding back and are changing the meaning of what it is to be a senior.

Aging in Style with Lori Williams Lori Williams Senior Services

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    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Aging in Style with Lori Williams is a positive and uplifting podcast with the goal of inspiring people of all ages to live their best life.

Hosted by senior living expert Lori Williams, this show provides education and resources on all aspects of senior living. You will meet inspirational seniors, who are aging with grace and making the most of their senior years. Be ready to change your bias about age, reinvent yourself, and live a more meaningful life!

Intro voiceover:
Welcome to Aging in Style with me, Lori Williams!

I am an optimist by nature, and I truly believe if you can dream it, you can achieve it. My grandmother’s journey with dementia, ignited a passion in me to work with seniors, which prompted a total career change for me in my 40’s. When I hit my 50s I decided to follow my own advice, and make my dream a reality. I founded my own company, where I use my expertise to help seniors locate housing and resources. The fact is we are all aging, so why not do it in style. On this podcast we will discuss any and everything senior related and we will introduce you to some inspiring seniors who are living their lives to the fullest.

Join me each week as I speak to guests who aren't holding back and are changing the meaning of what it is to be a senior.

    005. Senior Housing 101

    005. Senior Housing 101

    In this episode of Aging in Style, Lori explains the ins and outs of senior housing, how to pay for each one, and gives real life examples of seniors who have made the transition to each type of senior housing.

    After 13 years of working with hundreds of Texans who looked to transition, Lori has become an expert in Active Living, Independent living, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Residential Care Homes or Nursing Homes (or Rehab). Take note as Lori explains every option in detail, including the lifestyle options and requirements of each one!

    Takeaways from this episode:
    -Nursing homes aren't the only option for seniors looking to move into a care facility.
    -Lifestyle, care needs and budget are the most important things when considering senior living options.
    -Most seniors delay moving out of their home because they (incorrectly) believe they'll have to part ways with their furry friends once they move into a senior facility.
    -Residential care homes, nursing homes and memory care do NOT take pets- just check with the facility first.
    -Private pay includes social security, income, any pension savings, IRAs, proceeds from the sale of a home, VA Aid & Attendance.
    -Independent Living is a very popular choice and it's also called All inclusive, All Inclusive Retirement Community or The Cruise Ship On Land.
    -The Level of care is determined by the community's nurse responsible for assessing the resident's needs.
    -Many residents find a new purpose and a new lifestyle after moving to many of these facilities.
    -Googling communities in your area isn't enough to provide a clear view of the options out there: Using a service, such as Lori Williams - Senior Services, to help you narrow down your options based on lifestyle, care needs (if any), geographic location and budget will take the stress and uncertainty out of the transition to senior living.

    Topics discussed in this episode:
    -Types of senior housing available
    -Active Living/55+/Senior Apartments
    -Independent Living/Retirement Community
    -Assisted Living
    -Memory Care
    -Assisted Living/Memory Care Combination
    -Residential Care Homes/Group Homes/Care Homes
    -Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing Facility/Rehab
    -Private Pay - what does that mean?
    -Medicare vs Medicaid in a Skilled Nursing Facility
    -Pets at senior facilities

    If you wish to suggest a topic, be a guest or want to support the podcast please email Lori@Loriwilliams-seniorservices.com or reach out online:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoriWilliamsSeniorServices/
    https://www.instagram.com/theloriwilliams/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/theloriwilliams/
    https://loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/

    • 38 min
    004. Senior Centers: A Place For Purpose

    004. Senior Centers: A Place For Purpose

    What is a day like in a senior center?
    Lori Williams sits down with Jaime Jaco Cooper from Flower Mound's Senior Center for a behind the scenes look at what Senior Centers look like in a normal day (pre-COVID-19), who joins it (you'll be surprised!), and how they put together their active programming (it's more than just bingo!).

    In this episode, Lori and Jaime explain the role and impact that senior centers have in the 50+ population, how Universities take part in furthering seniors' education, and how creative writing, line dancing, and fundraisers, make senior centers a lovely place to be!

    To avoid the danger of senior isolation in times of COVID-19, Jamie explains how they had to pivot and how they stayed connected to all members of their community via Facebook, and how seniors have stepped up to the challenge.

    Takeaways from this episode:
    -Senior centers can accept members as young as 50 years old, and their programming varies according to their location.
    -Senior Centers are the place for people to connect, to find purpose, and offer a wide range of active programming, well-being activities and even upskilling classes!
    -Senior Centers can be run by the town, county or not paid by taxpayers dollars at all.
    -Flower Mound's Senior Center has organized intricate food competitions, welcomed 'the greatest Elvis impersonator of all time', and often runs out of space for dancing classes.
    -Many Senior Centers offer bus services to help seniors stay out of the steering wheel.

    Flower Mound Senior Center:
    https://www.facebook.com/FlowerMoundSeniorsInMotion/
    https://www.flower-mound.com/seniors?fbclid=IwAR2x56YeDoKSp7sj0B4HiIxqDqWNH0fDhfyps2fJ61GyXWiHq4__BObkwfo
    (972) 874-6110
    jaime.jacocooper@flower-mound.com

    If you wish to suggest a topic, be a guest or want to support the podcast please email Lori@Loriwilliams-seniorservices.com or reach out online:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoriWilliamsSeniorServices/
    https://www.instagram.com/theloriwilliams/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/theloriwilliams/
    https://loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/

    • 35 min
    003. What is Independent Living and how can it give seniors a new purpose in life?, with Kristin Woods from Holiday Retirement

    003. What is Independent Living and how can it give seniors a new purpose in life?, with Kristin Woods from Holiday Retirement

    Aging is a unique journey for every single one of us: we all have different needs and experience different levels of independence. In this episode, Lori Williams discusses the ins and outs of Independent Living, with Kristin Woods from Holiday Retirement. Kristin has worked with some of the biggest names in the senior living industry including Brookdale, where she received training in Dementia Care techniques.

    In this episode, Kristin explains the biggest myths about Independent Living, who can apply and the most common fallacies of this type of senior care facility. With a growing senior population, Texas offer a plethora of options but with that it also comes a lot of overwhelming choices: Lori and Kristin explain how Independent Living can improve seniors' quality of life in a huge way and help them find a new purpose after retirement.

    Kristin also shares the main three things that happen when a senior moves to Independent Living, and the surprising way in which depression can affect seniors' brains!

    Also stay tuned until the end to hear about why Independent Living is called the "cruise ship on the ground" and to hear incredible stories of Texas seniors who aren't holding back in their life goals even as they celebrate 107 years of life!

    Takeaways from this episode:
    -Pets are welcomed in most Independent Living facilities, including dogs, cats and birds!
    -Independent Living can really help seniors come out of their isolation and make the most of their 'golden years'.
    -COVID-19 has limited a lot of activities in senior communities but it has also become a way to learn about residents' hidden talents as more seniors volunteered for daily activities.
    -Holiday Retirement has 260 senior communities spread across the United States.
    -Many communities have transportation and all bills included (electricity, water, sewer and sometimes cable TV).
    -During COVID-19 Holiday Retirement enhanced their cleaning protocols, which resulted in 44% lower infection rates, compared to the national average.
    -Seniors are more protected against risk living in senior communities as they have people taking care of their grocery shopping, driving them to doctors appointments and having a registered professional ensuring their medication is set correctly.
    -Senior communities offer both indoor and outdoor options for seniors to stay active and get their daily steps!

    Connect to Kristin Woods, Regional Director Of Sales And Marketing at Holiday Retirement:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-woods-46b9939/
    https://www.holidaytouch.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/kristin.woods.5682
    https://www.instagram.com/kristin.woods.1874/

    • 35 min
    002. Stop downsizing, start 'rightsizing'! With realtor Tricia Spurrier

    002. Stop downsizing, start 'rightsizing'! With realtor Tricia Spurrier

    What's the biggest difference between a senior and a young person selling their home? Lori Williams sat down with Tricia Spurrier, a Real Estate Agent specialized in senior transition to discuss the facts, fears and processes that seniors face when it's time to "move on".

    Tricia, who has been working in the senior world for over 20 years, reveals the bigger obstacles that seniors face when a home has become too much to manage, and shares her tips for the adult children going through the process of helping parents get 'unstuck' from their stuff.

    In this episode, Tricia also shares what to do when your home represents your life, and how the power of language can help shift seniors' emotional connection to the home and help them move forward.

    Takeaways from this episode:
    -There are now more housing options for seniors than back in the 70s, and they offer different ways to improve seniors' quality of life.
    -The overwhelming fear of the unknown is one of the biggest deterrents for people when it comes to 'rightsizing'.
    -Sometimes professional help is required to help seniors get unstuck from their stuff.
    -Life events rare really the catalyst of real estate market movements.
    -Now is the time to sell your home.

    Connect to Tricia Spurrier:
    www.thespurriergroup.kw.com
    TriciaS@kw.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/triciaspurrier/
    https://www.facebook.com/tricia.spurrier/about

    If you wish to suggest a topic, be a guest or want to support the podcast please email Lori@Loriwilliams-seniorservices.com or reach out online:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoriWilliamsSeniorServices/
    https://www.instagram.com/theloriwilliams/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/theloriwilliams/
    https://loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/

    Topics covered on this episode:
    -Senior Living options
    -Senior Living Housing
    -How to downsize
    -How to help parents downsize
    -What is rightsizing
    -Senior Care Options
    -Senior Living for parents
    -Senior Living in Texas
    -Real Estate Agent for seniors
    -Senior Living Specialist
    -Covid-19
    -Covid-19 Real Estate Market
    -How Covid-19 is affecting the housing market

    • 28 min
    001. An introduction to Aging in Style

    001. An introduction to Aging in Style

    Lori Williams is an optimist by nature who truly believes that you can follow your dreams no matter your age. In the first episode of Aging in Style, Lori shares her personal journey and how she followed her passion, ultimately creating her dream job in her mid 50s. Today, she is providing invaluable support to her community (even during pandemic times)!

    Having spent the past 13 years working with seniors gave Lori expertise on all aspects of aging, and so each week Lori will demystify all aspects of Senior Living, discuss senior resources with other experts, and interview inspirational seniors who are proving that you can age in style, no matter your circumstances.

    Takeaways from this episode:
    -We're all aging, so we might as well enjoy the ride and make the most of it.
    -There are five different types of senior living: we need to move past the stereotype that "nursing homes" are the only housing option.
    -Lori reinvented herself in her mid 50s, and she is hoping that others see the potential for self-growth, no matter their age.
    -There are senior facilities that accept dogs & cats.
    -There's a true spirit of camaraderie in senior communities that seniors may be missing out if they're living at home alone.

    If you wish to suggest a topic, be a guest or want to support the podcast please email Lori@Loriwilliams-seniorservices.com or reach out online:
    https://www.facebook.com/LoriWilliamsSeniorServices/
    https://www.instagram.com/theloriwilliams/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/theloriwilliams/
    https://loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/aging-in-style-podcast/

    Topics covered on this podcast:
    -Positive aspects of aging
    -Aging in Style
    -Senior Resources
    -Senior Living
    -Types of Senior Care
    -Senior Care Myths
    -Senior Care Facts
    -Senior Care in America
    -Senior Living Misconceptions
    -Senior living
    -Senior Activities
    -Senior Communities
    -Life Stories
    -55+ Active Community

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KatDidIt ,

Who knew?

Who knew that learning about aging could be so informative and interesting? And fun! Lori’s loving spirit shines brightly in this podcast as she speaks with passionate and knowledgeable guests. They add humor and provide examples that we can all relate to.

The info Lori shares here is current, accurate, and an invaluable resource for all of us who are dealing with aging family members or making decisions for ourselves as we get older. I highly recommend this podcast..it’s time well spent. Thank you, Lori, for all you do to help seniors and their families.

Realtor Debra ,

Helped us find a place.

Couldn’t have found the right place for my MIL without Loris help. My MIL had a few things that made her challenging to place. Lori saved us hours and hours of research. Great podcast as a bonus.

Tricia Spurrier ,

Lori serves from the heart!

If you aren’t already a caregiver for a senior, it’s likely that you will be one day. Tune into this podcast now so you’re ready for the future! I’ve known Lori for many years. She has always been passionate and dedicated to help improve the quality of lives for her senior clients and I’m certain her guests are too!

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