Everyone has a story to tell, a memory or two to share. That's what Catching Your Memories is all about — people reminiscing about the memories that have made a difference in their lives. The Catching Your Memories podcast is hosted and produced by Diane Atwood, a former health reporter from Maine. Diane also writes a blog called Catching Health and until recently hosted the Catching Health podcast. Before COVID, she spent a year traveling her homestate interviewing people 60 and older about their lives and views on aging. The project inspired her to shift the focus of her podcast to include people of all ages who want to share specific stories and memories. Diane also offers private audio-only and video interviews. For more information, check out CatchingYourMemories.com.
How a deaf child helped unlock his parent's hidden potential
When Claire Jeffers and her husband Ben Lake found out that their infant son was deaf, she questioned her ability to be the kind of mother she thought he might need. Three years later, he is thriving and so are his parents. Claire tells their story in this episode of the Catching Your Memories podcast.
Volunteers needed for Vet2Vet Maine
Being a volunteer for Vet2Vet Maine is a win-win situation. That is what every single person I've ever asked about the program has said.
In this episode of the Catching Your Memories podcast I put the question to volunteer Sam Kelley. He couldn't say enough. Neither could his wife Jean or Executive Director Sue Gold, who helped found the program in 2014.
A new look at where you can get your physical therapy
When physical therapy clients couldn't come to him because of Covid fears, Maine physical therapist Phil Finemore created a mobile practice. He tells us all about it in this episode of the Catching Your Memories podcast.
Caring for elderly parents, one challenge at a time
The day after Labor Day, 2022, Jodie Lapchick rented a car and drove from Maine to Hilton Head, South Carolina to "rescue" her elderly parents. Over recent years, their mental and physical health had declined, and although Jodie and her two siblings did not live nearby, they tried to help manage things as best they could.
Jodie says her dad had a plan for everything but not what to do when he and her mother could no longer care for themselves or each other. They relied on a team of home care providers for much of their day-to-day needs, which worked fine for a while. Things came to a head when it became clear they needed a higher level of care and the three siblings scrambled to figure out the best next step.
That's when Jodie decided to bring her parents to Maine. Once they arrived, though, their problems didn't go away. In fact, it's been one challenge after another and as is too often the case for caregivers, it began to put Jodie's own health at risk.
This is Jodie's story.
Luanne Cameron creates more happiness with her 110 Philosophy
It starts with having a clear vision and then engaging 110% in living that vision. That is how Luanne Cameron approaches every aspect of her life. She even wrote a book about it - The 110 Philosophy. Luanne is my guest on this month's episode of the Catching Your Memories podcast.
Living Retired with Gary Chalk
When Gary Chalk retired, he informed some of his friends in an email. What he wrote made them laugh. So he wrote another the following week. The next thing he knew, he was writing a regular humor column and making lots of people laugh. Gary Chalk is my latest guest on the Catching Your Memories podcast.
Such a delight to this podcast! Made my day.
Diane Atwood, you are and have been one of my biggest inspirations for a very long time❣️ I love you so much and appreciate your passion, hard work and dedication❣️
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I adore Maine author George Smith. So I was delighted to discover Diane's podcast and her interview with George discussing his story about living with ALS. Her show is so thoughtful and uplifting even though these conversational topics are often tough to face. I think her mission with this show is incredible. Keeping on spreading the healthy conversations Diane!