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The Living to 100 Club is an exciting take on getting older. The Living to 100 Club members turn aging on its head knowing and understanding age is only a number. The Living to 100 Club is for everyone of all ages who wants to maintain a positive outlook about our futures, offering fresh and inspiring perspectives on aging successfully, no matter how much help we may need adapting to growing older. Whether we’re still running marathons or confined to a wheelchair, we can always keep a positive frame of mind, look forward to events in our future, and plan on living to 100. The Living to 100 Club brings together topics on successful aging, overcoming obstacles, staying positive in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and doing what you can’t. The Club podcast guests share their stories, give professional advice on wellness, and offer explanations about living life to its fullest.

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The Living to 100 Club is an exciting take on getting older. The Living to 100 Club members turn aging on its head knowing and understanding age is only a number. The Living to 100 Club is for everyone of all ages who wants to maintain a positive outlook about our futures, offering fresh and inspiring perspectives on aging successfully, no matter how much help we may need adapting to growing older. Whether we’re still running marathons or confined to a wheelchair, we can always keep a positive frame of mind, look forward to events in our future, and plan on living to 100. The Living to 100 Club brings together topics on successful aging, overcoming obstacles, staying positive in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and doing what you can’t. The Club podcast guests share their stories, give professional advice on wellness, and offer explanations about living life to its fullest.

    How to Manage Your Retirement Like You are the Chief Executive of Your Own Company

    How to Manage Your Retirement Like You are the Chief Executive of Your Own Company

    Our guest for this podcast is Terry Mulhern, a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RCIP). Terry’s is the author of Retirement; Congratulations, You Have Been Promoted to CEO, and Workbook. The message in his book is that the approach to manage your retirement should parallel what a chief executive does in running his or her own company. This means using experts and outside resources, and taking a comprehensive view of the many sides of a successful business. This sounds like a perfect analogy for running a successful retirement.







    This conversation explores pre-retirement planning but goes beyond the usual recommendations for financial stability. Terry takes a holistic approach to include other necessary ingredients for successful planning. In short, the ways to manage your retirement cover mental and physical readiness, and legacy planning, as well as financial health. We discuss the concerns of the 50+ age group. In addition, Terry addresses frequent mistakes that individuals make when charting their post-employment course. Importantly, we also cover early strategies to minimize these mistakes. Valuable information for the Living to 100 Club listener.







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    Terry is a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) and Tax Exempt and Government Plan Consultant (TGPC). He holds a MBA in Finance & Marketing from Case Western Reserve University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance Major from John Carroll University. Terry has over 25 years of experience and success driving multi-million dollar sales growth and expanding revenue streams for Fortune 500, middle market, and start-up companies, with a key focus on complete retirement planning.







    When he’s not working with his clients, Terry enjoys photography, along with hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. He has three college-age sons and two step-sons. Terry and his wife, Kelli, reside in Dublin, Ohio. Terry leads a team of 16 financial planners and creates customized retirement income plans for those who are approaching that time in their lives.







    Items Mentioned for Our Listeners







    Terry's Book: Retirement: Congratulations, You Have Been Promoted to CEO







    Terry's Website: Retirement-CEO.com







    Retirement Analysis Kit (TRAK): RetireReady.com

    • 36 min
    No Children or Living Alone: The Unique “Solo Aging” Challenges

    No Children or Living Alone: The Unique “Solo Aging” Challenges

    Our guest for this podcast is Dr. Sara Zeff Geber. Sara is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. This conversation explores the world of “solo agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. We discuss how prevalent this group of seniors is and what their unique needs and challenges are.







    Learn more about managing the unique challenges of solo agers:







    * the legal and financial steps to take, including selecting Power of Attorney and Advance Directive designee* how to locate professional fiduciaries and patient advocates when there are no immediate family members to fill these roles* what the possible living arrangements are when the older adult can no longer manage his or her own home* can moving to another country be an option, one that is less expensive, and already established by U.S. and Canadian citizens as safe and secure* why people who have been caregivers themselves are more inclined to start the planning for their own futures







    Is isolation a significant risk factor for solo agers? What are the challenges of “solo agers” and what steps are necessary to manage these challenges? Why are foresight and robust planning so critical for aging well, especially for this group?







    This is an important conversation that touches on successful retirement for those who are living alone in their senior years. And learn what measures will help to make this a more successful process.















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    Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, a 2018 recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, has developed a niche specialty working with “Solo Agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone.  Dr. Geber is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults (Mango Press, 2018) which was selected that year as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal.







    Sara is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on the topics of aging and retirement. She was recently invited to join the advisory team for Nexus Insights, a think tank and incubator for revolutionary concepts in senior living and aging. A sought-after speaker at conferences on retirement and aging, Sara is active in the Retirement Coaches Association, the American Society on Aging, the Life Planning Network, the Transition Network, the Sonoma County Section on Aging, and the Gerontological Society of America. Though married, Sara considers herself a Solo Ager, since she has no children.















    Items Mentioned in This Podcast







    Sara's book: Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults







    Forms and resources for planning: Nolo.com







    Opportunities for CoHousing: Cohousing.org







    Options for moving to other countries for retirement: InternaltionalLiving.com

    • 40 min
    Brain Health: Can Older Adults Can Build Better Brain Fitness?

    Brain Health: Can Older Adults Can Build Better Brain Fitness?

    Our guest for this episode is Martin Pazzani. Our conversation explores the breakthroughs in exercise technology that help older adults maintain brain health. We discuss the ways that exercise stimulates new neural pathways. This is through the creation of a protein called BDNF. Can exercise protect us from cognitive decline? We also touch on the science of loading the physical and cognitive systems at the same time. From here, our guest describes this concept of “dual task exercises” and how it is influencing new exercise programs. And, we learn more about why hiking and mountain climbing are ideal forms of exercise for seniors.







    Highlights of this conversation:







    * What is brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) and how is it associated with nerve growth in the brain?* Why has the fitness industry put less emphasis on fitness for seniors? * What does the research say about dual tasking? * Most importantly, can adding a second mental exercise increase the benefits of routine physical activity? * Finally, we ask if these strategies can delay mental decline, i.e., dementia.







    Join us for this exciting and inspirational conversation about activating our brain and our body for years ahead.







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    Martin Pazzani is the author of Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside." From his decades in the fitness industry, he is the founder of a new brain fitness company, Act!vate Brain & Body. Martin is a TED Speaker, and a mountaineer who has hiked and climbed 100,000,000 uphill steps across 7 continents, over 50 years.







    His background is in in mega-company marketing and strategy, including Bally Fitness. He has held positions at Madison Avenue advertising agencies, was a CEO in the music business, and has many years in the fitness business. He's now a serial entrepreneur focused on longevity, brain health, and anti-aging techniques. It's fair to say that Martin is on a mission to reinvent the fitness business as upstream preventive health care. In so doing, he believes we can radically change the trajectory of aging.







    Items Mentioned for Our Listeners







    Website for Act!vate Brain and Body







    Martin's book: Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside: The Fitness You Can't Get in a Gym - Be Healthier, Recharge Your Brain, Prevent Burnout, Find More Joy, and Maybe Live to be 100







    Book reference, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Raity







    Podcasting Award







    Feedspot RSS News Reader has selected the Living to 100 Podcast as among the Top 20 Aging Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021. Thanks to all of our listeners for tuning in,

    • 39 min
    Help Your Heart, Help Your Brain: A Culinary Nutrition Perspective

    Help Your Heart, Help Your Brain: A Culinary Nutrition Perspective

    Our guest for this episode of the Living to 100 Club podcast is Brigid McVaugh. Brigid is a nutritionist who has worked with patients with a range of medical illnesses. Our conversation focuses on vascular disease. Actually, the conversation touches on both heart and brain health. So, if someone wants to know more about heart healthy diets, we answer questions like:







    * How do we implement "medical" guidelines into our regular diets and meal preparation, on a practical level? * Is it possible to dine out in restaurants comfortably?* And, you will hear tips on meal planning when other family members are not facing dietary restrictions?







    Above all, our guest’s recommendations apply to everyone who wants to remain young in heart and mind! Also, Brigid discusses the common approaches in several of the most popular diets. These include the Mediterranean, Ornish, and DASH diets. Finally, we explore how to overcome the main barriers to healthier eating patterns.







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    Importantly, Brigid K. McVaugh wants to help clients make friends with food. Additionally, she wants to empower others to achieve vibrant health through better nutrition. In her career, she has held clinical, research, and education positions. This includes a position in a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Kidney Transplant at a major Houston hospital.  Brigid has addressed consumer and health professional groups in several states. In addition, she has participated in on-site health assessments for national firms, and continues to present health programs to Texas audiences.    







    Brigid earned her BS Degree at the University of Delaware and MS Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Also, she is a member of the Food and Culinary Professionals and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Groups.







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    Books and resources recommended by Brigid:







    * Ellyn Satter, Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family* Rebecca Katz, The Longevity Kitchen and a href="https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Mind-Cookbook-Big-Flavor-Function/dp/1607742977/ref=pd_bxgy_2/138-9048719-4410560?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1607742977&pd_rd_r=b30aa4ef-276d-4039-a848-de9891b9340c&pd_rd_w=rOCAj&pd_rd_wg=4pQ9i&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=NB92KV2Z4PT17Y7A6ZDQ&psc=1&refRID=NB92KV2Z4PT17Y7A6ZDQ" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Mind-Cookbook-Big-Flavor-Function/dp/1607742977/ref=pd_bxgy_2/138-9048719-4410560?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1607742977&pd_rd_r=b30aa4ef-276d-4039-a848-de9891b9340c&pd_rd_w=rOCAj&pd_rd_wg=4pQ9i&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=NB92KV2Z4PT17Y7A6ZDQ&psc=1&refRID=NB92KV2Z4PT17Y7A6ZDQ" target="_blank" rel="norefe...

    • 54 min
    The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: How to be at Peace with the Inevitability of Death

    The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: How to be at Peace with the Inevitability of Death

    Our guest on this podcast is Jennifer O’Brien. Jennifer lost her husband to cancer after his long medical career of caring for his own patients, including those on hospice. Two years ago, Jennifer wrote a book about death and dying titled The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal. Here, she describes the caregiving process during her husband’s journey. And, she shares the important steps and actions to consider during anyone's terminal illness.







    Jennifer’s book was recently honored with the Silver Nautilus Award in the Death & Dying/Grief & Loss category. We discuss Jennifer's “At Peace Tool Kit.” This is a collection of resources and recommendations on advanced care planning, steps to secure a medical ID, and “conversation starters” to ease our comfort with talking about death and dying. In all, this conversation wrestles with our mortality, opens doors to enjoy the beauty in our lives, and describes one person's “journey from heartache to helpful.”







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    In short, Jennifer O’Brien helps people talk about caregiving, death and dying, and end of life. Above all, she encourages compassionate, real conversation in her book, The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal. She shares her story of caregiving through collage and writings. Jennifer lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. Here, she is an artist and advocate for dialogue about end of life. Additionally, for more than thirty years, she has been a practice management consultant to physicians and served as CEO for two large medical practices. Visit her website, hospicedrswidow.com.







    Items Mentioned for Our Listeners







    Jennifer's book, The Hospice Doctor's Widow: A Journal







    Our guest's website, Hospice Doctor's Widow







    At Peace Toolkit







    Podcasting Award







    The Living to 100 Podcast was selected among the Top 20 Aging Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 by Feedspot RSS News Reader. Thanks to all of our listeners for tuning in, and to our guests for the great conversations.

    • 46 min
    Dance Your Way Through Life with Tudor Alexander

    Dance Your Way Through Life with Tudor Alexander

    This conversation with Tudor Alexander is about "dancing through life:" the intersection of passion, purpose, and play. For our guest, these are essential to creating a healthy mindset. From his background as a professional dance instructor, Tudor believes that life is a dance. And, when we are well trained, we can get to where we want to go, successfully.







    We discuss creating a foundation for success and freedom. This foundation is sustainable and happens as effortlessly as possible, following from his own experiences, lessons, and messages from the Universe. After this, we explore the physical, cognitive, and social benefits of ballroom dancing for seniors. In addition, we discuss steps to conquering self-doubt and finding ways to stay engaged in whatever gives us a sense of meaning and purpose.







    How do we build habits for peace of mind? How do we get clarity on our goals? And, how do we master the art of presence? To find out, tune in to this podcast for an insightful and entertaining look at inspiration, removing the clutter, and dancing through life.







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    Tudor Alexander is an author, coach and host of the weekly self-development podcast, The Dance of Life. He is a former professional athlete with a background in dancing and movement. Also, he has written books on Gratitude, biohacking, and spiritual fulfillment. In short, Tudor combines over 16 years of experience as an athlete and coach with his passion for personal growth for a unique approach to transformation. He integrates timeless principles of Alignment with research-based strategies, allowing him to empower people to create success naturally in three areas of their lives: mindset, business and health.







    Items Mentioned for Our Listeners







    Tudor's website, Dance of Life







    Tudor's book, Dance Your Way Through Life







    Book mentioned by David Reynolds, Water Bears No Scars







    Podcasting Award







    The Living to 100 Podcast was selected among the Top 20 Aging Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 by Feedspot RSS News Reader. Thanks to all of our listeners for tuning in, and to our guests for the great conversations.

    • 48 min

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