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Aging in America, hosted by Tony Siebers & Bina Colman, is a podcast dedicated to exploring the issues and concerns affecting aging families and their loved ones. From legal matters to real estate, healthcare, taxes, and end-of-life planning, to navigating family dynamics and relationships, this show covers it all. Join us as we interview top experts across America, providing you with practical tips and action plans to support you and your family through your parent projects. Our goal is to help families navigate the aging process with less guilt and fear, and to bring a little joy and laughter to your journey. Join us for a little support and encouragement as we are all *on the path to Aging in America.

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Aging in America, hosted by Tony Siebers & Bina Colman, is a podcast dedicated to exploring the issues and concerns affecting aging families and their loved ones. From legal matters to real estate, healthcare, taxes, and end-of-life planning, to navigating family dynamics and relationships, this show covers it all. Join us as we interview top experts across America, providing you with practical tips and action plans to support you and your family through your parent projects. Our goal is to help families navigate the aging process with less guilt and fear, and to bring a little joy and laughter to your journey. Join us for a little support and encouragement as we are all *on the path to Aging in America.

    #75 | Heather Susman | How to Combat Loneliness

    #75 | Heather Susman | How to Combat Loneliness

    Heather has been working with veterinarians for over a decade and has the insight and knowledge of how pets/animals can bring joy and companionship to people who may be living alone and/or the elderly.

    • 17 min
    #74 | Joyce Petrowski | What is Senior Fraud?

    #74 | Joyce Petrowski | What is Senior Fraud?

    Joyce Petrowski is the Founder and Executive Director of the Arizona non-profit Resources & Outreach to Safeguard the Elderly (R.O.S.E.). Joyce is a public accountant by trade and an avid volunteer and philanthropist by calling, which brought her into the non-profit sector in 2014 when she recognized the need for public education on financial scams, especially those targeting the elderly. Today, she leads a team who share her calling and, together, through advocacy and education, they are on a mission to prevent financial exploitation and defrauding of the elderly. We’ll be discussing efforts to help you increase awareness of the current scams and how to respond if they strike your loved one, and then arm you with the right tools and resources to share with your friends and family.

    • 27 min
    #73 | Dr. Tiffany Pankow | How to Become Blue Zone-Friendly

    #73 | Dr. Tiffany Pankow | How to Become Blue Zone-Friendly

    Dr. Tiffany Pankow, MD, is a family medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of Virginia, main campus, in 2000. Dr. Pankow is also chief of caregiver wellness and patient experience for HonorHealth, one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems serving a population of five million people in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

    • 25 min
    #72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?

    #72 | Ashley Cozine | How Do I Plan Ahead For A Funeral?

    Ashley is a third-generation funeral director and has worked in his family’s funeral home since he was in high school. He became a licensed funeral director in 1994. Ashley has been recognized as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. In 2004, he was recognized as a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). In 2013, he was among the first group of individuals in the country to be recognized as an NFDA Certified Crematory Operator (CCO).

    Ashley is a past president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association. In 2009, he was named the Kansas Funeral Director of the Year. On a national level, Ashley served as the Kansas representative to the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association, the largest association of funeral directors in the world. In 2011, he was elected by his peers to serve on the NFDA Board of Directors. In 2016, he became the 123rd President of the National Funeral Directors Association.

    Under Ashley’s leadership, Broadway Mortuary and its staff have been recognized multiple times by NFDA as a recipient of the prestigious Pursuit of Excellence Award. This award is presented to firms that exemplify a commitment to excellence and outstanding service to others. Broadway Mortuary is the only Wichita funeral home to have been inducted into the NFDA Hall of Excellence.

    • 45 min
    #71 | Carla Sutter | How to File Advance Directives

    #71 | Carla Sutter | How to File Advance Directives

    Carla Sutter holds her master's degree in social work and has spent her 30-year career working with organizations who are dedicated to helping clients and families care for themselves and others whose needs are changing due to age or illness. She is a subject matter expert on end-of-life tools and conversations. Her present work at Contexture and the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry has her focused on engaging healthcare organizations, community agencies and Arizonans on enhancing goal concordant care through advance care planning conversations and the resulting advance directive documents.

    • 21 min
    #70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults

    #70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults

    On today’s show, we are talking to Aaron Guest. Aaron Guest is an interdisciplinary trained social-environmental gerontologist and Assistant Professor of Aging in the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Dr. Guest is interested in the predominant social and environmental domains older adults live, and how knowledge can lead to increased understanding of and improvements in health. The scope of his research can be grouped into three overarching themes: Social & Built Environments Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities in Older Age.

    • 23 min

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