13 episodes

Positive Aging is the podcast that provides empowerment, inspiration, and education for older adults to thrive in their golden years.

Positive Aging With Patricia Raskin Rhode Island PBS

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Positive Aging is the podcast that provides empowerment, inspiration, and education for older adults to thrive in their golden years.

    Dr. Richard Besdine - Aging Better

    Dr. Richard Besdine - Aging Better

    Today we are talking about how to age better in all areas of our lives through prevention so that we can be Fit at 50, Sexy at 70 and Nimble at 90. My guest is Richard W. Besdine, MD,  a physician, geriatrician and scientist. He has devoted his career to the well-being of older adults, working in universities and the Federal Government.  He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice at Brown University, devoting his time to teaching, research and mentoring.  

    • 27 min
    Jackie Carroll - Benefits of Virtual Reality

    Jackie Carroll - Benefits of Virtual Reality

    Today we are talking about how Virtual (VR) can  better the lives of older adults by reducing loneliness, improving mental health and allowing them to travel without needing to leave the comfort of their home. My guest is Jackie Carroll, CEO of GIAH – Genie in a Headset. She has seven years  of experience cultivating strong relationships with world’s leading self-development thought leaders.   

    • 26 min
    Jeffrey Massey - Wise Financial Planning

    Jeffrey Massey - Wise Financial Planning

    Today we are talking about how to save and safeguard and make the most of our finances in our older adult years whether in retirement, job or a new career. My guest is Jeffrey H. Massey, a Rhode Island-based, certified financial planner and investment advisor professional with more than two decades of experience. Jeff hosts the weekly radio show Massey on Money™ and is a frequent speaker at financial conferences and seminars.  

    • 24 min
    Dr. Brian Duff - Hearing Loss Solutions

    Dr. Brian Duff - Hearing Loss Solutions

    Today we are talking about hearing loss in our older adult years and the use of cochlear implants to restore hearing. My guest is Dr. Brian E. Duff, an ENT-otolaryngologist in Providence, Rhode Island who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.  Dr. Duff will be interviewed with a patient and cochlear implant recipient.

    • 21 min
    Beryl Henzy - Nutrition

    Beryl Henzy - Nutrition

    We know that good nutrition helps prevent chronic disease throughout our lives. Today we are talking about nutrition and positive aging. My guest is Beryl Henzy, a registered and Licensed Dietitian currently serving in the Outpatient Nutrition department of Southcoast Health.  

    • 28 min
    Ted Fischer - Robotic Companion Pets

    Ted Fischer - Robotic Companion Pets

    Today we are talking about how play is proven to reduce feelings of depression, loneliness as well as increase cognitive activity, capability, and a sense of purpose among older adults. My guest is Ted Fischer, co-founder and CEO of Ageless Innovation, a Rhode Island-based company, producing robotic companion pets. Ted was the recipient of the Leadership Longevity Award for Vision and Technology at the 16th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, the nation’s leading conference for the longevity market. 

    • 24 min

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