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Sage Aging by Liz Craven is dedicated to helping caregivers of older adults connect to the information, resources, and inspiration they need to succeed.

Are you a caregiver struggling to navigate the aging care world? Are there not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done? Have you been forced to give up the things that bring you joy due to a lack of time? In this podcast we will introduce you to experts in the field of aging who will provide you with the information you need to make daily life easier. We will also connect you to organizations and resources, that will empower you to find balance in your life.

Our weekly conversations with industry professionals will leave you feeling confident that you are not alone and empowered to celebrate and enjoy the aging journey. Learn more about senior living and care options and register for our monthly newsletter at SageAging.us.

Sage Aging Liz Craven

    • Society & Culture
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Sage Aging by Liz Craven is dedicated to helping caregivers of older adults connect to the information, resources, and inspiration they need to succeed.

Are you a caregiver struggling to navigate the aging care world? Are there not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done? Have you been forced to give up the things that bring you joy due to a lack of time? In this podcast we will introduce you to experts in the field of aging who will provide you with the information you need to make daily life easier. We will also connect you to organizations and resources, that will empower you to find balance in your life.

Our weekly conversations with industry professionals will leave you feeling confident that you are not alone and empowered to celebrate and enjoy the aging journey. Learn more about senior living and care options and register for our monthly newsletter at SageAging.us.

    Romance Scams: What you need to know

    Romance Scams: What you need to know

    This Week on Sage AgingOnline dating has been a staple for a really long time, but it's become even more popular since COVID has put us in a position where we needed to stay home more. A lot of people have turned to the internet to the internet looking to meet some new people. I think that's something we can all relate to.
    The pandemic magnified loneliness and isolation, especially for older adults and caregivers. It's a situation ripe for bad actors to build relationships online with unsuspecting people. We're in a situation that is ideal for romance scammers who want to take advantage of us. We all think romance scams and other fraudulent acts happen to someone else, but unfortunately, nobody is immune and we should all be on guard.
    If you want to know what to look for, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are a victim, this episode is for you.
    My GuestMy guest for this episode is Kim Casci-Palangio. Kim is the Program Managing Director for the Cyber Crime Support Network. You might remember we had Kim's colleague Mark Batchelor with us back in https://player.captivate.fm/episode/94ee22a2-85b4-4bad-bd0c-8b3c8323c29d (episode 28 of season one.) Cybercrime Support Network is definitely something you'll want to learn more about. So go back to that episode, if you haven't heard it or shttps://polkeldercare.com/cybercrime-what-is-it-and-how-do-i-protect-myself/ (ee the blog post here).
    What We CoveredWe covered sooo much in this episode. What do scammers look for? How do they identify and befriend targets? What are the red flags to look for in your loved one and what should you do if you or your loved one are victimized? Where can you find support for recovery? This episode is worth listening to!
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    • 46 min
    Let's Talk About Ageism

    Let's Talk About Ageism

    This week on Sage Aginghttps://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/q-a-detail/ageing-ageism (Ageism) exists for people of all ages and the best way to combat it is to talk about it. Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? Maybe you chalked it up to a "senior moment." Have you ever been to a restaurant where the server, who is much younger than you, speaks to you as if you are a young child and calls you sweetie or pumpkin? Similarly, perhaps you've told someone "you look good for your age."
    All of these scenarios have one thing in common. They're all examples of ageism. Ageism is something most people experience at one point or another. As a matter of fact, if you take a close look at your own life, you've likely experienced ageism. You may have been guilty of ageist behaviors yourself.
    Join me and Dr. Kathy Black as we talk about Ageism and how we can help combat it.
    My GuestDr. Kathy Black joined me for this discussion about ageism. If you've been listening to the podcast from the beginning, that name should sound familiar. Kathy was the second-ever guest on the Sage Aging podcast (https://polkeldercare.com/understanding-social-isolation/ (Here is our conversation about social isolation)). Not only is Dr. Black someone I'm honored to call my friend, but she's an accomplished expert in the field of aging. As a Professor of Aging Studies and Social Work at the https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/ (University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus,) Kathy has led many a discussion about ageism.
    https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/faculty-listing/dr-kathy-black.aspx (Learn more about Dr. Kathy Black. )
    Thanks for Listening!If you are finding value in the podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you would https://www.facebook.com/sageagingpodcast/reviews/ (leave a positive review) and share the Sage Aging podcast with a friend. If you have topic ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@Sageaging.com
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    • 39 min
    Keeping Caregivers Connected - Memoryz Mobile App

    Keeping Caregivers Connected - Memoryz Mobile App

    This Week on Sage AgingWe often talk about isolation as it relates to our aging loved ones, but would it surprise you to learn that the problem is almost as prevalent among caregivers? The ability to connect to resources and information is an important part of creating a positive caregiving experience. There are lots of ways to do that. Listening to podcasts like Sage Aging is one of them. Social media and other tech tools are also a solution and in this episode, we will explore a mobile app that is helping caregivers stay connected to the support they need. Click the player above to listen to episode 7 or scroll to the bottom of the page for the full transcript.
    My GuestMy guest today is Rishawn Dindial. Rishawn is the founder of the Memoryz digital caregiver app, which supports families experiencing dementia through a digital caregiving community, chat-based companionship, and task reminders. As is the case with so many of my guests, a family caregiving experience with his grandfather inspired Rishawn to create a solution for the issues his family was facing. To learn more about Rishawn and Memoryz, see the links section below.
    Links and Resourceshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rishawndindial/ (About Rishawn Dindial)
    https://www.memoryz.co/ (About Memoryz)
    https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7bc91fd5-f269-4f68-9c32-51e8a660db90 (Episode 45) (Season one): Lucinda Koza and the I-Ally app
    https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8a522bd5-0d05-47da-8f20-dd9c3aefc444 ( Episode 6 )(season two): Nancy Meyers, Managing the Care and Finances of a Loved One
    Thanks for Listening!If you are finding value in the podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you would https://www.facebook.com/sageagingpodcast/reviews/ (leave a positive review) and share the Sage Aging podcast with a friend. If you have topic ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@Sageaging.com
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    • 37 min
    Managing the Care & Finances of a Loved One - AccountAbility Mobile App

    Managing the Care & Finances of a Loved One - AccountAbility Mobile App

    This Week on Sage AgingIn this episode, we explore what a caregiver's responsibilities are as it relates to maintaining proper documentation and overseeing a loved one's finances and medical care. It's no small task, but don't worry, after our time together today, you'll know what you need to do.
    My GuestNancy Meyers, An estate attorney for the past 16 years, has worked with individuals and families who are facing the challenges of managing the care and finances of elderly or cognitively impaired individuals. As a result of what she's seen in her practice, Nancy designed the AccountAbility mobile app to help caregivers securely organize, track and share documents and information. To learn more about Nancy, see the Links section below.
    Links and Resourceshttps://accountabilitytech.com/about-us (About Nancy Meyers)
    https://accountabilitytech.com/about-us (About the Accountability app)
    Sage Aging Elder Law Series - https://player.captivate.fm/collection/65804f3e-0ff9-4e27-a370-8f69defa94a8 (season 1, episodes 10-14)
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    • 41 min
    Taking Control of Chronic Pain

    Taking Control of Chronic Pain

    This Week on Sage AgingThis week we dive into a topic that touches more people than you might realize. Chronic pain affects one in five American adults. Think about that for a second, 20% of the American adult population feels pain Every. Single. Day.
    And by the way, advanced age is a key factor in experiencing chronic pain and 70% of the people affected by chronic pain syndrome are women. So chronic pain is a real issue for a lot of people and especially for caregivers. While chronic pain can be approached medically (and you should always consult with your physician!) in this conversation, we focus on the holistic approach; Things that you can do to take charge of your health and wellness. Listen to the conversation here or keep scrolling for the transcript.
    My GuestMy guest today is Nancy Candea. Nancy is an educator, entrepreneur, yoga therapist, personal trainer, and podcast host. Her mission is to make wellness practices accessible so that people can feel more in control of their health and happiness. To learn more about Nancy, check out the links section below.
    What We CoveredDisclaimer: Obviously I am not a doctor, and Nancy isn't either. As with anything health-related, it is always important to consult with your physician about any pain you are experiencing.
    Chronic pain defined
    The effects of aging on the body
    Sources of chronic pain
    Strategies to prevent chronic pain
    Healing from or alleviating chronic pain
    The five points of wellness - taking control of your health
    Links and ResourcesAbout http://yogaimpactinstitute.com/ (Nancy Candea)
    https://www.underhilllife.com/ (Underhill Life)
    https://www.underhilllife.com/podcast (The Wildkind Health Podcast)
    Suggested Readinghttps://amzn.to/3vUqEgM ( Freedom from Pain by Drs. Maggie Phillips and Peter Levine: )Discover Your Body's Power to Overcome Physical Pain
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    • 37 min
    Nonprofit Spotlight: The Peace Pals Project

    Nonprofit Spotlight: The Peace Pals Project

    This week on Sage AgingThis week we're taking a little lighter approach to the mental health conversation because we recognize that sometimes it's just connecting with someone else who understands and relates to your personal challenges that can provide exactly what you need. Kristy Daube is my guest in this episode of Sage Aging and she's the creator ofhttps://www.peacepals.org/ ( Peace Pals.) Peace Pals is a project that joins people from around the world on real, everyday matters. You know, all of those things that leave you feeling really vulnerable and alone and frustrated. If you've ever uttered the phrase, "you just don't understand," then this is a conversation you'll want to hear. To learn more about Kristy and Peace Pals, check the links section below.
    What we coveredMost of the time when we think about community, we think about the people who live close to us in the place that we call home. But community is much larger than that and in the digital age we live in the world gets smaller every day, so community can mean all kinds of different things, and Kristy, through Peace Pals, is building a big community of strength made up of people from around the globe. Here is what we discussed:
    What is Peace Pals and why did Kristy create it
    How to get or be a Peace Pal
    Some success stories
    Kristy's suggested reading (see links below)
    Links and Resourceshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kristy-daube-43386242/ (About Kristy Daube)
    https://www.instagram.com/peace_pals/ (About Peace Pals)
    https://www.peacepals.org/ (Submit your story to Peace Pals online)
    Email your story to Peace Pals: mystory@peacepals.org
    Suggested reading: https://amzn.to/3xDiaMm (“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch)
    Suggested Reading: https://amzn.to/3gJAttJ ("Alone in Plain Sight" by Ben Higgins)
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Greenslope ,

Relevant. Informative. Encouraging.

I’ve listened to all 44 episodes and feel like I’ve earned a certification or degree in aging. Each episode has helpful takeaways from a deep dive into relevant topics. The speakers are experts: either professionals in their field or from personal experience with an aging loved one, or both! You’ll be encouraged by the light host Liz Craven shines on a sometimes scary journey.

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Liz is a star ⭐️

Liz cares. I think that’s my favorite part about what she’s doing here. Thanks for offering great content to the world - I really appreciate it! A+

Boomer Podcast Fan ,

"Know it before you need it"

This is a very entertaining and educational podcast by Liz Craven for anyone wanting to learn about how to age safely and live the best life possible. Liz promotes "knowing it before you need it" and delivers exactly that through this well done show that is truly "sage"--wise through the reflection and experience of both the host and the guests. Love the Sage Ager guest appearance she adds to every show--genuine narratives from individuals who are experiencing aging and are wiser because of it.

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