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The Caregiver Senior Smilecast contains information for family caregivers as well as the older loved ones they care for daily. From moments of zen and inspiration to news you can use to live a quality life, our goal is to bring smiles to the faces of caregivers and seniors alike while helping all people to prepare for aging sooner so that they we can all age with quality not in crisis.

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The Caregiver Senior Smilecast contains information for family caregivers as well as the older loved ones they care for daily. From moments of zen and inspiration to news you can use to live a quality life, our goal is to bring smiles to the faces of caregivers and seniors alike while helping all people to prepare for aging sooner so that they we can all age with quality not in crisis.

    First Time Grandparents and a Pandemic-What You Should Know-Charlotte Today

    First Time Grandparents and a Pandemic-What You Should Know-Charlotte Today

    First Time Grandparents When shutdowns began in the United States back in March, there were murmurs of the baby boom that would materialize. All that free time for cohabitating couples surely would result in overflowing maternity units come December, the speculation went. In December we saw the first pandemic babies born. And while there are no national statistics, some maternity units in the U.S. have reported a 30% increase in births. Certainly there were new babies created. First time parents. And yes, first time grandparents. So what are some things new grandparents should know? Watch and/or listen to my Charlotte Today interview. And during Covid, here are some tips for grandparents: If you can visit do but take the precautions. We did spend a lot of time with our grandkids during the holidays in PA. But we had a Covid test before we left and quarantined at our mountain house before engaging. If you can’t visit then make the most of video calls to get to know them. Of course if you are a brand new grandparent, chances are the end of the pandemic could coincide to the time when it just gets to be fun – six to nine months in. Be patient. No matter your ability to interact now, think about what a gift grandchildren are at this particular place in time. They give us hope for the future in a world that often seems dark and hopeless. They remind us of what really matters. Spend time with your grandchildren […]

    Legal Strategies to Protect Yourself and a Love One – Wendy Witt

    Legal Strategies to Protect Yourself and a Love One – Wendy Witt

    Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s. Legal Strategies to Protect Yourself and a Loved One – Wendy Witt – https://amillionfamilies.org  In this podcast, Wendy Witt will teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones while navigating caregiving and long-term care issues. Estate planning, ethical wills, power of attorney – these are but a few of the topics Wendy will cover. With a mission to protect a million families with law, legacy, loot – and love, Wendy Witt, JD is the founder of a Million Families.org, a social enterprise focused on families like yours. Why found a Million Families.org?  Because as an estate planning lawyer, Wendy could protect, say, a thousand families. As a legal marketing consultant, she can help protect hundreds of thousands of families. Through a Million Families.org and outreach to good folks like you, Wendy will help protect a million families and we want yours to be one of them. In 1999, while Wendy was pregnant with her third child, she researched estate planning so that she could protect her own family (from an “undesirable” relative…do you have any of those?).  Anyway, Wendy had to protect her babies – and – once she knew how to do that, she also knew she had to help you protect your family as well.  So, she joined the estate planning law firm (where she did her own planning) and practiced estate planning and elder law for 15+ years, protecting families like yours. As a leader in the estate planning […]

    Rewriting the Aging Script – From Surviving to Thriving – Dr. Maria Zayas

    Rewriting the Aging Script – From Surviving to Thriving – Dr. Maria Zayas

    Rewriting the Aging Script – From Surviving to Thriving with Dr. Maria Zayas It is critical to navigate our elder years with conscious intention. The positive aging movement has focused on processes of self-discovery and transformation to clear patterns that sabotage us. Caregiving provides an opportunity to review our lives and significant relationships from a standpoint of care and compassion. You will learn how to transform an experience of surviving into an experience of thriving. Dr. Maria Zayas has been a licensed psychologist for almost thirty years. She earned her doctorate in psychology at Columbia University in New York City, and has received advanced training in a number of holistic health modalities over the years. In addition to being a practicing psychologist, Dr. Zayas is a faculty member of the Psychology Department at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs and conducts research to enhance scientific knowledge and practical application in the areas of integrative health and well-being. She is also a certified yoga teacher and a HeartMath trainer, mentor, and clinical practitioner. Her clinical practice focuses on supporting people as they move through life transitions by helping them understand and update personal patterns to empower a new level of awareness, choice and authentic self-expression. As the number of individuals who live long and productive lives increases, it becomes critical to navigate the elder years with conscious intention, both for personal well-being and satisfaction, as well as for the sake of bringing […]

    New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults -New Twist-Charlotte Today-1/21/21

    New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults -New Twist-Charlotte Today-1/21/21

    A New Twist on New Year’s Resolutions – Charlotte Today New Year’s Resolution’s are not just for the young. 2020 gave people a lot of time to think about life and what is important. So as we look at 2021 what should we know and what has changed? Let’s start by reminding our viewers why it is important to have these as you age. Resolutions give purpose because essentially they provide goals to achieve. That helps you live longer. Studies have shown that purpose is more indicative of longevity than gender, race, or education. It’s more important than decreasing risk of death than drinking, smoking, or exercising. In fact, Rush University studies show that having purpose will make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

    New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults -New Twist-Charlotte Today-1/21/21

    New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults -New Twist-Charlotte Today-1/21/21

    A New Twist on New Year’s Resolutions – Charlotte Today New Year’s Resolution’s are not just for the young. 2020 gave people a lot of time to think about life and what is important. So as we look at 2021 what should we know and what has changed? Let’s start by reminding our viewers why it is important to have these as you age. Resolutions give purpose because essentially they provide goals to achieve. That helps you live longer. Studies have shown that purpose is more indicative of longevity than gender, race, or education. It’s more important than decreasing risk of death than drinking, smoking, or exercising. In fact, Rush University studies show that having purpose will make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

    Long-Distance Caregiving Under Covid – Charlotte Today – 11/19/20

    Long-Distance Caregiving Under Covid – Charlotte Today – 11/19/20

    Long-Distance Caregiving Under Covid There are many challenges to being a long-distance caregiving. Covid-19 has made it harder.  Occasional visits that you used to have may have disappeared. So, what if friends and neighbors are now your primary eyes and ears? How do you assure that these relationships help to contribute to the quality of life of all parties? Pick the Team Beforehand. A colleague calls it your starting five! Who does mom or dad interact with on a frequent basis? Maybe you picked up on some of this from previous visits. Was it the neighbor next door; a member of the clergy; a student who has taken an interest; a dog walker; delivery person; a home care aide; a pharmacist; the postman(woman)? Let mom or dad tell you who they interact with and just as importantly, trust. It could be that there is no support network. That is when you should turn to church and volunteer organizations. I am on Rotary and we spent one Saturday sprucing up a senior’s yard. People are looking to do good and give back. Also contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

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Bits of Wisdom

Love the short bits of wisdom delivered with song and story. Relatable. From one aging expert to another - Thanks for your work in the world Anthony! Rhea Mader 💚🌷

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Great Podcast

Informative with great quality.. Love Anthony's story telling ability. Good Stuff!

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