Hosted by award winning veteran radio and television anchor, journalist, and marketing/public relations professional Sam Yates, this is a compelling show for seniors, about seniors, and featuring seniors. The Great American Senior Show delves into topics that impact senior health and wellness; updates pandemic policies; is a forum for multi-political views; details financial and investment information; answers questions about aging and living longer; provides expert commentary from special guests; updates travel destinations; and, helps integrate technology updates for seniors and those wishing to impact the senior market segments throughout the United States and world.
Homestead -- Why Florida Attracts Record Numbers of New Citizens
Martin County Property Appraiser Jenny Fields shares the inside scoop on why so many new residents are calling Florida home. And for Martin County Florida, what makes this charming coastal community a much sought after place to live -- by those already living in the Sunshine State.
Sam Yates, the grey-haired host of the Great American Senior Show doesn't ask the questions...he leads the conversation as if he and guest Jenny Fields were sittingin the same room with you and everyone contributed to the conversation.
Let's listen in Property Appraiser Jenny Fields share her conversation with the Great American Senior Show...and you!
Seniors and Homestead Treasures in Florida
The Great American Senior Show is once more on the road in Florida as your grey-haired host Sam Yates pays a visit to the Martin County Florida Property Appraiser Jenny Fields.
Florida is rich in seniors who have a wealth of value in their homes and property. Property Appraiser Fields share valuable insight so that Florida's elderly may save dollars and enhance their property through Homestead Exemptions and other money saving options.
Do you have to be a life-long resident of Florida to claim Homestead? Does your Homestead exemption "travel" with you if you downsize your residence? How does downsizing or upscaling impact your taxable values? Are you required to show proof of income to claim certain deductions?
And why are so many thousands flocking to the Sunshine State?
The Great American Senior Show answers those questions and much more in Episode One of our special visit with Jenny Fields, Martin County Property Appraiser, Martin County, Florida.
Turning People to Compost -- A True Story by Return Home
The Great American Senior Show takes another look at Terramation, the process of turning deceased human bodies into compost. A nutrient rich soil that is the natural process of decay that has been perfected by Return Home, a Washington State company that is the largest facility in the world dedicated to a type of Green Burial that promises to help make the earth a better place.
The Great American Senior Show asks the questions you would ask about human composting and finds the answers may be unsettling to some but the answers are about a natural process that will very much surprise you.
And the cost for Terramation? Listen as your grey-haired host Sam Yates bring another story to life especially for seniors and their caregivers.
Terramation by Return Home -- The Dirt on Turning Humans into Compost
There's now an environmentally safe way to allow humans to "return to their earthly beginnings" through Termination. That's the word Return Home uses to describe the natural process of turning deceased humans into dirt or, plainly stated, human compost in just sixty days and at a fraction of the cost of a standard funeral.
The Washington state company is one of three companies now turning humans into soil and is, currently, the largest in the world.
The Great American Senior Show asks the questions you want to know more about. And, we take you into the respect and dignity that is on display in the newest process to handle human remains since cremation.
In Episode Two of our podcast, we'll take a look at the science and procedure for turning your loved one into useful dirt you can use however you wish.
Paul Foster Champions Human Rights for the Autistic
The Great American Senior Show sits down in studio with Paul Foster, an advocate for Human Rights for those with autism.
Paul has been fighting for the cause for many years after a divorce separated him from his now 25 year-old son Cayman. His son, who is autistic, was placed under the guardianship of his ex-wife for what was expected to be a joint custody and visitation. What happened in reality is son Cayman has repeatedly stated his desires to see and visit his father Paul.
A seemingly confused court system for guardianship in Martin County Florida has failed to respond to either the son's pleas or the father's legal actions keeping the autistic challenged Cayman in a custody limbo for many years.
Over those many years, father and son have only been able to see one another for one hour. Not one hour per week. Not one hour per month. One hour in total over the many years the guardianship issue has been shuffled between as many as five judges.
The case is now pending before a District Court of Appeal.
This is Paul's story.
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Bridge Failure! Did a Construction Error Cause Tension Rods in a Florida Bridge to Fail?
The Roosevelt Bridge in the community of Stuart, Florida is under acoustic scrutiny to determine if any flaws develop that could bring the bridge spanning the Saint Lucie River crashing down.
The Great American Senior Show has learned that the Florida Department of Transportation has "ears" inside the Roosevelt Bridge to monitor for any telltale warning signs that either concrete or encased steel tension rods may be moving or failing. The acoustic monitoring was the end result of several of the tension rods, steel rods keeping the Roosevelt Bridge held together, failing or coming close to failing which could have brought the heavily traveled span crashing down.
The Roosevelt Bridge was shut down the Florida Department of Transportation for emergency repairs that included replacing the faulty tension steel and waterproofing both the exterior of the bridge decking as well as the interior of the bridge.
Inspection of the Roosevelt Bridge, according to documents obtained by the Great American Senior Show, indicated there was widespread areas of concern throughout the entire bridge.
You'll find answers and find that new questions are raised in this report.
Did initial construction that resulted in the Roosevelt Bridge built from opposing sides of the Saint Lucie River and resulting in the bridge not lining up at the final midpoint contribute to the tension rod failures?