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Next Steps 4 Seniors September 21, 2019
Next Steps 4 Seniors September 14, 2019 Traumatic Brain Injuries

Next Steps 4 Seniors September 14, 2019 Traumatic Brain Injuries

September 17, 2019

On September 14, Wendy interviews Michele Marine from Irvine Neuro Rehabilitation.  They discuss traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries due to automobile accidents or work related injuries.  Michele also shares the changes coming in 2020 to automobile insurance in regards to coverage for catastrophic care. If you or someone you know has suffered from an automobile accident please tune in to hear about resources available to you!

Next Steps 4 Seniors September 7, 2019 - Preserving Dignity

Next Steps 4 Seniors September 7, 2019 - Preserving Dignity

September 9, 2019

Wendy interviewed retired Judge Fred Mester, Libby Carpenter from CNS, and Susan Voydanoff from Westlake Health Campus regarding a conference on October 25th called “Preserving Dignity”.  The conference is supported by the Oakland County Medical Society, The Oakland County Bar Association, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Attendance is free of charge and is for families, caregivers, social workers, anyone interested in knowing more about dementia and the resources available to support this diagnosis....

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 31, 2019 Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 31, 2019 Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

September 4, 2019

Dr. Tom O’Neill and Wendy discuss the differences between hospice and palliative care. How palliative care can help your loved one that is suffering from symptoms related to a chronic disease or side effects of its treatments. You can contact Northstar Palliative Care at 888-247-5701

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 24, 2019 Transitioning Out Of Your Home

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 24, 2019 Transitioning Out Of Your Home

August 28, 2019

This week Wendy was joined by Peggy Ruby from Poof Estate Services and Sara Ston from Stoneway Group. They discussed the process of downsizing, when is the best time to do it, and how to make it easiest on yourself. Many people may not sell their house because they feel like they need to “get it ready”.  Tune in to hear some ideas on preparing for the sake of your house, downsizing, and getting rid of all the stuff!!!

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 17, 2019 Crimestoppers of Michigan

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 17, 2019 Crimestoppers of Michigan

August 19, 2019

Matt Conquest from Crimestoppers of Michigan shares with our listeners the advantages of reporting a senior scam to Crimestoppers, the financial cash rewards that are available, and the opportunity to do it anonymously.  Simply call 1-800-Speak-Up to report a scam or crime of any kind. Matt also shares ways to prevent and protect yourself from common scams.

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 10, 2019 Preplanning for your Funeral

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 10, 2019 Preplanning for your Funeral

August 16, 2019

Tune in for a vital discussion on preplanning for funeral and cemetery needs, as well as Veteran's Benefits. This is a show you won't want to miss!  Kathy Leighton from Modetz Family Funeral Homes discusses the advantages of preplanning for your funeral.  Kathleen Cecil from Guardian Angel Cemetery in Rochester shares the differences between cremation and burial, price differences, and the different locations within a cemetery that you can put a loved one that has been cremated.  They also discuss a Veteran’s Benefit available to any Veteran who is looking for a cemetery plot.

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 3, 2019 Technology Scams - What To Be Aware Of

Next Steps 4 Seniors August 3, 2019 Technology Scams - What To Be Aware Of

August 5, 2019

Michelle Gilbert from Comcast Cable shares important information about technology that is helping seniors, and how to protect ourselves from scammers.

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 28, 2019 How to be prepared before an Emergency Room visit

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 28, 2019 How to be prepared before an Emergency Room visit

July 29, 2019

This week Wendy was joined by Angela DelPup and Nancy Butty from Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital as her guests. They will discuss the various proactive components that families should be aware of and talking about before an EMS visit. They’ll share with the listeners what information is necessary to have ready when EMS arrive to your home, and things to be thinking about in advance. They also discuss the importance of “file of life" what it is, and how to get one.

Be sure to tune in to hear the resources available to you to help make the process easier on yourself and the Emergency Department.

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 20, 2019 Important Information on POA’s

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 20, 2019 Important Information on POA’s

July 22, 2019

Mike Rutkowski from the Rutkowski Law Firm shared some important information regarding Power of Attorney documents, and the 5 year look back period for Medicaid. Tune in to hear more about the qualifications for Medicaid and what you should know about the process.

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 13, 2019 Relieve Knee Pain Without Surgery

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 13, 2019 Relieve Knee Pain Without Surgery

July 15, 2019

Rakel and Candace with Nu Life Medical discuss a natural way to relieve knee pain without surgery. Nu Life Medical is located in Beverly Hills and uses guided imagery, physical therapy and an off-loading knee brace in conjunction with FDA approved supports to act as a lubricant and shock absorber in the joint.

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 6, 2019 Long Term Care Insurance

Next Steps 4 Seniors July 6, 2019 Long Term Care Insurance

July 8, 2019

On Todays radio program Wendy had Joe Sheridan from Bankers Life as a guest.  He is a Unit Sales Manager for long-term care insurance. Wendy and Joe discussed The reasons why long-term care insurance is so important. Joe discusses the various long term care policies that are available, eligibility requirements and how many people are not qualifying now because they’re waiting too long to try to get insurance. If you’re concerned about the future and how much it will cost for your care, this is the program for you!

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 29, 2019 Options For Low Income Seniors

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 29, 2019 Options For Low Income Seniors

July 1, 2019

On today's episode Wendy has guest speaker, La'Tina Wright who is the Community Outreach Liaison with PACE Southeast Michigan. La'Tina and Wendy discuss options for low-income Seniors.  So many aging adults may only be receiving $1,200-$1,400 per month with Social Security.  This can be very difficult to live on.  So what is PACE and how can they help?  Tune in for this exciting and informative show!

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 22, 2019 The Older The Wiser

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 22, 2019 The Older The Wiser

June 26, 2019

Today Wendy talks about aging and wisdom and how the two go hand in hand.  Wendy's guest speaker is Casey McDonna, Regional Life Enrichment Director for Assisted Living and Independent Communities.  She works in helping residents find their purpose and direction for each coming day.  The older are truly wiser!

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 15, 2019 - Dying and coming back to life

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 15, 2019 - Dying and coming back to life

June 17, 2019

In this exciting episode we are joined by Next Steps 4 Seniors radio listener, Rick Carter.  Rick is going to walk us through his amazing journey of having a heart attack, flat-lining and essentially dying and coming back to life.  We will be talking about how to pay attention to our bodies and symptoms to pay attention to of having a heart attack.  

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 8, 2019 - What is an Annuity?

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 8, 2019 - What is an Annuity?

June 10, 2019

Brian Kurtz from AIP financial was able to share with us what an annuity is? How it works? The different types, and if it is a good investment for you. If you’ve ever wondered what your money can do to work for you, this is the program to listen to. Brian Kurtz wants to help you with your financial situation, and to be financially prepared for the future

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 2, 2019 - Older Adult Mental Health

Next Steps 4 Seniors June 2, 2019 - Older Adult Mental Health

June 4, 2019

In this episode we are joined with Ken Deighton, Director of Behavioral Health at McLaren Oakland and McLaren Flint as well as Erin Grot, Community Relations Coordinator at McLaren Oakland.  We will be discussing older adult health and how we can take control of our future wishes in the event that we personally have a cognitive health decline.  The importance of Advance Directives and signs/symptoms to look for with our loved ones as they age.

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 25, 2019 -Advocating for your loved one

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 25, 2019 -Advocating for your loved one

May 29, 2019

This weeks topic is “advocating for your loved one”, Kim Russell Mayor Pro Tem Rochester shares with us how important it is to be a good advocate. And a true advocate empowers your loved one and walks alongside them giving them a voice. And what to do in a situation when your wishes do not match your loved ones. This program also talks about embracing the season in your life, and embracing exactly where we are in life.

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 18, 2019 - Proactive way to monitor Congestive Heart Failure

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 18, 2019 - Proactive way to monitor Congestive Heart Failure

May 22, 2019

Crystal Loveday and Liz Jackson from Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital shared with our listeners today an innovative device called cardiomens that can help patients with congestive heart failure. This device is a proactive way to Monitor a patient with congestive heart failure. We also discussed, Signs and symptoms to look for when you’re having heart failure. If you, or someone you know is always fatigued, had some weight gain recently, and any kind of swelling in their legs, don’t miss this program- to educate yourself on the benefits of the Heart failure clinic at Ascension Providence Rochester hospital.

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 11, 2019 - Kelly’s Kids

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 11, 2019 - Kelly’s Kids

May 13, 2019

Tune in to hear Zsa Zsa talk about her personal testimony and walk with her through the process of caring for her mother, while managing all the other siblings, and her own family. Listen to how she was motivated by her mother to start a nonprofit called “Kelly’s kids” to help others in Wayne County that are going through the same thing she did...

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 4, 2019 - “Affordable Moving Services” and “Reunite The Fight”

Next Steps 4 Seniors May 4, 2019 - “Affordable Moving Services” and “Reunite The Fight”

May 8, 2019

For this episode, we have two topics, "Affordable Moving Services" and "Reunite The Fight" Karen Mendoza is part of a family owned business that cares about helping you move from one place to another. They take care in transporting your precious goods, and want to help you pack, transport, and re-set up your new place. It can be overwhelming and many people may not even move because they do not want to have to think about packing all of their stuff. Affordable Moving Services can make your life easier, they can be reached at 248-802-8571. The last few segments we spoke with Scott Gatto the CEO and Founder of "Reunite the Fight" a non profit organization that connects veterans to one another through events and trips, focuses on keeping our veterans in a good state of mind. Donations go directly to veterans for travel expenses to bring people together, and create support systems for one another. ReUnite the Fight also assists veterans with disability claims, writing resumes, and provides a number of other resources to our veterans. Please visit reunitethefight.org for more information...

Next Steps 4 Seniors April 14, 2019 - Nu Life Medical

Next Steps 4 Seniors April 14, 2019 - Nu Life Medical

April 16, 2019

For patients suffering from knee pain, the first step to recovery is to receive a proper diagnosis so the cause of the symptoms can be determined. That’s where we come in. If you are serious about finding a lasting solution to your chronic knee pain, you owe it to yourself to call Nu Life Medical for a No-Cost Consultation to see if you are a candidate.

Next Steps 4 Seniors April 7, 2019 - Author Cassie McDonagh discusses her new book “The Old Wise Tales”

Next Steps 4 Seniors April 7, 2019 - Author Cassie McDonagh discusses her new book “The Old Wise Tales”

April 9, 2019

Tune in to hear Cassie McDonagh discuss her new book "The Old Wise Tales." Cassie is the Regional Life Enrichment Director for Independence Villages and Storypoint. She is reaching future generations by sharing the wisdom and knowledge of our older adults.

Next Steps 4 Seniors March 30, 2019 - Important information on POAs

Next Steps 4 Seniors March 30, 2019 - Important information on POAs

April 3, 2019

Mike Rutkowski from the Rutkowski Law Firm shared some important information regarding Power of Attorney documents, and the 5 year look back period for Medicaid. Tune in to hear more about the qualifications for Medicaid and what you should know about the process.

Next Steps 4 Seniors March 24, 2019 - Transitioning out of your home

Next Steps 4 Seniors March 24, 2019 - Transitioning out of your home

March 26, 2019

This week Wendy was joined by Peggy Ruby from Proof Estate Services and Sara Ston from Stoneway Group. They discussed the process of downsizing, when is the best time to do it, and how to make it easiest on yourself. Many people may not sell their house because they feel like they need to “get it ready” tune in to hear some ideas on preparing for the sake of your house, downsizing, and getting rid of all the stuff!!!