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"Pen Pal Programs"
Guests: Erin Albers & Lakelyn Hogan
Recorded: December 7, 2020

The pandemic has caused isolation and loneliness, especially among our older adults. Erin Albers and Lakelyn Hogan tell us what Home Instead is doing to help keep them connected both here in Omaha and around the world.

"Dementia Care During COVID-19"
Guest: Lakelyn Hogan
Recorded: December 7, 2020

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful, even on a good day. Add COVID-19 to the mix, and the balancing act gets even more challenging. Now what? Answers from Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate, Lakelyn Hogan.

"Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids"
Guest: Janie York
Recorded: November 20, 2020

Hearing aids can be challenging to keep track of; however, they are vital to ensuring an individual's quality of life. Janie York understands and offers solutions to keep your loved one engaged in life!

"Medicare Enrollment"
Guest: Matt Jetter
Recorded: November 20, 2020

You can choose a plan or choose to change your plan every year. Matt Jetter walks through the process of Medicare enrollment.

"Meals on Wheels"
Guest: Arlis Smidt
Recorded: September 4, 2020

Good nutrition is important at any age, especially for our older adult population; however, COVID-19 is preventing some from getting to the grocery store. As Arlis Smidt tells us, there's an organization driven to help make sure no one goes hungry.

"National Senior Center Month"
Guest: Carolina Padilla
Recorded: September 4, 2020

COVID-19: When many businesses were shutting down, one was ramping up; proactively thinking of ways to stay connected with those they serve. As Carolina Padilla shared, rather than have participants come to the Intercultural Senior Center, they are bringing the Intercultural Senior Center to them!

"Balance and Safety"
Guest: BevVan Phillips, OTR/L, CAPS
Recorded: July 10, 2020

Home modifications program coordinator for Key Complete Therapies, BevVan offers suggestions for improving balance where you live, work, learn and play.

"Powers of Attorney"
Guest: Catherine Swiniarski, J.D.
Recorded: July 10, 2020

Managing Attorney and owner of Elder Law of Omaha, Catherine tells us about legal documents that give one person the power to act for another person.

"Senior Community Activity Ideas during the Coronavirus"
Guests: Andrew & Hannah Diediker
Recorded: June 4, 2020

Co-Owners of Simple Senior Solutions, Andrew and Hannah talk about ways older adults can stay active and feel connected during COVID-19.

"COVID-19: Caring for a Vulnerable Population"
Guest: Annie Dyer
Recorded: June 4, 2020

Executive Director for Richmont Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care, Annie shares her community's journey through the pandemic.

"Milestones in Music"
Guest: Taylor Wyatt
Recorded: May 16, 2020

An education coordinator for an arts organization, professional musician, and Cathy's daughter, Taylor talks about her own Milestones in Music.

Ask Cathy what the greatest blessing in her professional career as an older adult advocate has been, and she will tell you the colleagues with whom she has had the privilege of working.

She has met the majority of them through an educational collaborative called Midlands Eldercare Network. Established in the late 1990’s, members gather monthly to network, learn, support, and encourage one another.

Cathy joined the network in 2003, and serves as facilitator and coordinator for the group.

It was this group who inspired her to produce and host a live, one-hour weekly radio program called “The Art of Aging.”  It aired from 2009 to 2014.

Many of her colleagues gave generously of their time and expertise to serve as guests on the program.

Cathy will circle back to many of them now, respectfully requesting they do the same for the bi-weekly podcast on this website.

Listeners are guaranteed to walk away from each 20-minute session learning something they didn’t know; something to help encourage independence and peace of mind.

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