Senior Living on the Suncoast

Senior Living on the Suncoast

After working with the senior living population up and down the Suncoast of Florida for over a decade, Steve Bennet-Martin and his network of experts in the field of senior living are now ready to share their expertise with you! This weekly podcast will focus on relevant topics to living a fuller life as we all get older, no matter how young we are right now.

Episodes

May 7, 2021 35 min

Steve discusses Alzheimer's and it's relateded behaviors with guest expert, Dr. Angelo Domingo

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Steve Bennet-Martin welcomes back Therapy Manager, Margaret Clark, on to discuss ways for seniors to cook safely in their own home. Margaret has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota for over three decades and has a passion for helping seniors live as independently as they safely can.?

Topics Discussed Include:

  • Encompass Health Rehabiltation Hospital and what Acute Rehab is
  • Meal Preparation
  • Important of a good ...
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    April 23, 2021 26 min

    Steve Bennet-Martin invites Linda Odom, the Director of Creative Connections at Encompass Health Rehabilition Hospital of Sarasota on to discuss the importance of expressive arts.

    Topics Discussed Include:

  • Encompass Health Rehabilition Hospital of Sarasota
  • Art therapy versus expressive arts
  • The power of art on the brain and mind
  • What are expressive arts?
  • Miracles though art and music
  • Call Encompass for help today at 941-921-8600

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    Steve Bennet-Martin invites Therapy Manager, Margaret Clark, on to discuss ways for seniors to live safely in their own home. Margaret has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota for over three decades and has a passion for helping seniors live as independently as they safely can. 

    Topics Discussed Include:

  • Encompass Health Rehabiltation Hospital and what Acute Rehab is
  • Fall Stastitics and their Impact
  • Diagnosis ...
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    March 10, 2021 33 min

    Steve helps define Guardianship in regard to senior care and planning with the assistance of Anne Ridings from Ridings Case Management and Fiduciary Services and Sierra Butler from Butler Elder Law.

    For more information contact our guests:
    Anne Ridings: https://ridingssolutions.com/
    Sierra Butler: http://www.butlerelderlaw.com/

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    March 3, 2021 20 min

    Steve Bennet-Martin kicks off Season 2 with special guest expert, Dr. Suzanne Vass. After two careers, one as an ER Doctor at Venice Bayfront Hospital, and one in the Air National Guard, she is now the owner of ER2YOU. She helps share her expertise on how to keep your heart healthy!

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    February 24, 2021 1 min

    Host Steve Bennet-Martin provides a release date for Season 2, along with some important updates to our format designed to make our material more accessible to all!

    Stay Healthy and Stay Happy!

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    January 11, 2021 28 min

    Steve Bennet-Martin sits down with the Suncoast CARE Awards Doctor of the Year, Angelo Domingo, to discuss Parkinson's Disease.

    News and Updates:
    January Marketing Mania for Professionals- January 28th at 11:30 at HarborChase of Sarasota

    Topics Discussed- Defining Parkinson's Disease, early signs of the disease, the role of dopamine in the disease, how it can affect your memory, Lewy-Body dementia, what confabulation is, and m...

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    With a New Year comes news of the COVID vaccine being made available to many in Sarasota county, as well as the state as a whole.  Listen to find out how you are eligible, how the phases are planned to be rolled out, and what to expect when getting the vaccine.

    Visit the Sarasota County website here to Registration and Information: https://www.scgov.net/government/health-and-human-services/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine

    For mo...

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    December 21, 2020 11 min

    Steve welcomes Crystal Whitley, his new Director of Wellness at Heartis Venice, to the show. With no new updates for the week of December 12th, instead Steve and Crystal discuss some homeopathic ways to help stay calm and centered during the holidays. From literal crystals and puppy kisses to purposeful breathing and essential oils, you're sure to find a new way to relax during this holiday season.

    Stay Happy and Healthy!

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    December 14, 2020 2 min

    Host Steve Bennet-Martin provides Senior Living updates for the week of December 14th, 2020.

    Professionals- Marketing Mania Ugly Christmas Sweater Zoom with Seniors Blue Book is this Thursday at 10am

    Seniors and Caregivers- Doc Talks from Seniors Blue Book this Thursday at 9:30 am features Dr. Dattilo of Coastal Orthopedics.

    Stay tuned for some amazing experts in 2021, including the Suncoast's Doctor of the Year, Dr. Angelo Doming...

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    December 7, 2020 3 min

    Updates for seniors, caregivers, and professionals for the week of December 7th, 2020.

    Caregivers and Seniors- Heartis Venice is having an open house Christmas in Mexico celebration 12/16. Space is limited due to social distancing so call 941-499-1800 to RSVP

    Professionals- Seniors Blue Book is having their Holiday Party and Ugly Sweater Contest on 12/17 at 10am. RSVP to Brittany at BJennings@SeniorsBlueBook.com

    Stay tuned for gue...

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    November 30, 2020 3 min

    Steve Bennet-Martin provides a brief update on Senior Living news and updates for the week of November 30th, 2020.

    Stay tuned for longer episodes with some amazing guest experts!

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    November 23, 2020 59 min

    Steve Bennet-Martin and Brittany Jennings host the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards, recorded live on Saturday November 21st, 2020. Listen to hear the winners in over 40 categories of senior care up and down the Suncoast.

    Note: This is the LIVE video recording of the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards 2020. While we have shortened some gaps in the audio, there might be visual referrences that will not be seen in this format. You can find the vi...

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    Steve welcomes back Jon Hankley, the Director of Business Development at Encompass Health, to help add Acute Rehab, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy to our Caregiver Glossary. 

    For those listening the week of November 16th, 2020:
    You can pie Steve and other professionals in the face at the Sarabella Welcome Center. Call 941-302-5420 for more information.
    Go to Parkinson Place's website for their monthly calendar of free ...

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    In the first live recording of Senior Living on the Suncoast, Steve welcomes back local expert Brittany Jennings to help give updates on Seniors Blue Book, as well as the planning they are putting into the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards, premiering two weeks from this episode's launch!

    Are you a profession listening live-ish? Check out Seniors Blue Book Facebook page for info on both their Marketing Mania and the CRC meeting Wednes...

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    Steve and Sierra provide an update on the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards and give updates on community events before transition over to Nafi Cunningham from Statum Health Care. Nafi helps add "Hospice" "Palliative Care" and  the "My Lif,e My Choice" program to our caregiver glossary.

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    In this segment of our Caregiver Glossary series our local Private Duty expert, Chazsady Davis, returns to the show.

    Events the week of October 26th:
    Mystery at the Manor- Westminster Manor on Thursday October 29th from 11:30-1pm
    SCAN's Halloween Fundraiser at Heartis Venice on Friday October 30th from 10am-4pm - call 941-499-1800 to RSVP

    Chazsady Davis from Home Instead Senior Care defines Private Duty what an Intake Assessment i...

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    In the third entry of our Caregiver Glossary series we welcome back Elli and Mark Baldwin from Sunways Assisted Living Concierge. Before they help host Steve Bennet-Martin define Assisted Living, Senior Placement Services, Executive Director, and Director of Nursing, we get an update on our community events, as well as the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards featuring Sierra Butler from Butler Elder Law!

    October Events

    Heartis Venice Hallowe...

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    Steve gives an update on the Suncoast Senior CARE Awards - make your nominations today at https://happylifepod.com/

    He is then joined by Cindy Zimmerman from Accomplished Home Health to define Home Health, the Sarasota County Aging Network, and the Sarasota County Senior Advocacy Council- three important resources for any caregiver!

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