Boomers Today

Boomers Today

Boomers Today is a talk show where experts are interviewed on many of the issues facing boomers and an aging population.

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June 4, 2021 26 min
Following an executive career in life sciences, Richard Haiduck has had an active
retirement. His interests include cycling, hiking, volunteering, reading and family. He has recently interviewed 75+ retirees, as the basis for his book, "Shifting Gears; 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Meaningful Journeys in Retirement."
Sponsor: www.BeyondDrivingwithDignity.com
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Sarah Nord is an occupational therapist, Certified Dementia Practitioner & founder of Sensory for Dementia. She is passionate about supporting the sensory, cognitive, & emotional regulation needs of people across the lifespan.

Sarah has over 7 years of clinical experience with specialty training in sensory processing through the STAR Institute. She recognizes how sensory health impacts function, behavior, & relationships...
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May 21, 2021 27 min
As president of Safe Harbor Retirement Planning, Mark has served as a relentless retirement guide to thousands of individuals since 1986.

The secret to his longevity has been asking the questions other advisors simply don’t ask; it allows him to make the best decisions for each client’s unique situation and ensure retirement success.

Mark is a former radio talk show host, is an author, and has become the go-to financial educator in t...
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Katharine Esty, PhD, 86, is a best-selling author, practicing psychotherapist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of Boston. We’ll also discuss her recent book, Eightysomethings- A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding...
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May 7, 2021 27 min
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment
experience possible.
Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease preventi...
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April 30, 2021 28 min
Ben Rao is a life-long entrepreneur, philanthropist and senior care advocate who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Ben has published a book called Paying For Long-Term Care, which offers a comprehensive roadmap for families transitioning a senior into long-term care.

Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
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Wendy Boglioli is a featured speaker, long term care expert, healthy aging advocate and an Olympic gold medalist. Wendy brings professional versatility and captivating insight to audiences and clients across the country. Wendy’s message encourages everyone to take a holistic approach to their financial and physical outlook while her riveting personal story resonates and persuades.
Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
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Tara Faquir is Co-Founder and COO of Trustate. Tara earned her B.S. in economics from the University of Miami and her M.B.A. from Fox School of Business at Temple University. Tara has spent the past decade working at a variety of companies from Fortune 500s to Billion-dollar start-ups and with her she brings to Trustate a deep understanding of sales, operations, and team management along with a passion for learning and entrepreneur...
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Erin Galyean is a pharmaceutical sales trainer, professional speaker, and published author. In 1997, Erin lost her father, Mike, to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and in 2018, she lost her sister, Meghan, to a rare lung disease. These heartbreaking life events, combined with her professional experience, taught Erin how to effectively advocate for a patient. As a result, Erin’s vision in life is to share her knowledge with others so the...
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Dr. Judith Carney is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in mental health and well-being. She completed her master’s and doctoral degree at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds to address a wide range of clinical issues.

Dr. Carney is also a certified specialist in retirement transition, striving to help individuals make healthy adjustments ...
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Terri is the Founder and Owner of Terri K. Echarte Consulting and has over 30 years of experience in business, real estate finance, banking and client relations. Giving back to the community is an important initiative for Terri. She is a co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care – Miami Chapter. These giving circles raise money to bestow grants to local non-profits providing much needed programs and services throughout Miami Dade Coun...
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With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian Mintzer is an experienced therapist; retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach; consultant; speaker; and writer. Dorian has authored and co-authored several books and has been featured in a variety of media such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show and has given a Ted X talk focused on “Embracing your Bonus...
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Kit Pappenheimer and Lynnea Brinkerhoff are co-founders of Heartfelt Memorials,LLC. Lynnea is an ordained Interfaith Minister, a Disaster Chaplain, and "End of Life Doula". Kit is a former educator, teaching and running public schools and a long time hospice volunteer. Both are ICF certified Executive Coaches, employing heart-based, body-oriented and trauma-informed practices with a fierce belief in the resilience of the ...
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January 29, 2021 28 min
Julie Sursok is an inspiring breakthrough author of the best-selling book “I’m Now called a Senior WTF”. Julie is a senior herself. She has run her own successful businesses, performed on stage and television and is an award-winning recording artist. Julie emigrated from South Africa to Australia mastering the challenges of losing everything to rise back up again. And now with laughter, humility and life experience she is passion...
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Over the last decade Tzivya Green has worked with Seniors in different settings. She has worked as a Social Service Coordinator in a Skilled Nursing Facility and held a weekly dementia caregiver support group. Most recently, she obtained her Personal Care Home Administrator license and worked as an Executive Director at a Personal Care Home. Knowing that many are unaware of the eligibility, policies and process surrounding Medicaid...
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January 15, 2021 28 min
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing the cancer and heart disease related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father.
Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the...
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January 8, 2021 30 min
Kim Callinan is the President and CEO of Compassion & Choices, where she has had a leadership role in authorizing medical aid in dying into five new jurisdictions. She launched the Finish Strong initiative, which includes a book and suite of new tools to empower patients to take charge of the final chapter of their lives. Kim is frequently invited to speak at conferences, testify before state legislatures, conduct policy briefi...
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December 29, 2020 28 min
As founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, Matt Gurwell’s mission is to provide strategies and guidance to seniors that will help them to continue driving safely until the decision is made to retire from their driving career. He also provides an excellent array of services and resources for both families and professionals as they deal with this very sensitive issue. Matt currently lectures throughout the United States on topics relat...
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December 18, 2020 29 min
Tim Sutton is a 31 year veteran police officer who has worked with hundreds of families dealing with cognitive issues. He has traveled the country for 12 years educating audiences on understanding the behaviors related to Dementia with his goal to promote peaceful interactions for positive outcomes.

Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
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December 11, 2020 26 min
Mexican-born Zarela Martinez rewrote the story of Mexican cuisine in the U.S. when she opened her game-changing New York restaurant “Zarela” in 1987. This legendary dining spot replaced culinary stereotypes with brilliant, fearless explorations of regional Mexican specialties embedded in their own distinctive contexts.

Martinez is the author of Food from My Heart), The Food and Life of Oaxaca, and Zarela’s which was also the compan...
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