Listen to the Senior Solution Radio Show on 105.9 KISS FM this Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, believing that these symptoms are a normal part of aging. This is of even greater concern for African Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition. Danielle Davis, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter makes a case for more education on dementia, and she invites listeners to a program on developing more effective communication strategies when the person with dementia has lost the ability to use words.
- July is Family Reunion Month, and guest Lynn Fuhler offers tips on how a well-planned reunion can bridge the geographic and emotional distance in today’s mobile society. She is a former tourism director of Clearwater Beach, Fl. and the author of “Secrets to Successful Events: How to Organize, Promote and Manage Exceptional Events and Festivals.”
- Learn how MI CHOICE – the care management program at the Detroit Area Agency on Aging – helps maintain the independence of older adults who might otherwise need to reside in a nursing facility. Paul Bridgewater talks with the manager of the program, JoAnn Knasiak.
- Kate White, Executive Director, Michigan Community Action Agency, talks about this network of agencies working to reduce poverty. She also describes the many low-income residents of Michigan who are not on the radar screen of policymakers.
- Ron Tatro, Vice President of Administration, Elder Law of Michigan, describes the “I Am…Senior Strong” campaign to profile active adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Funded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, the initiative invites nominations from the public.
- 81-year old Ernestine Shepherd – the oldest female body builder in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011 – remains a fitness buff. An inspiration to women of all ages, she underscores why “staying out of shape is an option.”
- Jason Alexander, with the Michigan Community Service Commission, makes a strong case for consumer advocacy to keep Michigan’s strong volunteer network in place.