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Twelve years ago, Dan Buettner visited communities around the world known for having many centenarians (people who live to be 100 or older), including Okinawa in Japan, the Barbagia region of Sardinia and the Seventh Day Adventist enclave in California. Buettner, an author and longevity expert, called these areas “Blue Zones.” He and his team of re…
 
The good news is it's never too late to adopt new habits and improve your lifestyle. Danna King, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University and the author of a study chronicling the declining health of baby boomers speaks about his own past research that proves that making healthy changes can produce measurable and signi…
 
The research. The National Institute on Aging study found that the MIND Diet lowered Alzheimer's risk by 35% for people who followed it moderately well and up 53% for those who adhered to it rigorously. How does this program work? Starting doesn't mean making drastic changes overnight. Instead, you begin by making small changes that seem most manag…
 
Join us as we discuss Hope. Our special guest is Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Susan has been an oncology social worker for thirty years and specializes in the development and provision of psychosocial support services for people with cancer and their loved ones. Susan is a licensed clinical social worker and Manager of Patient and Family Servic…
 
Why is America divided about COVID-19 injections, boosters and anything to do with the subject? Sit back and listen to about 15 minutes that may shed some light on what people that do not agree with your point of view are thinking. Perhaps it will help us all be more accepting of people that have a different point of view. Maybe... The goal of this…
 
Shingles - Fact & Fiction What Is Shingles? About a third of all Americans will get it in their lifetimes. That’s 1 million per year. Half of the people who reach age 85 will have had shingles at some point. Myth: It’s Not Contagious The open blisters of the rash can’t pass on shingles, but they can spread the chickenpox virus to someone who’s neve…
 
Connie Podesta 25 years. Two million people. 1,000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author. Seven books. Former Radio/TV personality. Comedienne. Human Behavior Expert. And…( what we all probably could use now and then)….a Therapist Bottom line: Get ready! To dig deeper, laugh harder and learn more about how TO GET MORE OUT OF WHA…
 
Dr. Applegate and I will be discussing brain health in the context of seniors 50 and older. Subjects include foods that boost brain health and slow aging, evaluating vitamins and supplements including memory supplements, available commercial diets plans, and their benefits and risks, and much more. Dr. Applegate's books are available at www.Seniors…
 
Nearly 95% of older adults are taking prescription drugs that increase their risk of falling. In 1999, less than 60 percent of seniors were taking drugs that affected their likelihood of falling; by 2017, that figure surged to nearly 90%. Mark will be discussing the findings that studies have concluded are important because they highlight how a ris…
 
Does Eating Organic Make a Difference? The debate over rather it makes sense to spend the extra money for organic products rages on. Mark will discuss the latest information on organics and the pros and cons. Latest Scams Targeting Seniors The latest scams revolve around COVID-19 and vaccines The development of COVID-19 vaccines has got the scammer…
 
Let's talk about reversing aging. Reversing aging doesn't mean salads and treadmills. By understanding how you can reverse aging and live longer based on your personal situation, you can reverse aging and optionally enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. Wish you could turn back the clock? Despite scientific advancements and efforts to stop or revers…
 
Scott Schober joins Seniors50to120. Scott is CEO of Berkeley Vaitronics Systems in Metuchen, New Jersey to discuss his new book 'Senior Cyber'. Scott is a highly sought after cybersecurity expert for media appearances and commentary as well as technical speaking engagements. Scott is also the author of several books about technology and cyber secur…
 
Secrets of RVing on Social Security Special Guest: Jerry Minchey is the author of 17 books, holds 5 patents, is a private pilot with an instrument rating, has a BS in Electrical Engineering, MBA from USC, and an OPM from Harvard. Jerry is now semi-retired and is the founder of the website, LifeRv.com. As an engineer and a business manager, Jerry ha…
 
Special Guest: Dr. Jennifer Anderson - Family Medicine, Cannabinoid Medicine Dr. Jennifer Anderson joins Seniors50to120 to discuss CBD and THC. Dr. Anderson brings a unique perspective to the discussion. Her passion for Cannabinoid medicine started 4-years ago when her son with intractable epilepsy had failed all treatments and she was forced to cl…
 
Our cultural stereotype of older men offers a sharp contrast to the emotional reality of loneliness. We focus on “socially desirable” messages such as retired men playing golf, fishing, or acting as the patriarch of family events. However, for many older men loneliness is a chronic problem, and for a large number it is a recent (since retirement) e…
 
We have all been under some sort of lockdown over the past 15 or 18 months. Isn't it time to plan a great experience in a big way? Senior community experts agree that now is the best time to start planning. Planning Your Best Vacation Combine - incredible way to see a place - trip customized to your situation and trip goals - a place you either lov…
 
I like guarantees when traveling. I like to think I got the best deal possible. I'm sure you do too. BOTTOM LINE CheapAir is excellent for cheap airline tickets and last-minute deals. If you don't mind that fares are nonrefundable, you'll enjoy the wallet-friendly travel deals on its website. PROS Discounted fares and travel deals Price-match promi…
 
If you think you might have a magnesium deficiency talk to your doctor about having an RBC blood test to determine if you should, or should not go on a magnesium supplement. Without this simple blood test you are shooting in the dark. The last thing you want is to have too much magnesium in your system which can have adverse health effects. Past st…
 
What happens when you walk one-mile a day? What happens when you walk 100-miles in a month? Racking up steps and miles by walking is arguably one of the easier forms of exercise. Benefits - Boost in body image Your concentration will improve Struggling with pain. Walk. You will lose weight if that is your goal Your digestion will improve Your risk …
 
Join Mark as he interviews Dr. Ken Weizer from Providence Bradley J. Stuvland Integrative Medicine Clinic about his cancer diagnosis, his journey from Hollywood Director to Doctor, and his hopes for the future of treating patients. Ken Weizer, N.D., is a cancer survivor who has a deep personal commitment to serving cancer patients. By listening and…
 
Today, I talk about people that have lived to be 100. We have some people that have shared their secrets to a long, healthy life. And I thought it'd be kind of fun to share this because it's interesting. One of the world's oldest living man's suggestions is to be sure that you eat plenty of cake. What is the secret to living a long, healthy life? A…
 
Over fifty-percent (50%) of those born in 2000 are expected to live past 100. The latest estimate is 103. While many researchers use to believe that living longer only brought seniors more years of disability, it's now widely accepted that regular healthy behaviors like eating a nutritious diet, exercise based on each of our situations, healthy sle…
 
Marsha gladly admits to being a baby boomer. Yes, I’m a Baby Boomer who grew up with “The Brady Bunch”. Many times when I introduce myself, the person responds with, “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha.” Marsha has a great deal of experience helping people maneuver through Medicare. New employees in two large companies attended her New Employee Benefits Orient…
 
I never get tired of sharing this: A life insurance policy is an asset. If a senior is not going to keep their life insurance policy—for whatever reason—you have a protected property right to sell that policy. In many cases, you’ll receive significantly more than if you simply lapsed or surrendered the policy back to the issuing insurance company. …
 
Finding out a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed, but all those who care about that person. Walt discusses his journey as a caregiver for 32 months after his wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can…
 
Recently I wrote at in a blog and used the word “app”. Someone e-mailed me and asked me “I enjoyed your blog … but, can you please explain, what is an ‘app’?” Talk about a reality check! It was a perfect reminder of a lesson I know to be true and often preach, but in this case didn’t live up to. We sometimes throw about the latest technology words …
 
Today's show is titled 'Diagnosis Cancer. Now What? Now what we're going to discuss what you and your caregiver needs to consider if you have been diagnosed with cancer. I know when my dad was diagnosed in April of 2001, with multiple myeloma, my mother and I and the rest of the family, we were completely lost. We didn't know what to do. We didn't …
 
Product & Service Review A low-cost internet provider & computer supplier for qualified seniors. I first read about PC's for People's internet program in November of 2020. After reading about the program, I called PC's for People, which was a great experience to learn more about the program. We have also had the opportunity to test the required $90…
 
It is the new year when we review the past year and look forward to the New Year. This podcast is title 'Senior Fraud and Senior Scam Alerts.' We are going to take a quick view back in 2020 and look forward to 2021. I will be doing a series of Senior Fraud and Senior Scam Alerts throughout 2021. We all probably know a family member or friend that h…
 
HOW WE RATED & REVIEWED THE JITTERBUG SMART 2 Smart Phone & Service My mother, wife, and I decided to do a 3-way Review & Rating with the Jitterbug 2, its software that is geared to a senior customer base, and the Great Call's partnership with Verizon. We started the Review on December 3rd, 2020, on receipt of the Jiggerbug 2's. Ease of use of the …
 
Under sleeping is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, type two diabetes, and cognitive decline. However, there is some good news here. Researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa recently analyzed results from seven studies that used various methods to increase sleep duration, and they found that when people get mor…
 
Senior50to120.com's podcasts, website, and blog share practical ways to live a healthy, extended, active, financially secure senior life based on your current situations and goals. To provide reviews of products and services for seniors. To report senior fraud & scams. Join Mark for a 12-minute introduction to Seniors50to120.com.…
 
"Dealing with an illness like cancer can change your relationships with the people in your life." After cancer treatment, the way you relate to others - your family members, dating life, friends, and co-workers - can be adversely affected. During and after cancer, you have a new normal. Not just for you, but it can also be difficult for those in yo…
 
“Just as cancer treatment affects your physical health, it affects the way you feel, think, and the way you do things around you.” The mental and emotional effects that come after treatment can be devastating. Listen as Mark Burright discusses these effects and provides some tips for facing them. Join us for the third installment of our Care After …
 
It’s understandable that sexuality may not be the primary focus for many cancer patients, at least not right away. Sexuality is an incredibly personal topic, and each person’s experiences, feelings, and expectations are unique. But at some point, whether because of sexual changes, relationship issues, or difficulties with fertility, patients realiz…
 
"Although your treatment has ended, you are still coping with how it affects your body." In this second part of our current series, Mark Burright talks about fatigue and pain as it is related to the cancer journey after treatment. He'll give some suggestions about how to deal with these effects and things to discuss with your primary care provider.…
 
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