Senior Radio Buffalo episode #466- 04/01/23

Senior Radio Buffalo episode #466- 04/01/23

Segment 1 (4:44): We start today’s show with Carly Szczygiel, a Registered Dietician and Case Manager for Univera Healthcare. First we talk about mindful eating. Carly tells us what this is, how it’s gotten a lot attention lately, and how it affects your relationship with food. Carly then does a piece of mindfulness with us with her cup of coffee to give us an example of what mindful eating entails. Next we discuss how mindful eating can be challenging and Carly walks us through the ways we can be more mindful. Finally, we talk about being intentional with the amount of time we give ourselves to have a meal. To learn more please visit HERE!

Segment 2 (18:56): Next we welcome Julianne Lepo, CDFA, President and owner of Turning Tides Financial. First we talk about why she started Turning Tides Financial to help women gain financial independence no matter what their situation is. She gives us some examples of what she is hearing from her female clients when they come to see her. She is here to make sure you understand what she is telling you, no matter how many times you need to talk to her. Then Julianne tells us some of the services she offers including investing, helping with retirement, and helping with divorce. Julianne is here to help with your finances, no matter if you’re widowed, divorced, etc. She is here to empower you! We then talk about the S3 savings plan and having a spending plan vs a budget. Finally, hear how you don’t have to have a lot of money to need to see her. She is here to help you making a spending plan and set you up in the best way. To learn more about how she can help you, please call 716-800-4290 or visit HERE!

Segment 3 (32:57): Then we are joined by Dr. John D. Picano, MD, Gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates and a Catholic Medical Partners Member Physician. Today we are discussing how March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and that it is now recommended to be screened for colorectal cancer at 45 and not wait until you are 50. First we discuss why the American Cancer Society lowered the age for cancer screening. Then Dr. Picano tells us some information about where the colon is, what the different colon screenings are, and why a colonoscopy is considered the gold standard. Finally we discuss who is at risk for getting colorectal cancer, what you can do to lower your risk of getting colorectal cancer, and if colorectal cancer can be cured. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Picano, or another physician at Gastroenterology Associates, call (716) 626-5250 or visit HERE! To find a Catholic Medical Partners member physician in any specialty, visit HERE! and click on “Provider & Facility Locator” at the top of the page.

Segment 4 (48:17): Next we welcome Dr. Steven Novelli, a Chiropractic Physician at, and owner of, Novelli Wellness Center. Dr. Novelli starts us off by discussing that it’s not about the pain, but what the pain is holding you back from. He discusses his team of doctors that will work with you to give you the best possible outcome. Sometimes curing your pain does need surgery and that’s why today Dr. Novelli brings with him Dr. Vigna, an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon from the reVive Spine Center. Dr. Vigna tells us how he and Dr. Novelli work as a team to find the best possible plan for the patients. He tells us they never jump right to surgery. They take the time to get to know the patient and show the patient their MRI and X-Rays so everyone understands and is on the same team. Both of these amazing doctors will take the time to get to know your individual situation. To learn more about the Novelli Wellness Center and everything Dr. Novelli can do for you, please call 716-45-SPINE or visit HERE! To learn about the reVive Spine Center and Dr. Vigna, please call  716-629-3338 or visit HERE!

Segment 5 (1:05:54): The second half of our show begins with Michael, Executive Director of the South Buffalo Community Association who is also running the Tosh Collins Senior Center. First we talk about how they were closed during Covid. Then hear how they have been reopened for about a year and a half and how much their memberships and programs are growing. Then Michael and Linda talk about the stereotypes of Senior Centers and how they are not correct– Senior Centers are SO much fun! Next we talk about some of their fitness classes. Finally, we talk about the importance of being social at your Senior Center and how much better it will be than just sitting at home alone. To learn more please visit HERE!

Segment 6 (1:21:01): Kerry Peek, Director of the Cheektowaga Senior Center, is our next guest. First we talk about how diverse our Senior Group is and all of the things Kerry hears that they want to do. Kerry is hearing how many seniors want to go back to work. She tells us how they are having a Senior Job Fair on April 26th, held at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, from 2-4pm. They are going to have employers there who have senior friendly, part time work. She also tells us some of the businesses that will be there and a group who can look over your resume. There is no registration needed for you to come to this event. The next piece of the Senior Job Fair is a dinner on April 26, that needs registration, but it is free to attend. There will be mini seminars between each part of the meal. To register for this event please call 716-686-3930. To learn more about the Senior Canter, please visit HERE!

Segment 7 (1:33:04): Next we talk about the topic of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). We will be discussing this topic with Dr. John Legarreta, a board-certified ophthalmologist providing comprehensive medical and surgical eyecare since 2015. He practices at Legarreta Eye Care and is also a Catholic Member Physician. First hear what AMD is. Next Dr. Legarreta tells us the symptoms and how they can vary depending on if it’s early state or late stage, including blurry vision. Then we discuss the differences between “wet” and “dry” Macular Degeneration. Next hear what the only way to get diagnosed is. Finally, hear the great news for patients with late stage dry Macular Degeneration. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Legarreta please call 716-633-2203 or visit HERE! To find a Catholic Medical Partner member physician in any specialty, please visit HERE!

Segment 8 (1:47:46): We wrap up today’s show with local discrimination attorney Lindy Korn. We start off by discussing how Lindy takes on age discrimination cases. She discusses how our senior population are very proud of their job or career and the hard work they do. Then if they are terminated for age related causes, they come see Lindy and Lindy tells us what she is hearing from her senior clients. We talk about the tremendous trauma caused by ending your work life by force instead of choice. This is where Lindy would suggest therapy to her clients by a therapist like Bradley Hamm who is in studio with us. Bradley Hamm is founder and therapist of A Peace of My Mind Licensed Clinical Social Work. He tells us what he is seeing with his clients and why it is so important to have therapy and how it is different from talking to family or friends. We discuss how he helps our senior community and how there is a stigma of our generation to not share how they’re feeling. To learn more about how Lindy can help you, please call 716-856-KORN or please visit HERE! To get in touch with Bradley Hamm who is accepting new patients, please call 716-421-6945.

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