Segment 1 (5:18): We start the show with the President of Clarity Group, Sally Stier. First hear about the multiple locations all over Western New York, including their brand new location. Next we discuss how important it is to have a local agent when it comes to your Medicare Plan as local agents know local plans and national plans. Then Sally tells us how we are in the middle of Open Enrollment for Medicare, and even if you don’t think you need to change your plan, it’s still a great idea to come in and see if there are new plans that may fit you better. Finally, we discuss what it means for Veterans when it comes to Medicare. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, you can call 716-393-3437 or visit HERE!
Segment 2 (19:22): Next we welcome Dr. Hopkins, Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Univera Healthcare. Today we are discussing how loneliness effects us and how to combat it. First Dr. Hopkins tells us what loneliness is and how critical our social connection is for our overall well being, both physical and emotional. Then we discuss how you can feel lonely even if you are around a lot of people- you can be lonely even if you are not socially isolated. Next hear how Seniors and Teens are the biggest groups to suffer from loneliness. Dr. Hopkins then tells us what can lead to loneliness, from health issues that keep it hard to interact with other people to major life transitions. Finally, we discuss how to combat loneliness. To learn more, please visit HERE!
Segment 3 (33:22): Paul, manager of our local SAS Shoes, is our next guest. We begin by talking about how once you reach 50, your feet begin having a decline in posture and feet problems begin. Paul tells us why this happens around that age and how many miles you walk in your first 50 years! Then we discuss the structure of your feet and how it declines with aging. Next we discuss how can we continue to keep moving and Paul tells us how the answer to this is a pair of SAS Shoes. We discuss the comfort and support a pair of shoes from SAS can provide, while still being stylish. Then Paul shares with us how by helping your feet you will in turn help your whole body. Finally, we discuss their Fall Sale and their Clearance Section. To learn more, please visit HERE!
Segment 4 (48:37): We wrap up the first half of our show with Julianne Lepo, CDFA, President, and owner of Turning Tides Financial. First hear how she can work with your attorney to make sure you get through your divorce on a positive financial side. She is here to keep you from being fearful of the financial picture of getting divorced. She is here to make you feel more comfortable with finances during the divorce process and years after your divorce. She can also explain all the financial information that maybe your spouse handled and can educate you on what you need to know. We then discuss how divorce can be difficult, but she can help make this as cordial and respectful as possible, while also leaving you being confident and comfortable with your finances. Finally, hear how she differs from your attorney and how they will work together to form the best team for you. To learn more about how Julianne can help you, please call 716-800-4290 or visit HERE!
Segment 5 (1:05:59): We start the second half of our show with Roxanne from Elder Care Solutions of Western NY. First hear how Roxanne is your advocate for having a plan in place for your loved one. We then discuss how this is a good time of year to talk to your loved ones about a plan while you’re together for the holidays. You may notice some changes in your loved ones and know that you need an advocate for their health care in case something happens. You need to be thinking about the “what if” moments. It’s a good time to ask about their wishes and sit down with Roxanne to get everything set up right for them. Finally, Roxanne tells us everything they can do for your loved one and your family. Put your mind at ease and sit down with the experts of Elder Care Solutions of Western New York! To learn more about this amazing company, please call 716-823-1476 or visit HERE!
Segment 6 (1:20:03): Next we welcome Rachel and Melissa from Erie County Senior Services and New York Connects. Linda first tells us about the program New York Connects and what wonderful services it provides. Melissa then tells us about the personal care services offered through Erie County Senior Services. Rachel then tells us about the education and counseling that is available through them. Erie County Senior Services is always here to help and never here to judge. Seniors and the family of a senior are welcome to receive help, education, and anything needed. Finally, Rachel and Melissa give us examples of the suggestions they can make to seniors to help them with whatever they are currently going through. To learn more about all of the incredible services available, please call Erie County Senior Services at 716-858-8526.
Segment 7 (1:32:01): Local discrimination attorney Lindy Korn joins us next. First we discuss how Lindy deals with discrimination and how it begins with hate and ignorance and we ask her where it comes from, especially in the workplace. Lindy tells us how a lot of HR offices are not there for the employee, but are loyal to the company and will manipulate your words to benefit the company. Next we welcome her client Rudi June and how his case is an example of how racism is allowed and ignored in the workplace by the higher ups. Rudi, who worked for the NY State Power Authority, tells us his story of how racism was ignored when he brought it up, and then his higher ups treated him like a trouble maker and found a way to get rid of him. You are not going to want to miss the details on Rudi’s case. To learn more about Lindy, please call 856-KORN or visit HERE!
Segment 8 (1:47:26): We wrap up the show with Brad, Brian, and Andy from Stamm Law Firm. Today we are discussing the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. We then discuss how Medicare only pays for certain things and how then Medicaid can step in. Then we discuss the two main kinds of Medicaid. Next we talk about some examples of when Medicare and Medicaid step in. Having someone like Stamm Law Firm on your side is a huge help when trying to navigate all of this confusing information. Finally, Andy tells us how they help their clients from feeling overwhelmed. To learn more about Stamm Law Firm, please visit HERE!