Segment 1 (4:00): We start today’s show with Brad, Brian, and Andy from Stamm Law Firm and today we are talking about estate planning. Everyone has an estate- whether you think you do or not. The holidays is a good time to look back at your year, look at the changes in your family, and then look ahead and at what you want for your family. If you’re not on top of your estate, then you lose that power and control if you are not prepared. Brad tells us the “Basic Three” and the importance of them for your and your family when it comes to the future. He tells us why you need these and the one thing that people need to understand when it comes to your will. Brian then shares what documents you have that have beneficiaries and how they go outside the will. This is information you are not going to want to miss! To learn more about Stamm Law Firm, please visit HERE!
Segment 2 (19:10): Next we welcome the President of Clarity Group, Sally Stier. First hear when Medicare Open Enrollment ends and how important it is so come see Clarity Group! Sally tells us that your plan may have made some changes that you need to know about and how there are some awesome choices for plans for 2024. Sally tells us how plans have added new benefits. If you don’t come in and check the plans out, you are really cheating yourself. Next we talk about veterans and the plans for them. Then hear about how you can choose local or national plans. Finally, Sally tells us what they will check for you and show you on other plans that can benefit you– some even buy you new sneakers! To learn more or to schedule an appointment, you can call 716-393-3437 or visit HERE!
Segment 3 (32:05): Then we are joined by Paul, manager of our local SAS Shoes. Start the new year off right with a new pair of shoes from SAS and enjoy the SAS Experience! Then Paul tells us how a gift card could be a great gift for someone who wants to try the SAS Experience. Paul shares with us that their level of customer service is like the fantastic service given in past times. Then we discuss how our feet change so much when we become seniors and having a pair of SAS Shoes can support that. Finally, Paul and Linda talk about the end of year cards. You are definitely going to want to tune into this and hear all about it! To learn more about their amazing shoes, please visit HERE!
Segment 4 (46:43): We wrap up the first half of our show with Lou Billittier Jr from Chef’s Restaurant. First Lou tells us some other jobs he had, but how he always stayed with the restaurant. They have been around for 100 years and that is thanks to their amazing Western New York customers! Next he tells us what it is that has kept them around for so long. Lou then goes into great detail about their 100 year celebration and all of the awesome things they put together. Lou then tells us how amazing it is to see second and third generations coming in. Finally, we discuss their pickup window. To learn more about Chef’s, please visit HERE!
Segment 5 (1:05:25): The second half of our show starts with Rachel and Melissa from Erie County Senior Services New York Connects and today we are talking about the Erie County Caregiver Support Program. First hear who the program is for and the services offered included short term respite stay and safety services. If you call Erie County New York Connects, they will triage you to the team who can provide the caregiver support resources. There are endless services available to help as a caregiver and they can help you find the resources that are the best fit. Finally, we discuss what else New York Connects offers. To learn more about all of the incredible services available, please call Erie County Senior Services New York Connects at 716-858-8526.
Segment 6 (1:19:03): Our next guest is 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 7 (1:31:58): Roxanne from Elder Care Solutions of Western NY joins us for this segment. Today we are discussing why it is so important to have a plan in place for yourself or your loved one if something medical happens. Roxanne can help navigate the situation and be your advocate. She can also help with the financial side of things and work with your attorney’s, so that everyone on the team is happy and in control. Roxanne then tells us the huge importance of a Power of Attorney and how it will help you or your loved one in a crisis. Roxanne is an expert in helping figure out the costs of care and getting through the conversation of money. 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 8 (1:46:57): We wrap up the show with Dr. Hopkins, Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Univera Healthcare and today we are talking about loneliness in ourselves or a loved one. Today we are focusing on how it can impact our Senior population. First Dr. Hopkins tells us the two main groups that experience loneliness the most: teenagers and seniors. Then he tells us why Seniors experience so much loneliness and social isolation. This ranges from health to financial stress, which all lead to social withdrawal. Then we discuss how the pandemic had such a huge impact on seniors and their social time. Finally, we discuss what we can do to help ourselves or other Seniors to not have the feeling of loneliness. To learn more, please visit HERE!