Senior Radio Buffalo episode #506- 01/20/24

Senior Radio Buffalo
Senior Radio Buffalo
Senior Radio Buffalo episode #506- 01/20/24

Segment 1 (4:40): We start today’s show with exciting travel news with Barb Hughes from Webster Travel. First Linda introduces The Senior Radio Buffalo Travel Club. Barb and Linda discus all of the benefits of traveling together as a group– savings, new friendships, and more! The Travel Club provides opportunities to be in the know of all trips and being able to have the information on the trips you are interested in. Next we discuss the first upcoming meeting at Chef’s Restaurant on Tuesday, January 23rd. You can register through our Facebook page or our website. Barb then tells us what to expect at this meeting and the cost. You also don’t want to miss the information given about the voucher you will get! Then hear how there is no fee to be in the Club and the information you will receive in the upcoming months. Finally, Barb tells us about the exciting upcoming trip in October. To learn more please visit our website, our Facebook Page, or call/text Barb at 716 243 6284.

Segment 2 (19:28): Then we are joined by Brad and Brian Stamm from Stamm Law Firm. Today we are discussing the things that are changing when it comes to Nursing Homes. First hear the insane costs of nursing homes cost year– your jaw will drop. They share with us that one of the best way to pay for a nursing home is Medicaid, but you have to make sure you are eligible and that you sign up correctly. Stamm Law Firm can help you and your family save on nursing home costs by helping you plan ahead. Don’t let your loved ones be wiped out of their hard earned money. Brad and Brian then share with us what we can do today for ourselves and our family to be prepared for tomorrow. To learn more about Stamm Law Firm, please visit HERE!

Segment 3 (32:59): Next we welcome Mr. Fitness aka Richard Derwald! Richard is also a Senior Consultant over at Erie County Senior Services. First hear about Richard’s accomplishments in the fitness field as a senior. He believes you can do more than you think you can and you will go farther than you ever believe. Richard shares some of his history and how it led him to where he is today at age 88. A can do attitude will take you all of the way! Finally, we discuss how activity can have you leading a long and productive life. For more information about Erie County Senior Services, please call 716-858-8526. 

Segment 4 (47:21): We wrap up the first half of our show with Paul, manager of our SAS Shoes and today we start by talking about how having great shoes and healthy feet is a great way to enter the new year! 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 5 (1:05:56): The second half of our show begins with Dr. Hopkins, Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Univera Healthcare and today we are talking about mental health tips for caregivers so our caregivers do not struggle. First he tells us why the CDC is calling the rising number of unpaid caregivers a public health crisis. Dr. Hopkins then tells us the different types of strains caring for someone causes a caregiver. Next Dr. Hopkins tells us what can happen to a caregiver’s mental health while taking on the huge role of being a caregiver. Finally, we discuss what caregiver’s can do to take care of their own mental health. To learn more, please visit HERE!

Segment 6 (1:21:22): Then we welcome Rachel and Melissa from Erie County Senior Services New York Connects. Today we are discussing the important resource of New York Connects. There are so many services and links when you go through Erie County Senior Services, whether it is services in or out of the home. Next hear how if you call but are outside of Erie County, they can still link you with your local agency. They are here to help! Next we go into even greater detail of all of the resources and services they have to meet your needs. Whatever you are looking for, whether for yourself or a loved one, they can help! To learn more about all of the incredible services available, please call Erie County Senior Services at 716-858-8526. 

Segment 7 (1:33:00): Next Karen and Brian from Clarity Group are our next guests. Today we are discussing what to expect with Medicare now that it is the new year and Open Enrollment has ended. Karen begins by telling us what you may get in the mail now that Medicare Open Enrollment is over. Karen tells us to be sure you open your Medicare mail- especially your Evidence of Coverage document. And if you have any questions on your coverage, Clarity Group is here all year round to help answer those questions! Next we discuss what happens if your plan is not working for you– tune in to hear about the Special Enrollment Periods throughout the year. You may need to make a plan change and Clarity Group can help. Finally, Brian tells us how they can be sure you leave confident in choosing your plan. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, you can call 716-393-3437 or visit HERE!

Segment 8 (1:48:02): We wrap up the 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!

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