Seniors

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes State Representative Steve Samuelson to discuss protecting seniors from fraud and scams.

Rep. Samuelson serves the 135th Legislative District (Northampton County) and is the Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

(Original air-date: 9/10/2018)

Navigating the Elder Care Maze on Your Financial Choices

Jul 20, 2017

Guest host, James J. Ruggiero Jr., Esq. AEP®, Managing Partner at Ruggiero Law Offices, and his guest Theresa M. Kuhar, RN, BSN, Managing Director of IKOR Bucks & Lehigh, discuss: "Navigating the Elder Care Maze".
 

Jim and Theresea also answer questions live on the air during the program.

(Original air-date: 7/19/2017)

Pathstones by Phoebe on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 20, 2017

Eleanor Bobrow discusses a program called Pathstones by Phoebe which offers continuing care for seniors at home, providing all the services that a person might receive in the long-term care facility.

Eleanor speaks with Melanie Kohler, Executive Director of Pathstones by Phoebe, and Nancy Shelly, a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, who, along with her husband, is one of the many individuals using this service.

(Original air-date: 1/16/2017)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guest Stanley M. Vasiliadis, a certified elder law attorney, on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life.

Vasiliadis discusses how seniors can protect their assets from institutional demands when considering long-term care.

(Original air-date: 1/2/2017)

Host Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, CPE, Director of the Older Adults Behavioral Health Unit at Easton Hospital to discuss caring for older adults and the mental health issues that arise.

We are aware of Alzheimer and dementia, but what are the other mental health issues that are problematic for seniors? How do we recognize them? How do we know when it is time for us to seek professional help?

(Original air-date: 9/5/2016)
 

Senior Employment Help on Take Charge of Your Life

Jul 25, 2016

Eleanor Bobrow presents a follow-up to her previous discussion on the AARP's efforts to help those later in life succeed in their careers and achieve their goals.

Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass, Project Director for the AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) once again joins Eleanor. On this evening's program, Debbie Hetrick from the AARP agency also joins the discussion to focus on seeking and gaining employment when you're over 55.

(Original air-date: 7/18/2016)

The AARP Foundation began the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in the Lehigh Valley in 1985. For the past 31 years, SCSEP has been helping those 55 and older find employment by proving resources, training, and assistance.

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass who has been the Project Director for SCSEP for the past two years.

(Original air-date: 7/11/2016)

ITNLehighValley's Lois Favier on Take Charge of Your Life

Jul 12, 2016

Lois Favier, Executive Director of ITNLehighValley - Independent Transportation Network, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss providing transportation services to seniors and the visually impaired. This important service helps them maintain their independence.

(Original air-date: 7/4/2016)