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The Help Choose Home podcast features relevant information about the choices in home care available to individuals and their loved ones. Host Merrily Orsini, along with guests from all facets of the home care industry, provide valuable help, encouragement and resources to those considering the option of aging in place.
 
Aging GreatFULLy will inspire unbridled life enthusiasm while broadening your thoughts about growing older. Kelley incites a Life unstoppable! outlook and encourages people to live life through their Bucket List! Commonly known for saying, “It’s all about perspective, Kelley will have you rethinking your anterior perspectives on aging, and soon you too will delightfully accede to your own amazing aging adventures and do so in the spirit of greatFULLness!
 
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In this stereotype shattering Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment, we welcome Dr. Katharine Esty, PhD, a practicing psychotherapist and author of Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness. A widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well, Esty imparts incredible wisdom …
 
Everyone has a story but many of us choose to keep them in the quiet crevices of our memory bank. But what if you were inspired to share your story beyond your own cognitive archive and actually put pen to paper? What would your story or even stories be about? What would they say about you and the life you’ve lived? What messages might they hold fo…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Sheila McMackin , a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Wellspring Personal Care , and founder and past president of the Home Care Association of America. Sheila has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Advisory Board, and on …
 
In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy we celebrate the gifts of growing older; including the value and beauty in wisdom shared across generations with special guest, author TV Host, Gregory Landsman, one of the world’s most noted wellness and beauty experts. While some societal views continue to associate aging with loss, the reality is that aging of…
 
At a time when many are looking for stories and examples of individuals who have triumphed in adversity – for ways our own unique ingenuity, humor, resilience, and belief in ourselves can carry us out of the depths of despair back into the light of an exciting new life we bring you an unbelievable true story that will inspire and bring joy. We welc…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Edo Banach , JD, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization . He has worked as the Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Associate General Counsel at the Visiting Nurse…
 
Midlife Crisis is a familiar term that conjures up all kinds of images and behaviors. But what if we flipped the narrative and instead, enjoyed Midlife NO Crisis?! Enter age activist, Martha Beck Institute-Certified Life Coach, and heath coach, Lisa Levine, author of just that book, Midlife No Crisis: An Audacious Guide to Embracing 50 and Beyond. …
 
We’ve been social distancing for so long; we know those rules. So as vaccines become more readily available throughout the country and even the world, many older adults are wondering, Now What? It leaves us with many new questions. Dr. Ronan Factora is Staff in the Center for Geriatric Medicine and Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellow…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Bill Dombi, Esq., the President of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice , where he also serves as the Director for the Center for Healthcare Law, and the Executive Director of the Homecare and Hospice Financial Managers Association. With nearly 40 years of experience in health ca…
 
Prepare to be inspired and explore “What is Enough” in this soul-enhancing Aging GreatFULLy episode with Treveal C.W. Lynch, a Self-Worth Specialist and Founder of iamthepossible®, a self-development company built on the philosophy that “I and my possibilities are one and the same; everything I hope to be tomorrow I already am today.” Treveal is th…
 
You may have heard the voice of today’s guest before … but these days she’s using it to echo a different message, inviting everyone to Reclaim Your Right to Grow Old! Once dubbed “the most heard voice in America” by New York Times, Kathleen O’Brien was the voice of directory assistance throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. If you dialed 411 at any time f…
 
Home may be where the heart is … but perhaps each home takes on its own symbolic heart too. In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy we put the spotlight on HOME. Specifically, The Heart of Home, as we welcome special guest, Merrily Orsini, for home care conversations every listener will truly appreciate! Merrily Orsini is Founder and Board Chair of cor…
 
It’s been a question since the dawn of time. And truth be told, one you have probably pondered many times in your own life. What REALLY happens when we DIE? Depending on beliefs, faith, and views, our ideas about this, can certainly vary. But imagine being part of an experience that you never saw coming. One that led you down a path of discovery, w…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Beth Cavenaugh , a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and author of Some Light at the End , An End-of-Life Guidebook for Patients and Their Caregivers. Her book is an invitation to walk towards the powerful end of life instead of running away from it. Beth has been a hospice nurse for…
 
We can’t see them, we often don’t even think about them … but make no mistake about it – our telomeres TELL a lot about our health, wellness and longevity. Join us for this incredibly insightful and educational episode as we welcome guest, Dr. Darrel Misak, ND, RPh, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Licensed Pharmacist, who runs a private naturopa…
 
Have you craved a little more zest in your life? Do you feel like you’re missing out of life’s FUN factor? Well buckle up for this Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment as we welcome special guest, Jean Ketcham, who will awaken your Aging But Dangerous kind of living! Years ago, Jean made the conscious decision to live a life of fun, spirit…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Dr. Fran Hoh , an Advanced Practice Nurse board-certified in hospice and palliative care and the founder and CEO of Palliative Rx. Palliative Rx offers live online programs in elderly health care education for families and patients who have been diagnosed with serious chronic illness, with spe…
 
Life is full of NEXTS … but some are truly a crossroad that will determine our entire trajectory and that single choice can rest in how our life will unfold. In this powerfully liberating Aging GreatFULLy episode, we welcome guest Dr. David Phelps, DDS, author of WHAT’S YOUR NEXT? The Blueprint for Creating Your Freedom Lifestyle. Dr. Phelps experi…
 
Join this must listen power-hour of enlightYOUment certain to build self-esteem, and help you discover your super-hero within (NO CAPE needed), overcome obstacles, get unstuckified, bid farewell to self-limiting beliefs, and create more magic in your life than you’ve ever imagined to create the life you desire! Are you one of the millions of people…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Ken Albert , RN, Esq., president and CEO of Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice . Androscoggin is an independent nonprofit home healthcare organization in central Maine that has been serving about nine counties and 185 communities for the last 55 years. Ken has a varied background in health…
 
Join us for a journey like no other to destination delight and self-discovery! Aging GreatFULLy welcomes special guest, Tracy LaLonde, author of The Joychiever Journey: Evade Burnout, Surpass Your Goals and Out-Happy Everyone. In this episode, we unpack a life-enhancing and powerful topic as Tracy invites listeners to change their lives simply by m…
 
In this powerful episode of Aging GreatFULLy we celebrate the beauty and grace of aging GreatFULLy and gracefully with less stress and powerful practices and approaches with one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world, Gregory Landsman, TV Host and Best-Selling author! Gregory definitely embraces many of the same ideologie…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Kevin Heraty, Chief Development Officer of Cantata Adult Life Services. Originally founded as The British Home in 1920 and opened in 1924 by the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), Cantata is a nonprofit organization that provides care for a diverse population and offers a variety of services to…
 
Aging GreatFULLy continues its tribute to Love in February as we shift our focus to a Love Made Simple! Can you imagine? How amazing a thought! In this must-listen episode, we welcome guest Juan Lee, author of Love Made Simple: A Guide to Inner Peace, Contentment, and Success, who joins us to share his wisdom and powerful principles of love. For ov…
 
In this Special Valentine’s episode of Aging GreatFULLy we simplify love like never before as we welcome world renowned guest and author of dozens of best-selling books, including the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, Dr. John Gray, to the power-hour of enlightYOUment! USA Today list…
 
In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy, we’re turning up the LOVE! After all, February is known as the month of love … among other things! But for some, love feels more like an encrypted code! But what if you had the secret combination to crack the code for everlasting love? Perhaps it’s not love that is complicated, but instead our ability to underst…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH). Serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley region since 1907, VNH is a nonprofit organization that provides nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and personal care se…
 
Who doesn’t want more bliss in their lives? What if you had a Big Bliss Blueprint to reclaim what matters most and harvest all the bliss you ever thought imaginable? That’s the focus of this Aging GreatFULLy episode as we bring you barrels of inspiration towards uncovering and taking ownership of your bliss! Join us for this transformative hour as …
 
Have there been times in your life you feel food is the enemy in your battle to get fit and lose those extra pounds? What if you could make a Peace trEATy with food? We love food! It’s nourishing, vital and of course, enjoyed in so many ways! So, let’s make peace with and sense of this important part of our lives once and for all! Join us for an em…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Michelle Woodbrey, CDP, CSA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors. Founded in 2011, 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors offers referral and coaching services to older adults and their families who are exploring aging care options. Michelle, and her co-founder sister…
 
Hacking Chemo isn’t just a far-off dream that we’ll be talking about in this Aging GreatFULLy episode, it’s what today’s guest actually did! And, she wrote the book on it too, Hacking Chemo: Using Ketogenic Diet, Therapeutic Fasting, and a Kick-ass Attitude to Power Through Cancer. Join us for an incredible power-hour of enlightYOUment as we welcom…
 
Have you dreamed of Kicking Pain in the pASSt? In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy, we combat PAIN like never before because if we’re going to get in the full light of living our best life now, we don’t want pain to impede our best of plans. And while pain definitely can be a quality-of-life spoiler, not all pain is bad. Join this amazing conversat…
 
It's finally here, happy New Year 2021! There’s so much to celebrate and this year the focus is on YOU! But instead of making a long list of New Year’s resolutions, this year, we’re doing something different on the Aging GreatFULLy show. Don’t miss this power-hour of enlightYOUment, as we welcome returning guest, Brendon Watt, Speaker and Best-Sell…
 
What better time to talk about finances than right after the Christmas presents are opened and spending has been done? Join us for this power-hour of enlightYOUment where we invite you to do something rather unconventional … that is, Don’t Retire, Graduate! That’s right, and that’s the book and podcast by this week’s guest as well! Welcoming specia…
 
In this holiday episode of Aging GreatFULLy, you’re invited to grab a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite beverage, snuggle in with your favorite blanket or get warm by the fire place for an old-fashioned Christmas story time special. Show host, gerontologist Holley Kelley, has written special and heartwarming Christmas stories just for listeners! Ke…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Sara Wilson, president and CEO of Home Assist Health, Inc. A nonprofit organization which serves Arizona residents in greater Maricopa County, Home Assist Health, Inc. helps private pay and Medicaid clients pursue independent lifestyles in the comfort and familiarity of home. An innovative leader i…
 
In this week’s Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment, we take you on a surprising adventure of insight and illumination of the spiritual kind! Join us, as we bring you a sought-after guest who is known for being courageous and fearless in faith regarding his destiny towards breaking through every level taking him to a Permanent State of Lib…
 
From a very young age we are very impressionable and we carry those experiences forward as we grow older. Depending on our circumstances, and the way we interpret them, that can help or hinder the way encounter life as adults. Add a dose of expectations to the mix and we just might have a recipe for disappointment. Enter Rewire expert, Bob Doyle to…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Steven Landers, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. With a history of bringing care to people for over 100 years, VNA Health Group is the largest nonprofit provider of community home health and hospice services in New Jersey. VNA Health Group also provides in-home…
 
In this special “Feast of Gratitudes” Giving Thanks episode we invite everyone to join us at our Aging GreatFULLy Thanksgiving Table and we welcome you across the miles and through the airwaves, for an alternative holiday gathering! And whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, this is a Giving Thanks show that everyone will appreciate and enjoy! …
 
Aging GreatFULLy brings listeners a heartwarming show on an important topic for everyone, especially those who have endured loss of any kind. Join us for “Leave Your Light On: Navigating the Lighthouse of Life After Loss,” as we welcome special guests Shelley Buck, Kathy Curtis and honor the illuminating life of Ryder Buck in this transformative ho…
 
In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy we embark on a path alongside our guest, author Judi Miller, and her not-so-ordinary journey of generational and individual healing. For those who have been curious about near-death experiences, past lives, and who have always felt different for reasons you have never understood, this is a must-listen show. Judi …
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Andrea Cohen, a social entrepreneur dedicated to transforming the way care is delivered to seniors at home. As the Founder and CEO of HouseWorks, her vision crystalized over 25 years ago when she took care of both her parents and made an unwavering commitment to redefine what it means to age. As an…
 
There are certain diseases commonly referred to as “age-related diseases” but that doesn’t necessarily mean just because you’re growing older, they’re predestined for you. In this episode of Aging GreatFULLy, we welcome Dr. Joe Nieusma, Founder and CEO of Superior Toxicology, for an important conversation about the top ten diseases commonly affecti…
 
In this captivating episode of Aging GreatFULLy everyone will be inspired to accept Mother Nature’s standing invitation to join her in the Great Outdoors as we welcome author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail, Barney Scout Mann. His stories will enthrall all, whether you are already addicted to the outdoors, newly ushered into the ranks of…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Rosalind Marshall-Jones, CEO and founder of Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers. Roz has been in the caregiving field since 2009, assisting families both in Jacksonville and outside of her immediate service area through virtual caregiving support. Helping families navigate the caregiving journey is one’…
 
Udo Erasmus is a pioneer of the health and wellness industry having created FLAX OIL and the Healthy Fats Movement. He is also the co-founder of the UDO’S CHOICE supplement brand, a global leader in cutting-edge health products having sold tens of millions of bottles of healthy oils, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. Udo is an accomplished author …
 
Join this Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment as we welcome guest, Dr. Thelma Reese, co-author of How Seniors Are Saving the World, for an empowering dialogue on how older adults are also some of today’s boldest experts, activists and leaders! In her book, co-authored with BJ Kittredge, they share inspiring true stories of seniors working…
 
We’re all growing older, so why not be experts at this thing we’re so fortunate to be able to do! But society more often urges us to fight aging rather than embrace it. We are discouraged from slowing down, implored to keep our wrinkles at bay, and pressured to be “productive” in our retirement. But as today’s special guest, psychologist Dr. Charle…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Cheryl Hammons, CFE, CSA, strategic partnership director for Veterans Care Coordination, a business that helps qualified U.S. veterans and their surviving spouses access aid and attendance benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Aid and Attendance provides monthly payments…
 
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