Aging Insights Podcast

Episode 16: FallProof!

Falling is one of the scariest words for older adults. It conjures up fear of declining health, injury and a slippery slide towards losing independence. But it does not have to be that way. Join us to learn about replacing the fear of falling with tools for fall prevention.

In this episode, we talk about NOT falling with our guest, Christine Conti. Christine is a Chronic Disease Wellness Specialist, FallProof Fall Prevention Creator/Specialist & on top of all that, a Best-Selling Author.

There are many things that can help prevent falls, ranging from becoming aware of lighting, hydrations to grip strength and flexibility. As we learn, little things can add up to a lot of improvement. And be fun along the way!

Episode 15: Travel After 60

Traveling is back!

It has been 3 long years since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most traveling. Now as the world is opening up again, it is time to think of where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Join us with guest Tyler Sajacz, a veteran of the travel industry President and CEO of Tours of Distinction as he gives us tips and strategies for traveling well after 60.

Whether you are flying, training, cruising, going abroad or traveling within the US, solo or with the grandkids, there is a tip for everyone in this episode of aging insights.

Episode 14 – GetSetUp New Jersey!

Learn about this new program offered to all NJ residents over 60 by the NJ Division of Aging Services with Deputy Division Director of the Division of Aging Services, Melissa Chalker, MSW.

To support older residents, promote aging well and fight the challenges of social isolation the Division of Aging services has partnered with GetSetUp to provide online programming free to NJ residents. This virtual platform offers classes and discussions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Join us to learn how to set up your account, see the range of classes, and learn more about the goals and programs of the Division of Aging Services.

Aging Insights – Fighting Senior Fraud

‘Tis the season. As many of us are busy preparing for Holidays and making important decisions for next year, scammers and fraud schemes are busy trying to take advantage of older adults . 

In this episode of Aging Insights, learn how to Stop Senior Fraud with our special guests, Christine Newman, Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement for AARP New Jersey and Charles Clarkson, Project Director for Senior Medicare Patrol NJ.  

Learn how con artists try to get people to act from a sense of emotion, fear and intimidation, and how you can resist. Christine and Charles highlight ways to change the narrative and stop victim blaming. Fraud is a complex, highly sophisticated crime strategy that can be stopped and needs to be reported.  

Remember that information is valuable, so listen in to learn how to take steps to empower yourself to fight fraud this year. 

Episode 11 Multi-Dimensional Wellness in Older Adults

Over the past 2 years, we have learned and witnessed the importance of mental health and emotional well-being. The generation that is now retired – the “great generation” or the boomers – are often not used to or comfortable talking about mental health. But as we are living longer than ever before, more attention is focused on wellness, resilience and emotional health.

Dr. Michelle R. Zechner, Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Health Professions, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions joins us in this enlightening episode on wellness and flourishing with age.

For some people that may come naturally, but others need to be intentional about it. In this episode, Dr Zechner discusses tools people can use to flourish as they age, and what can we do to support our own multi-dimensional wellness.

Dr. Zechner has an extensive career in psychiatric rehabilitation, research, professional training and more. Her primary expertise is in helping people living with lifelong mental health conditions focus on health and wellness, and in wellness for emotional health as we age.

Episode 10 – Bringing Back the House Call

Physician house calls and home visits are on the rise – along with in home dental services. Join us with guests Dr Evan Rubin, from Visiting Physicians Services and Dr Lindsay Rubin from Dental Home Services to learn about the complete range of services they offer patients in the safety and comfort of their home. 

Dr. Evan Rubin is the Medical Director for Visiting Physician Services, part of the Parker Advanced Care Institute at VNA Health Group.  He has been a geriatric house call physician for over 12 years and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. 

Dr Lindsay Rubin is part of Dental Home Services which provides dental care to  homebound and disabled patients. Dr. Lindsay Rubin is a graduate Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with extensive emergency room experience.