Senior Talk Podcasts

Senior Talk with Carol Higgins Taylor is a weekly half- hour program designed with seniors in mind. Senior Talk covers subjects that relate to the lives of seniors and caregivers. Senior Talk’s goal is to bring people information that is important to them – programs, services, agencies – anything that can improve their quality of life.

 


 

Senior Talk Podcast

Hospice Explained

There are many myths surrounding hospice. This show will look at what hospice is, what it isn’t and what it can do for individuals

Grief and the holidays

Grief is difficult any time of year but the holidays can be especially stressful when dealing with loss. But there are things you can

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages can give seniors extra income but there are many misconceptions surrounding them. Learn how they work and if a reverse mortgage is

Dementia and safety

Living with someone who has dementia can be a challenge, especially if they wander. Keeping them safe is the main concern. Holden Police Chief

Protection from Identity Theft   

There is no shortage of scammers and they are getting smarter every day. David Leach, Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection discusses ways to

Seniors and Oral Health

Numerous studies show a link between oral health and overall health. Especially for older adults, it is important to know the right things to

A Risky Mix – Seniors and Alcohol

Alcohol use impacts a growing percentage of the older adult population. It is important to understand the risks of drinking, how alcohol effects an

AARP Mid-Term Election Survey Results

Lori Parham, state director of AARP Maine, discusses the 2018 Survey Insights from Maine’s Voters Age 50-plus, conducted in August. The survey collected the

Heart Valve Replacement

EMMC structural Heart Center announces that a new, more minimally invasive procedure is available at EMMC. The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is a procedure

Senior College

Senior College is a program where people 50 and older can learn just for the fun of it. There are about 16 senior college

MaineCare Expansion

In November 2017, Maine voters passed a law requiring the state to expand Medicaid, MaineCare in ME, under the Affordable Care Act. Nearly, 70,000

2019 Medicare and You Book

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the draft of the annual Medicare and You book for review in advance of mailing a

When someone dies…

When a loved one passes away, it is extremely stressful. There are many arrangements that need to be made, at a time when emotions

Common Conditions as We Age

There are certain conditions that can come with aging. Elizabeth Dragatsi, pharmacist, discusses some of them, including restless leg syndrome, painful leg cramps, sleep

Seniors and sleep

Sleep quality is an important component in pain management, weight gain, blood pressure stability, and more. Seniors often have trouble getting quality sleep for

Overview of a stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US. A stroke is a brain attack and can happen to anyone at any

Regeneration of human tissue

For decades, scientists have been defeated in their attempts to find a treatment that effectively reverses the life-threatening damage caused by heart attacks. MDI

Controlling aging and degenerative disease

MDI Biological Laboratory is pioneering new approaches to regenerative medicine focused on developing drugs that slow age-related degenerative diseases and activate our natural ability

12th Annual Senior Expo

Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Expo is May 17, 10:00 to 2:30 at Husson University. There are more than 70 vendors, screenings and

Anemia and Seniors

People who have anemia have a decreased in the normal level of red blood cells in their bodies. These red blood cells are vital