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

Bone Builders

It is important for seniors to maintain or increase muscle mass to aid with balance and strength. Bone Builders is a program of RSVP

Home buyers free guide

This new free guide from the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection offers warning about scams such as Robocalls offering refinancing, Recorded deeds Scams,

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a team approach that supports the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of a serious illness. It provides people who are living

Kidney Disease

One of the major risk factors for kidney disease is diabetes. Others include heart disease and high blood pressure. Hermann Haller, MDI Biological Laboratory

Prescription Drug Legislation

AARP is launching a campaign, Stop Rx Greed, to lower prescription prices. The campaign is designed to convenience federal and state lawmakers to curb

Country Villa

The Country Villa in Bangor is an independent senior living home, that offers many amenities, including meals, housekeeping, transportation and activities

Romance Scams

There are more and more people meeting online so scams related to online relationships are also on the rise. The FBI reports that reports

Prescription Drug Legislation

Prescription drug costs are out of control and forcing some seniors to make dangerous decisions. Currently there are three bills in the pipeline that

The Latest from AARP

Amy Gallant, Advocacy Director with AARP Maine discusses their 2019 Legislative Agenda, Tuesdays at the State House for volunteers and how anyone can be

Well Water Dangers

Residents of Maine and New Hampshire rely heavily on private wells for their drinking water, but few have their wells tested and some standard

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