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    Life is a Sacred Journey-Caregiving Stories

    in Lifestyle

    Life is a Sacred Journey presents ‘Caregiving Stories’ on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 5 pm

    Tune in for David Troxel’s Best Friend’s Approach™ to Alzheimer’s and Personal Caregiver stories! 

    An informative and engaging speaker,David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care.

    David’s “Best Friends Approach”™ is built on a seemingly simple premise: that what people living with memory loss need most is a friend – a best friend. David teaches caregivers how to understand and fulfill this “Best Friends” role, including special caregiving techniques and tools.

    Join us on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 5 pm.


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    Life is a Sacred Journey - Aging & Spirituality

    in Spirituality

    Join host Micheal Pope for the next “Life is a Sacred Journey” where she will explore “Spirituality & Aging” with guests: Bary Barkan, Co-Founder of Live Oak Project; Sungho Lee, Pastor of the Concord UMC; and Julie Interrante, Writer, Minister and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sacramento City College. You can also follow the link to listen to previous shows! 

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    Embrace Gratitude with 'Life is a Sacred Journey'

    in Self Help

    “Gratitude” is the topic of this week’s Life is a Sacred Journey. Along with guest Emiliana Simon from the Greater Good Science Center, host Micheal Pope will explore the benefits of gratitude and how to cultivate a mindful practice of gratitude in the midst of good or difficult times on your life’s journey. Tune in, and bring more happiness into your life.

    Emiliana Simon-Thomas earned her doctorate in Cognition Brain and Behavior at UC Berkeley. Previously the Associate Director/Senior Scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, Emiliana joins the Greater Good Science Center with great enthusiasm for her hometown, Berkeley, and heartfelt ambition to support and grow The Greater Good Science Center to new heights, widths and depths!

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    'Life is a Sacred Journey' - Technology and Seniors

    in Technology

    ‘ Life is a Sacred Journey ’ is on the rise. Don’t get left behind!
    This week's topic is ' The Benefits of Technology For Seniors.' The show airs on Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM.
    Our two guests are Linda Simpson and Valerie Steinmetz. Linda Simpson works with It’s Never Too Late, a company that has been highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, National Public Radio and other smaller media outlets. Described as; "Innovative, today — tomorrow, it will be demanded." 
    Valerie Steinmetz is with the Center for Technology and Aging whose mission to improve the independence of older adults dealing with chronic health care issues by promoting the adaption and diffusion of beneficial technologies.

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    Life is a Sacred Journey - Technology and Aging Part 2

    in Lifestyle

    Life is a Sacred Journey

    ‘Technology and Aging Part 2’ on

    Thursday April 24, 2014

    at 5 pm!

    Call us (949) 270-5908 to join the discussion

    Join Micheal Pope and her guest Dr. David Lindeman for Part 2 of ‘Technology and Aging.’

    David Lindeman, Ph.D., is the Director of the CITRIS Health Care Program and Director of the Center for Aging and Technology at the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

    Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator.

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    Life is a Sacred Journey- Obama Care & Seniors

    in Politics

    Life is a Sacred Journey ‘Obamacare & Seniors’

    Thursday March 27, 2014  at 5 pm  

    Listen before the enrollment deadline!

    This week Micheal Pope will discuss The Affordable Care Act, or, as it is commonly known, “Obamacare”. 

    Guests include Amber Cutler from National Senior Citizens Law Center, Vishu Lalchandani from ASEB, and Debbie Toth from Rehabilitation Services of Northern California

    Tune in to this important discussion on a complex and controversial topic.


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    Life is a Sacred Journey- Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    in Health

    Do you know more than 5 million people live with Alzheimer’s in the United States? Do you know that in the United States there are over 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers?
    Let’s Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s with ‘Life is a Sacred Journey’
    Tune in on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm PST.
    November is the month to recognize those who live with Alzheimer’s and dementia and also to say thank you to the caregivers who take care their loved ones. Join us and in honoring these incredible individuals.
    Life is a Sacred Journey will discuss the current situation of Alzheimer’s disease and policies with Ruth Gay from, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada and Wendy Peterson from Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County.
    Let’s raise the awareness for Alzheimer’s with Micheal Pope and her guests.

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    Life is a Sacred Journey - Family Support for Caregivers

    in Health

    Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' next Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 05:00 pm. Micheal Pope's guests will be Sheri Hartman and Lauren Eppinger, who will be discussing their new roles as navigators for ASEB’s Family Support Program. ASEB’s Family Support Program offers a comprehensive “care management” resource to help families devise a long-term care plan tailored to meet the personal needs of their families.
    Sheri Hartman has been in practice as a geriatric social worker, consultant, counselor and care manager for over 15 years.  Having obtained an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from San Francisco State University, Sheri received a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Fresno, in 1990 with an emphasis on clinical practice. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California in 1995.  Sheri has worked with such varied organizations as the Institute on Aging in San Francisco, Senior Alternatives in Oakland and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay in Berkeley. 
    Lauren Eppinger earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and her MSW from University of Denver. Lauren is an LCSW in the sate of California. Lauren started her post-graduate career over ten years ago at Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) in Berkeley. Lauren served as ASEB’s Social Worker and Program Director for ASEB’s Berkeley Adult Day Health Care center. Lauren has worked as Medical Social Worker at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and as a Care Manager for Santa Cruz County’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). Lauren is proud of her role in social work, whose core values include social justice, integrity, dignity, and worth of the person. 

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    Life is a Sacred Journey

    in Lifestyle

    Micheal Pope is the Executive Director and CEO of ASEB (Alzheimer Services of the East Bay). She has worked with seniors for 20 years following the philosophy that aging is simply part of our life’s journey. The sacredness of this journey will be the topic of the broadcast, and should stimulate a lively discussion.
    Ms. Pope’s first guests will include:
    Frances Kakugawa--former caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She is a poet and author of 7 books, including the popular series of children’s books featuring Wordsworth, a mouse with memory loss who writes poetry.
    Lydia Missaelides--Executive Director of California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS), which supports the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care. Governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, CAADS is a membership-based association supported by dues, grants, and educational activities.
    Frederik Verbogen--Former international ASEB intern from the Collabriv organization. Frederik grew up in a town close to Bruges (a dementia-friendly community in Belgium) and he will share insight based on this experience.

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    Life is a Sacred Journey Celebrates Grandparents Day

    in Lifestyle

    Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' this Thursday at 05:00 pm! Micheal Pope and her guests celebrate National Grandparents Day!
    This week’s guests will be Marion DePuit who is grandmother of five girls age 5 to 10 years old. She is an accomplished health professional who is providing health education to patients and novice nurses at bedside, in the classroom, hospital, community, and in formal academic settings. Her primary professional work for the last sixteen years has focused on educating and mentoring faith community nurses, and lay leaders in health ministry in faith communities in the San Francisco Bay area.
    Dora Rivers will be the second guest on Thursday’s show. Dora Rivers has been working with ASEB for several years and she is also grandmother.
    The third guest will be Jacob Schonfield. Mr. Schonfield was born in London. He grew up in a Jewish household and attended a Jewish Day School started by his father. In 1947 at the age of 20 he moved to the United States through a scholarship to study at the Yeshiva College in New York. He graduated with a BA major in Psychology. Today, he is the proud grandfather of two beautiful grandchildren; Rabecca and Theo. his son will be getting married this next Saturday.
    This show also will be dedicated to Desiree Rene Owens, who died peacefully surrounded by family and friends who loved her, and her spouse and soul mate, Leslie Ross, on August 18, 2013 at 12:50am. Desi worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, a range of long-term care settings, adult day health care programs, community health clinics, and academic settings. Her select areas of interest included: aging and the arts, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, caregiving, death and dying, healthcare among underserved communities, long-term care, and mental health issues.

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    Life is a Sacred Journey Hosts Assembly Woman Nancy Skinner!

    in Politics

    Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey’ on October 3, 2013 Thursday at 05:00 pm! Micheal Pope's guest will be Assembly Woman Nancy Skinner. 
    Assembly Woman Nancy Skinner, who was elected to the Assembly in 2008, represents The 15 Assembly District incorporating the East Bay communities that stretch along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland.  Assembly member Skinner serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, where she presides over the Assembly's annual budget process that determines the expenditures of the state for the upcoming fiscal year. Skinner formerly served as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee and Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.