Our Friday Song of the Week – Woodstock – Oh Happy Day
After seeing Santana in Charlotte my wife and I were inspired to have a Woodstock party. Not taking my duties lately, I found the Woodstock lineup and all the songs that were performed. I took it upon myself to try to learn at least one or two songs from each artist at Woodstock in the order of appearance. Some artists or songs were so obscure that I had to skip them or I simply did not know the songs. For some artists I didn’t care for the songs that they did at Woodstock so I did another one of their songs that they made famous after Woodstock. I figured it was only appropriate to rehearse in my garage and to tape the rehearsal as opposed to going into my more polished studio and hooking up everything to my sound system on my computer. So what you’re seeking and hearing is my replication of our version of Woodstock complete with the garage band feel, me in jeans and a T-shirt and unshaven. Please pardon the surroundings, but I thought it would add some authenticity, but I hope you enjoy the songs. So here’s one by Sweetwater from Day 1 called Oh Happy Day.
Mandy is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
We are pleased to welcome Dr, Mandy Salomon to the Caregiver Smile Summit. Dr. Salomon is co-founder and CEO at MENTIA where they have developed Deva™, the world’s first dementia-friendly digital world. She builds creative digital therapies that support the well-being of people impacted by dementia and those that support them across the care continuum. She is a Ph.D. specialist in media and gerontology and has a rich history in creative production (producer, director, performer, documentary-maker, radio, television and print journalist). Other degrees include a B.A.(Drama & Visual Arts) and an M.A. (Media & Communication). She was an Industry Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. She serves as an Alliance member, Aging 2.0. and is a member of Creative Aging San Francisco. She is passionate that aging populations have the tools to create, manage and share stories and believes it’s fundamental to the human condition.
Her topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Digital Engagement Therapy – Exploring the 3D Deva World (TM) Environment
Dennis LaVoy is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
We are please to have Dennis at the Caregiver Smile Summit. Dennis has spent his entire life in Southeastern Michigan, and has seen first-hand the difficulties that can come from this struggling economy — as well as the success stories that can happen through hard work and careful planning. Serving others has always been a part of his life and career. He’s most motivated when he can use his background and knowledge to improve and enrich others’ lives. Having worked as a financial planner since 2008, he has helped both individuals and families in all stages of life, from professionals in miscellaneous careers to executives of large corporations to brand new investors.
Dennis has a Bachelors Degree in finance from Eastern Michigan University; has the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation (CFP®) and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation. Running a boutique firm. he provides each of his clients with a high level of individualized service and work hard to build trust over time, through honesty, communication and shared goals.
He met and married his beautiful wife, Kristin, in Ferndale. As his family grew, they moved to Plymouth to be closer to loved ones. They have two wonderful young children, Evelyn & Henry. Family has always been important to Dennis and spending more time with his family is an important part of his life.
His topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Factors to Consider Before Using Your Retirement Savings for Caregiving
Pet Ownership for Older Adults – Charlotte Today – October 14, 2019
October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.
Owning a pet seems like a good idea especially for isolated seniors. Let’s go one better. Owning a dog may help you maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes.
“In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level,” says Andrea Maugeri, Ph.D., a study researcher. “The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level.” So consider pet ownership!
Dr. Ken Dychtwald is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Ken is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave.
Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind; Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society; Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old; The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life; Healthy Aging; Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent; Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and, most recently, A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He is currently writing two new books,The Future of Retirement andDestiny Knocks: Lessons from an Irregular Life.He was the executive producer and host of the highly rated/acclaimed PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946–2046.
Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500, and his explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to automotive design and retail merchandising, to financial planning and health insurance.
He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. His article in the Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker. PBS Next Avenue named him a 2016 Influencer in Aging for his work pushing beyond traditional boundaries and changing our understanding of what it means to grow older. Ken was honored by Investment Advisor as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. Ken and his wife, Maddy, recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. He was also awarded the Inspire Award from in the International Council on Active Aging for his exceptional and lasting contributions to the active-aging industry and for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of older adults globally.
During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide and have garnered more than ten billion media impressions.
In addition to his role at Age Wave, he is deeply involved in numerous activities for the public good including serving as the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE which he co-envisioned with XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis in 2012. The Alzheimer’s XPRIZE team is now preparing to globally crowdsource a new 21st century approach to ending Alzheimer’s disease.
His topic on the caregiver smile summit is: The Journey of Caregiving