I’m traveling the state of Maine interviewing people 60+ about their perspectives on aging.

Conversations About Aging: Sue Hoyt, 73

Sue Hoyt has spent her entire life helping people. She's retired now but continues working as a volunteer. Listen to our conversation and hear her stories about living in the Maine woods, going back to college, and being a volunteer.

By | May 20th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Dr. Bob McAfee, 84

Retired surgeon Dr. Bob McAfee no longer sees patients but he still contributes to the health and wellbeing of his fellow human beings. In our conversation about aging, he reflects on his accomplishments and his life now that he is 84. He also shares a bit of wisdom.

By | May 6th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Peesh, 76

Peesh wants to move and Paul wants to stay right where they are. How is this couple, who are now in their 70s, handling this conundrum? We talked about it and more in this episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By | April 22nd, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Jack, 74

During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By | April 8th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Emma, 86

Emma celebrated her 86th birthday in early March. The month before marked the first anniversary of her husband Warren's death. We talk about the beginning and the end of their long life together in the latest episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By | March 25th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Wayne, 64

Wayne, who’s only 64, confronted some unexpected challenges during a recent job hunt. We talk about that and so much more on Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.

By | March 11th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Leona, 92

Conversations About Aging is a podcast about .... aging. I am traveling the state of Maine talking to people 60+ about their perspectives on growing older. Leona, who is 92, lives in the largest city — Portland. There's plenty to do there but one major challenge makes it difficult for her to get around. It's not her age.

By | February 25th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Conversations About Aging: Donato Tramuto

Conversations About Aging is an exciting new Catching Health podcast series. This first episode explains the why behind the series and includes an interview with the man who inspired me to embark on this adventure. Let's get the conversation started!

By | February 11th, 2019|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

A conversation about suicide. Why there are no right or wrong words

If you're worried that someone is contemplating suicide, there are no right or wrong words. What's important is to say something. Learn more in this podcast with psychiatrist Dr. Marc Kaplan, Medical Director at Sweetser.

By | October 8th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Opioid addiction and reversing an overdose with Narcan

Narcan, a medication that can reverse a drug overdose, has become a familiar name in Maine. A bill making it available to everyone was recently vetoed by Governor Paul LePage, only to be overridden a few days later by state lawmakers. In this Catching Health podcast, addiction specialist Dr. Mark Publicker explains how Narcan works and when it can be used.

By | May 22nd, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

How and why people are trying to revive civility in America

Finding it difficult these days to even agree to disagree? According to a national poll on civility in America, 75% of respondents agree that incivility has risen to crisis levels. In this Catching Health podcast, we learn about some major efforts to revive civility in America.

By | April 16th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Things you should know about eating disorders

When it comes to eating disorders, size and weight aren't necessarily what's most important. The Eating Disorders Association of Maine is trying to dispel some of the myths surrounding eating disorders by providing education and other resources.

By | April 2nd, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

What you might not know about concussions

Dr. Micky Collins says the story that's not being told about concussions is that they can be treated. Dr. Collins is a world-renowned expert on concussions. In this podcast, he tells us about the latest research.

By | March 6th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

How to practice gratitude and why you should

What are you grateful for? In this podcast, researcher Dr. Robert Emmons discusses what gratitude is, how easy it is to find it, and why it's important to try.

By | February 26th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

George Smith: Diagnosed with ALS

ALS is a devastating disease. George Smith remembers the moment his doctor gave him the diagnosis. And the moment he decided to reset his priorities in life.

By | February 20th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|3 Comments

Jane Tholen reclaims her life after 30 years on antidepressants

In this Catching Health podcast, Jane Tholen talks about how antidepressants impacted her life, how she got off them, and what her life is like today.

By | February 6th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

How to lead a more spiritual life

Dr. Ron Bissell has spent his life helping others. He did it as a surgeon for 25 years. Now he does it by sharing what he knows about leading a spiritual life.

By | January 23rd, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments

How to talk to your kids about sex

Your kids are bombarded with information about sex in the news, at school, online. You want them to hear it from you. If you're worried about saying the right things at the right time, listen to this podcast with certified sex therapist Jennifer Wiessner.

By | January 9th, 2018|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Seeking clarity about dementia

There are many unanswered questions about Alzheimer's and dementia. Peter Baker, with the Alzheimer's Association in Maine, has some answers in this podcast.

By | December 13th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Diabetes Connections: A podcast about type 1 diabetes

A conversation with Stacey Simms, who produces and hosts the Diabetes Connections podcast. It's personal for Stacey, whose son has type 1 diabetes.

By | November 28th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Arise Portland: A new experimental ministry that celebrates and fosters wholeness

Pastor Maria Anderson-Lippert leads a new kind of ministry that offers a safe space for reflection, commentary, and exploration. She explains how.

By | November 14th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Maine’s unique retreat for combat-injured vets and their families has a successful first summer

Kelly McGaughey's life mission is to change lives. As program director for the Travis Mills Foundation, she does it every day. She explains how in this podcast.

By | November 7th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

How to find a career that you really, really love

If you hate your job, it can affect every aspect of your life. When it happened to Nicholas Lore he found a way to be happy by helping others as a career coach.

By | October 17th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments

Menopause: How to survive its powerful ups and downs

Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, but it is a major shift. Hot flashes aren't the only disruptive symptoms — we talk about them all in our podcast.

By | October 3rd, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Menopause and hormone therapy: Pros and cons

Menopause is confusing for many women. They can struggle with symptoms, but be unsure of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Some tips in this podcast.

By | September 5th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Words of wisdom on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

In this Catching Health podcast, I talk with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer's expert Teepa Snow. She shares practical skills and strategies.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|2 Comments

Raising sexually healthy children: Advice from an expert

Had THE TALK with your kids yet? Don't even know how to get things started? Listen to Jennifer Wiessner. She's an expert on raising sexually healthy children.

By | August 8th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

How some emergency responders are trying to keep people well and out of the hospital

Community paramedicine is a growing trend around the country. Instead of providing emergency care, trained paramedics are helping to keep people well. Learn how in this podcast.

By | July 25th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

Expanding access to cutting edge cancer care in Maine

A grant from the Alfond Foundation will help MaineHealth expand access to cancer care in Maine. In this podcast, cancer specialist Dr. Scot Remick explains how.

By | July 11th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

To Root and To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury

A brain injury changed Carole Starr's life forever. She learned to accept it, but not easily. In this podcast, she talks about her new book To Root & To Rise.

By | June 27th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments

A man’s guide to a happy, healthy and long life

Men — this podcast is all about you! We want you to have a long and healthy life, so we've got lots of useful tips for you. It's because we love you AND it's Men's Health Week.

By | June 13th, 2017|Conversations About Aging Podcast|0 Comments