Lessons from the Dying (Encore)

Posted on November 8, 2023 by Liz Dederich

A “death doula” or “spiritual midwife” shares stories of how she helps enhance people’s journeys to the other side. Dick’s guest is Karin Medall of the Artful Healing Studio.

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Lessons About Dementia

Posted on August 23, 2023 by Liz Dederich

Dr. Lee Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Author of Forgetting and Forgotten: Dementia and the Right to Die, shares with Dick his experiences and all he learned about dementia while taking care of his wife during her ten year battle with this all too common disease.  

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How to Die “Young” at an Old Age

Posted on May 18, 2023 by Liz Dederich

What can be done now to stay vital, energetic and young well into old age? Dick’s guest, George Bentley is a nationally recognized aging-in-place specialist, speaker and author of “How to Die Young…At Any Age”.

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Counseling Seniors

Posted on May 3, 2023 by Liz Dederich

As baby boomers become seniors in large numbers, more therapists are trying to respond to their needs. What are these unique issues and how can therapists apply their knowledge and skills to help seniors? Dick’s guest, Donna Swanson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has 27 years of experience specializing in seniors and their […]

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Semi-Retirement: Second-Act Careers

Posted on August 17, 2022 by Liz Dederich

How can you flourish in a new vocation or avocation in retirement? Dick’s guest, Nancy Collamer, is a retirement coach, founder of and author of Second Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Retirement. 

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Embracing Death

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

How can you learn to accept the process of death and dying instead of fearing it? Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.    

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Sex and Seniors

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Society avoids discussing or even recognizing that seniors have sex. What are the issues for seniors and why does our society avoid acknowledging their sexuality? Dick’s guest is Melanie Ramie, JD, MSW and CEO of The Hope of Wisconsin.

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Happy Retirement

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Having enough money and good health is not a guarantee for a happy retirement. A life of meaning, fulfillment and connection must also be achieved. Dick’s guest, Mary Helen Conroy, author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Book of Retirement: 15 Essential Tips For You, The Nearly and Newly Retired, shares tips beyond health and money to […]

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Posted on April 26, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Can you do anything to prevent dementia? Are there effective treatments once you are afflicted? Dick’s guest is Dr. Ken Robbins, head of Psychiatric Gerontology at Stoughton Hospital as well as Adjunct Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Retirement Center Depression and Loneliness

Posted on August 3, 2016 by TSC Admin

Coping with life changes as one ages is challenging and can lead to depression and loneliness, whether living independently or in a retirement center. Dick’s guest is Dr. Kathryn Betts Adams, a former associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University where she taught courses in social work practice, mental health, and aging. She […]

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Retirement Communities

Posted on June 4, 2014 by TSC Admin

What are the benefits and concerns of moving into an independent living retirement community? What is the right age, the right fit and what are the right questions to ask when shopping? Dick’s guest is Tim Conroy, who for five years has been Executive Director of Capitol Lakes, which offers all levels of care to its […]

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Retiring Successfully

Posted on May 28, 2013 by TSC Admin

Being happy in retirement is about more than having a good pension and IRA. What are the personal, emotional and vocational issues that need to be addressed to retire successfully? Dick’s guest, Mona Wasow, is a retired social worker from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She recently offered a course at a senior center […]

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Positive Aging

Posted on July 28, 2012 by TSC Admin

Besides enough money, what are the key elements in flourishing and feeling fulfilled as we grow older? Dr. Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute of Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor of psychology and author of over 60 publications on this subject, shares her knowledge.   For more information on this subject, please visit: […]

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