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Palm Springs Segment – October 17, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – Palm Springs Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

CITY OF PALM SPRINGS w/ Mayor Geoff Kors re: City Hall. 3200 E. Tahquitz Cyn., Way, Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT on his leadership during this Pandemic and how good Palm Springs has done in dealing w/ this. The Compliance Code is being strictly enforced by the City.
– REPORT on the “red zone” vs. going back to “purple” in the whole county. We have a week to address these issues.
– REPORT on the “reopening taskforce”.
– REPORT on the success of the closing of S. Palm Canyon for both restaurants and retail shops. This was done very quickly and the changes and outreach going on. How having Indian Canyon go both ways has facilitated this closure.
– DISCUSSION of the new flights coming into Palm Springs International Airport. Better for our Tourism Industry.
– REPORT on how prepared we are for fire season here in Palm Springs. Kudos for our Police and Fire departments.
– WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET for this year and still have reserves.
– DISCUSSION of the retirement of City Manager David Ready after 20 years. How we will do a national search for a new City Manager.
– REPORT that the City is now going thru it’s 20-year plan. The Mayor wants every citizen’s input.
– COMMENTS on our homeless situation. “Project room key” for hundreds of people to get hotel rooms. Via our Social Service Providers etc., We have 2 Crisis Teams that “track” the Homeless Community along w/ the P.S. Police Force. We got a DIRECT Grant from the State toward this need thanks to the efforts of Mayor Kors and Councilmember Holstege.
– COMMENTS on Airbnb/Homesharing/Vacation Rentals. Ordinance may have to go on the ballot. We have a strong set of ordinances here in Palm Springs.
Complaints have been explained and rectified. The Mayor constantly asks for updates on this issue.
The T.O.T. taxes pay for our Police and Fire services.
– DISCUSSION of the increase in our Real Estate values.
– REPORT on the need for better Internet services here in Palm Springs as folks work so much from home.
– His term is up Dec., 12 and then Christy Holstege will probably be the next Mayor or then Lisa Middleton.
– COMMENT that even though our revenue is less we are still able to fund all the neighborhood parks, downtown parks, etc.
– REPORT on his efforts on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club re-opening for kids w/ all protocols from single parents, teachers, etc., Raising money to add funding for more students that are on a waiting list. www.bgcps.org.
– STAY TUNED for the Virtual “State of the City” in Nov., w/ the Mayor and Nona Watson from the P.S. Chamber.
– EMAIL THE MAYOR @ Geoff.kors@nullpalmspringsca.gov.

Geoff

Travel Segment – October 17, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – Travel Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

MIKE THOMPSON RV’S w/ Sher Lyckman re: 68318 Hwy., 111, Cathedral City, CA. 92234.
– She’s the General Manager/Store Manager @ Mike Thompson RV in Cathedral City.
– DISCUSSION of the timing of more inventory because the supply change broke down due to the Pandemic.
– REPORT that the dealership in Cathedral City is actually the smallest Mike Thompson dealership but they will get the new models FIRST.
– REPORT on the new styles and colors coming out. New colors are “sterling” and “linen”.
– NEED for trade-ins and consignment sales available to customers.
– DISCUSSION of the referrals to all services she can provide to customers.
– REPORT that most RV’S are made in Indiana, Iowa and luxury ones in Alabama!!!
– DISCUSSION of the timing of getting a “custom” coach during COVID-19 being about 4 months @ this point in time.
– REPORT that Mike Thompson’s business is brisk because people want to live/sleep/eat in their own space, i.e. in their R.V. and not travel via air or car and stay in hotels etc.,
– Sher SELLS used motor coaches. Will take trade-ins of ANYTHING. NEED TRADE-INS/NEED INVENTORY. Will take on consignment and/or trade-ins and will pay OVER book value.
– OPEN 7 weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sundays.
www.mikethompson.com
(760) 324-3651)

Sher

Restaurant of the Week Segment – October 10, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – Restaurant of the Week Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Ann-Marie Stewart re: “Aspen Mills Bread Company”. 555 S. Sunrise Way, Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92264.
– REPORT on all the stores; 1.) 555 S. Sunrise Way., Palm Springs, CA. 92264. 2.) Inside R.M. Library, 71-100 Hwy., 111, R.M., CA. 3.) Inside Clark’s Nutrition, 34175 Monterey Ave., R.M., CA. 4.) La Quinta, 46-520 Washington St., La Quinta, CA.
– REPORT on her family history working @ Aspen Mills. She’s the oldest of Marty’s 6 children and has 3 sons of her own.
– REPORT on her duties and juggling working w/ home schooling her 3 sons.
– REPORT that all the stores are open for dine-in and take-out.
– REPORT on the same menu. Joey’s favorite “field of greens” salad w/ a scoop of tuna.
– REPORT that Palm Springs Life Magazine readers voted Aspen Mills to have the BEST TUNA SALAD!!!!.
– DISCUSSION that the regular pies etc., will be available for Thanksgiving. Can order in advance.
– Stores open Mon – Sat., 7 AM – 6:30 PM and have remained open during the Pandemic.
– The fire was May 17, ‘19 (Joey’s son Tyler’s birthday) and re-opened on Jan., 10, ‘20 (Joey’s son Trevor’s birthday)!!!!
www.aspenmillsps.com
(760) 323-3123)

Ann-Marie

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – October 10, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are beginning our 30th week of “Sheltering in Place”.
– REPORT that we are fighting to stay in the “red” and not regress to the “purple” level when more restrictions will resume. More cases are coming from young people in the East Valley.
– REPORT that positivity rate is currently below 6%.
THIS DISEASE OF PREVENTABLE!!!
– REPORT that California has 750,000 cases. Right behind the U.S. are India and Brazil when it comes to numbers of cases.
– DISCUSSION of the validity of taking someone’s temperature.
– REPORT that 60% of patients are “asymptomatic” and only 40% of patients get a temperature.
– REPORT that New York has good “contact tracing” and we do not.
– REPORT that there are systems in place to predict who will not do well w/ the virus based on; 1. Level of oxygen. 2. Inflammation markers. 3. Viral load.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – October 10, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– QUESTION from “Joey Pal” re: S. F. Eli Lily “monoclonal antibodies” that lowers the viral load.
– DISCUSSION of “risk based” approach.
– UPDATE on the 11 vaccines in phase 3 trials now. Dr. Hodgkin’s favorite is the Oxford one. Moderna (2 shots), Pfiser (1 shot), AstraZeneca, Eli Lily, etc. Then monitor the results for another 2 months THEN we can have the vaccine.
– REPORT that next week D.O.H.C. will have the RapidID test available!!!!
– REPORT that D.O.H.C./ Mizell/Joslyn members etc., can get a flu shot/test @ one of the D.O.H.C. testing sites.
– REPORT on the great DOHC website FOR ANYONE TO USE. Barry Dayton keeps it so current.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

“Senior Moment” Segment – October 10, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

BROOKDALE MIRAGE INN w/ Kurt Suminski 72750 Country Club Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA., 92270. He is the Clare Bridge/Memory Facility Co-Ordinator.
– DISCUSSION of the Mission Statement and the Three levels @ Brookdale care provides: 1.) Independent Living 2). Assisted Living and 3.) Memory Care/Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Clare Bridge).
– !!!ANNOUNCEMENT!!! that the County will now let Brookdale open the dining room w/ all COVID-19 precautions. Residents are so excited to interact w/ servers, the other residents, the food and cocktails.
Chef Ramses has created new menu items to celebrate.
– DISCUSSION that residents are beginning to have the various activities return. At this point in time the Memory Care folks are in their own facility.
– REPORT on the new pool furniture for the newly re-opened pool. Better to have any activities outside than inside.
– REPORT on new patio furniture and umbrellas. Also new flowers!!! Yay!!! Bright and colorful.
– REPORT that there are some vacancies @ Brookdale in Assisted Living and Memory Care. New sales director, Jennifer.
– DISCUSSION of the “freedom” level in Memory Care where residents are able to “wander”/walk/stroll in their own area…fully safe and regulated.
– REPORT that residents in Memory Care become “fast friends”.
www.brookdale.com
(760) 346-7772)

Kurt

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – October 10, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DEMENTIA HELP CENTER w/ Kae Hammond re: President & Founder; 495 Town Center Way, 44 Ste., B, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– DISCUSSION of the conversation we were having w/ Kurt re: Alzheimer/dementia patients forming friendships/associations. “Now they are among equals”. These relationships change and adjust as the patient goes thru different stages as well.
– DISCUSSION that patients who are kept @ home by well-meaning families, who think they “know” they’re way around, actually become isolated and are not stimulated because families are busy w/ their own lives.
– REPORT that Alzheimer/Dementia patients KNOW there is someone else LIKE them.
– REPORT that Alzheimer is one of 98 forms of Dementia!!!
– REPORT that one can live a long happy life w/ Alzheimer. Even if you are in the EARLY later stages of the disease.
– DISCUSSION that a highly trained caregiver can READ the patient and understand that even belligerence is not necessarily to be taken personally.
– REPORT that letting a professional step in preserves the family relationship many times.
www.dementiahelpcenter.com
(760) 636-6355)

Kae

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – October 10, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

FOREST LAWN w/ Larry Davis re: 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. 92234.
– DISCUSSION of Larry being in the business for over 40 years and how it has changed during this Pandemic.
– REPORT on the county and state mandates for funeral services. Forest Lawn can now have services outside in the 2 big tents (first one in Coachella) he has that can have 50 persons for a service. Decorated w/ beautiful plants, fans, chairs, sound equipment, tv screens etc.,
– REPORT that folks still wear masks and sit w/ social distancing unless they are from the same household.
– REPORT that there have been earlier morning services outside in the tent and they have been lovely. The casket is there too and is open or closed.
– There have been functions and memorial services in the tent. People feel comfortable and safe in a private setting.
– REPORT on the demeanor of the families who lose loved ones during the Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION of how the planning meetings for services are now done over the phone w/ Forest Lawn.
– Forest Lawn has the appropriate plastic shields in place and provide masks for anyone who doesn’t have one.
– REPORT that our own mortality is being discussed more during this Pandemic. Time to make your final plans. Forest Lawn is having these conversations over the phone, on-line etc., Paperwork can even be done over the phone and virtually as well.
– REPORT that Forest Lawn has NEVER been closed, is considered an essential business.
www.forestlawn.com
(760) 328-3112)

Larry

Neuro Vitality Segment – October 10, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Neuro Vitality Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

NEURO VITALITY CENTER w/ Dr. Jay Seller re: Chief Executive Officer @ 2800 E. Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– DISCUSSION of his professional history and moving here from Denver, CO.
– REPORT that the Neuro Vitality Center is very “person centered”. The facility is still closed to the public @ this point in time. Kitchen, gym, nurse, social worker etc., still working in one form or another, thanks to all the technology.
– REPORT that NVC has “gifted” most of their clients w/ tablets if needed so they can keep in virtual communication w/ all the professionals and services available @ NVC.
– Neuro Vitality Center is providing Temporary Alternative Services (TAS) to their clients virtually now, w/ an instructor, a nurse, etc.,
– REPORT that all emergencies should still be handled thru 911. However, most of their clients have caregivers as well.
– DISCUSSION the caregivers are usually participating in the Zoom/virtual classes along w/ the client.
– DISCUSSION of what the NVC services “might” look like in our “new normal”.
– DISCUSSION that NVC clients are a “high risk” group for COVID-19.
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
(760) 323-7676)

Jay

Desert Care Network Segment – October 10, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – Desert Care Network Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER w/ Cassie Mayberry re: 1180 N. Indian Cyn., Palm Springs, CA.
– REPORT that Oct., is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
– REPORT on the extended hours for mammograms @ the Comprehensive Cancer Center @ D.R.M.C. “Mammo Mondays” 8 AM to 5:30 PM. ….call (844) 780-3299). You get a pink popcorn box w/ “goodies” inside when you call and schedule a mammogram in Oct.,
– DISCUSSION that men can also get breast cancer.
– REPORT on signs of breast cancer in women. 1. Some sort of lump. 2. Other side effects throughout your body. 3. Any thing that seems “slightly off”.
– REPORT on the different types of mammograms…..2 D, 3D Abus Automated Breast Ultrasound System, Diagnostic breast ultrasound, and breast biopsy systems.
– DISCUSSION that you should start mammograms @ age 40 unless you have a family history of breast cancer and then you should start @ age 30 because you have a higher chance (1.24 times) of getting breast cancer w/ that family history.
– THE GOOD NEWS of a 99% survival rate if breast cancer is caught early.
– REPORT that many of their events (www.desertcarenetwork/events) are starting up again. One coming up w/ CA. Highway Patrol on “Traumatic Injury Prevention”. Top 3 causes; 1. Vehicle accidents. 2. Pedestrians. 3. Falls
www.desertcarenetwork.com
(800) 491-4490)

Cassie

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