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“Senior Moment” Segment – August 14, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – “Senior Moment” Segment

NEURO VITALITY CENTER w/ Allan H. Jensen re: Ex. Dir. and Rudy Breilein, Social Worker – 2800 E. Alejo Rd., Palm Springs.
– REPORT that Neuro Vitality Center is NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AGAIN and clients are excited to be back!!!!
– DISCUSSION that the Boys and Girls Club of P.S. just donated some gym equipment.
– REPORT that the Chef is trying out new menu items.
– REPORT that in this “new normal” things are being appreciated and handled in different ways.
– REPORT on how Rudy brings in new clients;
1. Have to have proof of a TB screening and a Covid vaccine card.
2. Then you get a tour around the facility. Like to do these tours when clients are there seeing the activity that goes on.
3. Basic paperwork goes to your doctor for screening and clearance.
4. Schedule a home visit.
5. Schedule a social and nursing evaluation.
6. Discuss psychosocial issues; what a person likes to do, etc. Most of the clients have neurological issues. How are the clients/families dealing w/ the issues. Parents taking care of adult children again and visa versa. The system is rough to navigate and Rudy helps w/ this.
7. Then the client will have a discussion w/ a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a dietitian, even a pharmacist.
– REPORT on the need for volunteers. Just call.
– DISCUSSION that they are open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Start seeing clients about 8 ish. Best to call and make an appointment.
– REPORT on the variety of clients they serve. Almost anybody. Will be enlarging their services soon for MS clients.
(760) 323-7676)

Allan & Rudy

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – August 14, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

DEMENTIA HELP CENTER w/ Lisa Stanford re: Family Care Consultant w/ a background w/ Alzheimer and Dementia in her family.
– REPORT on how the family dynamic caused her to get involved, typical for many families.
– REPORT that Kae’s book “Pathways – A guidebook for dementia and Alzheimer family caregivers”. (You can get it from Amazon) helped Lisa SO MUCH.
– REPORT on Vascular Dementia.
– DISCUSSION that many times sufferers of dementia are not happy people, but often being in a care facility improves their quality of life.
– REPORT on the options available to relieve care-giver burnout.
1. To prevent boredom, especially in caregivers. TAKE THE LOVED ONE out for a drive. Limit it to 30 minutes. Put on their favorite music in the car. Can take the same route all the time BECAUSE it will ALWAYS BE NEW.
2. Mental stimulation is so important to longevity.
3. Socialization is so important. Even to folks in wheel chairs…i.e. play balloon volleyball.
4. Spirituality can be achieved by turning off the TV. Music is soooo therapeudic.
1.Is there a connection between driving and Alzheimers? (Driving can reveal early signs of Alzheimers. Folks tend to drive more slowly, make sharp turns, etc.)
2. 6 cups of coffee increases the chance of getting Dementia by 53%? (Drinking coffee IN MODERATION lowers the risk of dementia…6 cups is too much, AND DRINK WATER along w/ the coffee. Perhaps decaf would be better.)
(760) 636-6355)


cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – August 14, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

FOREST LAWN w/ Larry Davis re: 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. 92234.
– DISCUSSION of the “comfort” level in knowing/dealing w/ Forest Lawn.
– DISCUSSION of the protocols NOW in place. City of Cathedral City has mandated masks be worn INDOORS again. Protects employees and the families that are being serviced.
– DISCUSSION that services can be held indoors.
– REPORT that Forest Lawn see the ultimate RESULT of the COVID problem. Younger and non-vaccinated people are dying more now.
– DISCUSSION of the aspects of death associated w/ any death, but especially when the death it to a child/younger person.
– DISCUSSION of the fact that the suicide rate is up in younger people. Forest Lawn has information to pass along in these cases. Larry did his thesis in college about Teen Age Suicides!! Cavalier aspect of it all. The concept of death for teenagers is very different from even younger children or certainly adults.
– DISCUSSION that during the Pandemic “death” seems to be “right in your face”.
– Report on how detailed should my instruction be for MY FINAL DAYS. (Person has specific wishes, i.e. music, lighting, visitors, food, pictures, candles, temperature, etc. NEED TO COMMUNICATE THESE WISHES WHILE YOU STILL CAN).
– REPORT that you need to let people TALK about their final days WHEN THEY WANT TO. Even when it’s difficult to hear.
– REPORT that you should pre-plan and pre-pay your funeral wishes. HAVE THE CONVERSATION.
– REPORT on the podcast on their Facebook page…”dealing w/ his grief after the death of Linda”.
(760) 328-3112)


Travel cont. A.C.T. Segment – August 14, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Travel cont. A.C.T. Segment

A.C.T. TOURS w/ Steve Kanold re: 555 S. Sunrise Way, #219, Palm Springs, CA. 92264.
– REPORT on what documentation of vaccination will be required going forward. www.mydohc.com has the info to get a QR code on your phone.
– REPORT on the current protocols for travel from early dinner “Elmer’s”.
– DISCUSSION of the joy that you had of going places that you might not be able to go to now, or even WANT to go to now.
QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”
1. Is there a trip on the Mississippi on a “Showboat”? (Not yet…too expensive ($5,000) @ this point in time.)
REPORT on some of the tours coming up;
– $1695. Panama Canal for 15 days. Oct., 1 – 15, from L.A., 5 stops in Mexico, including airfare home w/ Royal Caribbean.
– Egypt in Sept.
– Mediterranean Cruise over Thanksgiving. For $1,995. Overnight in Rome, then the cruise.
– 2 trips to Africa.
– Cruise of the Mediterranean, Thanksgiving in Sicily.
– REPORT on “Hamilton” @ The Hollywood Pantages. ONLY a few seats left for the Matinee show on Dec., 26. $159. Including motor coach ride, a stop @ the L.A. Farmer’s Market for a no-host lunch. Seats are $159. Simon and Garfunkel Story tickets available too.
– 7.22 – Day Tour to the Del Coronado Hotel and a Harbor Cruise in San Diego.
– REPORT on the Sept., FREE Travel Club of the Desert. i.e. the guest stars, cruise directors, music.
– HOLD THE DATE; April, 2022 to New York Theatre.
– REPORT on Steve’s book “Globetrots, You didn’t tell me there’d be walking on this tour.” Get it @ Amazon, OR call ACT and get a signed copy and you’ll get gift certificate for tours @ ACT.
(760) 322-1247)


“Spiritual” Travel Segment – August 14, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – “Spiritual” Travel Segment

LALO VISIONS w/ Lalo Tachiquin re: Clairvoyant from “Casa Del Monte” in Yucca Valley.
– DEFINITON of Lalo’s “gift” of psychic abilities and communing w/ angels to pass on messages to the living. He’s a spiritual healer, clairvoyant and psychic reader.
– REPORT on Lalo’s salmon dinner and the clam chowder he ordered @ “Elmer’s”.
– QUESTIONS from “Joey Pals”.
1. What happens to our spirits/angels when the world is in turmoil, i.e. Pandemic? (The angels are upset because WE are. They are not happy. Angels want us to fight back against the evil forces on the Earth. God is sad for us in our suffering also)
2. Are angels OLD? (No, they are ageless and have been there forever.)
3. Do angels take care of more than one human being? (God assigns a “guardian angel” to us when we are born. Any number of angels can come to you if you ask.)
4. When you are by yourself do you think the World will come out of this Pandemic? (Yes, keep the faith, don’t lose hope, keep the family together.)
– DISCUSSION of to whom you should pray to for help. God knows what is in your heart and will answer your prayers, even when they are unspoken.
– DISCUSSION that all Lalo’s clients are so grateful for the information they receive. WHEN THE SPIRIT wants to communicate it will let Lalo know.
– REPORT by Steve on his delicious Reuben sandwich @ Elmer’s!!!!
– REPORT on Lalo’s comforting 90-minute spiritual readings for only $95. up in beautiful Yucca Valley.
(760) 401-1810)


Animal Segment – August 14, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – Animal Segment

LOVING ALL ANIMALS w/ Michael Russell re: 83496 Avenue 51 in Coachella.
– REPORT on the new “TRENDS” as we come into the “new normal”. New community projects between several animal welfare groups, especially for cats.
– REPORT that there is growing need for support to Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) cats that are feral. There will be a webinar the end of August.
– DISCUSSION of what to do if you spot feral cats/kittens.
– REPORT that we are deep into kitty/puppy season now. Huge population of cats that don’t have a home and are reproducing all year around in this weather. Spay and neuter services were “down” during the Pandemic.
– REPORT on the need for volunteers to nurture shelter animals, also to trap and transport.
(760) 834-7000)


“Restaurant of the Week” Segment – August 7, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – “Restaurant of the Week” Segment

“RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK” w/ Dan Gore re: “Oscar’s Palm Springs”. 125 E. Tahquitz Cyn., Way., P.S. CA.
– REPORT on recurring events;
1. Bitchiest Brunch (Drag) every Sunday @ 10 and 12.
2. Mimosa Men (Male Strip) every Saturday @ 12 noon.
3. Last Laugh Wed., (Comedy night) last Wed., of every month thru Aug., 25 @ 7 PM.
4. Michael Orland (Open Mic Night) first Thurs., of each month.
5. T Dance (every Sunday) 5 PM w/ Chi Chi Larue.
– REPORT on special events;
1. Electricity the Play – every Tuesday beginning Sept., 7.
2. Transgender Awareness Sept., 13, sponsored by DAP Health.
3. Sandra Bernhard Oct., 4-5.
4. Carol Connors Oct., 13.
5. Dionne Warwick Gala Dec., 7.
6. Dionne Warwick Star Ceremony Dec., 8.
7. Angie Dickinson Dec., 8.
8. Loni Anderson Dec., 9.
(760) 325-1188)


Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” Segment – August 7, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are in our 74th week of Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION that the discussion should be about the vaccine, not the masks.
– REPORT that the stats in the Desert are in the 4th SURGE. WE ARE BACK IN THE RED TIER!!! Hospitals are filling up w/ 95% UNVACCINATED COVID-19 patients. Mostly the Delta Variant.
– REPORT that there is no cure for the virus, the best protection is the vaccine.
– REPORT that all have to mask in Palm Springs inside, whether vaccinated or not.
1. Is the vaccine completely approved by the FDA? (Not FDA licensed yet, but they have all the evidence. Doesn’t change anything, but the conversation. It will be official by Labor Day. 160 million Americans have been vaccinated)
2. It seems that vaccinated folks are more concerned than the unvaccinated people. (This evidence is actually published. Yes. Take their role seriously to protect others.)
– DISCUSSION AGAIN that if you ARE vaccinated you; Will not get seriously ill. Will not get hospitalized. Will not get dead.
– REPORT that the people who are dying of Covid NOW are unvaccinated. 70% of hospitalized patients are unvaccinated.
3. Is the new variant going to lead to vaccine failure? (The science says the Delta Variant is the 4th variant of concern; it can transmit @ 5 times the strength of the Alpha virus. The Lambda Variant can allude the vaccine we have. The Delta Plus Variant is also an issue.)
4. Are they 1,000 variants of the virus? (Probably, yes).
(760) 969-6555)


cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – August 7, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
1. Are the symptoms different for the Alpha vs. Delta variant? (Yes, a bit more irritation in the upper respiratory system for the Delta variant. For the most part, the same symptoms).
2. DISCUSSION of the mental suffering children are experiencing during this Pandemic? (Yes, very true. Already showing an increase in suicides in young people. Should motivate EVERYONE to get vaccinated just to get the kids back to school. 55 million U.S. Children that will probably have long-term manifestations of no social interaction, no in-person learning, hardest on lower income kids who depend on the meals provided in school, don’t have the computers @ home, don’t have parents that are qualified to monitor “at-home” learning. Academy of Pediatrics stresses the need to return kids to school.)
3. What is the benefit of cinnamon and water? (Yes, cinnamon stick in a liter of water, in the frig overnight, can be good for weight loss. Also done w/ lemon water. Also is thought to be anti-inflammatory.)
4. If someone goes to work and reports that they are vaccinated AND THEY ARE NOT…what can happen? (D.O.H.C. has mandated vaccines for their employees. Good question for the Joey English Legal Eagle. At D.O.H.C. they will begin testing their employees weekly. After this mandate expires you may have to pay $100. a week to get tested.)
– REPORT on how to get a FREE Digital Back-up for your vaccine record. Go to www.myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov and sign up. You’ll quick a QR (quick response) Code on your phone.
(760) 969-6555)


Act For MS/P.S. Air Museum/Waring International Piano Segment – August 7, 2021

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – Act For MS/P.S. Air Museum/Waring International Piano Segment

ACT FOR MS w/ Ann Greer re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Ste., # 118, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT on the impact of heat on MS Clients that is very bad for them. Act for MS pays part of the utility bill for 4 months of the year for clients.
– REPORT that MS clients have compromised immune systems and usually will wear a mask and get the vaccine.
– REPORT that most clients are going back to training in the gyms.
– DISCUSSION that several clients are home-bound and need circulation/massage therapy. Act for MS sends therapist to the home. There is a need for special “lift chairs” to move the patients in and out.
– REPORT that the effects if MS are know, but not the cause AND not a cure.
– (contact info: www.actforms.org and (760) 773-9806).
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM re:745 N. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that the Museum is open 10 – 5 every day. With over 70 aircraft in 4 hangers.
– All children 12 and under get in FREE w/ one paying adult thru the summer.
– REPORT that the Café is open now too. The Victory Canteen. Food for kids and adults, including ice cream. No alcohol.
– HOLD THE DATE: Sat., Nov., 20 – “Props and Hops” Craft Beer Festival. Vendors, tastings, $50. ($40 in advance) includes a cup and 8 drink tickets, food stations. Does not get you into the Museum. Must be 21 to go to the Beer Festival.
– Warbird Rides available for $195. Book online for a ride in one of 2 P-51, (“Bunny” and “Man of War”) C-47, T28, T33 (jet).
– (contact info: www.psairmuseum.org and (760) 778-6262.)
VIRGINIA WARING INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION. re: 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., #201, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– REPORT that there will hopefully be a Grand Salon in November w/ 50 to 100 persons.
– HOLD THE DATE: For the Gala on Feb., 7, 2022.
– REPORT that the VWIP Competition will come back in April 10 – 18, 2022. Expecting 25 contestants ages 18 TO 31. City of Palm Desert is the Host Sponsor again and the events will be FREE thanks to the City of Palm Desert.
– REPORT that volunteer training will begin soon.
(760) 773-2575)


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