Our podcasts provide helpful tips and resources for older adults that will empower and encourage you in your life journey. From topics related to physical and emotional health, financial health, senior living communities, and more, host Siobhan Cefarelli will help guide you as you begin Your Next Chapter.
The “What Ifs” of Senior Living
When starting the search for senior living, whether it is for yourself or for a loved one, there are many ‘what if’ questions. As we age, it is very challenging to have a crystal ball - figuring out what could go wrong, and how it will be handled. Listen and learn about potential solutions to answer the 'what ifs’ and help ease your mind.
The Blue Zones in Senior Living
The Blue Zones are areas in the world where people age gracefully. They live happy, full lives throughout their aging years. Listen as we explore the Blue Zones and show how moving to a senior living community can give you all the advantages of healthy Blue Zone living.
Where it Begins: The Search for Senior Living
Beginning your search for a senior living community can be overwhelming. Listen as we provide tips and guidance, including important steps to take during your search.
Searching for Senior Living – Don’t Go it Alone.
When searching for a senior living community, older adults and their families are often taken advantage of. Listen and get tips to help protect you from being taken advantage of.
Your Next Chapter with Special Guest: For All Ages
Listen as guest Deb Bibbons from non-profit agency, For All Ages, joins us to talk about their programs that help older adults struggling with loneliness, isolation, and more. Learn more about For All Ages at https://forallages.org.
Senior Living Community Moving Day
The Dining Experience
The dining experience at a senior living community is one of the top things people inquire about when looking to start their next chapter. Listen as Chef Tim Barber, Director of Dining Services at Avery Heights, talks about how important the dining experience is – from offering a variety of heart- and brain-healthy, gourmet meal options to making the dining room itself a comfortable place where residents can socialize.
Making Friends in a Senior Living Community
When moving into a senior living community, often people are not only seeking a more relaxing, simplified lifestyle and perhaps medical support, but also a life with friends, companions, and socialization. Listen as we talk about the importance of socialization and provide tips for making new friends that will help make your life rich and enjoyable.
The Alzheimer’s Association: Care – Support – Research – The Fight for the Cure
Over six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Listen as guest, Kristen Cusato, Director of Communications, Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter and Graham Kobs, Manager of the Greater Hartford Walk to End Alzheimer’s, talks about the Alzheimer’s Association and the role they play in the community and the important work they do in providing Alzheimer’s care, and support and accelerating research to find the cure and more.
Exercising the Brain
Older adults often fear losing their memory function. Listen as we explore ways to exercise your brain to help improve its function and participate in our brain exercise competition for a chance to win a complimentary luncheon or dinner for two at Avery Heights.
Five Wishes and Advance Care Planning
In this episode, Siobhan Cefarelli, with years of experience in hospice, talks about the importance of advance care planning. Listen and learn about the Five Wishes program and how they help over 40 million Americans make the process of advance care planning easier.
Caregivers “Taking Care of YOU!”
Almost one in three adults in the United States are caregivers, providing care for a loved one. Caregiving can be rewarding but it can also be stressful, bringing about feelings of anxiety, fatigue, sadness, and trouble sleeping. Listen as we talk about the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves and the repercussions when they ignore the warning signs.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Why Choose a Continuing Care Retirement Community? Listen and learn from expert, Bill Thompson, Director and Vice President of Avery Heights, as he talks about how these communities offer everything from independent and assisted living to a full range of short-term and long-term healthcare services.
The Heights Senior Living Community
If you or a loved one is hesitant about moving to a senior living community, ease your mind by listening to Bill Englehart, Director of The Heights’ Senior Living Community. Learn about how the right senior living community can open a whole new world of opportunities.