Doreen McGettigan is an award-winning blogger, teacher, and author. She coaches writers and ghostwrites. She sits on the executive board of the Press Club of Pa. and facilitates their professional development workshops. Her first book, Bristol boyz Stomp [TATE 2012] is the true story of her brother’s random road rage murder. Her second book The Stranger in My Recliner is the true story of Sophie, an 80-year-old homeless woman that Doreen and her husband John took in. She lived with them for 3-years. It will be released on January 26, 2016. She lives in Delaware County, Pa. just south of Philadelphia with her husband. They have five children, two more in heaven and thirteen grandchildren.
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Roxanne Jones writes Boomer Haiku (www.boomerhaiku.com), a blog that takes a mostly lighthearted, often-irreverent look at life as a baby boomer as we move through midlife and beyond. She earns her living as a freelance copywriter specializing in health and medicine.
“CHOKED ON CHICKEN” A CAREGIVER STORY
Many of you know Abby, the fun-loving genius, behind Midlife Crisis Nut. Whether she’s sharing her ideas for a successful marriage or blowing midlife cliches out of the water, she’ll have you laughing until you’re shooting wine through your nose. What you may not know is that Abby’s life isn’t all humor, wine, and parties. She spends her days taking care of her mom all while juggling small children, husband, and home.
Paul runs the website DadKnowsDIY.com. After the birth of his second child, one who was born with special needs, Paul learned how to modify his home based on the needs of his daughter and has taken that knowledge and shared it with the world.
4 Tips for Seniors on Preventing Falls at Home
Chris Semones, CEO of Expert Witness Network, enjoyed more than twenty years of experience in law and business prior to joining the company. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and a member of the State Bar of California as well as the New York State Bar Association. As in-house counsel for large tech companies like IBM and Intel, Chris managed every kind of litigation from multi-million dollar patent lawsuits to works compensation, from insurance, contract and construction to employment and bankruptcy matters.
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is a writer and mom of two girls living the expat life in the UK. She enjoys writing for Modernize.com with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on home projects with confidence.
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ALEXANDRA & KIMBERLY WILLIAMS
Identical twins and fitness pros Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. They teach, write, edit, emcee and present their programs worldwide on land, sea and airwaves. They co-write the blog FunAndFit.org, which focuses on healthy aging for Boom-Chicka-Boomers! As freelance writers, they combine their fitness and educational knowledge (Alexandra – Counseling; Kymberly – English) to share tips for aging actively.
FITTING IN EXERCISE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO EXERCISE
Stephen Taylor is a successful business owner who operates the site MobilityScooters, which is full of information that can help anyone to continue to achieve the highest quality of life and mobility.
The Power Of Laughter To Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Paul Watson is the Content Marketing Specialist at EverSpark Interactive in Atlanta, Georgia. When he’s not working, Paul enjoys spending time in local coffee shops and defending his choice of Savannah Smiles over other Girl Scout cookies.
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Pia Savage from Courting Destiny! We became friends through blogging and then cemented that friendship by attending the BAM Conference together. She’s bright, funny, extremely loyal, and I love her like a sister. She is here today sharing her memories from when she worked in long-term care facilities.
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Violet Swenson is the Online Content Director at LTC Global Agency. She has thrived in the insurance and retirement field for several years. Her career revolved around helping people plan and create tailor-fitted long term care plans for their golden years. She strongly believes that long-term care insurance should be part of every person’s financial plan for the years ahead – part of her personal advocacy is to inform people about what the long term care industry really covers, and to debunk myths surrounding it. Likewise, she puts what she has learned in her insurance career through insightful articles relating to long-term care, retirement, and finance.
Positivity in Alzheimer’s: Possible?
Michael Leavy is the Managing Director of Home Healthcare Adaptations, an Irish company providing household adaptations such as stairlifts and walk-in showers for older people. He is committed to promoting independent living in older people and has a thorough understanding of the specific needs of elderly people when it comes to adapting their homes.
Rise Above the Fear of Falling
Lindsay Engle is the Marketing Specialist at MedicareFAQ, a learning resource center for Medicare and Medicare Supplements. Lindsay loves working in the senior healthcare industry. Aside from her job, she has a great passion for animals and loves boating. In her spare time, she enjoys snuggling on the couch with her pets as well as fishing with her boyfriend.
Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?
Ryan Jackson is the SEM/SEO Manager for Landmark Senior Living. Ryan brings expertise in helping individuals treat dementia and Alzheimer’s care from a scientific standpoint. He graduated from Arizona State University where he found his passion for helping people and his love for writing. Ryan also enjoys playing golf, reading blogs, and anything that has to do with helping people.
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