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National Bow Tie Day!


Today is National Bow Tie Day. Have you ever seen someone who was wearing a bow tie who was not…smiling! Wearing a bow tie is like wearing a second smile!

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What ever you choose to wear today, make sure it comes with a smile!

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Tuesday on ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver:’ Caring Is Not Enough


be-healthyOn Tuesday, April 30th at 1:00 pm (est) we welcome author Terry Ann Black, RN to our ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver show on Blog Talk Radio.  To access the show live on Tuesday, simply click here!

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Terry Ann Black, RN

As a  registered nurse for 47 years, Terry has  worked with many people in times of crisis. However her life changing experience came when Terry’s father-in-law died in an auto accident, leaving  her family with limited knowledge on where to find all his important documents.

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Now in its 5th edition, Terry’s book Caring Is Not Enough provides her readers with a clear and concise information on how individuals and families can get their affairs in order. Through our conversation on Tuesday, Terry will demonstrate to us how we can ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’

Visit Terry’s  website and buy her book by simply click here! 

Visit Terry’s Blog by simply clicking here! 

To listen to Tuesday’s show live, simply click here! 

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Our shows are archived for your listening convenience.  You can access all our episodes of ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver by simply clicking here!

 

Always remember… “It’s Our Hope That Lets Us Withstand ProblemsIt’s Our Dreams That Let’s Us Find solutions! 

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Book Your Caregiving Cruise with a chance to win $100. Restaurant.com Gift Card


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We set sail on November 11 for a four-day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky. Join Denise Brown from Caregiving.com  and Chris MacLellan from The Purple Jacket.com’ and  ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’  for a get-a-way that also includes support for you in your Caregiving journey.

If you’d like, please feel free to bring your caree. Our travel agent can assist with your special needs. Traveling alone? No worries! Our travel agent can find you a roommate.

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We have a special incentive for you!

If you book your  cruise by April 30th, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Restaurant.com gift card!   Already book your cruise? You’ll be entered, too!

To book your cruise, just click here:

Accessable travelOur travel agent, Jerry Dismarais is a Cruise Specialist and a  Certified Travel Accessible Cruise2Advocate and has been instrumental in planning our event.  Jerry can book all your travel plans:  feel free to call him directly at 877.632.5301.  

Feel free to contact me at ChrisMacLellan@thebowtieguy.net or Denise Brown at Denise@caregiving.com for further information on cruise events.

 To listen to my recent broadcast on ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ with Jerry and Denise, by simply click here!

 To book your cruise, just click here:

Contact our Jerry Dismarais direct at 877.632.5301

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“America’s Safe Retirement Coach”, Jack Tatar


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On Tuesday’s ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ show on Blog Talk Radio I had a wonderful conversation with author Jake Tatar, “America’s Safe Retirement Coach.”   Jack’s holistic approach to retirement planning is refreshing and right on the mark!  All too often we work our lives through silo’s, yet when we focus on health, wellness, mental attitude and staying physically involved in life to our full capacity, we can maximize our retirement years to our benefit!

Jack’s sound advice for adult children having “the talk” ‘early’ on with parents provides each one of us, key insights on how to approach delicate topics such as financial planning, retirement and transitions.   To listen to an archived version of Tuesday’s ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ on Blog Talk Radio, please click here

You can connect to Jac via his Website, please click here

Jack’s new book, Having the Talk: The Four Keys to Your Parent’s Safe Retirement is also at Amazon by clicking here.  Jack’s book,  Safe 4  Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement is also available from Amazon by clicking here.

Join us every Tuesday on Blog Talk Radio for ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ on Blog talk Radio.  Next Tuesday’s guest is Ernest Olivias, Jr from Natulaus Home Health Care.

 

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Be A Healthy Caregiver on Blog Talk Radio


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On Tuesday, March 5th at 1:00pm EST we welcome ‘America’s Safe Retirement Coach’ Jack Tatar to our Be A Healthy Caregiver’ show on Blog Talk Radio.   

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Because of his holistic approach, Jack has a unique perspective on retirement  that focuses on health, wellness, mental attitude and staying involved as keys to living a long and safe retirement.

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Through his personal experience and professional expertise, Jack will be able to provide is insights on how we can all ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’

To Visit Jack’s Website, please click here.

Jack’s new book, Having the Talk: The Four Keys to Your Parent’s Safe Retirement is also at Amazon by clicking hereJack’s book,  Safe 4  Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement is also available from Amazon by clicking here.

Our show is available live at 1:00 pm with optional chat room for you to ask questions to our guest. (Our show is archived so you can listen at your  convenience.) To access our show, simply click  here.

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FLORIDA AIDS WALK 2013


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As an outward expression of my values, I have joined SunServe’s team of walkers for the 2013 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival.   Once again, SunServe has the honor of being a beneficiary of Florida AIDS Walk,.  Please consider sponsoring me which means any money I raise through ‘The Purple Jacket’ goes directly to SunServe Social Services .    

 It will be one year in May when ‘The Purple Jacket and ‘The Bow-Tie-Guy  joined SunServe as the coördinator of Senior Services  and what an exciting trip it has been. Along with a wonderful board and staff, and great volunteers, the staff at SunServe has built a solid, well-recognized and respected social services agency providing needed services to the LGBTQ community. 
SunServe’s Programs–along with our Senior Center and Mental Health Services, we have started Senior Services aimed at keeping our seniors independent and in their homes as long as possible. We have started HIV housing case management and have opened “The Rainbow Room”, a drop in center for LGBTQ youth. We continue to train on cultural competency and offer conferences on LGBTQ challenges in the community. SunServe –is fiscally strong. We have worked to diversify our revenue streams to keep the agency fiscally viable while increasing our fundraising strength, Our administrative overhead is still right around 8% for 2012, we are very proud that we have no debt and our 2012 audit will be available on our website very soon.

Your contribution is tax-deductible where allowed by law and all funds                                                                                            collected by our team go directly to SunServe’s programs! 

Please visit my Florida AIDS Walk page to make your donation by clicking  HERE

Thank You very kindly for your support!

I love that I have a career in which I can be dedicated to improving

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the lives of youth, adults and seniors despite race, creed, sexual identity, socioeconomic status.  

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‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ on Blog Talk Radio


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On Tuesday February 26th  at 1:00 pm,  we welcome  Denise Brown  from  Caregiving.com  to  our ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ show on Blog Talk Radio .

The Purple Jacket Highly recommends Caregiving.com

The Purple Jacket Highly recommends Caregiving.com

On Tuesday’s  show, not only will we be talking with one of the leading Caregiving experts in the country, we will be sharing some exciting news about our upcoming Caregiving cruise in November of 2013.  For more information on our Caregiving Cruise, simply click here. 

Our show is available live at 1:00 pm with optional chat room for you to ask questions to our guest. (Our show is archived so you can listen at your  convenience.) To access our show, simply click  here.

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Be A Healthy Caregiver on Blog Talk Radio


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On Tuesday February 19th  at 1:00 pm,  we welcome  Frank Ruppen from  “You’re Covered Insurance Services to  our ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ show on Blog Talk Radio .

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Understanding Life, Health and Long Term Care Insurance can be complex. This has been exacerbated with the passing of the Affordable Care Act.

Through Frank’s hands on approach to educating and ensuring his clients understand and have the proper coverage at the best rates, Frank will help us all ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ by sharing his expertise on all the upcoming changes to the Affordable Care Act.

 

Our show is available live at 1:00 pm with optional chat room for you to ask questions to our guest. (Our show is archived so you can listen at your  convenience.) To access our show, simply click  here.

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VRide for Caregivers Health: Update Week 3


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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  Jim Davis 

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You’ll have to look close! 🙂

This past week in dieting has been a challenge, but I have learned plenty of good lessons this week,too.

  1. Schedule Time for your exercise 
  2. Adhere To Your Schedule
  3. Excuses are for whiner
  4. See # 1

 

While I make it a point to walk every day this week, I only got in 10 miles on the bike.  Why is that…Busy at work, busy at Caregiving, but too busy for myself 

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So, since you can’t really see the scale…it is important for me to own up to it… I gained 1 lbs back this week.  Not to bad when you come to think about, but I come out of this week knowing that I have to make more time for myself.   If I am going to Be A Healthy Caregiver, I have to take care of myself too!

Luckily with the support of our #VRide team at Caregiving.com , I know that I can get back on track.

Speaking of our #VRide Team, did you see our first virtual visit today to one of our family caregivers.  Check out the  video of our #VRide moderated by Denise Brown at Caregiving.com.  You can seen the video by simply clicking here.  

Now that we’ve made it to our first stop, we are now planning our  second virtual  visit, we’ll be announcing that soon!  

Check out all our #VRide participants at Caregiving.com 

Continue to follow my progress here at ‘The Purple Jacket.”

We Might Have Cancer…

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But Cancer Does Not Have US!

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‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ On Blog Talk Radio


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 On Tuesday February 5th  at 1:00 pm,  we welcome author, Dr. Diana Denholm of  The Caregiving  Wife’s Handbook’ to our ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ show on Blog Talk Radio .

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Dr. Diana Denholm

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Drawing from her own Caregiving experience and those of six real life Caregiving wives interviewed for her book, Dr. Denholm offers her readers creative ideas, inspiration and lots of practical tools women can use to deal with the most common issues faced when husbands suffer from a protracted illness.

Through her work and experience, Dr. Denholm is going to show us how we all can ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver!’ 

 Our show is available live or archived online for your convenience, by clicking here.

 

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To access all our ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ episodes on

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