For Local Podcast, the Journey Continues

new season of local podcast for seniors, their loved ones ready to debut

Tom Giffey, video by Ma Vue

Lisa Wells of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County.
Lisa Wells of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County.

From staying active while aging to getting better sleep to living a purposeful life, the upcoming season of the Journey Ahead Podcast will cover a broad range of topics of interest to listeners of all ages – especially those who find themselves under the “senior citizen” umbrella.

The podcast is hosted by Lisa Wells, a dementia care specialist with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County, and is produced in cooperation with Volume One. A dozen episodes of the podcast were recorded last year, and Wells recently recorded seven more conversations with a variety of Chippewa Valley experts on topics of interest to the aging community.

Fresh off a recording session in mid-September, Wells said she was excited about the insights the new season has to offer.

“This is another set of great topics,” Wells said. “We’re really fortunate in the Chippewa Valley to have the expertise in these topics from my guests.”

While the  podcast features approachable discussions with local experts on subjects relating to aging, they are meant to engage audiences of all ages.

Guests on upcoming episodes and the topics discussed include:

  • Dr. Donn Dexter, a neurologist from Mayo Clinic Health System, on sleep and aging well.
  • Connie Kees, a professional organizer with Consult an Organizer, on downsizing and organizing.
  • Jean Jirovac, a retired marriage and family therapist, on purposeful living.
  • Marilyn Skrivseth, a retired kinesiology profess and athletic director at UW-Eau Claire, on staying active while aging.
  • Trisha Witham and Carla Berscheit, dementia care specialists, on the importance of planning ahead for aging.
  • Dr. Kristie Gering, a functional medicine doctor at Spero Wellness Clinic, on gut health.
  • Debra Hofmann, a retired UW-Eau Claire nursing professor and former hospice nurse, on grief and healing.

The first of the new batch of episodes will be available soon at as wells on the ADRC website and through numerous podcasting services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more. New episodes will be released monthly.

The podcast is produced by Volume One and sponsored by the ADRC, All Star Elevator, and Grace Home Respiratory.

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