Help on Your Journey Overcoming Obstacles

 

Are you an older adult who is facing challenges and setbacks, sees a road ahead that is not smooth and well-paved, and are looking for guidance to make it over the bumps and potholes?

Advancing years bring new challenges and hurdles, some normal, age-related changes like a decline in vision or hearing, and some unexpected setbacks, like a physical loss following a stroke, a terminal illness, or an amputated limb due to advanced diabetes. Setbacks can also arise outside of our self, such as when we lose a spouse after 50 years of marriage. How do you adapt to these losses, and can you stay positive after a serious event or setback reduces your quality of life? Do you have thoughts that maybe this is too much to struggle with? Are there feelings of despair or resignation?

Our mission is to help you find that internal drive and motivation to keep moving forward, to get up every morning and ask what is my purpose today, and to find the "me" inside that holds on to your dignity and value, no matter what decline or loss you have experienced or what body part is missing. We want to provide online resources and strategies to remove the mental clutter that gets in the way of staying positive, no matter what cards you've been dealt. These coping strategies and help come from Dr. Casciani’s years of clinical experience with older adults who have experienced an array of physical problems, both in residential and long term care settings.

RECORDINGS OF LIVING TO 100 CLUB RADIO SHOWS DEVOTED TO OVERCOMING OBSTACLES (CLICK HERE FOR ALL RECORDINGS)

High Pates, How to Manage Setbacks as We Get Older

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/115948/how-to-manage-setbacks-as-we-grow-older

Joseph Casciani, Let's Get Clinical: Understanding Depression, Dementia, and Delirium:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/116345/lets-get-clinical-knowing-depression-dementia-and-delirium

Faye Girsh, How to Prepare for a Peaceful Death:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/117268/encore-how-to-prepare-for-a-peaceful-death

William Kelly, Aging Challenges Unique to LGBT Older Adults:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/117984/aging-challenges-unique-to-older-lgbt-adults

Peter Lichtenberg, What We Need to Know About Decision-making Capacity in Older Adults

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/118500/decision-making-capacity-in-older-adults

Kauser Ahmed, Resilience Through Uncertainty: Living Well Through a Cancer Diagnosis:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/122052/resilience-through-uncertainty-living-well-through-a-cancer-diagnosis

Michael Eselun, Voices from the Margins: Reflections of an Oncology Chaplain:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/122323/voices-from-the-margins-reflections-of-an-oncology-chaplain

Amy Abrams, Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Maintaining Brain Health

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/122513/understanding-alzheimers-disease-and-maintaining-brain-health

 

CLUB BLOGS WRITTEN ABOUT OVERCOMING OBSTACLES (CLICK HERE FOR ALL BLOGS)

A Paradigm Shift in Alzheimer's Disease 

Let's Get Clinical: Understanding Depression, Dementia, and Delirium

Aging, Sexuality and Physical Intimacy and Adapting to Physical Changes

Your Journey of Healing After a Lifetime of Addiction 

 

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7 Red Flags It's Probably a Nutrition Scam

 

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Book: The Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook

Member Handbook – this is a 19-page eBook on creating and maintaining a positive frame of mind, how to re-examine stereotypes about aging, coping with loss and setbacks, re-defining oneself in a positive way, strategies to lift depression, and digging deep for the energy and determination to move forward. Shop Here

Radio Show – The Living to 100 Club is one of Voice America Network’s innovative and unique programs. This is a live, internet talk radio program, airing weekly on Friday, 2pm Pacific. Our guests – from diverse backgrounds in health care, gerontology, law, holistic and spiritual practices – bring their expertise, recommendations, and positive views about aging every week. Access the schedule and listen here.  If you can’t make the live show, recordings are available on demand on the Club’s website. Schedule and Past Recordings

Living to 100 Planner - Where can I record all of the details - accounts, contacts, policies, logins, etc. - that I will need if and when an unexpected event occurs to a loved one. Or, where can I log this information so others in my family can locate it quickly? The Living to 100 Planner will become your go-to resource when compiling this information and keeping it all in one place. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you have attended to this important issue and your energies can go where they are needed most. Downloadable version, formatted for printing 12 pages.

Phone Consultation – Would you like more information about a blog post, about a discussion from one of our radio programs, about promoting best practices for you or your group, about resources available, or about removing clutter that gets in the way of your successful aging. Schedule a Call Here

Presentations for Your Group – Dr. Casciani will come to your facility, either in person or in a virtual (online) format, to talk about successful aging and the keys to longevity, starting new chapters, and staying positive about our future – regardless of the hurdles we face. These topics are collected in his talk, “Maintaining Fresh and Inspiring Perspectives on Living to 100”. Speaker and Host Page

Books – See our collection of books authored by guests on our radio show, and also books that have been recommended in our Blogs. Click Here for Book Collection