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Buckle Up and Listen In — Perfect Podcast for Summer Travels

Volunteer Storytelling on Aging With Grace Podcast

Summertime is here and if you’re traveling or just planning a staycation, the Aging with Grace (AWG) podcast goes with you wherever you're going. Produced by Dale Josey in Louisville, Aging With Grace presents an immersive podcast for listeners aimed to collect stories and share wisdom of those 50+. And a few bad jokes along for the ride.

Today, podcasts offer some of the most exciting, creative and entertaining storytelling on your smart devices. Aging With Grace is a (free) and an exciting place to begin exploring.

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Aging With Grace can be found wherever you get your podcasts. Search for “AWG55” via Apple Podcasts, Google, Stitcher, or Spotify. Episodes are also available on AWG55.com.

Episode:

New Normal of Telehealth & Pearls of Wisdom

Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, MD, serves on the AARP South Carolina Executive Council. His medical practice is located in Charleston, SC and he discusses the benefits of the "new normal" of Telemedicine. The realtime virtual access presents challenges and new opportunities for older patients.

Lily Liu, Historian Emerita for AARP in Washington, D.C., shares "Pearls of Wisdom" from Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), elder rights activist and founder of AARP and National Retired Teachers Association.

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Aging Well & Pearls of Wisdom

Sheri Rose, CEO of Louisville’s Thrive Center provides an overview of innovative programs and services Thrive Center provides for aging well.

Lily Liu, Historian Emerita for AARP in Washington, D.C., shares "Pearls of Wisdom" from Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), elder rights activist and founder of AARP and National Retired Teachers Association.

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Charlotte's Travels

Charlotte Whitaker serves as the AARP Kentucky volunteer state president and shares some of her favorite memories traveling with friends ages 70+ whom she fondly calls “No Goes, Slow Goes, and Go-Goes’.

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Episode:

Veteran Continues Community Service & iKnow Expo 2021

A Vietnam Veteran and retired large animal veterinarian, Dr. Carlen Pippin, shares his passion for fellow veterans as a tireless community volunteer in Shelby County. In 2018, AARP presented Dr. Pippin with the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service.

New Beginnings segment features Gale Reece in Lexington, an entrepreneur, an AARP volunteer, and the founder of iKnow Expo, a care givers conference for aging well and meeting the needs of persons with disabilities.

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Family Caregiving

Nazareth Home President & CEO Mary Haynes in Louisville discusses her professional and family experience with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr. Nancy Henkin, Sr. Fellow with Generations United, discusses expanding the role of Elders in lives of kids and community. Entrepreneur Michael D. Teague discusses his forthcoming book, “Re-Launching at Mid-Life: Creating the Change You Have To Make”. Dr. Dale Tarver reflects on rebuilding her life and medical practice in Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans.  We also hear from AARP Historian Emerita Lily Liu who has become a fierce national advocate on addressing issues related to caregiving.

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More about Aging With Grace producer, Dale Josey, and his journey into podcasting in "retirement."
Dale pitched the idea of launching his podcast to AARP Kentucky with hopes of disrupting ageism. The state office connected with Dale to begin capturing the voices, wisdom, and stories of AARP volunteers, local partners, supporters, and members. The interview-based audio podcast series became a reality for Josey in 2020. According to Dale, his goal is for the Aging With Grace podcast “create a monthly attack on rampant Ageism which seeks to diminish or relegate older adults to the sidelines.” Now retired himself, he is embracing “a personal passion from the comfort of home.” Dale's guest interviews last 8-10 minutes in each of the 30–40-minute episodes providing useful tips for not only taking care of self, family, and friends, but also enjoying life more abundantly than many seniors or those who care for them even thought possible.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dale decided to retire at just the right time in February of 2020. Isolation was challenging for a man seemingly in perpetual motion. After living what he reflects on as “five-chapters of a good life”; from modeling, to working in TV stations, to law firms, to politics, to successfully managing a non-profit for seven-years; his focus shifted to the next chapter.  “Some of my best ideas come when I am moving around” says Josey. He rarely ever leaves home without a small pocket digital recorder or note cards because, “one never knows when the germ of an idea will inspire new a new opportunity for success.”

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