May 24, 2017 English As a Second Language (ESL). This podcast is for foreign immigrants to Canada, who are pursuing a course in ESL. At the time of this podcast, Karon and myself were conducting a course of ESL, but are no longer doing so. However, this podcast should still assist in providing iuseful nformation on what ESL is all about.
Nov 2017 This podcast is a Chinese translation of the previous podcast on AIT.
Nov 2017 Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a method of stabilizing the hearing chain through the application of specially filtered music, which has been proven to successfully reduce behavioral problems. Karon and myself are both Certified AIT Practitioners, and have proved time and again how successful this technique is. This podcast is an introduction to the basic principles of AIT.
Group interview with Showtimers, November 2016 Following on the interview with Showtime's driving force, Beryl Israel, this is an informal chat with some of its members. This podcast provides an interesting perspective from the group member's point of view, and just how much fulfillment they get from participating.
This podcast features an interview with Grant Shear, who captained the USA Bowling team in the international match held in Vancouver, in October 2016. It provides an interesting insight, both to the appeal of the sport but especially in its attraction to Seniors in terms of social interaction, and the strategy of the game, without necessitating the physical requirements of active sports. Any senior interested in taking up a sport with these features will find this interview very interesting.
Oct 4, 2016 Managing your Assets, through the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant. An interview with an expert in Asset Management
David Albrice is a specialist in Asset Management, and in this interview he presents some very interesting concepts through the analogy of one of Aesop's Fables - The Grasshopper and the Ant. David is both an interesting personality, and very knowledgable in his field, and the concepts presented in this podcast will be of interest to many people in their everyday lives.
Sept 5, 2016 Ralph Jackson is a very special man, and I totally enjoyed interviewing him. In this podcast you will hear him talk about growing up in Scotland, and then joining the army, where he served as an instructor in the use of special weapons and self-defence. He was, and still is popular at the age of 89, as an entertainer, where he sang with some of the biggest bands of his era, and he told me some interesting stories about this aspect of his life.
Its a long interview - just a little more than 30 minutes - but well worth listening to.so ENJOY.
August 31, 2016 SHOWTIME - An interview with this fun group's founder and director Beryl Israel. Showtime was the inspiration of Beryl Israel, born in in Zimbabwe, who started her musical career in South Africa. She started many entertainment groups, comprising singers and dancers, and brought her talents with her to Vancouver, where she started Showtime - a group of enthusiastic seniors, who entertain, mainly, Seniors, with their skills and talents. They are all amateurs, but amateurs of a high caliber, and they bring joy to seniors all over Vancouver. They fill a necessary gap in the entertainment industry, as skilled amateurs who share their talents just for the fun of it - and the results prove this. Join us in this interesting interview with Beryl, where she discusses her career and how she founded Showtime
Aug 12, 2016 Kent Goulet is an admirable man, who leads an active life after being confined to a wheelchair. In this episode he discusses the moral of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse - one of Aesop's Well-known fables - and how it helps him to cope with his disabilities. The message of this fable is that it is better to have enough of what we need and to live happily rather than have everything we want and live constantly in fear of losing it.
November 1, 2015 Prof Eric Cadesky is a well-known general practitioner with a special interest in seniors care. With an authoritative demeanor and pleasing personality, he is an ideal person to speak on the subject of seniors medical issues and care, and this came out clearly in his address to the YOLO - You Only Live Once - forum hosted by the Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver.
Prof Cadesky is the Medical Coordinator of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of Doctors of British Columbia.
This podcast is the audio extract of his address, and you can see the full video presentation here. Please give it a few seconds to start.
I have been involved with music and entertainment my whole life, and in this short podcast I discuss how seniors react to music, particularly older music of their generation. I have been particularly touched by the reaction of seniors in advanced stages of dementia and Alzheimers disease, and have realised that music is the one sense that remains, and evokes a reaction even at a late stage of mental deterioration.
If you listen to this podcast, you will understand the significance of the picture on the left, showing two specific instruments of my youth (many years ago).
Oct 20, 2015 Anxiety Issues with Seniors. An interview with a Psychotherapist.
A significant problem among seniors is related to anxiety issues. This is something that, as young folk, we never even contemplated.
In this podcast, I conduct an interview with Dolores Luber, who is a senior herself, and has had extensive experience dealing with issues such as this.
Remember, if you're not already there, one day you're gonna be a senior yourself, and its a really wise choice to prepare for this.
So turn up your volume again, and listen to this podcast, which will have meaning to all of you who are either seniors yourselves, or who work with seniors. It should really give you something to think about.
October 19, 2015 This is the first of the series to introduce you to the concept of podcasting - what a podcast is, and how it relates to seniors.
You'll hear more about the value of podcasts, and how it can be a great medium for you to link to all the interesting topics that concern you.
So turn up your speakers, make yourself a cup of coffee, press the Play button and enjoy this podcast - the first of many more to come.