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#78: We as grandparents have the chance to use reading to build better relationships with our young grandchildren! Find out how.

Kickass Boomers

Release Date: 04/04/2022

#89: Are you a baby boomer planning on downsizing in the next year? show art #89: Are you a baby boomer planning on downsizing in the next year?

Kickass Boomers

  In Today’s Kick Ass Boomers Solo Episode,  We will be talking about downsizing. Downsizing is definitely not a favorite topic of boomers, but it is something most of us will have to do at some point. Before putting a house on the market, it is important to get rid of as much stuff as possible.  I decided to rent a pod so I could start packing and have a place to put all of the boxes. Since we are moving to Florida to a much smaller house, most of our furniture will have to be donated or sold on consignment. Most the have kids today do not want their parents stuff. Except for...

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#88: From Engineer to Mystery Novel Writer  show art #88: From Engineer to Mystery Novel Writer

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  Lisa E. Betz never intended to become a writer. She followed her love of math and science to a degree in mechanical engineering and a job at an aluminum manufacturing plant. (She knows the real reason aluminum foil is shiny on one side and dull on the other.) After six years in the industry, parenthood led her to change jobs and become a high school substitute, which led to an opportunity to direct a high school play. Lisa’s directorial debut was a success, leading to a dozen more plays, everything from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, plus one pun-filled melodrama she wrote herself....

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#87: Spyder and His Entertaining Senior Fitness Guide is Today's Hot topic! show art #87: Spyder and His Entertaining Senior Fitness Guide is Today's Hot topic!

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Spyder Johnson is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition for Optimal Health, BSBA East Carolina University) he strongly suggests health and fitness become priorities for everyone. He is a 1957-issued geezer who lives in Florida a world-traveled old geezer from Deep South USA. He offers a light-hearted approach to baby-boomer fitness, while focusing on the discipline and motivational aspects. Making it fun is critical. There are literally a million books that focus on exercise and nutrition. Most offer quite mundane reading. his story (book) simplifies it down to the basics - . It's an...

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#86: An Inspiring Documentary About Friendship, Veterans, and Keeping Memories Alive show art #86: An Inspiring Documentary About Friendship, Veterans, and Keeping Memories Alive

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Doug Stebleton has been working in the entertainment business since 1987. Born and raised in Glasgow, Montana, he came to Hollywood at age 19 and has lived and worked in southern California since then. His expertise is music publishing for film and television. His company owns a catalog of songs that are licensed to film and television studios and to independent productions. Some of the company’s credits include Blood Diamond, Borat, Little Miss Sunshine, Zoolander, Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Sopranos, Ugly Betty, CSI, Scrubs and ER. Doug is also a film producer....

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#85: It's Never too Late to Laugh, Have fun, and Learn New Techniques to Build Your Confidence & Change Your Life With Jane Marla Robbins! show art #85: It's Never too Late to Laugh, Have fun, and Learn New Techniques to Build Your Confidence & Change Your Life With Jane Marla Robbins!

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Jane Marla Robbins, a Finalist for a CAPS Grant in Poetry from the National Endowment of the Arts, is the author of the bestselling Poems of the Laughing Buddha; DOGS IN TOPANGA 2000-2018; and CAFÉ MIMOSA IN TOPANGA (winner, South California Book Publicists Poetry Award).  You can see and hear her read all three books on YouTube. Her poems have been published in many places, including The Cultural Weekly, Thrive Global, and The Scarlet Leaf Review. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to write and perform the one-woman play Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister, she...

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#84: This is a rebroadcast of Ep#57 with Katharine a Best-Selling Author  and an Activist for Aging Well, Living with Purpose, and Being Unexpectedly Happy! show art #84: This is a rebroadcast of Ep#57 with Katharine a Best-Selling Author and an Activist for Aging Well, Living with Purpose, and Being Unexpectedly Happy!

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Katharine Esty, PhD, 87, is a best-selling author, practicing psychotherapist, a widow, a mother, a grandmother, and an activist for aging well. She’s on a mission to dispel myths about old age and to end ageism, which limits and undermines the most experienced among us. She lives in a retirement community west of Boston. Her recent book, Eightysomethings - A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness, was published by Skyhorse. Join me in this episode and learn why Katharine is a Kickass Boomer! [00:01 - 04:22] Opening Segment Let’s get to know Katharine...

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#83: Betsy Wurzell founded a new group on Facebook called Kick Alzheimer's Ass Movement! show art #83: Betsy Wurzell founded a new group on Facebook called Kick Alzheimer's Ass Movement!

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease is a true challenge. Betsy has been there, done that, and has the experience to help guide you through the tough times. Betsy tells her story of how she was able to care for her own mother-in-law with Alzheimer's Disease, and she shares advice on how to get the support you need to care for your loved one.   Betsy Wurzell is a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and Preschool Teacher's Aide. She is a mom to her son, Josh who is 37 and has special needs. She was also a caregiver for her mother-in-law for 5 years. She has never heard of Alzheimer's...

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#82: What services are on the top of your list when researching senior care facilities for yourself or a family member? show art #82: What services are on the top of your list when researching senior care facilities for yourself or a family member?

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During these times, the importance of having someone who will be there for you cannot be stressed enough. What services and facilities out there are geared toward improving overall health and well-being you might be missing out on?   Today, Linda MacDougal focuses on the older adult population.  She is a senior health advocate and massage therapist, a holistic health practitioner, and a management consultant for caregiving situations.  As a senior herself, Linda is also an advocate for change in the senior living space.  Her background and focus on awareness led to the...

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#81: James had the great granddaughter of a Titanic survivor on his podcast #81: James had the great granddaughter of a Titanic survivor on his podcast "Your History Your Story". We discuss this & more on Kickass Boomers today!

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How impactful are stories? More than you can imagine! That is why we should not let these fade and instead carry on the value along the way by sharing it with others.   James enjoys bringing people and events from history back to life through the telling of stories.  A history enthusiast since his childhood, James loves encouraging people to share stories about themselves and members of their own family trees that will inspire others to do the same.   Did you know that the average person listens to seven different podcasts a week? Baby boomers have a lot of knowledge and...

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#80: At 77 years young Kathleen Sinclair published her first book #80: At 77 years young Kathleen Sinclair published her first book "F#ck Aging"

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Why do we have to conform to society’s definition of aging? The fact is, we don’t.   Kathleen Sinclair here, being the author of her book “F#ck Aging”, has empowering views about what it means to exist in this generation and the value we can give and take. She tackles this very controversial subject, but she believes that all boomers need to be willing to say "f#ck aging" and get on with their lives. She emphasizes that boomers shouldn't just resign on the couch but rather get up and get moving in doing the things they love to do.   This goes to show that no matter your age,...

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How can grandparents build and maintain their relationships with their grandchildren?

Gramps Jeffrey knows a couple of tricks, which he’s happy to talk about in this episode. He has 4 kids and 6 grandchildren and looks at how the kids are growing up as a baby boomer trying to understand how the world has evolved since he was 3 years old. As the author of the acclaimed business book “The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Walmart” and a contributor to The Huffington Post of over 100 articles on how to help the nonprofit world and also help grow small businesses, Gramps’ commentary is quite timely in the challenging world we live in.

He has since jumped from writing about business to writing for children. He will talk about his new book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” and the role that grandparents play in the growth of their grandchildren. 

Join me in this episode and learn why Gramps Jeffrey is a Kickass Boomer! 

[00:01 - 04:03] Opening Segment

  • Gramps Jeffrey transitioned from business books to children’s books
    • The reason he made this transition
  • He gives us a sneak peek into his new book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”

[04:04 - 14:08] Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

  • How grandparents can help their grandchildren improve their social skills
  • Why kids should be encouraged to read books
  • Gramps Jeffrey shares some tips to build and maintain relationships with grandkids

[14:09 - 24:22] Grandparents As Role Models

  • How grandparents can teach their grandchildren how to think, not what to think
  • Grandparents are role models to their grandchildren
    • Gramps Jeffrey explains
  • Gramps Jeffrey talks about the way grandparents can leave a legacy

[24:23 - 29:13] Closing Segment

  • The role of technology in making the world a better place for our grandchildren
  • Connect with Gramps Jeffrey!
    • Links below
  • Final announcements

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“As we grow older, we grow wiser, and we grow wiser decade after decade because we make a lot more mistakes.” - Gramps Jeffrey

“[Keep] in mind that technology is there to help you achieve goals.” - Gramps Jeffrey

 

Email [email protected] to reach out to Gramps Jeffrey or follow him on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Check out his personal website to learn more about his work.

  • GRAB a copy of his book, “I Don’ Want to Turn 3” here.
  • Gramps Jefferey is all over online! Check this out.

 

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