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Exploring Aging Podcast

Baptist Village Communities is at the forefront of what is affecting older adults and services for aging Oklahomans. Listen as President of Baptist Village Communities, Bill Pierce, and the Executive Director of the Bill and Susan Pierce Institute for Transforming Life Expectancies, Greg McNeece, sit down each month with host Ray Sanders and discuss all things aging.

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What is the Age Wave? Is Ageism Real?

Dr. Bill Pierce, President of Baptist Village Communities and Greg McNeece, Executive Director of the Pierce Institute sit down with host Ray Sanders to discuss the Age Wave in America and Ageism. How is “ageism” hurting our society and culture. Listen to learn how Baptist Village Communities, the Institute, and Entrusted Hearts are taking action.
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Understanding and Finding the Right Services

It’s important for older adults to know what aging services are available to them and what quality of life they can expect as they age. On this edition of the Exploring Aging Podcast, Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece, pioneers and innovators in aging services, sit down with host, Ray Sanders, to  provide an overview of the many services available through the agencies they lead.

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Enhanced Life and Entrusted Hearts In-Home Services

On this edition of the Exploring Aging Podcast Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece join host, Ray Sanders, and discuss how the biggest demographic transformation in US history is impacting aging services. How is Baptist Village Communities responding to the growing need through Enhanced Life Neighborhoods and Entrusted Hearts home care services?

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Transforming Life Expectancies

The Baby Boomer generation is aging and making an incredible impact on social demographics. On this edition of the Exploring Aging Podcast, Host Ray Sanders and Co-hosts Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece discuss how The Bill and Susan Pierce Institute for Transforming Life Expectancies is working to change how older adults are perceived in society.

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Aging Myths Busted - Part 1

Is it possible to be a lifelong learner? Is forgetfulness a sure sign of dementia? Do cognitive and physical development have to end as we age? Is everyone destined to have some form of memory disorder? Join us for part 1 of a myth-busting series on the Exploring Aging Podcast, as Host Ray Sanders and Co-hosts Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece unpack myths associated with the aging process.

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Aging Myths Busted - Part 2

As we age, is retirement a requirement? How long can we remain a viable contributor to the workplace? Does aging mean we are no longer productive?  Does getting older mean we are destined for sickness and disability? On this episode of the Exploring Aging Podcast, Host Ray Sanders and Co-hosts, Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece, bust several myths about aging and share why they believe experience never gets old.

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Top 10 Chronic Medical Conditions

What is considered a chronic medical condition, can they be prevented, and exactly how many Americans have one or more of these ailments? In this issue Dr. Bill Pierce, President of Baptist Village Communities and Greg McNeece, Executive Director of the Pierce Institute along with co-host Ray Sanders discuss all of the above and outline the top 10 chronic illnesses.

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EP 8. SANDWICHED: CARING FOR YOUR KIDS AND PARENTS

The number of Americans over age 85 is increasing faster than any other age group. If you have found yourself caring for your children and your elderly parents you are part of the “Sandwich Generation.” Ray Sanders and co-hosts Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece discuss the rapidly changing family dynamics facing today’s “Sandwich Generation”.

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EP 9. MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF AGING IN PLACE (part 1)

As the population ages, more and more people have a strong desire to age in place without moving away from the homes they have lived in for years. As a result, the “Sandwich Generation” is being challenged to not only care for their aging parents but for their children as well. On this two part series, two guests provide personal insights on how they have navigated the financial, emotional, and physical challenges required to meet the needs of older parents and growing families.

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EP 10. MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF AGING IN PLACE (part 2)

In part two of this series of THE EXPLORING AGING PODCAST, Ray Sanders and his Co-hosts Dr. Bill Pierce and Greg McNeece dig in deeper with two special guests who unpack the challenges families face as they seek to meet the growing needs of older parents desiring to age in place. Practical insights and services are discussed to help overcome the financial, emotional and physical challenges required to meet the needs of older parents served by the Sandwich Generation.