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SAFE AND HEALTHY AGING – PART TWO: Preventing Adverse Drug Events

Guests: Kay Heggestad, MD, retired family practitioner, Delegation memberRoberta Carrier, Ph.D., Pharmacy, Delegation memberJanet Loewi, family caregiver, Delegation member Last week’s program presented an overview of United Way of Dane County’s Safeand Healthy Aging initiative which was launched on September 1st. The countywide,community-based program brought together health care professionals, pharmacists,social service providers, caregivers, media and… Read more »

SAFE AND HEALTHY AGING – PART ONE: Preventing Falls

Guests: Tom Walker, Co-Chair, Safe and Healthy Aging Delegation Andy Kosseff, MD, Co-Chair and Chair, Safe Communities Falls Prevention Program Janet Bollig, Home Health United, S.A.F.E. At Home The population in Dane County is aging and projected to grow by 136% by 2030. In addition to growing older, our seniors also have expanded life expectancies…. Read more »

CATCH Healthy Habits Early

Guests: Christine Beatty, Executive Dir., Madison Senior Center Pat Gilbert, Civic Engagement Dir., The OASIS Institute, St. Louis The Madison Senior Center, in partnership with The OASIS Institute, has received support to implement the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Healthy Habits Program. This inter-generational program connects adult volunteers age 50 and older with children,… Read more »

WOMEN CELEBRATE EQUALITY: A Day and A Journey

Guests: Eve Galanter, Chair, Wisconsin Women’s Network Judy Patrick, Pres. and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Californa 91 years ago this month, one lone Tennessee legislator changed his vote (at the insistence of his mother), and that was enough to ratify passage of the 19th Amendment, giving American women the right to vote. Thursday, August 25th,… Read more »

HEALTH CARE AS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

Guest: Gene Farley, M.D. retired physician, emeritus faculty, UW Medical School former Chair, UW Department of Family Medicine Dr. Gene Farley, along with his wife Dr. Linda Farley who passed away in 2009, has been a longtime leading proponent of health care reform and a strong activist of the idea that quality medicine is a… Read more »