THE CANNABIS STORY, CBD OIL, AND WHAT IS LEGAL IN WISCONSIN

Guest:  Jeff Kundert, co-owner of Green RX Madison, president of the American Cannabis Society

Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp, CBD, THC: Perhaps you are as confused as some of the rest of us in understanding what the difference is and what is actually legal.

On this program, Jeff Kundert, co-owner of Green RX Madison and president of the American Cannibis Society, defines the terms, shares some of the history of cannabis and describes how the Farm Bill played a major role in opening the way for CBD products to be legally marketed and sold to those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mild-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical products.

This program is an explanation of the claims and a recognition of the gaining momentum there is for CBD oil and other related products in the health and wellness world.

HOW TO STOP LIVING THE LIFE YOU DON’T WANT AND LIVING THE LIFE YOU DO

Guest:  Larry Cockerel, author, motivational speaker…

“Change your thinking, and you can change your future,” says Larry Cockerel, author of many books including his latest, Your Life Matters – How to Get out of the Life You Don’t Want and Live the Life You Do Want.

For many year, Larry Cockerel and adversity walked hand in hand. His life experiences included homelessness, addiction and cancer and all of the challenges inherent in those situations.

On this program, Larry Cockerel takes us back to his earlier days when he felt stuck, angry and afraid to face the future. He describes his cancer diagnosis as a “gift” in disguise which helped him recognize his strong drive to survive and opened his eyes to new beginnings. He shares how, when his thinking changed, so did his life. “Life is a series of choices,” says Cockerel. “How we choose to react or respond to life’s events can make all the difference.”

Today, Larry Cockerel uses his personal experience to positively influence the lives of others.

WHAT IT MEANS TO NEVER GIVE UP: A TRUE STORY…

Guest:  Susan Spahn, author

Billy Spahn was 12 years old when he dove off a pier into shallow water at the family’s cottage and broke his neck. He instantly became quadriplegic which was considered a life sentence for never walking again. But he never gave up hope nor did his family. Hope combined with perseverance, determination, pain, courage and lots of love and support brought Billy back on his feet. After several months, Billy walked out of the hospital and went on to become a successful businessman and live a full life.

On this program, Susan Spahn, who shares her brother’s story in her recently-released book, Never Give Up, is joined by her brother, Bill, who vividly recalls the day he dove off that pier and how that changed his life.

Sadly, I received the news that Bill Spahn passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. His death does not take away from the determination and persistence he demonstrated in the face of great adversity. Bill Spahn remains an inspiration for us all to never give up!

MANAGING TO AGE AT HOME

Guests:  Julia Houck, Chief Administrative Officer, Agrace; Tasha Robinson, Home Care Manager, Agrace’s Age at Home…

There is new enthusiasm for aging at home. But as grocery shopping, cooking, changing the sheets and other household chores become unmanageable, or if you worry about your safety getting in and out of the shower and moving about your home because of balance, vision or hearing problems, you begin to wonder if staying in the comfort of your home is the wisest choice.

On this program, Julia Houck and Tasha Robinson discuss Agrace’s decision to move beyond Hospice and Palliative Care to provide non-medical home care in Dane County for those needing help to be able to live independently at home. They will share guidelines on what help is available that makes aging at home a viable and positive option.

BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH: A DAY TO CELEBRATE MEMORY IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Learn how to live life like it’s golden! That is the theme of the 9th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller event held each year to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community.

This year’s BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH is Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg. Free and open to the public, the day will include a brunch, wellness fair, performance by the “Amazing Grace” Chorus, caregiver workshops, healthy food demonstration and memory screenings.

Carl V. Hill, PhD, Dir. of Office of Special Populations, National Institutes of Health, will address “Double Jeopardy: The Curious Case of Health Disparities in the United States.”

On this program, Carey Gleason, PhD., Assoc. Prof. at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Fabu Carter, WARDC Outreach Specialist, describe the importance of African Americans learning more about how Alzheimer’s disease affects them.

African Americans are up to twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as Caucasians and yet are diagnosed later in the disease and less likely to gain access to resources or participate in research. The Solomon Carter Fuller event, named after the African American psychiatrist who worked closely with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, is one path to changing this.

For more details and to register, go to adrc.wisc.edu/scf2019 or call 608-232-3400. Walk-ins are welcome.