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The 1mFlourish Podcast presents content for those who are bold enough to create multi-generational wealth through multifamily real estate investing, gain insight on effective parenting skills, take control of their health, and reach their full potential.


  • Jeff Johnson - Tips on How to Make Technology Work Better for Older Adults

    23/07/2021 Duration: 37min

    Older adults are often left out of the design process when new technologies are created. This leaves them with a less than optimal experience, and can even be dangerous to their health.Digital technology needs to be designed for everyone, not just young people who grew up with it as part of their daily lives.  Technology companies need to include older adults in the design process from the beginning if they want to create products that will really work well for this demographic.Not all older people need help, but some do. Most people go through a period of needing extra support as they age, and many more will be affected by this than we think because life expectancy is increasing rapidly. Many older adults are interested in using new technologies to stay connected with their families and friends or to make it easier for them to manage their finances or get around town independently, but these technologies aren't always designed with seniors' needs in mind. The result is that they can find themselves

  • Jason Karlawish - Are You Prepared for the Increase in Cases of Dementia?

    10/07/2021 Duration: 36min

    Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.As life expectancies increase, more and more people are at risk of developing dementia. But what does it even mean?According to alz.org, in the United States, there are more deaths from Alzheimer’s and dementia than from breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. In the past few years, Alzheimer’s deaths have increased by 16%. In 2021, Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $355 billion. By 2050, this number could be over $1 trillion. More than 11 million Americans take care of people with Alzheimer's or other dementias without getting paid for it.Join me and Dr. Jason Karlawish as we chat about how you need to prepared for the increase in cases of dementia. We talked about how often people are getting dementia. 100 years ago, people did not get it as much and the cases were not diagnosed. They were not

  • Michelle Copenhaver - Integrated Technology Platforms to Empower Better Patient Care

    03/07/2021 Duration: 35min

    Health care organizations are challenged to balance financial pressures with the need to provide high-quality, affordable, and accessible health care.Providers must navigate a rapidly changing environment in order to remain competitive while improving the quality of care and reducing costs.The healthcare industry is at an inflection point; A new generation of technology and services that will transform how we think about and manage our long-term health needs. Technology can be used for more than just symptom management; it can also help people live healthier lives through prevention, better communication with their providers, and improved self-management skills.In this session, we’ll discuss how providers can move from fee-for-service to value-based payment models by using technology as a driver for better outcomes and improved population health management (PHM). We’ll also share some of our own innovative approaches including value-based reimbursement programs which have proven successful in helping provider

  • Max Zamkow - At Third Act Ventures, Invests in Businesses Offering Products and Services Designed for Baby Boomers

    07/06/2021 Duration: 37min

    As the population ages, there is a growing need for products and services to serve this demographic.The Baby Boomer generation is aging rapidly in the US, with over 76 million people now falling into this category. These consumers are already spending money on everything from food to entertainment, but they have yet to be targeted by many companies who want their business.Agetech helps businesses tap into this huge market by offering products and services designed specifically for the needs of baby boomers including housing, entertainment, health & wellness, travel & leisure, home & garden, consumer electronics as well as financial planning tools like retirement calculators and other resources for retirees who are looking forward to their golden years!--------------------Timestamps:[00:00]Pre-intro dialogue from Max Zamkow[02:20]Introduction[02:56]What sorts of solutions and services does Age Tech cover?[04:29]What is your take on the explosion of Age Tech startups, financings, and exits in the pa

  • William Pettit - The Merrill Gardens Experience of Senior Living, 5 Must-haves of Senior Living, Middle Income Affordable Housing, Technology Usability for Seniors

    03/06/2021 Duration: 49min

    Middle-income seniors have too many financial assets to qualify for Medicaid and not always enough to cover housing and support needs as their health and functional abilities change. If you’re a middle-income senior who wants or needs more help, but can’t afford it, where do you turn?Merrill Gardens offers senior living communities for the middle class with an option for those in need of some extra assistance while maintaining independence.  Whether they need some extra assistance with daily activities or want to enjoy all the perks of an active lifestyle, the residents have the freedom and flexibility to pursue their interests while staying in one place. The community offers five pillars of support—healthcare services, wellness programs, dining options, social events, and resident services—to ensure your loved ones will always have what they need when they need it.  ------------------Timestamps:[00:00]Pre-Intro dialogue from William Pettit[01:35]Introductions[02:59]You had 18 years in banking before joining

  • Tracy (Killoren) Chadwell - 1843 Capital, "Silver Tech" Funding Startups That Are Developing Technology for Older Adults

    31/05/2021 Duration: 24min

    The future of the senior population is here, and it's not what you think.Technological advancements are coming so fast that they're literally changing how we age as a society. Older adults are more active than ever before. To catch up with the changing face of this demographic, many companies have started to develop technology solutions for them. Tracy (Killoren) Chadwell is the founding partner of 1843 Capital, a company dedicated solely to funding startups. She's making her mark through early-stage investments in "Silver Tech", who are developing tech specifically designed for older adults! This will help them stay active and engaged as they grow old while also allowing them to participate more fully in society than ever before!--------------------Timestamps:[00:00]Pre-Intro dialogue from Tracy (Killoren) Chadwell[01:41]Introduction[02:18]Explanation of what Silver Tech is?[02:58]Why did you choose to focus on Silver Tech and what factors led to this strategic focus?[03:52]Is part o

  • Michael Hartman - 55 Plus, Active Living, Community-Centered, Wellness, Socialization, and Independence-Focused Senior Housing

    24/05/2021 Duration: 46min

    Today's baby boomers want more. They don't want to sit around and wait for their next doctor's appointment or the mailman. They want a vibrant lifestyle that brings them together with other like-minded people who are actively living life to its fullest potential. Seniors have always been active, but they need a place where they feel safe being themselves and doing what they love without having to worry about driving or getting lost in unfamiliar territory. Active living for seniors has been proven time and again to help seniors live longer, happier lives by improving overall health. There are plenty of opportunities for new friendships through socialization and fun activities. Senior housing active living 55+ is community-centered services designed around wellness and independence so that you can enjoy every stage of your golden years.---------------Timestamps:[00:00]Pre-Intro dialogue from Michael Hartman[01:47]Introduction[02:26]I last had you on the show in October of 2020 (pre-COVID). And s

  • Ashton Applewhite - Ageism Hurts All Humanity, Society, You, and Your Children

    16/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    Ageism is a form of discrimination and prejudice against older people. It's everywhere, from the workplace to healthcare to entertainment to education. You may not even realize you're being affected by it because it's so ingrained in our culture, but that doesn't mean we should ignore its existence.It hurts the economy; it's unfair to you and your children. Ageism is killing humanity one person at a time.END AGEISM! This can be done by raising awareness about ageism and educating people about how they can prevent it from happening in their own lives and society at large. We need more positive images of older adults that show them as active participants in society instead of just older people who sit around all day doing nothing but waiting for death to take them away. If everyone did their part, maybe someday, your children could live in a world where no one has to suffer through this kind of discrimination ever again. We must all stand up and say, "I will not let my children be

  • Judy Thomas - Making a Difference - Evidence-based Practices Can Improve the Lives of Older Californians

    14/05/2021 Duration: 26min

    Older adults are at risk for poor health and functional outcomes because of the challenges they face. They often have multiple chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis that require complex care coordination to manage their symptoms and prevent complications.The Coalition seeks to improve the quality of life for older Californians by promoting evidence-based practices in medical homes (including palliative care) through education, training, technical assistance (TA), advocacy, research, and evaluation activities.The Coalition works with its members to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of an aging population including improving patient safety; reducing hospital readmissions; decreasing emergency department use; increasing access to primary care services; improving medication management; implementing a program that helps providers deliver high-quality end-of-life care while saving money on unnecessary tests or procedures called Choosing Wisely®; and addressing disparities

  • Jasmine Travers - Healthcare Is a Right for the Whole Human Race, and That Should Be Upheld for Every Single Older Adult

    11/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    Older adults are at increased risk for poor health outcomes and have higher rates of mortality than other groups. Research shows that older adults face disparities in access to care due to factors like socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, gender, and disability. Caregivers and nurses play a critical role in the provision of high-quality healthcare services to this population.To improve higher quality of care, we need to increase awareness through policy change so that our nation’s aging population can be provided with equal access to quality healthcare regardless of race or socioeconomic status. In addition, we must increase funding for research grants which will allow us better understand how best to treat diseases prevalent among older adults such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Finally, we must continue efforts aimed at improving vaccination coverage among vulnerable populations including older adults who may be less likely to receive recommended vaccinations because they are frail or live alone.Time

  • Robert Kramer - Tech and Retail Giants' Senior Care | Proposed Solutions to Nursing Homes | Senior Living Market Segmentation

    06/05/2021 Duration: 01h02min

    We're problem-solving futurists and innovators in the aging sector.The Baby Boomer cohort is aging, and the number of seniors is growing rapidly. Aging in place is an essential concept for older adults to age at home longer and healthier.  Technology/ Smart hubs have made it easier for people of all ages to live independently at home, so they delay going into long-term care. Nursing homes are dealing with a lot of problems and challenges. These issues have resulted in lower-quality care, higher staff turnover rates, and declining occupancy rates that translate into financial pressure for nursing home operators. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for seniors. Seniors are not a homogenous group; they have different needs and preferences, which means that the housing products should reflect this diversity. Senior living market segmentation allows marketers to develop housing that better serves the unique needs of each senior demographic. This approach makes it possible to create personalized care plans

  • Richard Lui - How and Why Living Selflessly Can Bring Joy Despite Difficulty

    25/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    Do you want to make a difference in the world?In this episode, I share my conversation with Richard Lui. He explains how living selflessly can change your own life for the better too!Ordinary heroes can make small, practical choices and stop this selfish pandemic. Here are some tips on how and why living selflessly can bring joy despite the difficulty.  Living selflessly is not easy, but it can be rewarding. It’s about giving up what we think we deserve and instead focusing on what others need. We all have something to offer that could bring joy into someone else’s life.Living selflessly will help you find happiness in difficult times because it's not about what you get out of it but what you give to others that counts. You'll be surprised at how much more fulfilling your life becomes when you start giving back without expecting anything in return. So go ahead, do something nice for someone today!Timestamps:[00:00] Pre-Intro dialogue between Richard and Hanh[03:10] Introduction to Richard Lui[04:02]

  • Christina Drumm-Boyd and Amy LaGrant – Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

    22/04/2021 Duration: 51min

    When facing Dementia, it's hard to know what to do. If you have been touched by dementia, or are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, our personal journey with our parents may give you some guidance.This episode features Christina Drumm-Boyd, Owner and President of Care Connect of Hampton Roads, and Amy LaGrant, Gerontologist, Co-Founder BrandMETTLE, Ambassador Aging2.0, Walk2ENDALZ Committee Chair.These two leaders are passionate and dedicated to advising caregivers and families going through dementia.We cover topics like seeking services that can walk you through the difficult journey, dealing with grief, communication strategies as memory fails, legal issues that may arise such as guardianship and end-of-life decisions.Bios:Christina Drumm-Boydhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/christinadrummboyd/Owner and President of Care Connect of Hampton Roads, Inc.Specialties: Have over 20 years of Healthcare Sales, Marketing, and Geriatric Care Management experience focusing in

  • Maria Lee - How Is Hong Kong's Life Expectancy the Highest in the World?

    20/04/2021 Duration: 37min

    Senior care is a growing concern for many people in the world. Hong Kong has a healthy, long-lived population with its life expectancy one of the highest in the world! The government provides a wide variety of social services and benefits to the elders, including community care and support services, residential care services, and social security. Combined with non-governmental support services, these measures ensure that the elders receive the help they need.With a background in hospitality and hospital administration, Maria Lee has a varied background that I’m eager to learn more about on the show today. Maria is the founder and executive director of Roseville Senior Living Management Limited, a senior living company based in Hong Kong. Her Ventria Residence is pioneering the senior living concept “Retire in style, age in place.” We discussed the development of Ventria Residence Senior Living, and also talked through the latest technology in the senior living industry, and discussed how Eastern vs. Western c

  • Cameron J. Camp - What Is the Montessori Approach to Dementia?

    17/04/2021 Duration: 22min

    Dr. Cameron J. Camp joins me today on Boomer Living. Cameron is a noted psychologist specializing in applied gerontology research and is currently serving as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia.Cameron is well-known in the space for his development of the Montessori method as an intervention for people with dementia. I’m eager to talk to him today about this and much more.Timestamps:[00:00] Pre-Intro dialogue from Cameron[01:30] Introduction to Cameron J. Camp[02:01] What originally got you interested in dedicating your career and to some extent your life to gerontology and specifically dementia research?[03:21] Where did the idea for the Montessori Method come from? How did the approach relate to providing care to people with dementia?[08:41] Where is this approach being used today? And do you think it is doable for loved ones of people with dementia, or is it better practice with someone with more experience dealing with dementia treatment?[10:00] What result

  • Chris Guay - Do Your Senior Living Residents Refer You to Their Friends and Families?

    15/04/2021 Duration: 49min

    Chris Guay, the founder, and CEO of Vitality Living is with me on today’s episode of Boomer Living. Vitality Living offers retirement living, assisted living, and memory care communities where residents can live purposefully and experience a profound sense of belonging.With more than 20 years of operations, management, and leadership experience, he has a background from community-level leadership roles to senior executive positions at some of the industry’s largest providers. I’m eager to talk to him today about leadership, culture, and the long-term future of the senior housing industry.Timestamps:[00:00] Pre-Intro dialogue from Chris[01:33] Get to know you[04:43] Introduction to Chris Guay[05:26] You obviously have a passion for serving the older adults, baby boomers, and the silent generation. Where did this drive come from? Was it from experiences that you had with your grandparents?[09:56] The meaning behind the name "Vitality"[11:21] Now you mentioned several reasons, what sets your company ap

  • Paul E. Griffin III - To Meet the Needs of an Older Adult Is One That Takes into Account Their Emotional Needs (Part 2 of 2)

    11/04/2021 Duration: 26min

    How do you meet the needs of an older adult? You have to pay attention to what matters to them. You have to work with the wisdom and experience they bring to the table. You have to honor their life stories, paying attention to any losses or trauma they may have suffered. And you need a bit of flexibility and creativity in order to think outside the box when it comes to figuring out how they can be engaged in life.Join me to listen to my conversation with Paul E. Griffin III as we share thoughts, as a provider, on how to best serve older adults.The best approach for meeting the needs of an older adult is one that takes into account their emotional needs – those things that matter most to them like respect for their dignity; opportunities for social connection; feeling useful; having control over their lives; maintaining good health…and so much more!Listen to part 1 of our interview here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/765170/8285352-paul-e-griffin-iii-is-your-mom-slowing-down-more-than-she-thinks-part-1-of-2Timest

  • Char Hu - What is the Role Data Plays in the Future of Long-term Care?

    09/04/2021 Duration: 27min

    We Believe In Technology's Ability To Take Data From Other Industries And Provide The Right Size Home Care. Why spend so much money on a caregiver when you don't need it? You can do activity monitoring or predictive analytics to see what times of day your loved one struggles with certain tasks. Then use the program's algorithm to predict which days are most likely for these difficulties based on past data before scheduling caregivers in those time slots.Today I welcome Dr. Char Hu to the program. He’s currently CEO of The Helper Bees, partnering with insurance carriers and health plans to provide the tools for older adults to stay independent, healthy, and at home longer.We discuss:Why Char founded the Helper Bees?Aging in America: The impact of a large population of boomers planning to age in placeA mix of information on payer sources (Long Term Care Insurance & Medicare Advantage) and how they’re leading the charge of innovation in long term careThe importance of education, resources, and

  • Paul E. Griffin III - Is Your Mom Slowing Down More Than She Thinks? (Part 1 of 2)

    06/04/2021 Duration: 44min

    On this episode of Boomer Living, I'll be speaking to Paul E. Griffin III. He is the founder, CEO, and President of Griffin Living, an award-winning development firm with a specialty in innovative senior living communities. With over 40 years in the industry, Paul has a wealth of experience and has received numerous awards and honors along the way, including the hammer of hope habitat for humanities builder of the year award.We discuss his experience in homebuilding and how that informs his approach to senior living at Griffin Living, COVID protocols and safety measures, and outlook for investors in the senior living space.Timestamps:[00:00] Pre-intro discussion[01:42] Introduction[02:29] What does it feel like to be a Griffin?[03:23] Paul's thoughts on real estate development.[04:51] Tell us a story about how you found capital for your projects and how did it happen and what were the challenges along the way?[06:20] What are the demographics of your residents and were you able to successfully addre

  • Michael Marley - Do You Understand the Emotional Needs of Older Adults with Dementia?

    05/04/2021 Duration: 36min

    On this episode of Boomer Living, I'll be speaking to Michael Marley. His passion for helping families through difficult situations surrounding dementia long-term care has led him to counsel thousands of families. His goal is to help them come out of their crisis stronger and with the right next steps for their situation with over a thousand families seen.Timestamps:[00:00] Pre-intro discussion[01:31] Introduction[02:11] Walk us through why you made the shift in your career and where are you located right now?[03:19] Do you feel that your past roles prepare you in any way for your current role?[05:07] What are some of the biggest commonalities that you've seen with the kind of help that they're seeking?[06:06] How do you tailor your advice for each family? Or each specific family situation? What kind of questions do you ask them to ensure they're getting the right solution for them?[07:51] Do you ever find it hard to maintain a high level of let's say "empathy" for their spe

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