WGNtv.com interviews Viki on the Midday News 9/14/10

September 6, 2010 by  
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Viki will be appearing on the Midday News show on Chicago’s WGN TV on September 14, 2010.

WGN Television, whose call letters are derived from the Chicago Tribune’s first slogan, “World’s Greatest Newspaper”, hit the airwaves on April 5, 1948 on Channel 9 in Chicago from its studios at Tribune Tower.

WGN-TV ushered in a new millennium in 2000 with a new 29,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art newsroom facility and upgraded digital equipment. In 2004, all Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Bulls home game telecasts on WGN aired in the high definition format on WGN’s Chicago area digital multicast signal, WGN-DT 9.1, making WGN one of the leading HD sports programmers in the country.

2009 marked the completion of full-power U.S. television stations’ transition from analog to digital signals, while “WGN Midday News” and “WGN Evening News” were expanded on WGN-DT 9.1 Chicago, and WGN News merged with CLTV (Tribune Company’s Chicago cable TV news channel). In 2010, WGN-TV became the first Chicago TV station to offer iPhone users the ability to watch live streams of WGN-TV newscasts and “WGN Morning News” expanded to a four-and-a-half-hour newscast. WGN News programs more than 154 hours of news each week (over 44 hours on WGN-DT 9.1 Chicago and 110 hours on CLTV).

WGN-TV has received numerous awards for programming excellence and community service. The station is proud of the many contributions it has made to television, and is recognized as a leader for creativity, innovation, quality programming and integrity in operation.

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North Valley Jewish Community Center presents “Empowering Caregivers Making the Difficult Life and Health Decisions

August 17, 2010 by  
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North Valley Jewish Community Center will present “Empowering Caregivers – Making the Difficult Life and Health Decisions” in three lecture events on August 24th, October 6th, and November 8th from 7:00-8:30pm PST.

North Valley Jewish Community Center, NVJCC, is the center for educational, recreational, social and cultural activities for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley communities. The center accommodates a preschool, a senior program, and events and activities for adults.

North Valley Jewish Community Center, Inc. (NVJCC) is a non-profit organization, founded upon Jewish ethics and values. They are committed to meeting the ever changing needs of the entire Jewish Community, to strengthening Jewish identity and to enrich the quality of Jewish life. Their objective is to facilitate programs that benefit children, families, adults, and seniors, and in so doing to support the entire community for generations to come.

Location: Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge
Cost: Center, TRZ, TBT, TBA members free; Non-members $10.00

Please call (818) 360-2211 to make a reservation.

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Viki interviews Dr. Sandra Haymon, author of Baby Boomers – Sandwiched Between Retirement and Caregiving on August 25, 9am Pacific on blogtalkradio.com/kindethics

August 12, 2010 by  
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Viki interviews Dr. Sandra Haymon, author of Baby Boomers – Sandwiched Between Retirement and Caregiving on August 25, 9am on blogtalkradio.com/kindethics

Baby Boomers – Sandwiched Between Retirement and Caregiving is a fun and sometimes funny look at caring for our elderly loved ones. It’s filled with humorous do’s and don’ts of caregiving and thoughts you need to think about retiring. If you’re one of the 78 million in the Silver Tsunami you need Dr. Haymon’s lighthearted yet practical solutions to retiring and caregiving. Do you need a seat belt for the emotional roller-coaster of caregiving? This book is for you. If you’ve ever felt like you were drowning in the Alphabet Soup of medical terms and legal jargon this book is for you. Whether you’re retiring, retreading, or just free falling, this book is your parachute. Ever feel like you’re on a tight rope trying to balance working, planning for retirement, taking care of immediate family members and caring for elderly loved ones all at the same time? This book is for you. Baby Boomers—Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving is the first and most complete how-to manual which addresses personal questions related to retirement, caring for elderly loved ones and taking care of one’s immediate family which may include adult children still living at home and perhaps even grandchildren. In simple, easy-to-understand language Dr. Haymon guides readers thru this entire process including medical choices, end-of-life decisions, advance directives, possible living arrangements, and how to say good bye before and after the death of loved ones. She also helps readers plan for retirement including how to avoid unnecessary taxes, probate, and other culprits that could threaten individual nest eggs, and explores the importance of a dress rehearsal prior to retiring. Personal and professional caregivers of all ages will refer to this invaluable resource over and over again! http://babyboomerssandwich.com/

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Leeza’s Place will be hosting an End of Life presentation on 7/29/10 from 6-7:30pm PST

July 29, 2010 by  
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Viki will be giving an End of Life presentation at Leeza’s Place in Sherman Oaks, CA on 7/29/10 from 6-7:30pm PST

Leeza Gibbons develped Leeza’s Place for both family caregivers and the recently diagnosed with chronic illness or disease, that integrates educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and intergenerational programming designed to help you navigate through your community’s continuum of care.

Leeza’s Place was designed to ensure that others would have access to new, supportive settings created for the purpose of educating, empowering and energizing.

The cornerstone of each Leeza’s Place is a specially trained “Leeza Care Advocate” whose primary responsibility is to guide caregivers and their loved ones through the emotionally charged maze of memory disorders: educationally, supportively, and confidently.

Each Leeza’s Place has been carefully crafted to empower both the caregiver and the recently diagnosed by offering services that create self esteem, relieve symptoms, impart knowledge, reduce stress, promote inclusion, and ultimately improve the quality of life while helping you to acquire advocacy, coping and care-related skills.

All of the programs at Leeza’s Place are the direct result of listening to and understanding the unique needs, values, pressures and goals of caregivers and their loved ones. Programs have been designed to provide educational and empowering strategies that are not currently available.

Although services may vary from site to site, each Leeza’s Place locale will provide programs that offer support on three levels – emotional, educational and social – for caregivers, families and their recently diagnosed loved ones.

Leeza’s Place is the signature program of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. For a list of Leeza’s Place locations across the country, please click HERE.

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Viki will be a guest on Winning Life Through Pain radio show with Coach Marla on 7/27/10 at 11am PST

July 27, 2010 by  
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Viki will be a guest on Winning Life Through Pain radio show with Coach Marla on 7/27/10 at 11am PST.

Winning Life Through Pain® is a show that chats with varying types of amazing guests as if they are all sitting around the same kitchen table including chronic Pain/Illness Individuals, Authors, and they chat with the experts as well. Coach Marla believes we all have a journey we must travel through life and it is her mission to make your journey one full of “Laughter, Hope, Knowledge, Fulfillment, and Joy” so you might get through the tough times a little easier!

Coach Marla offers RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) coaching as well as hosting the Winning Life Through Pain radio show.

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Listen to blogtalkradio’s Healing through Hurt radio show with Maria Wall

July 24, 2010 by  
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Viki will be a special guest on blogtalkradio’s Healing through Hurt radio show with Maria Wall on July 24, 2010 at 8pm PST.

Healing through Hurt Talk Radio with Maria Wall is a subsidiary of The Wall Foundation Inc. a Non Profit community based 501 (c)(3) organization! Serving at risk, vulnerable youth and their families including seniors! Offering a host of programs for families. This year their focus is on women and the challenges they face in their daily lives from abuse and esteem issues to the many health issues they face. Their mission is to empower and uplift real women & men with real stories. Reaching out through Radio to a broader audience of females & males of all ages and ethnic origin. They promise to continue to bring you the absolute best in show guests and topics.

In 2003 Maria Wall, President of the CM Wall Company Inc, saw a need to give our young people a voice and purpose outside of the vicious cycles they were accustomed to in addition to the lack of adult guidance for a host of reasons. Mrs. Wall developed a youth media / professional program that won international awards.

Although Mrs. Wall operated her program under the umbrella of other established non profit programs, she felt a need to do more. Therefore in 2008 she formed The Wall Foundation Inc. An organization that realized these are tough and hard times for our youth and their families. Mrs.
Wall is the little girl with big dreams who grew up to make them reality!

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Viki will be featured on Author’s Read radio program 7/26/10 at 9am PST

July 23, 2010 by  
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Viki will be featured on blogtalkradio’s Author’s Read program on 7/26/10 at 9am PST.

The Authors Read radio program is a 15 minute program that offers authors, storytellers and poets a chance to read from their published work. There is nothing like hearing a story told the way the writer intended it to be read… straight from the writer’s lips is even better!

Dave and Lillian Brummet, the hosts of Author’s Read have been writing professionally since 1999 starting out as free lance writers – which they continue to do today. To date, they have written 3 nonfiction published books; Trash Talk, Purple Snowflake Marketing, and Towards understanding.

The main focus of their work is to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts and encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.

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Autumn View Gardens in St. Louis will be hosting a lecture on Caregiving on 7/22/10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

July 22, 2010 by  
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Autumn View Gardens in St. Louis will be hosting a lecture on Caregiving on 7/22/10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Autumn View Gardens is a beautiful assisted-living community located on Schuetz Road in Creve Coeur, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. They have a total of 90 private apartments, including companion suites, with a choice among six apartment styles. All apartments feature private bedrooms, kitchenettes, individual thermostats, large closets, and balconies or patios. Apartments range from 300 to 600 square feet.

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Viki will be featured on AskMomRN’s radio show on 7/26/10 at 10am

July 21, 2010 by  
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Viki will be featured on blogtalkradio’s AskMomRN’s radio show on 7/26/10 at 10am.

Tamara Walker, RN, the host of MomRN has advice, support, and encouragement to help you on your journey through parenthood. MomRN is walking right alongside you on this path, with two teenage kids of her own. Her eighteen years of motherhood, plus three years as a pediatric nurse, a dozen years as a professional child care provider, and growing up as the oldest sibling of six children has given MomRN a unique variety of parenting experiences and expertise. Her expertise has helped thousands of parents as they strive to be the best parents they can be.

In March 2007, Tamara appeared via video on the Rachael Ray Show providing a helpful parenting tip for a segment on children’s health. She also wrote and starred in “Safety Smarts”, quick safety tips for use between shows for the Smile of a Child television network. Currently, she is a featured writer for Examiner.com and writes articles as the Oklahoma Child Safety Examiner.

The Ask MomRN Show covers a wide variety of parenting, family, safety, and health topics and features several well-known expert guests. Parents are welcome to call in with questions and speak with MomRN and her guests during the show.

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Long Term Care Ombudsman of St. Louis will be hosting a presentation on empowering Caregivers to Make Better Decisions on July 22, 2010

July 21, 2010 by  
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Long Term Care Ombudsman of St. Louis will be hosting a presentation on empowering Caregivers to Make Better Decisions on July 22, 2010 from 10am to 12pm.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of Saint Louis (LTCOP), a United Way agency, is part of a nationwide program which began in 1971 in response to public outcry over abuse and neglect in long-term nursing home facilities. Since its inception there are now over 500 Ombudsman Programs across the United States. LTCOP is the area’s most comprehensive resource that serves residents of licensed long-term care nursing homes and their families.

The St. Louis Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is comprised of professional and specially trained staff and volunteer ombudsman who are assigned to long term care nursing home facilities weekly, getting to know residents and providing advocacy, support, and education about their rights. When requested, ombudsmen act as a voice for resident treatment and care. Ombudsmen can help mediate resolution of grievances and disputes, make referrals and monitor the referrals to see that the problems are resolved. Ombudsman listen to nursing home residents concerns and complaints and work to educate residents about their rights while working with families and facility staff in resolving care and treatment plan issues.

Their mission is “To preserve the quality of life for long-term care residents by empowering residents and their families through education, advocacy and support.”

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