Thank you so much, Robin! I deeply appreciate you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal’s constant attention to The Salvation Army and our programs!
Walk by Faith,
Lisa Sydnor, Senior Programs Manager
The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command
Denise and I would like to upgrade to a half page color ad in the Silver Anniversary LandMark 25th Anniversary Issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal this year!
Thank you for SO many years of being such a great advocate for Seniors in our community!!!!
Rick Guttenberger, Partner Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma
2410 W Memorial Rd, Suite C130
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Hi Robin, good to see you here! I have followed the OSJ facebook page for a while! I like what you provide to the community!
Luke Richert, Medicare Supplement Insurance
Thank You Oklahoma Senior Journal for spreading the word about the Salvation Army Senior Fair and for being a Sponsor to the event. We appreciate you so much at the Salvation Army and you do so much for our Seniors in Oklahoma!!!
Traci Jenkins – Salvation Army of OKC Director of Development
Appreciate You Robin Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior Journal!!
Lauren Branch CEO
Amazing, as always! Thank you, Robin!
Erin Engelke – Sunbeam Family Services
You Are Awesome Thank You OSJ Magazine & Radio and Robin!!!
Inspector Cris Cunningham Oklahoma City Police Department
Homicide Unit 405-297-1126
Dear Robin ~
I have submitted your email to our Ownership for review and discovery as to what they would like to do in the Oklahoma Senior Journal 25th Anniversary issue.
We are so proud to be in your publication at Quail Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care
Thank you, Robin!
Holly Andrews Quail Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care
Hello Robin, I hope you had a great weekend!
I listen to your Radio show on Saturday. Very good information!! I like having the OSJ-app on my phone.
As we look to advertising with the Oklahoma Senior Journal 25th Anniversary Issue in July 2018, can you give me some deadlines for when we need to have our Ad to you?
Dana M. Nursick Marketing Benchmark Financial Group, Inc.
Thank you, Robin! It was indeed a lot of fun being on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour and I appreciate any and all opportunities to share the word about Adult Day programs.
We will share with all of our folks!
Thanks for being such a great (and beautifully enthusiastic) champion for Oklahoma seniors.
Have a great week!
Paula K. Porter
President & CEO
That is amazing on all the OSJ Facebook posts for Sunbeam Family Services and they get 100’s and 100’s of views! Thank you for your support, Robin at the Oklahoma Senior Journal !!
You guys did a wonderful job! I enjoyed listening to the Sunbeam/CareTrak Show on the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour. Thank you!
Social Service Coordinator
Director of Senior Services
Hello, Robin ~ Thank you so much for having me on your Radio Show.
I listened to the last part of the show and it was super informative. You moderated superbly w excellent questions. Thanks again
Stuart Schrader DO Crossway Medical Clinic 609 W. Memorial Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114
(405) 418-5400 Office
(405) 418-5401 Fax
Thank you for this great email! I heard the OSJ Radio Show went very well with Dr. Schrader and I’m glad you enjoyed it and he thought it went well! I also heard Casey might change careers and start doing voice-overs for commercials! Haha!
We will make sure and “like” and “share” the Oklahoma Senior Journal Facebook page from our Crossway Medical Clinic Facebook Page, as well as our personal, and encourage our family and friends to do the same!
I’m looking forward to listening to the OSJ Radio Hour with Dr. Schrader as the featured guest!
Have a great day!
Robin – This is really great, thank you for sharing the data you have with Valir PACE and I am so glad to hear your mother is considering joining Valir PACE!
Brandy Bailey – Valir PACE, Executive Director / ValirPace.org
Hey, Robin – That is exciting! I look forward to talking about the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Show in today’s meeting at Valir PACE !! woohoo!
Stephanie Leiker – Vilar PACE Marketing (405) 609-3688
Robin Gunn Editor & Chief of the Oklahoma Senior Journal,
I hope you are doing well! I wanted to see if I can get some copies of the Senior Journal for our offices. We have offices in OKC and Norman. Let me know if we can meet up – or you can drop them by my office in downtown OKC- 531 Couch Drive (if you are in the area). Would love to see you! Plus the Oklahoma Senior Journal is the most resourceful Information source I have ever seen for Oklahoma families!
It is literally quite frankly a wealth of information!
I just love your energy and enthusiasm, Robin you make such a nice day brightener!
Thank You for having Mary Brinkley with LeadingAge Oklahoma and Myself on the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour! It was such a fun experience and we shared such great information out to the listening audience!
Have a wonderful weekend and Thank You!
Paula K. Porter
President & CEO
WovenLife – Adult Day Services
Thanks, Robin. That is very generous!
We appreciate you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal and Radio support and dedication to helping us make VillagesOKC a reality.
Danny Eischen – Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director Concordia Life Care Community
This is absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for your support, energy and dedication to making VillagesOKC a reality for everyone!!
~ Dana-Ownes Delong President of VillagesOKC Northwest for More Information on VillagesOKC
(It is a PLAN … NOT a Place)
Hi, Robin Gunn of the Oklahoma Senior Journal,
I can’t thank you enough for the work you do to help seniors and to build much-needed community and support. The resources I found in the Oklahoma Senior Journal are fantastic, and go a long way towards helping our aging realize that they are not alone. As a librarian, I’ve staked my career in helping empower people with knowledge, and so I’m grateful to find others who share that vision.
I’m putting together a list of seniors’ and special needs resources for an upcoming library newsletter, and thought they might be of interest to you:
Moving Advice for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Renters’ Rights for Tenants with Disabilities
Internet Gateway for Low Vision
Managing Sensory Processing Issues At Home
Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign
Keeping Seniors Safe Around Construction Sites
Limited Mobility Home Modifications
Making the Move To Assisted Living
Guide to Finding Credible Medical Information
I’d love to hear about any projects you’re working on for seniors, or any subject matter pertaining to seniors that you feel is underserved!
Best Regards, Ms. Gunn
Linda Johnson/ OKC Librarian
“Robin is a great person and the Oklahoma Senior Journal is an awesome magazine it has everything from living to doctors down to your pets. I would highly recommend her to help any person to find what they are looking for!”
Linda Proctor from A-Pro Home Inspection Oklahoma City
“Great articles and the ads for products and services always open my eyes to things that I did not know. Robin Gunn really hustles for seniors. She is a valuable ombudsman for seniors. Jack L. Werner, Owner of A to Z Inspections: Certified Aging in Place & Universal Design & Build instructor for …”
Jack Werner from A to Z Inspections
“A leading magazine with the Oklahoma seniors demographic- with a distribution to back it up!”
Rusty Holzer from Krush Digital Advertising Agency
Robin – Thank You for Helping us get the Word out on Diabetes Education. You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal make the community aware of resources and we are grateful for your Willingness to help!
Cheryl Böst – Departmental Assistant Nutrition and Diabetes Education
Robin ~ I wanted to tell you…Thanks for coming to my office to visit about the Oklahoma Senior Journal with me. It was great to meet the Editor behind this vital publication for the 50-Plus. I have shared the information for Marketing in the OSJ Magazine to my Client’s Credit Union.
We will be In-Touch!
Sincerely, Mark Moad – VP Account Services / FUNNEL Design Group – OKC
Dear Robin ~
Thank You so much for all you do for Alzheimer’s Awareness and the Santa’s Market!
We Truly CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THE HELP of Wonderful people like you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine and the Oklahoma Senior Journal Radio and the OSJ-App, E-Newsletter & OSJ Facebook posts!!!
Thank You too for coming and stuffing the 1000 Shopping bags and for providing us with 1000 Oklahoma Senior Journals for our Santa Market Take Away Bags that were all gone by high noon this year!!!
Special Thank You for Tirelessly PROMOTING us on your Talk Radio Show; The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM on Saturday morning’s at 9:05am and Promoting us on the OSJ-app, OSJ weekly E-Newsletter, OSJ Facebook page and the OSJ Website Calendar of Events. WOW! Robin and for HELPING US RAISE AWARENESS and FUNDS for the CURE to END ALZHEIMER’S in our lifetimes.
I know how near and dear your Father is to you and your whole involved family with his diagnosis in 2004. We do this for him, my husband and for all of them in our City! 1 in 5 diagnoses a day. You have without a doubt HELPED US to extreme measures even handing out our postcards and flyers all over town to the tune of over 1500 … WHO DOES THAT ?!?!?
I am here to tell you ROBIN GUNN does that, The Editor/Publisher/On-Air Host of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Right here in our City. Robin, you are nothing but a pure gift to us … Never taking one dime of money to do what you have done for us here at Santa’s Market each year!!! You have been helping us for the last SIX YEARS and you only work harder for us each year!
You are one of the Main Big Reasons That In 2017 Santa’s Market Hit our highest goal ever on raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association!!!
We LOVE You Robin (You Truly Walk The Walk That You Talk!) and We Appreciate ALL YOU DO for us at Santa’s Market and The Alzheimer’s Association!Love & Blessings on You and The Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine/Radio/App/E-News, Website & Facebook Page!
…. Joan Clark – Founder & CEO of Santa’s Market
Editor Note: This is one of the passions of giving back that the Editor/Publisher & On-Air Host Robin R. Gunn does in the OKC Community!
Robin…I want to take just a moment and tell you, I Love You Thank you for always moving and shaking and sharing for US at Synergy Home Care! You are truly a gem I’m glad we’re friends and we work with you at the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine and Radio Show! You are the best marketing firm for Businesses with our 50-Plus population in our State!
Charlotte Carey CFO at Synergy Home Care, www.synergyhomecare.com
AWESOME ROBIN GUNN !!
Thank you again for all you do for us, at Groomer A Go Go Pet Salon & Market and ALL your hard work you put into marketing for us!!
The Oklahoma Senior Journal and it’s 16 Page PET Section and your very informative radio show on KZLS 1640AM The Eagle every Saturday morning at 9:05am for the 50-Plus works harder for their clients in making sure their services are seen, known & represented to the Oklahoma public with vibrant gusto … It truly is inspiring & appreciated deeply … You are a Media Whirlwind for businesses!!!
~ Syliva DeLeon & Tracy Burch Co-Owners of Groomer A Go Go Pet Salon & Market at 4141 N. Western Ave. in OKC (405) 605-4151
THANK YOU so much, Robin! And I am so glad Charlotte Carey was able to help! We appreciate you and all the support you give us here at Synergy Home Care in Norman, OKC & Edmond! Your kind words and recommendations out in the community sure do mean a lot.
I hope to see you soon!
~ Abbey Trammell; Social Media Manager at Synergy Home Care.
- Editor’s Note: The Editor & On Air Host Robin Gunn was called on a Sunday night at 6:30pm from a reader/listener of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine/Radio … Needing a caregiver for an in-home Dementia patient because her daughter was hospitalized with a 9-1-1 situation and their family needed someone within/home care within the hour… Synergy Home Care was there! The OSJ Magazine Editor & On-Air Host is Called by readers and listeners to our Radio Show “ALL THE TIME” for our pre-vetted clients in the OSJ Magazine or Radio Shows … That’s right we meet, interview & get to know who is in the pages of the OSJ Magazine as well as The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM every Saturday morning at 9:05am!!!
We ALWAYS go the extra mile no matter what time, day or hour it is!
Hello, Robin Gunn Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal and OSJ Radio Hour ~ Thank you for all the support you give to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program. It is because of supporters like OSJ that we are reaching so many of these grandparents. I enjoyed meeting with you and the resources you provided were priceless.
Talena Ford, Social Service Coordinator, Sunbeam Family Services sunbeamfamilyservices.org
Dear Robin Gunn ~ I Listened to the Oklahoma Senior Journal radio show yesterday with your Guest Marilyn Olson the Executive Director of VillagesOKC-NW. I believe the Line was, It is a PLAN … NOT a Place!
It was a Very very informative show, I learned more from that show than in all the meetings, I attended about VillagesOKC. The questions you ask were exactly what I was thinking I would have to ask! It was awesome and it answered a lot of my questions! Good Job – I am so glad you have such a informative Radio Show!
I also Love the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine… I get it for myself (I am 52) and for my Mother. We are so Blessed to have such a caring person in our city that brings us such vital information to our Radio airwaves and right inside my house with the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine! Thank You !
Ms. S. Baxter, Bethany Oklahoma
Editor’s Note: Please listen to the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour every Saturday Morning at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM and if you miss an OSJ Radio Show … Go to the OSJ Magazine website (okseniorjournal.com) to listen in on the “Home Page” scroll down till you see the Radio Shows. Also, download the OSJ-app to listen in that way too. Act like you are going to send a text on your smartphone and in the “To” line type #95577 & in the “Message” type “50Plus” then Hit “Send” & you will get an immediate link to download the OSJ-app and listen to the OSJ Radio Show there anytime!
Dear Robin – Thank You for all your continued support of the Areawide Aging Agency … At the Heart of our Holiday Season … You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal always give to Services and Senior individuals and their families. The Oklahoma Senior Journal is such a great information source for our 50-Plus Community for 24 years now, WOW! May there be Peace, Love, Hope and Happiness for you and your family
Merry Christmas from Area Wide Aging Agency 2017.
Hi Robin, Joan Clark (Santa’s Market Founder) said you needed the Santa’s Market flyer. Attached is an updated one. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful sponsor such as yourself and the Oklahoma Senior Journal and feel privileged to have the Oklahoma Senior Journal as a insert in our 1000 takeaway bags at the Santa Market on November the 18th this year! Thank you, Robin so very much !!!
Molly – Santa’s Market Board Member Representative
OKCVillages Volunteer Committee Report October 5, 2017: Our committee met twice this month (September 12 and October 3). We added Robin Gunn Editor/ Publisher of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine and Host of the “Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour” as the on Air Personality to our committee on October 3rd. We are so happy to have her join us. Wow, she brings so much to the table what a fantastic resource she is! We would love to have a couple more members if you know of people who might be interested in this area, send them our way.-
Marilyn Stark – Head Chair of the OKC Villages Volunteer Program
Thank you for helping us at the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness and funds by having me on the Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour, The Oklahoma Senior Journal App, the OSJ Facebook page, OSJ e-newsletter weekly and on the OSJ website announcement page events list! We could Not do the Alzheimer’s Walk without partners like you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal’s media blitz and fundraising!
– Best, Meredith Woodbridge, Communications Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter
Hi Robin . . . well I feel like a dunce! After asking you last week about advertising, I found your advertising page with LOTS of information! I’ve seen your magazine many times but just recently realized you were the brains behind it! What a great job you do with the magazine and with the public. I wish I had your mojo! Anyway, I think I can handle it from here. Thanks! Have a great week!
– Susan Malloy | Susan Malloy & Associates, Inc., Owner ~ Agent | RightChoiceInsuranceAgency.com
Robin Gunn ~ Thank You for helping the Arthritis Foundation Market our events! I have seen what you have posted on the OSJ Magazine facebook page and the OSJ Magazine website “Announcement Page” myself. Thank you so much! We really appreciate you sharing our events.
We also love Love LOVE the OSJ Magazine … What a great resource for the 50-Plus Community in Oklahoma!
Community Engagement Director |Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Senior Journal is … A great resource for Seniors 50+ and also for sons and daughters and other family members helping their parents or loved ones navigate this time in life. Robin Gunn is great! Check out the Senior Journal.
Rachel Lemon – OKC
Robin, Thank you so much for referring Alicia and Scott Champion to me. I met with them Friday and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. They have a great business and are just the kind of people I like to work with. Once again, I really appreciate the referral and see you at our next meeting.
– Larry Hughes CExP, M&AMI, The Hughes Group and Associates, Inc.
3805 Bent Tree Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
Hi My Name is Lydia and I live in a Senior housing community in Edmond Oklahoma. It was recommended to me to call Robin Gunn with the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine. I was having some issues that required some legal advice. A company I first called said you need to call Robin Gunn with the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine… She is a advocate for the 50-Plus in our city and the publisher of the Oklahoma Senior Journal.
I called Ms. Gunn that very day 9/14/17 and she spent close to 1 hour with me on the phone listening to me and helping me get resources for my legal issues. Ms Gunn was so patient with me and spoke very slowly and clearly due to the fact I have a stock a few months back and could not go as fast as I use to in writing things down. Ms. Gunn was so kind and would wait for me to get each phone number and name down on my piece of paper.
Ms. Gunn after we spoke also gave me additional information that I had not even realized I could qualify for. I told her how blessed I was for being able to have her as a guide to help me. Ms. Gunn even had a Oklahoma Senior Journal magazine brought out to my door step and provided copies for all the residences in our Senior community. Ms. Gunn – Thank God you care so much and have the resources and are welling to share those resources with me or anyone that calls you. Thank You Again, Grateful for You !
– Ms. Lydia S. of Edmond Oklahoma
Thank you very much! I really appreciate all the support in you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal for the Sheriff Office, the article on the “Broken Jail House” and on TRIAD and The S.A.L.T. Council for Seniors in the current OSJ magazine issue!!!
As well as the on air interview with me on the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour!
Today is a great day!
~ Sheriff P.D. Taylor/ Oklahoma County Sheriff Office
~ Sue D. In the Choctaw/Harrah Oklahoma area
Editor’s Note: We advised a pick location for Mrs. Davis at the Choctaw Woman’s Clinic in Choctaw Oklahoma
Robin, thank you soooooooo much for all of the Oklahoma Senior Journal publicity. Because of the Oklahoma Senior Journal and you we have 51 vendors attending our senior
Health Fair. We look forward to your presence. The Oklahoma Senior Journal and you are a must to any Oklahoma business. See you Wednesday.
– Richard Amends, Marketing at Saint Ann’s Retirement
We at Synergy Home Care always get great results from marketing in the OSJ Magazine as well as all the Social Media opportunities the OSJ Magazine provides i.e. ~ OSJ Magazine Facebook page, OSJ Magazine website, OSJ Magazine e-newsletter and the NEW OSJ Magazine “APP”
We at Synergy Home Care highly recommend the OSJ Magazine for all your marketing needs and exposure for your business to the Business Oklahoma Market!!!
Abbey Trammell – Synergy Home Care / Marketing (405) 254-3046
Robin Gunn the Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal,
Thank you so much for all your help with the Hoedown. You were so kind in publishing the Alzheimer’s Hoedown Fundraiser on the OSJ-App, OSJ multiple Facebook posts, on the OSJ website “Announcement Page” and in 6 weeks of the OSJ e-newsletter! We all helped raise $2600 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s last night. We, as a team at Canterbury, Thank You, Robin and the Oklahoma Senior Journal Media! Sincerely. Have a really great day. – Mary Shrum Administrations at Foundations at Canterbury Senior Living in North OKC.
Robin – You are so Awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for all you do to help Fountains at Cantbury get the word out on our events for the 50-Plus! You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal are a true Blessing to Oklahoma!!!!
Mary Shrum – Administrative Department at Fountains of Cantebury Senior Living
You’re the best Robin! Keep in touch. Thank you,
Dr. Keith Gibson, DDS 7 year marketer in the OSJ magazine
Thank you for sharing the Salvation Army’s New Senior Grant money’s news OKlahoma Senior Journal! There is definitely a need and we are blessed to be able to help our seniors through this grant. God bless you, Oklahoma Senior Journal, The Salvation Army Appreciates You!!!
-Traci Jinkens /Director of Development at The OKC Salvation Army (405) 818-6842
Traci Jinkens Director of Development THE SALVATION ARMY Central Oklahoma Area Command
Good morning! You all are so kind at the Oklahoma Senior Journal I am a YMCA group instructor and in home instructor. I teach Seniors how to get in shape without hurting themselves and it is fun! So the convenience of my business is I travel to their homes. The Oklahoma Senior Journal Is Beautiful and Amazing! Thanks so much for promoting my classes for Seniors on the Oklahoma Senior Journal recurring events page, OSJ Magazine; E-Newsletter and OSJ Facebook page. Sincerely and Thank You!
Paulette Campbell, PiYo
Hi Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal-
I just wanted to pass along some really wonderful health and wellness-focused resources for seniors. You already have such great information on your site on this topic (I love this pagel) that I thought you may like to share a few more, so you are absolutely welcome (and encouraged!) to add these to your site. The page I mentioned above might be a good fit – what do you think? Many thanks in advance! Thank you, Marie V.
In a Word Robin Gunn ….You are Amazing!
Rhonda Thomas, Executive Director www.supportforsingleparents.com
Single Parent Support Network
Good Morning Robin,
Just a quick note to say ‘Thank You’ for the great information! I’ve looked through all the info you emailed me and with my schedule, should be able to make the OKC Women’s Business Breakfast in June and the Legacy Leaders event in July. Robin Truly…you are amazing! Thank you for always connecting services with the 50-Plus and Businesses as well!!! The Oklahoma Senior Journal is the best publication in our State for the 50-Plus and to have you as the guide behind the magazine is a blessing to the 50-Plus in our State, families and businesses!
Julie Bohannon, Salvation Army
Associate Planned Giving Director, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Headquarters
Thank you, Robin. We appreciate your support for the Oklahoma Arthritis Foundation. The Oklahoma Senior Journal and you are the best for getting the information out to our Seniors in Oklahoma for businesses and services in our city!!!
Have a great day! Jennifer Hasel, Arthritis Foundation
Dear Robin, I just LOVE your e-newsletter and look forward to it!!!!!! I love all the info. that is in each OSJ Magazine e-newsletter, I count on it … It is the best !!!!!!!
– Abbey Marie Trummell / Synergy HomeCare
THANK YOU Robin Gunn for this info on Dementia Activities and Tools Link! <3 You are the bestest and so is the Oklahoma Senior Journal! SYNERGY Home Care LOVES working with you and your team at the OSJ Magazine!
Director of Media and Brand Communications
The Sixth Annual Senior Living Fair was a “success” even with the torrential rains and straight-line winds!! Most of the vendors were there and although we had a small attendee turnout we were successful in assisting three seniors with very specific concerns. Thank you Robin Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior Journal You always go above and beyond and for supporting The Salvation Army Senior Programs!
– Lisa Sydnor, Senior Programs Manager, The Salvation Army Central OK Area Command
The OSJ Magazine was stuffed in 1000 takeaway bags and handed out at the Senior Day at the State Capital on 4/11/17! Very special thanks to both of you Robin Gunn …You were SO important for the success of Senior Day at the State Capital this year for: Stand Up for our Seniors!!!
Mary Brinkley, Leading Age OK
Thank you so much, Robin Gunn the Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal!! Great job! We appreciate all you have done to help us promote The Informed Senior Seminar this year. We can not grow with out Volunteer Board members like yourself who goes the extra-extra mile to promote and market the ISS Event! You’re amazing!- Sheryl Presley – TRIAD Coordinator for OKCPD
Ms. Gunn – I would like to come pick up 40 to 50 Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazines for our Senior Group at our church, would that be possible?
This magazine is without question the best resource in our state for local information for the 50-Plus age group.
Editors Note: We gave out 50 to Mr. Starks Church!
– D. Starks of The NW Church of Christ (405) 204-3451
Hello – I live at Southern Plaza Senior Living in Bethany Oklahoma and myself along with a group of us that live here, would like to get some extra Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazines at Southern Plaza, would that be possible? We can not tell how much this magazine means to us here at Southern Plaza. I read it from cover to back cover and use the resources inside. We here and myself are so grateful the Oklahoma Senior Journal is published and so easy to get it in our hands!
– G.Whistler at Southern Plaza Senior Living in Bethany, OK.
Editors Note: We took fifty copies out to Southern Plaza the next day.
Hello Board Members for ISS ~
I wanted to let everyone know what a great event ISS (Informed Senior Seminar) was. THANK YOU TO EVEYONE that braved the terrible weather. Attendance was amazing considering the weather conditions. We couldn’t believe how many seniors (200-plus) we had. All the speakers and vendors were there. It was a huge success. I had gotten a lot of positive feedback and they already want to know the date for next year’s event. The success is due to the panel and everyone being involved and helping get the word out about the event. You all did a great job and I am very proud of our committee. I look forward to working on the next ISS event. You are amazing and I feel so blessed to have you on the committee!!
Sheryl Presley- OKC Police Department TRIAD Department
Editor’s Note : The Oklahoma Senior Journal has been on the board for the Informed Senior Seminar for 10 years volunteering our services.
Thanks so much for all you do for NewView. Has been wonderful working with you-and marketing through The Oklahoma Senior Journal.
~ Valerie Aubert – New View Oklahoma
Robin, Do you have 100 Senior Journal magazines that I can get from you before next Wednesday? It is great doing business with you at the Oklahoma Senior Journal but even greater a continued friendship. Have a great weekend,
– Diana Hendrix, Guardian Angels Concierge Services, LLC
Editor’s Note: We provided 120 OSJ Magazines to Guardian Angel’s
Thank you Robin! I appreciate you thinking of us at Home Care Assistance. I’ve seen that film before “Alive Inside” on music with Dementia / Alzheimer’s patients. It’s very profound. We will take a look at the event and hopefully find ways to promote it. Thanks again for keeping us in-the-know! You and the OSJ Magazine are the best information out there in our state for the 50-PLUS and businesses that work with the 50-Plus and their families and the is probably every business!
– Melissa Hill – Owner of Home Care Assistance
Hello Robin! We would like to continue receiving the OSJ here at the Senior Center. It sure seems like our peeps really enjoy the magazine and the rack is in a prominent place so it’s easily seen. I hope we have a chance to visit soon!
Kate M. Joyce, Executive Director, Shawnee Senior Center
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Thank you Oklahoma Senior Journal for helping us spread the news about the fan drive as well as how individuals in need can receive a fan. We appreciate you!
– Community Coordinator at the Salvation Army Senior Center
“Robin, you are amazing and so is that Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine!!! Thanks so very much!!!!!!!!!”
— Anita Kelley – Director of Marketing at The Veraden Senior Living in Edmond, OK
Editor’s Note: The OSJ Magazine marketed the Veraden’s Grand Opening on the OSJ Magazine Facebook Page and Website “Announcement Page” Free of Charge because the Veraden’s Markets with the OSJ Magazine
“Hello Robin! I have been using your Journal to direct my Shawnee Senior Center participants to housing and other services. We have enjoyed having it in our building…”
—Kate M. Joyce, Executive Director, Shawnee Senior Center
“Hey Robin – I know you are the go to person for Seniors in our state for information and resources. We are so blessed that our state has The Oklahoma Senior Journal and a Editor that truly cares! My Question is: If a nursing home is severely understaffed, is there a place to report this to?”
—J. Knight – OKC
Editor’s Response: “Call the Nursing Care OMBUDSMAN Program (Area Wide Aging Services) The Number (405) 942-8500. Let me know if you need further help!”
“Robin ~We Love our article, it looks great! As usual you do such wonderful work at the OSJ Magazine not only for your readers but your clients as well. We have been advertising with the OSJ Magazine for 6 years now and we always get more then a return on our investment!”
Thank You ~ Dr. Mary E. Martin with Eagle Dental in Edmond, Oklahoma
“Dear OSJ Magazine ~ Thank You for posting Valir Hospice Chaplin (Peter Miller) on your Facebook page … I loved our post !! Thank you so much and we count it an honor in caring for Your sweet daddy, love him! “
-Laura Trammell, M.Ed., LPC | Vice President Valir Hospice Care
Robin, It was nice to meet you yesterday and hear your story. It means so much to me that the program is successful. The program was possible through a generous donation from the Rotary Club of South OKC, Chasity O. is the contact to thank. Best Regards,Lori Kennedy, RN BSN, SD-CLTC, RAC-CT, ODVA Training/Education Administrator, 2311 N. Central Ave, OKC, OK 73152
“Dear Robin ~ Thank you so much for your support of Belfair of Shawnee Memory are Community. You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal are always going beyond what is required or expected for your services to promote your clients and that is a rare thing to see and experience! You’re just pretty special! Hope you are recovering well from your knee surgery!”
Candace Meiler – Marketer for Belfair of Shawnee a Memory Care Community – Editor’s Note: The OSJ Magazine promoted Belfair’s Respite Care Special over the Holidays for only $99 a day for up to two weeks!
I wanted to say “Thank You” for taking the time out of your day to meet with me this week! I enjoyed learning more about you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal. I am in awe of what all you know in the world of the 50-Plus in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Senior Journal truly is “The Source” for Seniors and there Family’s. It is a plethora of valuable information of educational resources. If I can ever be of service to you or someone you know, please do not hesitate to call.
Thanks Again, Lacie McCumber, Edward Jones Representative, Investment Securities 3833 MW 63rd Street, OKC, OK 73112 (405) 848-0047
Ms. Gunn – I am a retired Senior Male and I live in South OKC around 99th and S. Western Ave. I have a friend that has a Oklahoma Senior Journal and as I looked though the pages I realized, “I must have one of these Magazine’s”, Called: The Oklahoma Senior Journal. Is there a business or service I can pick up a copy of this very important resource guide for Seniors?
Editors Note: I let Mr. Jenkins know he could pick up a copy of the OSJ Magazine at “A Perfect Image” or “Valir Rehabilitation” at 84th and S. Western Ave. or at the South Side Library on 139th & S.Western Ave. He (Mr. Jenkins) was very Grateful and said, “I know right where those locations are and they are very close to me!”
Thank You – Mr. T. Jenkins, S. OKC
Hi Ms. Gunn –
I live in California and am planning on moving to OKC to be closer to family that live in the rural communities outside of OKC. My plans are to live in OKC but was unaware of the resources that are available to the 50-Plus. My family outside of OKC helped me a little bit but I still had a lot of questions, that needed to be answered. I began “goggling” information for Seniors in Oklahoma and the OSJ Magazine website came up plus the entire Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine came up on-line too. I read all 86 pages right off my computer and my additional unanswered questions were answered!!! I love your publication, it is a fantastic resource and very helpful!!! Can you please also mail me a hard copy?
Editors Note: I physically spoke with Mrs. Navarro and gave her several more directional informative services to look into before her move takes place and mailed her two hard copies.
I AM Thankful to Ms. Gunn – Mrs. A. Navarro of Santa Maria, CA soon to be a new resident of OKC!
Thank you Robin Gunn – Editor of the OSJ magazine for the kind words on the Oklahoma Senior Journal Facebook page. Our residents at Grand Tapestry’s 55-Plus Living enjoy your publication. We invite your readers of your wonderful publication the Oklahoma Senior Journal to stop by or give us a call to come see what the Grand Tapestry buzz is all about.
~ Bernice Wallace at Grand Tapestry’s 55-Plus Living for OKC
Robin, I wanted to thank you for what you did for me at the ‘sandwich generation’ event. Our paths barley cross and you never hesitated to promote Guardian Angels one bit during the entire day. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough. Have a great day, Diana Hendrix Guardian Angels Concierge Services, LLC www.guardianangelsconciergeservices.com 405.415.3055
Hello I live in Bartlesville Oklahoma and I come to Oklahoma City a few times a year and would like to have the Oklahoma Senior Journal as my road map … Thank You so much for providing this Magazine to the 50-Plus, it is so very needed and you do a wonderful Job on getting it into the hands of Seniors and their family members!
Would you please be able to mail me a copy? (Editor’s Note: I mailed out two copies to Mrs. Francis)
— -Mrs. E. Francis of Bartlesville, OK
““Hello Ms. Gunn – Where can I pick up a couple journals. I am wanting to get my mother out and doing things this would be great for her and for my grandparents. I live in Midwest City they are in Moore. Thank you!” —Renee Hughlett-Burns of MW City
“ Thank you Robini for your support of our fundraising efforts. The Alzheimer’s Hoedown was a huge success! We hope to work with you in the future on further events.” –The Fountains at Canterbury
“I was in need of having a complete knee replacement. I was only 57 years old. I needed to get my bills down to a place where I could afford to be off work for some time. It was suggested to me that I check out senior living. I was having a problem finding a place that would take me at my age and with the cost I wanted. I found your magazine at the library. I took it home and found Suberbia in it. I went to check it out. I ended up loving it. It was the perfect place for me to move. At the time they had a noon lunch for $5. They have a bus that will take you to Walmart, CVS or Walgreens on Mondays or Fridays. The guy is so nice. He helps you get on and off the bus and helps you with your groceries. They also have lots of other services available. It is very quiet and clean. They spray regularly for bugs and never seen a one. I will probably stay here forever.”
—resident, Diana Hyneman
“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to pass along your observations. It helps me since I can’t be at every event. Also, I wanted to let you know that I was recently shown how to add events to our website and I look forward to adding all of the fun and exciting ideas that we get to be a part of with you and because of you… I really appreciate all that you do for us and it’s always so much fun being around you! Again thank you so much and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for anything! “– Anja Mottern, ARM | Community Manager Grand Tapestry at Quail Springs a Greystar Managed Community.
“Good doing business with you.” –Carol Hager, AXA Advisors
Hi this is a Senior Citizen, I live in the OKC metro and I need a ride to and from my Doctor’s office and to the hospital for test sometimes and the cabs want $50 and that is just stupid. I am writing you to see if you can help me find a ride to medical appointments with out it taking me to the poor house? – Willy Kamp of OKC
•Editor’s – I (Robin Gunn) called Willy the day he called and told him about RSVP Provide A Ride (Which is free or you can make a small gasoline donation) Mr. Kamp was over joyed and Said, “I know you would know how to help me.” “That Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine you print has helped me out on all kinds of occasions!”
“Hi my friend! You just bless me in so many ways!!! Thank you for posting the pictures of our fun time and the Hard Hat event on your Facebook page…that was incredible. Thanks too for talking to the church about us. I have actually been there and left brochures but obviously it is time to go back! Keep up the good work! You are running in the lane that God has laid out for you…run hard!”
– Anita, Sales and Marketing Director, The Veraden
Hi my name is Mary and I called Robin Gunn with the Oklahoma Senior Journal today and ask her if she knew about another number for the Will Rogers Senior Center because I had been calling the main number for about 4 hours and had only gotten a busy signal. She jumped into action and said she would call me back and within 15 mins. Ms. Gunn called me back and had a world of information for me!!! She had contacted over 5 different services and businesses to find out if the Will Rogers Senior Center had a second number. She finally had gotten one for me by going through the Parks and Recreation department. I was floored … I had an Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine that had all the local Senior Centers in it and I thought it was taking a long shot to call the Editor of the OSJ Magazine to help me with a busy signal at a Senior Center but how wrong I was … it was one of the smartest calls I could have made! She told me to never hesitate to call her she would be happy to help anytime… who is this lady, Robin Gunn? I am just glad I can say I have her in my corner… Thank You Again Ms. Gunn from the bottom of my heart, you are simple in a word, “Amazing” !!! – Mrs. Mary R. of NW OKC, OK
Dear Robin ~ Thank You for being apart of the Autumn Leaves SW “Grand Opening” and for bringing the OSJ Magazine as a take-away gift to all who attended and for leaving copies so we could continue to do so. We have been in the current OSJ Magazine issues and love being apart of sure a popular publication for the 50-Plus Community in Oklahoma! I also very much enjoyed you bringing your Mother to our Grand Opening and let her know I throughly enjoyed her heartwarming stories. ~ Lana Redus – Director of Sales and Marketing at Autumn Leaves SW in OKC, OK
I called Robin Gunn who is the publisher for the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine here in OKC and asked her to help me calculate miles on my computer from one place to the next, to keep track of for my taxes. Ms. Gunn got right on her computer and walked me through that process over the phone and then sent me the link to have for my personal file’s so I could use it myself whenever I needed to. Ms. Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior Journal have been a God Send to me and the VIP Senior Group I am the Administer for at Victory Church in OKC, OK. We always keep copies to hand out at our Senior Activity Groups.
I am also the leader of the 110 year old Christian Woman’s Group at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club that meets once a month and we hand out the OSJ Magazine at least four lunch meetings a year that are attend by 70 to 80 woman.
The OSJ Magazine has been a blessing to the 50-Plus in this Community for the last 21 years and I am so grateful that someone that truly cares to her bones and back for the 50-Plus, she really carers and will help out however she can or she finds the person or service that can!!!
Thanks soooo much, Robin. I’m keeping this, Mileage link you emailed me. You’ll never know how much I appreciate this!!! LOVE YA – — Mary Lou Coppin – Victory Church Senior Group Administer
Hi Robin, I picked up a copy of your journal at Millie’s Table in Edmond a few days ago. What a great piece you and your team have put together! I just recently moved to town from Tulsa and am the Director of Sales and Marketing for Legend Memory Care. I have a true passion for helping seniors in difficult times. What a joy it is to see such a great resource for them! We are currently in the construction process for our brand new, state of the art Memory Care Community in SW OKC. I am very impressed by the ad you ran for Belfair in Shawnee. Is this something you normally do? How could Legend Memory Care be a part of this? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your help in us getting the word out!
— Allison Winham, Director of Sales & Marketing, Legend Memory Care, 2800 SW 131st Street in OKC
Robin, Just wanted to thank you for referring Norma Colvin to us. We can certainly help her find appropriate AL and in fact have some tours schedule with her and her family early next week. Hope you are doing well – we appreciate you thinking of us with Norma!
–Rick Guttenberger, Partner, Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma
Robin, Thank You for bringing to my attention that a couple of our Properties are having phone issues, we have been having issues with our roll over service. I will check into this. I really appreciate you and your attention to detail at the Oklahoma Senior Journal before you printed our information. I can’t believe you check the phone numbers and websites too in your proofing of the Magazine. Thank You Robin … what a great service your provide for the 50-Plus and for the business owner that is marketing with your company! That is Superb!
– Carie Kelley with the Carland Group
Robin Gunn of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ~ You looked Good! That was a such good and informative piece on In Your Corner with Scott Hines from KFOR on the CareTrak demonstration which ran last night and today at noon on 10-2-15 & 10-3-15-15, Thank You for everything you have done to help bring CareTrak to the knowledge of the OKC Metro. The Voice and The Print to OKC are truly in the 50-Plus Corner of Oklahoma!
– Lt. Kristin Polansky #1342, Oklahoma City Police Dept
I found Senior Transitions and it was in your Senior Magazine and I had to drop a line to say;; Let me just tell you how unbelievably grateful I am to did find Senior Transitions in the OSJ Magazine! They helped my parents in a huge way. They are still getting adjusted, and that will take time, but the idea of them moving and unpacking it all by themselves or just us kiddos helping sounds like we avoided a nightmare. Please tell your whole team at Senior Transitions and the Oklahoma Senior Journal that we are still talking all of you! Deeply Grateful
– Anne Richardson of Edmond, OK
Robin, Thank you so much for this information. It was really nice to see you and Eunice the other day. It was so refreshing visiting with the two of you. You both have so much knowledge and resources. Both of you are absolutely amazing and very passionate about senior care. Thank you again.
— John Wilson Owner of RedHaven Care Homes in NW OKC
Dear Robin ~ We so look forward to working with you on the Academy of Senior Professionals at Southern Nazarene University Senior Adult Conference 2016! Thank You for meeting with us last week and the group/board members are so very impressed with you and the vast of priceless knowledge and information you have acquired over the last 21 years of producing the OSJ Magazine and putting on Community 50-Plus events for years!! WE ALL felt so very much relieved to be working with you!”
– Shirley Mears ~ Academy of Senior Professionals / Event Coordinator
Thank you so very much Robin Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine or (OSJ) for providing the OSJ Magazine to be placed into 500 take-away shopping bags for at the Santa Market this year in Edmond, OK and for getting a spot for us on a Radio Show! We really appreciate your help Robin at the OSJ Magazine. Because of people and services like yours the 5th Annual Santa Market was able to raise over $9000 for the 2014 Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association. We are sincerely appreciative to you and the OSJ Magazine for your donation and for making the Santa Market the biggest success so far!! ~Yours Truly, Joan Clark Event – Coordinator for Santa Market in Edmond Oklahoma
Greetings Robin Gunn/ Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ~ I want to reiterate that it definitely pays to advertise in the Oklahoma Senior Journal. Today I received a call from Robert Morris of Home Instead OKC (also advertises in your Journal) who saw my ad in your great publication and recommended us to one of their clients. I in-turn can probably refer some of my clients to him for their services. Sound like a great potential fit for our 2 companies. I would question why anyone who deals with Seniors does not advertise in your publication as I continue to get calls from my ads. Thanks for all you do for us! Respectfully, Vic Vickers, Owner and President of Handy Men R’ Us! 405-670-1733. handymanokc.com
“Robin, I went to the Oklahoma Senior Journal website to contact you about the drawing for the lawn vac and obtained your email address. I wanted to express my thanks to Oklahoma Senior Journal for this fantastic prize. I’m really going to enjoy using it. I’ll soon be 50 and will be a loyal reader of the Oklahoma Senior Journal. Thank you again.” –Deborah Lowe – Editor’s Note: Deborah was the Winner from the OSJ Magazine Facebook contest in the spring of 2015.
“Robin – Thank You from the bottom of my heart for posting the Putnam City Retirees Travel Club information on the Oklahoma Senior Journal (OSJ) Website and the OSJ Facebook page too, last week. Such good information for the 50-Plus your website, Facebook and of course what you publish for the last 20 years in the OSJ Magazine provides! I am never without the OSJ Magazine and have shared and given copies to all my friends and family. May God Bless and Prosper You. Happy Easter, 2015.” -Jo Anne Johnson, President of the Putnam City Retirees Travel Club in OKC
“Hi, Robin: It was great to see you last night at the Sunbeam grand opening. I appreciate you getting the magazines to the class last week…Thanks so much for all you do to make sure we have the resources needed. I’m sure I will see you again soon.”–Pamela Hayes, INTEGRIS Senior Marketing Representative/Physician Liaison
“Hi Robin, It was so nice talking with you at the Aging Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. You do so many great things in the community with our seniors it’s commendable. I know you probably wouldn’t remember but I had met you before at Trisha’s store (A 1 Pet Emporium) and with helping Pat Becker on her TV. Show, Dog Talk. You are all great people!!!! Thank you again for all you do for the 50-Plus in our State!” –Karie Wynd, Agent Manager, Medicare & Retirement, United Healthcare
“Robin: You did a really professional presentation yesterday at Business Builder’s Networking Group and I’m so glad you’re in our Club. The OSJ Magazine is an asset to the Oklahoma Community!” —Alan, Vice President / Financial Advisor, Southwest Securities, Inc.
“Hi Robin, We serve the 55+ population. We are a training program for those that have low or no income and are interested in learning new skills to get back in the workforce. In addition, we are a resource center for other needs they may have. I immediately thought of the Oklahoma Senior Journal. I would like to request a rack with copies of the Senior Journal… The OSJ Magazine is the “BEST” 50-Plus resources I have ever seen!” —Arnetta Yancey, SCSEP Southeast Assistant Program Manager -National Indian Council on Aging
“I really enjoyed your Networking Business Builders Group today. They are great a group of people! I come out of there with several contacts that could help with multiple things at Redhaven Care Homes. Thank you for the opportunity to come crash your group. I cant thank you enough Robin. You are a true connector of people, business and networking. You are not a behind the desk publisher you get to know your readers and market your clients way beyond the pages of the OSJ Magazine! Thank You, Again!!!! Have a great day!!”
– John Wilson CEO of Redhaven Neighborhood Care Homes
“Good afternoon, I am the service coordinator at Wesley Village Retirement Community. I would like to know how we could receive about 40-50 of your journals for our center. I’ve picked them up at various locations in the past and I think they are great. I would love for the residents here to have access to all the resources and wonderful information in your guide. I could even come pick up some copies if possible. I look forward to hearing from you.” – Deborah King.
Editors Note: Mrs. King came to the OSJ Office and pick -up her pack of 50 OSJ Magazines to give out to the Wesley Village Retirement Residents.
“Hello My Name is Rodger R. and I have a past issue of the OSJ Magazine and I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! The last time I was at my doctor’s appointment in 2014 I picked a copy up and I have used and used this Magazine over and over … the countless resources in it are priceless! I have had some car issues and one of my little dogs is sick too so I was hoping I may have the current issue mailed to my house? I also am very grateful to the Pet Section dedicated to Animal Care … I just Love that too…. my two sweet doggies are my best friends and I am so thankful for the information that the OSJ Magazine has devoted with in it’s pages to my fur family’s care.
Editor’s Note: I drove over to Mister Rouse’s home that day and personally delivered the current OSJ Magazine issue to him and his eyes lit up like Christmas tree lights and I got to meet his two little Pekingese Long Haired Pugs…. (his fur family as he calls them). This job is over the top rewarding…. I never just sit behind my desk … I am in the Senior Community everyday …. trying to make a difference for the last 21 years in the 50-Plus lives and those that serve, care and love them!!!!!!
“My name is Jerry and I live in Oklahoma City and I have been recently home bound due to health issues and was hoping to have the current issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine mailed to me. I use the on-line version a lot but would like to have a copy in hand too. I just LOVE the OSJ Magazine and I use it all the time. Thank you!” –Jerry B., OKC. Editor’s Note: We mailed out two OSJ Magazine to Mr. Biers the very next day.
“Robin, While waiting to see a doctor in OKC recently, I Picked up and read the Oklahoma Senior Journal and am sending it to my elderly parents who live in Edmond, OK. I don’t think they know about this resource and if not they sure need to. Since I live in Ponca City, I would like to receive one copy for my future reference. Will you send it to me, please? I’ll be happy to pay the postage, etc. Thank you in advance.” –Bonnie Cook
Editor’s NOTE: We mailed her out 2 Current OSJ Copies to Bonnie’ the next day, no charge for the postage. FOLLOW UP FROM this reader: “Robin, I’ve received the journals. Thank you for being so generous. These will be excellent resources for me to use in guiding my parents through the process of finding a home health care agency. Much thanks, Bonnie” Editor’s note #2: I responded, “Bonnie ~ Do not hesitate to reach out to me personally for any further guidance or questions you may have… We want you and your Family to “BE WELL”. If you and have NOT “Joined” or “Liked” the OSJ Facebook page, please take a moment to do so and feel free to “Share” others in your life, to do the same. The OSJ Facebook lets you be “in the Know “ on the 50-Plus Community in Oklahoma (LARGEST demographic in our State) and you can enter for Great Prize giveaways … always over $100 bucks!” Her response, “Thank you Robin. I have “liked” the page and look forward to reading the notifications. It’s a great idea. Bonnie”
“I wanted to report in as an advertiser in the OSJ Magazine. I have a full page article on page 57 in the “PET” Section of the OSJ Magazine. I am and have been getting calls from my article and the fact I gave an extra 10% off if you have adopted a pet has also helped in attracting new clients for my business. This will be my third article in the OSJ Magazine and it has always been a success for my business. It is working this issue too and I really like being apart of the “Senior” Community through the Oklahoma Senior Journal and I am a proud Pet Adopter. Thank You Oklahoma Senior Journal.”–Vic Vickers/Owner of Handymen R’ Us in OKC, Oklahoma
“Hello Ms. Gunn/Editor ~ I happened to find the Oklahoma Senior Journal on-line yesterday and I will tell you my very first impression of this Magazine is… that it is a quality-quality Magazine! I kept turning page after page on my computer and just could not believe all the information for “Seniors” and how well it is done, laid-out, A+look and style of this local Magazine. In a couple of words: I was Blown Away!!! I am so grateful to have access to the Oklahoma Senior Journal now. I will be sure to pass the word on. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for the material in your Magazine for the Senior Market in Oklahoma!!!” –Mrs. Betty G. (a 60 -Plus Senior) in Perry, Oklahoma
“Hi My Name is Janice Webster and I live in Norman Oklahoma and I called the Editor of the OSJ Magazine (Robin Gunn) asking if she would mail me a current issue of the OSJ Magazine. Ms. Gunn Mailed 2 copies to me the every next day and let me know she was available to personally answer any questions I may have moving forward. Who does that in this day and age…. Ms. Gunn does! I have always used the OSJ Magazine as a guide for my everyday life. I use it almost daily. It is the BEST 50-Plus resource I have ever come across. I am looking to relocate from Norman to OKC area and was wanting to call on the Retirement Centers in the OKC Area and knew that Ms. Gunn had been to all the Retirement Centers in the OKC Metro and i also knew she would have a list of them in the OSJ Magazine. I did not have the current OSJ Magazine issue and have had the flu for the last few days and could not get out to get a current issue so she mailed me 2 copies the very next day. I writing to Thank her and let her know how much I appreciate her and the OSJ Magazine.” ~ Mrs. Janice Webster, Norman Oklahoma
“Good morning Robin, I just want to thank you for where you positioned my ad in your publication! I couldn’t have asked for anything better at this time. Thank you for helping me out even when you didn’t have to. You have been a blessing to my business.” — Diana Hendrix Guardian Angels Concierge Services, LLC www.guardianangelsconciergeservices.com (405) 415-3055
“Robin, We can take more Journals at the S. OKC library on 135th and S. Penn. We Love the Oklahoma Senior Journal here and run through them like water. Our patrons to the Library Love the OSJ Magazine …. We have had them here for two years now and always run out within 3 weeks of your drop-off’s monthly.” — Cylinda Richardson-Martin/Administration – OKC South Library Editor’s Note: Thee OSJ has now got the South Side Library now on an every 2 weeks distribution. We are finding this happening at more and more places in the OKC Metro … running out before the month ends. We are at a 100% to 95% pick-rate at out 550 OKC Metro Locations every single month!!!!
“What a breath of fresh air to think anyone in print STILL actually reads the ads and puts some common sense into their work!! I LOVE IT!! (In years past, I was the Production Art Director at the OK Gazette — I did this very thing. I used good common sense on what ads were placed next to each other and looked out for weird things!)” –Linda Cook Ad Agency – South OKC / Linda Cook
“I just wanted to say ‘Thank-you’ for the “Don’t Let the Alzheimer’s Game Beat You” conference last weekend. The 400-Plus attending the conference at Crossing Community Center. I learned so much and was so glad you gave me the opportunity to attend. All of the speakers were truly inspirational and it’s good to know there are others out there going through the same things I’m going through trying to help my sister. It’s just hard to see someone as young as she is (63) going through it but I feel like I’ve got the resources to help me handle things better, now. Looking forward to the next Informative FREE Conference that Eunice and Robin put on – if I can help with anything, PLEASE let me know! Thanks, again!” –Donna Stevens
Editor’s note: this refers to Eunice Khoury (with “Well Preserved” KTOK 100 AM Radio Host) and Robin Gunn (Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal),
To who it may concern: I called Robin Gunn today Editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal and she called me right back. I had been told by my doctor last week, I need to find an Assisted Living for myself as soon as possible. My family lives out of town and I had myself to depend on to do this daunting task. I had one of the Oklahoma Senior Journal’s i keep at my home and I begin calling the numbers in the Assisted Living Section of the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine. Many were full and I wanted ones that took Medicare so I called Robin to help me. She was in one word “ Amazing” and boy does she know her stuff on Assisted Living in the OKC Metro area. She gave me about 7 new locations, i had not called and she knew most of the Administers at these locations. I use the Oklahoma Senior Journal for many of my needs (at least 3 to 5 times a week) and am so glad it exists. Robin assured me to call her (she gave me her personal number) back if I needed anything else and SHE MEANT IT!!! Thank You for your Magazine, the Oklahoma Senior Journal and for being a true “Senior” Advocate and for being so knowledgeable of your product and services that are in the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine! `- Mrs. Freda H. Of Edmond, OK
“Robin, It was great seeing you again… at the Great “Fan” Giveaway that the Salvation Army dose each year for “Seniors” in the heat of the Oklahoma Summer. I spoke with you to start a discussion on how we can improve the lives of “Seniors” in Oklahoma and the area you have seen in your 20 years in bring them such vital recourses through the most impressive Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine. I look through it and read through all of the OSJ Magazine 68 pages and realized that all Oklahoma Seniors (50-Plus) can benefit form having an Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine in their lives. I greatly appreciate your support in this “Senior” Community and the areas you see where there are common concerns. Please give me a call or drop me an email on some suggestions or let’s meet? I look forward to visiting with you soon on the needs of our State’s 50-PLUS! “ -Signed Joe Dorman a Candidate in the Race for Our Great State’s Governorship
Editor’s Note: I am not endorsing any “Candidate” BUT when a person asks how they can get involved with helping our Oklahoma 50-Plus …. I am listening!
“Hello Robin Gunn/Editor for the Oklahoma Senior Journal ~ I just want to THANK YOU so much for the referrals! Met with Crossroads Hospice this week and for Saint Ann’s Retirement Center ordered for this weekend too because of your referral. You have really helped me out here at Schlotzsky’s Catering! Robin, You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal truly are a business to business connector. The Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine is great for the Oklahoma 50-Plus Community as well as Businesses in our city… you always go so over and above for businesses in OKC and for the readership of your magazine too.” –Kaley Washington, Catering Sales Manager > Schlotzsky’s – Greater OKC Area
“Hello Robin ~ A Heart Felt “THANK YOU” for help in Promoting the REAL Senior Prom at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for the “Seniors on the Move” Organization. We also really Appreciated you handing out a copy on the current Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine to all 350 attending!!! The OSJ Magazine is the “Best” Resource for the 50-Plus in Oklahoma. I would hate to think how we as Seniors would have to navigate the local Oklahoma market for Seniors if you and the OSJ Magazine were not helping us with those vital resources in the OSJ Magazine. Please let me know if I can ever return you the favor for all your hard work and Thank You for your donation from the OSJ Magazine to “Seniors on the Move”, non-profit organization!” – Yours Truly Darlene Hundoa/ Founder of “Seniors on the Move, LLC
“Hello Robin. My parents moved to Shawnee at Primrose Retirement Community. I recently picked up a Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine and was bowled over at all the 1,000’s of resources within its 68 pages. I can say that is by far THE BEST resources for Seniors and their families. Is it possible to get your journal delivered to my Parents at Primrose Active Adult and Assisted Living Community in Shawnee, OK?” — L. Pryor for J. & D. Hick’s / Shawnee, OK.
Editor’s Note: The OSJ Magazine mailed out 2 copies the very next day to the Hick’s and also made connections with the Office Manager (Jimmy and Rachel) at Primrose to deliver 100 copies to the Primrose Senior Retirement Community in Shawnee. OK.
“Dear Robin, Oklahoma City and it’s Senior Population (the 50-Plus being our largest demographic) in our State, are facing more important issues, challenges and decisions then ever before. Many of these decisions will affect the 50-Plus and our City for years to come. Thank You Robin for you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal’s tireless efforts and work you do for the 50-Plus Community in Oklahoma. I am looking forward in out-lining what we can do together in the 20th Anniversary issue of the OSJ’s next issue. Making OKC and the “Senior” Community strong with honest Leadership and Community engagement will be the key to our States success. Your generous contribution and support will help set the course for a better Oklahoma. I deeply appreciate your friendship and support to the 50-Plus Oklahomans. “ — , Dr. Ed Shadid, Councilman and Candidate for Major, www.edshadid.com
“Robin, We SO appreciate everything you are doing to help Care Track get launched! We could not have done this without your support and we’re so grateful you are part of our team!!!!!!!!”
–Kim Garrett, LMSW Victim Services Coordinator, OKC Police Dept
> “The Oklahoma Senior Journal is an outstanding resource guide for seniors and their family!” -Dr. Larry Engelmann with the Audiology Clinic in NW OKC
“Robin ~ It was a Pleasure meeting you this past weekend at The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women High Tea Fundraiser at Judy Love’s Home (owner of Love’s Country Stores) Thank You for the copy of the Oklahoma Senior Journal (a very resourceful publication) that you gave me and for the work you are doing to improve the lives of Seniors (the 50-Plus) in Oklahoma for the last 20 years! I look forward in visiting with you in the near future concerning the needs of our Oklahoma Seniors and those who love them.” -Sincerely Joe Dorman, A Governor for ALL Oklahomans
“Dear Ms. Gunn ~ Thank you so much for all your help with our 12th year on the Informed Senior Seminar (ISS) Events that was held this year at OSU-OKC. This was your 6th year to be involved with the planning and marketing of the event. We appreciate all the publicity you were able to get out about the ISS Event and for having your Oklahoma Senior Journal, Graphic Department design our posters, fliers and the agenda sheets for the event. It was all so very well done, professional and was such a great job with all your endeavors on this event. You really went over and beyond to make the ISS event the most well attend event to date, we had over 300 attending this year, which made all our vendors very pleased with the turn out. You truly are a very valuable board member to TRIAD and so is your very successful and resourceful Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine. We always have you pass out a copy to every person attending and the 50-Plus population LOVE the OSJ Magazine!!! We also appreciate what all you are doing in the Oklahoma Community for Seniors. I hope you realize how much of an asset you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal are to our community and to us at TRIAD, Thank You, Ms. Gunn.” -Sheryl Presley, TRIAD Coordinator/The City of Oklahoma City Police Department
“Hello Ms. Gunn of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ~ Our Family wanted to stop and give thanks to you and your business the Oklahoma Senior Journal for supporting, The Family-ID Program. By you and your company giving to this Program, it has allowed our family to attend for free and in turn learn valuable tools to bring our family to a closer and meaningful future together. It is a weekend workshop we could not have afforded normally and because of your company’s financial gift of tuition payments for us to attend, we received priceless information that will be applied to our family and generations to come. We now have a plan and a blue print on how, where and what we want our family to look like and a defined direction. We have now learned to “write it down and live it out”… Our Family Constitution. Thank you again for your Magazine the Oklahoma Senior Journal, seeing the need for these family courses for families like mine.” – The Mark Mealins Family – OKC, OK. *EDITORS NOTE: To see what Family-ID is all about Go Here: www.Family-iD.com
“ Dear Robin Gunn, Publisher of the Oklahoma Senior Journal ~ I am the Founder and President of the Family-ID Program and Live Events. You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal are my Hero, because of you and your company’s generosity,Families are being able to receive powerful direction within their family due to your financial gifts. Your company’s gifts are having monumental directional impact on families and their future generations. The Oklahoma Senior Journal is truly part of the driving force behind the Family ID workshops and Live events. I wanted to personally Thank you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal for your gifts of care, prayers and financial support. We would not be able to reach out and give these events and workshops to all that want to attend, if it was not for the support we get from the Oklahoma Senior Journal or OSJ. The OSJ I know has been apart of our Community for the last 20 years and I know that your passion is: “Making A Better Life for the 50-Plus and All their Family Members.” Well it sure shows that you put your money where your heart is. I can see that the Oklahoma Senior Journal has a clear purpose for laying a foundation of resources for the 50-Plus and those who love and care for them. What an honor to know you and be a subscriber myself of the OSJ Magazine!!!” – President and Founder of Family ID – Greg C. Gunn of OKC, OK. www.Family-iD.com
“Robin Gunn of the Oklahoma Senior Journal is amazing to work with. She and the Oklahoma Senior Journal have coverage throughout the state of Oklahoma. – Katherine Brush, CEO of Brush Marketing Group
“I recommend the Oklahoma Senior Journal to all my clients who are targeting the boomer and older generations. My clients love to see how quickly their business grows after they advertise in the Oklahoma Senior Journal. Advertising in the OSJ is a “must” for any business seeking buyers in the senior market.” –Anita of Anita Kelley Consulting, LLC
“I am proud to say I have been working with Robin Gunn, editor of the Oklahoma Senior Journal for a number of years. The Oklahoma Senior Journal is the only senior publication that I choose to work with. Look on page 16 for my information in the Oklahoma Senior Journal. Tune in Saturday @ 7AM for Well Preserved with Eunice Khoury on news radio 1000 KTOK.” –Eunice Khoury radio host of Well Preserved & independent insurance agent
[In response to an inquiry for senior care facilities] “Wow Robin, you certainly delivered on the Info I was looking for. The information you’ve provided has exceeded my expectations. Thanks! I always pick up a copy of the OK Senior Journal at the Health Food Center here in OKC each time it comes out. A very informative and exceptionally professional publication. As far as I’m concerned it’s the premier “go to” publication for seniors in Oklahoma. Yes, anyone I contact will certainly be told that you requested I contact them. My appreciation and thanks” –Robert (& Mona) Decker
Ms. Gunn, I have arrived at the age of 55 I spotted your Journal. I am in the process of familiarizing myself with it and I am impressed with the content and quality of you Magazine. I want to thank you for your service to this community. I also would like to ask if you would consider letting us help produce your Magazine.
–Mark Dame, Southwestern Stationery, Inc.
“Hi Robin ~ The new OSJ Winter 2013/Summer 2014 issues looks great. It’s funny, as I was walking to the front door of the Midwest City Senior Center the other day, I got stopped 3 separate times by ladies who were on their way to their car, but saw that I had the new issue and wanted to get a copy. 🙂
— Mark Bales, Mustang, OK (Regarding delivery of Oklahoma Senior Journal for November 2013 (5,000+ copies)
“I spent some time at the South OKC library today and took a look at the Senior Journal display rack. Girl, you are down to one copy!… it would be beneficial for you to drop off additional copies more often than you originally thought. Congratulations on creating a popular resource for seniors.”
– Heather M. Thompson, Business Outreach Coordinator, Pioneer Library System- Moore Public Library
“Robin, thank You for you and the Oklahoma Senior Journal’s donation to our friends Reach out Ministry in Spain. With you and the OSJ’s help we were able to raise $1,300 for World Link Ministries! You and the OSJ Rock and the Community Service that you and the OSJ provide is truly appreciated & rewarding.” -Kara & Phillip G. of Arlington Texas
“Robin, we greatly appreciate your untiring assistance and concern in making the 17th annual “Young at Heart Senior Prom” a real successful event again this year. I personally appreciate your publication, the Oklahoma Senior Journal. What a wealth of information for seniors, which is the 50-Plus Baby Boomer and better !!!! The Oklahoma senior citizen community, and their families, certainly benefit from all your very hard work and dedication to this age group. You and the Oklahoma Senior Journal are a true blessing to our community and a resource we would hate to live without.”
-Shirley Platt / INTEGRIS Third age Life
“Ms. Gunn, I am a new pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond. Ours is the largest congregation of the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) in Oklahoma. I am charged with an outreach to seniors. I’m lining up contacts for spiritual, physical, financial, emotional well-being and so on. We have over 300 people here each Sunday and we also support Concordia Home in OKC. Is it possible to make Holy Trinity a distribution site for Oklahoma Senior Journal? “
— Pastor Paul Cwynar/ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church/ Edmond, OK.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ took 300+ OSJ magazines to Pastor Cwynar and set up the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond as a regular distribution point.
The OSJ got a phone call today from Elouise Parker from 5th Street Baptist Church in OKC asking for current issues of the OSJ for their “Senior” Group at the Church. She said the OSJ has been “the best information” for her and her Mom to navigate the OKC Community and all the resources available to the 50-Plus. Ms. Parker explained, “We are so grateful to the OSJ that we want our entire “Senior” Group at Church to ali have a copy.”
— Editor’s Note: The OSJ took 50 copies to the Church that very day.
“I have a couple of clients who need to read your journal. I highly recommended the Oklahoma Senior journal to them for 50-Plus resources. Where is a good place to pick one up in far NW OKC around Council and NW Exp?”
— Bert Deems Orza, Field Representative, Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society
*Editor’s Note: The OSJ got an email out to Mr. Orza with in the hour and gave him 5 locations that his client’s could pick up the OSJ and we also offered to mail out copies to his clients. Mr. Orza opted to go pick up a few OSJ’s at one of our far NW locations and hand deliver to his clients.
**Additional Editor’s Note: If you are using the OSJ as a regular resource for your clients it would be a very good Idea to market your services through the OSJ Magazine. You will then be part of our 550+ distribution points.
“My Name is Evelyn Shuffield and I live in Midwest City, Oklahoma. I was hoping you could help me find a Foot Doctor in the Oklahoma City area that you would recommend? I just love the Oklahoma Senior Journal and I refer to it for services all the time.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ was able to help Mrs. Shuffield locate a wonderful
Foot Doctor right in the Midwest City area that very day.
“I would like to help do distribution in Stillwater and Prague Oklahoma. I picked up the Oklahoma Senior Journal at the Stillwater Hospital and was blown away at all the resources for the 50-Plus age group inside the pages of the OSJ! My wife and I are very active 60-Plus “Seniors” and we would count it an honor to come and pick up 300 or more of the OSJ’s and take them to businesses in our area. We will also send you a list of all the places we will distribute the OSJ at. Thank You,”
-Joe & Dixie Greene/ Prague, Oklahoma
Editors Note: Joe & Dixie Greene arrived at the OSJ offices the last Saturday in April and picked up over 300 OSJ Magazines.
“Robin, thank you for all the vendors that you recruited for us from the Oklahoma Senior Journal Magazine, for the 2013 Informed Senior Seminar! You did a great and exceptional job! Because of all your hard work the Informed Senior Seminar was one of the best we have ever had! Great job! Way to go! You are truly the Source for Seniors and for Businesses and Services that cater to our Oklahoma Seniors!”
Sheryl Presley – Head of TRIAD at the OKC Police Dept. & Event Coordinator for the Informed Senior Seminar.
“Hello I am 86 years young but have a little trouble getting out sometimes so could you please send me the latest copy of the Oklahoma Senior Journal? I just love your magazine and I use it all the time. If you could also include an extra copy, I will give that one to my friend who always wants to borrow mine.”
– Fan Mc Key, N. W. OKC
Editors Note: The OSJ Mailed out two current copies to Mrs. McKey that same day!
“Our state agency served almost 85,000 Oklahomans with disabilities last year through employment, education and independent living programs. I picked up the Spring-Winter issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal with Dr. Ed Shad id on the cover and was just blown away by the quality of your content and design. DRS would like to distribute your publication to clients and families through our Vision Center in Shepherd Mall. Do you think we could get DRS services for people with vision impairments listed in your “Information and Referral” section? Our Visual Services staff provide free instructional services to help people make the most of their existing vision and adjust to legal blindness so they can remain independent in their own homes. Our Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped mails free recorded books and players to those who can’t use standard print. We even have another free program called the Older Blind Independent Living Program specifically to help people ages 55 and over. Of course, we help people with all types of disabilities, but the incidence of blindness is increasing at the same level as our aging population. People say DRS services are a well-kept secret. The Oklahoma Senior Journal would be a fantastic way to get information about our programs to people when and where they need it. We would love to be included in the pages of Oklahoma Senior Journal so we can work together to help more seniors with disabilities continue to lead productive, independent lives. Sincere best wishes.”
–Jody Harlan, OK Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), statewide
“Pat Tucker with “Meals on Wheels” through Westminster Presbyterian Church at 4400 N. Shartel Ave, in OKC Contacted me and ask for me to bring up the OSJ so that it could be delivered along with all their “Senior” Meals. Editors note: The OSJ took the OSJ to the Church’s main office the first of this week to be apart of their “Meals on Wheels.”
The OSJ was also ask to leave the OSJ for the large 55-Plus Group at
Westminster Presbyterian Church known as N.O.A.H.
“Pat McMillian of Nacoma Park, OK. – Called the Oklahoma Senior Journal and ask us to help her find a trust worthy and honest Dentist in the OKC area. She had been to another Dentist and knew he had taking advance of her. We gave Mrs. McMillian three excellent choices that we knew were true “Senior” Advocates that would work with her and see that she was not being exploited. Mrs. McMillian let us know at the OSJ that she was so Grateful that she could turn to the OSJ and that we would help and guide her to the trusted proper services for her needs. God Bless the Oklahoma Senior Journal & Robin Gunn, for the quick responsive and in-depth resources of help you have for the “Senior” Community, she told us!!!~ “
“Sharon Myers of N.W. OKC – Works Part time for “Senior Care Services” and she let us know that she personally uses the OSJ all the time in helping “Seniors” and their family member navigate the field of senior services out there in our State. She went on to let us know that the OSJ is the very “Best” resource out on the Market yesterday and today for Senior concerns, needs, issues and even discounts and entertainment! She went on to ask us to mail her a couple of new copies because she did not want to take any away from her work. Mrs. Myers herself is 64 and has relied on the OSJ for many years now. “Thank You, Robin Gunn and the OSJ for your detailed involvement of Information to our “Senior” population,” Mrs. Myers said. “The OSJ it is a “Must” have for “Seniors” and their family members”, Mrs. Myers went on to proclaim. Editors Note: The OSJ mailed out two current issues of the OSJ the very next day!
“Tessy Garret, of North OKC, called the OK Senior Journal asking us to mail her the most recent issue. She told us, “My husband has recently passed, and I am no longer as mobile I used to be. I can’t get to the distribution points. I am now more dependent than ever on the information in the OK Senior Journal.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ mailed her 2 copies the very next day.
“George Littlefield, NW OKC. He asked us to mail him the most recent issue due to the fact that he is not going to his doctor’s office, where he previously picked up the current issues of the OK Senior Journal. “The OK Senior Journal has been the best resource for my wife and I in the Oklahoma City Metro, more than any other resource or publication. Thank you so much for providing this service to Senior Citizens.”
Editor’s note, The OSJ mailed 2 copies to Mr. Littlefield the very next day.
“My name is Nancy Ritz and I am the director for the Yukon Mobile Meals. I picked up a copy of the OSJ at the Kimson Chinese Restaurant in Yukon and looked through it. It is the best source for “Senior” information I have ever seen! Yukon Mobile Meals is in the same building where I think you already deliver to the Yukon Senior Center. Can the Yukon Mobile Meals be a OSJ distribution point also? We would like to put the OSJ in with the meals we deliver to the “Seniors” homes in our area. Yukon Mobile Meals was also wondering if our information can be included in the next issue of the OSJ and we are on a very fixed budget. Thank You very much for your consideration.” — Nancy Ritz, Program Director, Yukon Mobile Meals.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ has added Yukon Mobile Meals to our regular delivery schedule (and we took out a special early delivery that next day) The OSJ will be running the Yukon Mobile Meals Program listing for them in our next issue at no charge.
“Hi Robin; I live near S.W. 59th and Portland Avenue and would love to know where I can pick up the latest issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal in my area or you could mail me a couple of copies; here is my address. I have come to rely on all the many “Senior” related resources and would really like to have one or two of the latest issues. I really would appreciate it! Thank you.” — Lee Hallman – S.W. OKC. Editor’s Note: The OSJ mailed out two of the OSJ’s latest issues the next day.
“Hello my name is Gary Starkey, I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area and my Father J.E. Starkey lives in the Village area in Oklahoma City. He is not as mobile as he use to be and I was in hopes we could have a Oklahoma Senior Journal mailed to him instead of him waiting till he goes out again. Would you please give me a call for my Father’s address so he may receive the latest issue of the OSJ at his home. The OSJ is the best resource I have ever seen for “Senior” needs and information. I love that my father will have the perfect “Senior” resources right at his finger tips and mine because I already have my copy of the OSJ. Thank You very much!” — Gary Starkey of Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ mailed out our latest copy of the OSJ the next day to J.E. Starkey for Mr. Gary Starkey.
“Hello! My name is Jackie Steele and I would like to get some extra issues of the Oklahoma Senior Journal. My friend has an issue and I have found it to be very informational. Could you please give me a call, I would love to have one for my own personal use and would love to give a few out to friends and family. Thank You for providing such an in-depth, informative, entertaining and educational “Senior” publication.” — Mrs. Jackie Steele of N.E. OKC, OK.
Editor’s Note: The OSJ personally mailed out several copies at no charge to Mrs. Steele the very next day and she was thankfully thrilled!
“I was looking for a dental company that would be able to work with my wife and I as far as payments or assistance programs. Ms. Gunn with the OSJ called me right back and gave me vital information that would work in mine and my wife’s case. I had to let others know that the OSJ and its Editor, Robin Gunn, put our worries to rest and I am so grateful to Ms. Gunn and the OSJ’s resources for the “Senior” community. Thank You again, Ms. Gunn. My wife and I can not express to you how much you have helped us both.”
–Mr. & Mrs. Burkheart, Bethany, OK (Retired Pastor and Wife)
“I would like to personally thank Robin Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior Journal. As a leasing counselor for Quail Ridge Assisted Living, I talk to many seniors and their families who are trying to make the best decision possible regarding selecting the right assisted living community for them. As a senior advocate, Robin’s expert referrals to Quail Ridge are so appreciated and welcomed. We are a long time advertiser in the OSJ and will continue to be for many years to come!”
–Lisa DeAngelo, Leasing Counselor, Quail Ridge Assisted Living
“I was working in the Midwest City Hospital and I saw an OSJ there. I am very interested in taking it. I would like to know how often it is published and how much it is for a subscription? I did not want to take one from the Hospital since they are for the patients. Could you please get the information to me on the cost. I was reading all the “Senior” resources and realized that I had to have a copy for my personal use. “
–Sara Fairchild, Midwest City, OK
EDITOR’S NOTE: The OSJ is a no cost “Senior” Publication and we
mailed her out a FREE copy of the OSJ the very next day.
“Hello, my name is Joann Holcomb from Sunny Lane United Methodist Church in Del City, OK. and we have a lot of “Seniors” at our church and I have enjoyed reading the articles in the OSJ concerning
“Senior” needs. Could you please bring us copies of your newest issue so we can hand them out to our “Senior” church members.” –Joann Holcomb, Del City, OK
Editor’s Note: We did deliver OSJ’s to them the same day.
“I called the Editor (Robin Gunn) of the OSJ because my issue was a two-year-old copy that I have used many times for my ongoing needs as a “Senior.” I ask for the newest copy of the OSJ to be mailed to me because I am wheelchair bound and only get out by handicap bus. Ms. Gunn helped me with some needed phone numbers per our conversation and she mailed out a copy of the OSJ that very day. I am so grateful to Ms. Gunn and all the vast “Senior” information that is right at the reader’s finger tips through the OSJ!
Thank you very much again for all your help, Ms. Gunn!”
–Jim Gross, Norman, OK.
“Robin, I am Douglas Jeffries, committee member for Cottage Park Senior Living, 1401 Stonecrop drive, Midwest City, OK 73110. We have app. 100 residents now and would like to have your journal to distribute. You may Contact me at 405-610-6331. We think your Journal is great for Seniors! -Thank You”
Santa (Douglas Jeffries) -Cottage Park Senior Living Editor’s Note: We did deliver OSJ to them right away.
“Dear Editor of the OSJ, My Mother and I Love and Use the Oklahoma Senior Journal all the time, I am 65 and my Mom is 84 years young! We have become so accustomed to all the service & resources within the OSJ’s pages. Could you please mail us your latest copy of the Oklahoma Senior Journal. We usually pick one up out our doctor’s office but have not been since the latest copy was released. I am a little under the weather and my Mom is more active then me but depends on me to do the driving.”
— Linda Copper,Moore, Oklahoma
EDITOR’S NOTE: We mailed out 2 copies of the latest OSJ the next day!
“Robin, so glad you and your parents came to the Derby. Yes, it is a great day and so much fun. Thanks again for all you do for the seniors in OK. They certainly need an advocate like yourself. Have a great day. Link is great for RT – thanks.” –Margaret West, Event/Volunteer Coordinator, Rebuilding Together
“I would like to know if there is a cost to have the Oklahoma Senior Journal distributed to our business. We are an Adult Day Health Care with a total of four centers in the Edmond/Metro Oklahoma City area.
EDITOR’S NOTE: the OSJ did deliver to the Centers at zero cost to them.
“Robin, you are a wonderful generous business woman. I really appreciate you being so forthcoming with your help and guidance. Your knowledge and years of experience are nothing less then “priceless.” It is truly refreshing to find a business woman that really does want to make a difference in our “Senior” community and works very hard at it everyday!”
–My best regards, Wendi Schoonover, MassMutual, Long Term Care Specialist
“I have had 12 years experience working with ‘Seniors’ in the Cardiology Clinic. Myself and my staff use the Oklahoma Senior Journal as a reference resource guide for ‘Seniors’ and or their caregivers everyday. We cannot keep them in our Clinic, they are gone within a few days after they are delivered to us. We are always calling Robin Gunn, the owner of the OSJ to bring us more issues. Robin always brings us more copies even when we are not due any till the first of the month. Robin Gunn and the OSJ go out of their way to make sure our ‘Senior’ community needs are met along with Robin’s painstaking promotion of her clients.” — Paige Covington, C.N.M.T., B.S., Cardiology Clinic
I apologize that it has taken me so long to respond. Thank you so much for posting our seminar for the Alzheimer’s Association Community Resource Event. You are very kind in helping us market! If you would like to bring a few senior journals by the office anytime on Wednesday, you are more than welcome to do so. We are expecting up to 30 attendees so even 50 would work incase someone has a loved one that want to pass a copy of the Oklahoma Senior Journal on to.
The OSJ Magazine is such a vital resource guide for the 50-Plus and their family members! Thank you again Robin for your generosity.
– Amy Padilla, Community Outreach Coordinator
Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter
Robin, Please hold the space for the Village on the Park …WE WANT IT! Thanks for all you do…you are so awesome! Have a great week!!
-Karen Proctor, Marketing Director
Village on the Park, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
“I would like to say how easy it is to look to the OK Senior Journal directory to locate businesses quickly. It is very convenient. I have a listing in the OSJ, but the advertising does not stop there. Robin Gunn has been very instrumental in building my new salon business. She speaks highly of all her customers and promotes their business wherever she goes. I’m so blessed to know her and especially blessed that she knows my business because others will know of it also!”
–The Hair Bungalow/Rhonda Hart, Stylist/Salon Owner/28 Years in Business
“Seniors are some of my most favorite people in the world and why I do what I do. I have seen first-hand great loneliness and pure lack of attention that can ensue for Seniors, when those of us do not take a “Stand for Seniors” and their growing needs. Heck, we will all be there and be a caregiver at some point in our life. Aging Is NOT for SISSIES!!!
“The Oklahoma Senior Journal provides such an incredible resource of information right at our finger tips for seniors, caregivers and families to aid in improving a better quality of life. Having a tool like The OSJ can help lead the reader to places, services, discounts, education, health issues, financial needs, travel, entertainment and activities in our Oklahoma community that may have seemed hided before. This valuable publication, The OSJ has done the research for me and it is in fact a resource for “Life!”
“I have dedicated my practice to help our seniors and their families to prepare financially for this time in our lives. The OSJ and you (Robin Gunn) have gone out of the way to help me in my mission to improve the quality of life and their loved ones lives through financial preparation. For this, I am eternally grateful and want you to know just how priceless The OSJ and your personal attention to me and my business, has truly been for me and then to our community. We all can take a clue from you and your attention to your clients’ needs, truly believing in me and then personally promoting me and my business. You are the passion behind your mission and what you do for our seniors’ needs. Thank you again, Robin, for your dedication to ‘Our Senior’,”
–Wendi Schoonover, MassMutual Financial Group
“I have found the OKC Senior Journal to be a useful resource tool in assisting my long term care clients and hand them out to them. I have also used it when guest speaking at college Social Work classes to provide them with a better understanding of available resources.”
–Amy Nave, Social Services Specialist II, Long Term Care, Cleveland County Family Support Services
“Hello Robin, my name is Ms. Leaster Lenard and I am the Excell Hospice Social Worker. I saw the Senior Journal while visiting a Hospice patient at a Nursing facility and I was wondering how I could order more of the booklets so I could provide them to patients and their families. Thank you.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: We did provide the OSJ copies to her at no charge, even though they are not currently an advertiser.
It’s a great publication and we can not wait to begin working with you and The OSJ. Thanks.
–Jessica Conover, Healthcare Media Consultants
“It was nice visiting with you on the phone. Thank you so very much for helping us spread the word about “Rebuilding Together” for our seniors. We are a nonprofit organization as you know and the fact you are posting us in The OSJ and on your web-site at no cost to us, is a true testimonial to you and your company, that you do honestly care for our seniors and their well being. Rebuilding Together mission is to keep our senior citizens safe, warm and dry. I can now appreciate that you (Robin Gunn) and The Oklahoma Senior Journal feel the same. Thank you again, Robin.”
–Margaret West, Event/Volunteer Coordinator, Rebuilding Together
“As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, The Oklahoma Senior Journal has been an important part of my business – always my best advertising dollars. Robin and the OSJ have been my greatest networking resource, always going the extra mile to keep me informed and in touch.
Thank you, OSJ.” –Tracy Burch,SRES, Keller Williams NorthPointe Realty
“We just wanted to say Hi and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You have been so great great to our company and I am so glad to know you and The OSJ. Thank you for all you do for our Seniors!”
From your Senior Transition Team at Senior Transition.”
Amber Bergerson, Sr. Rep. at S.T.
and E. Dee Tabor / Owner
“I would love to have a copy mailed. Thank you! This is a great service you are providing.”
Sherry Roden, Stillwater
“We have received excellent results from the Journal and we would be very glad to have the opportunity to work with you again. I look forward to working with you next year.”
Yuriana Velasco, Acquisition Marketing, COX Communication
“Crystal Place has been a part of The Oklahoma Senior Journal as an advertiser since 2004. We are proud to be part of such an informative publication for our seniors. The OSJ is accommodating to our needs as well as those of the senior community.”
Natalie Kendrick Jewell, LPN
Crystal Place Assisted Living Center
“The Oklahoma Senior Journal and its editor Robin Gunn have done great things for my cleaning business. I have received several leads and business has grown greatly since the initial ad in the Journal. We would like to let everyone know that the Senior Journal is a great way to get your message to a targeted demographic, and Robin is so easy to work with.”
Tammy, T&K Cleaning 613-9860
“The Oklahoma Senior Journal is a great resource for all residents of the Oklahoma City area. It is packed with valuable services and information that are useful for everyone, both seniors and those who love them.”
Anne Bliss, MPH
Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry
Chronic Disease Services
“Robin, the Senior Journal has been a great way to educate the community about our home health and hospice services. Thank you for providing such an awesome resource for seniors and their families. You’re a pleasure to work with!”
Laura Meyer, Community Relations, Companion Home Health and Hospice
“I have been an RN for 11 years and I am currently working at Northwest Surgical Hospital. Northwest Surgical is one of OSJ’s distribution points. On many occasions I have referred patients and their family members to the OSJ as a resource for their senior needs. The OSJ is the most complete and informative guide for seniors and their caregivers that I have found. I highly recommend the OSJ for all seniors. We can hardly keep them in the hospital which speaks volumes about the publication!
Stacey D. Sander, RN BSN, Northwest Surgical Hospital
“The Oklahoma Senior Journal benefits Remington Park as we try to market to a select and important part of our community. The Oklahoma Senior Journal has helped us reach thousands of unique individuals who participate weekly in our senior rewards program.”
Jennifer Buchanan, Sponsorship Sales, Remington Park
Thank you so much for being an advocate for seniors. Your magazine, The Senior Journal, is “stuffed full” of information and Contacts that seniors will find very beneficial. In your resource section, you have information about services and needs that most of us do not know we have much less who can help us. Great job!! And again, thanks for being an advocate for seniors.”
Respectfully yours, Carol Hager. Financial Consultant, AXA Financial Services
“Robin Gunn and the Oklahoma Senior journal are true advocates for our seniors. It is a terrific resource for families too. I think the journal looks great and is so necessary. Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to help someone you didn’t even know. Amazing! Thanks for all you do for seniors. Look forward to working with you more.”
Senior Transitions, Amber Bergerson, E.Dee Tabor
“The Senior Journal has been a great opportunity for me to reach out to seniors. Also, as a senior myself, I really like to use the services offered in the Senior Journal. Thanks for all you do!!”
–Respectfully yours, Gerri Joachims, Shaklee Business Leader
“If you are a caregiver than you probably need information at your fingertips. The Oklahoma Senior Journal allows a caregiver to access valuable information easily. It is truly a guide for everyday living. It is a must read for any senior or those that care for a senior.” — Deresa Claybrook, MS-RHIT, Owner, Positive Resources
“Recently a gentleman saw the web site for Senior Journal and called Robin asking about retirement communities in the Oklahoma City area. He currently lives in Texas. Robin was able to answer his questions and give him an overview of what is available in this area. The customer was very pleased with her honesty and depth of knowledge. He and his wife joined the waiting list at Tealridge Retirement Community and will be moving this fall. The pleasant experience they had with Robin assured them that moving to Oklahoma City would be a good decision.”
Anita Kelley, Marketing Director, Tealridge Retirement Community
“What a wonderful resource for families! As a national instructor for the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, I have been to a lot of areas where there was no easy way to find out what communities, services, or agencies were available to help seniors and their families. The Oklahoma Senior Journal is an exceptional tool for anyone looking for information that will provide solutions to some of the challenges of aging. I would wholeheartedly recommend it!”
– Ruth Fennell, REALTOR ®, Broker, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, (SRES)
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS
“We have been very pleased with the results of our long-term relationship with the Senior Journal. Its professionalism, focus on the Senior Community, and wide circulation have made it a perfect advertising venue for our firm.”
–Jerry E. Shiles, Managing Attorney, Parman & Easterday
“We have seen some great benefits in the senior community by using the Senior
Journal. People let us know they read the article and are excited about our services. We would highly recommend the Senior Journal.” –John P. Belardo, M.D.
We’re seeing a huge interest in the Oklahoma Senior Journal at the hundreds of locations here in the Oklahoma City metro area to which we deliver. Of the thousands of journals we deliver each month, we have had a consistent pick-up rate of about 95%. It’s very satisfying to distribute a publication that so many seniors are benefiting from!
– M & M Enterprises (delivery service for OSJ)