5-26-18: Inspirational Speaker Cami Simunek

Cami is an inspirational speaker, that has lived a life full of challenges that she over come and will never look back except for the lessons learned, grace givin’ and empowerment received. Cami will soon add Author to her title and her new book approaching it’s release is called:  M.O.V.E. !

Cami has also worked as a professional for many years focusing on Marketing in local businesses here in OKC. Her goal is to inspire others to live life in a positive and joyus way.  To get you to M.O.V.E.!

Live life to the fullest everyday!

One of Cami’s favorite quotes is,  “You’re not having a bad day, it’s a bad moment…. Now keep moving forward !”

5-19-18: Senior moving and estate sales…Matt McNeil (McNeil Liquidations) and Amber Bergerson (Senior Transitions)


This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour…

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”  — Albert Schweitzer
Amber Bergerson’s life philosophy is based on building relationships and serving those around her.  After 20 highly successful years in the retail industry – where she earned four major service awards for customer satisfaction – Amber decided to pursue an even more challenging field of service: care for elders.
Inspired by her very active octogenarian grandmother, Helen, Amber took her abilities for organization and design and applied them to the task of senior move management.
With a background in merchandising and management, including a degree from Oklahoma State University, Amber is able to address many of the issues we face when relocating:  staging a home for sale, downsizing, repurposing current furnishings and décor to fit a new space, and managing all the details leading up to and on moving day.
Senior Transitions LLC has now been operating in the greater OKC area for 9 years now and in Tulsa for 14. We would be so honored to help.

Matt McNeil has been in the antiques trade since the age of nine. He holds a baccalaureate degree in American history, and is a fully certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, with full accreditation through the University of Maryland. He is fifty-one years old, happily married, and father to two wonderful dogs. He is the C.E.O. of McNeil Liquidations, Inc. — Oklahoma’s premier choice for professional personal property appraisals and estate liquidation. You might remember Matt on Trash or Treasure with Linda Cavanaugh on Channel Four at 4:30pm for 6 years!

Visit his website at www.EdmondEstateSales.com.

PLEASE NOTE: McNeil Liquidation’s is handling the Larry Derryberry Estate this weekend 5/18-5/20. For More Information on that sale go here.

5-12-18: Meet local author Deborah Ford! 

Meet local author Deborah Ford!
Listen in to The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour this Saturday morning at 9:05am on KZLS 1640AM The Eagle 🦅! You can listen 👂🏻 in as well on the OSJ-app and on the OSJ website under “Radio Shows”! (https://okseniorjournal.com)

Deborah Ford resides in Edmond and her passion is her God, inspirational public speaking, and anything outdoors. She has written two books to add to your MUST-READ LIST!

1) Fear Not Is Not A Suggestion: Living Life Free of Fear and Anxiety found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2wAzyXk

2) “The Adventures of the Fraidys and the Faithfuls: How It All Began” found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2IgC5XV

5-5-18: VillagesOKC “It’s a Plan-Not a Place!”

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour 
Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! 

Guest in the OSJ Radio Studio: (L to R) Marilyn Olson-VillagesOKC Executive Director and Dana Ownes-DeLong- President of VillagesOKC NW (It is a PLAN … NOT a Place!)

Dana Owens-Delong 40 years in education as a teacher, department chair, program coordinator, dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. Owned a bed & breakfast in Bethany for 13 years; board treasurer and co-founder of an educational non-profit for 10 years called StoryChasers, certified exercise instructor for Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, and personal trainer; ballroom dancing, pottery, stained glass, gardening, independent higher education assessment consultant 7 years; wife, mom, and “Gam” to 5 almost 6 grandchildren and now the President of the VillagesOKC-NW

Marilyn Olson, a native of Oklahoma City, is an Educator, Businesswoman and Caregiver Coach.  She began as ateacher then spending a decade in advertising before spending more than 30 years in the healthcare, retirement,

nursing home and assisted living industries.  Her passion is to be a help to the caregiver.

Her experience includes opening ten retirement communities several of which are in the greater Oklahoma City area. Most recently she accepted the position of Executive Director for VillagesOKC. “It is NOT a Place – It is a PLAN! 

As a member of the “over-fifty-five club” herself, she knows full well the demands of the

sandwich generation.  Marilyn and her husband Jim keep their interests in multiple worlds by staying involved in the lives of her 102 year old mother along with, three grown children and ten grandchildren.

Her humorous yet practical style has made her a favorite of adults and teens.  She says the challenges of aging are nothing new “because we’ve made it through childhood, teen years and middle adult life – and it’s basically all the same.”

The OSJ Magazine and Radio is a board member and committee planner of VillagesOKC