3-28-20: MINDRAMP: Roger Anunsen and Michael C. Patterson

Has the OSJ Radio Studio ūüźĺ Gone to the Dogs ūüźĺ and specifically ones named ‚ÄúMichael‚ÄĚ & ‚ÄúRoger‚Äú? Not Actually … ‚ÄúTippy‚ÄĚ AKA-Michael and ‚ÄúDiesel‚ÄĚ AKA-Roger are Merely ‚ÄúSet Fillers‚ÄĚ on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour for our Show this week with Michael Patterson & Roger Anunsen of MindRAMP.org and the Brain ūü߆ Science behind; What are the possible positives to ~ The National Quarantine? Michael is in LA & Roger is in Oregon but with Radio Magic and the help of our 4-legged seat fillers … We can bring you this Extremely positive and informative show on; ‚ÄúThe Silver Lining to Cabin Fever‚ÄĚ !!!

Michael C. Patterson is a scholar, educator and speaker who develops programs to promote successful aging, brain health, creativity and quality-of-life. Michael ran the award-winning Staying Sharp program at AARP and is founder and CEO of MINDRAMP Consulting. Michael is a certified brain health coach. He produces and hosts the MINDRAMP Podcast that provides practical advice on how to achieve Qualongevity.

Roger Anunsen is an award-winning educator, keynote speaker, cognitive intervention designer, program consultant and brain health coach based in Oregon.  Roger is the president of MINDRAMP and introduced the MINDRAMP Method© at the University of Oxford.  He teaches college courses including The Aging Mind & an important course specifically redesigned for this challenging time Virtual Cognitive Activity Design.


MindRAMP Consulting
Website: mindramp.org
Podcast website: mindramp.buzzsprout.com
M. Patterson email:¬†[email protected]
R. Anunsen email:¬†[email protected]
MindRAMP podcasts are also available on

3-21-20: Sunbeam Family Services – Talena Ford and Anne Peters

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 640AM. In studio: Sunbeam Family Services: Anne Peters, Marketing & Communications Manager and¬†¬†Talena Ford, Caregiver Fundamentals Program Manager. Sunbeam Family Services is asking the community to help raise funds to receive a $20,000 matching gift from the Anderson Charitable Foundation. Donations will support Sunbeam‚Äôs Senior Services program, including the only shelter in Oklahoma designed to support the needs of seniors over the age of 60.¬† In the Oklahoma City-area, more than 1,200 residents are experiencing homelessness, including over 300 senior adults. Year-round, Sunbeam works to end senior homelessness through its Emergency Senior Shelter

Anne PetersAnne Peters serves as the marketing and communications manager for Sunbeam Family Services in Oklahoma City. Originally from Enid in northwest Oklahoma, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She previously worked for six years as the director of public relations for the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. She enjoys helping organizations find the best ways to communicate about their meaningful work.
Talena Ford is the Caregiver Fundamentals Program Manager with Sunbeam Family Services. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Caregiver Fundamentals and Respite Care are three of the programs she manages. Ms. Ford has more than 18 years of experience working with self-sufficiency programs. She received her Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from The University of Oklahoma. To contact Talena, please email tford@sunbeamfamilyservices.org.

Sunbeam Family Services
To make a donation or learn more:
Phone: 405-528-7721

3-14-20: Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter Morgan Fitzgerald & Cynthia Barens talking about The Longest Day

In The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studio with Morgan Fitzgerald (Left) Volunteer Coordinator along with Cynthia Barens, Longest Day Manager both from Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter are Talking about creative ways you, your business or organization can Participate in raising funds for the Alzheimer‚Äôs Association focused around ‚ÄúThe Longest Day‚ÄĚ which is June 20th this year. Listen in this Saturday at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM to find out ways you can help.
Cynthia Barnes manages The Longest Day, a fundraising program with Alzheimer’s Association. With a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Business Administration, she began in nonprofit work at the Cowboy Hall of Fame. She lost both grandfathers to vascular dementia and is passionate about working to find a cure and provide assistance and community for family and caregivers.


Morgan Fitzgerald is the Volunteer Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association- Oklahoma Chapter. She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma. Through her time working at a retirement community she saw how the disease affected many loved ones and their families. Working¬†for the Alzheimer’s Association allows her to fight back against this disease.


Alzheimer’s Association
Website: alz.org/oklahoma
Address: 6601 Broadway Ext., Suite 120, OKC

3-7-20: VillagesOKC members Patty Rhodes, Bill Johnson and Exec Director Marilyn Olson

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 640AM. In studio: (L-R)¬†Bill Johnson & Patty Rhodes (Both Members of VillagesOKC) Marilyn Olson (Executive Director of VillagesOKC) and Robin Gunn.

Patty Rhodes, a¬†VillagesOKC member since June 2019,¬†has been a volunteer in the VilkagesOKC office two days a week. ¬†She is responsible for¬†handling the¬†day to day¬†accounting/bookkeeping functions for VillagesOKC. ¬† Patty says, ‚ÄúAfter the death of my husband, I‚Äôve found a new purpose¬†by¬†using the skills and knowledge from her professional career to help VillagesOKC grow.‚ÄĚ


Bill Johnson¬†is a retired CPA. ¬†A¬†VillagesOKC member since¬†January 2019¬†Bill says, ‚ÄúI came to VillagesOKC¬†wanting¬†to help others, but instead found¬†I‚Äôve received much more.‚ÄĚ ¬†Bill‚Äôs¬†years as a Chief Financial Officer followed by 10 years at¬†H & R Block, he has been able to use that knowledge to¬†provide wise leadership to¬†the VillagesOKC¬†financial strategy.


Marilyn Olson is Executive Director of VillagesOKC, a virtual community of mature adults helping each other to live in the homes of their choosing.  The organization serves member/volunteers by connecting trusted members with organizations and trusted businesses.

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