8-28-21: Oklahoma Senior Games Executive Director Kathleen Fitzgerald; Buford Golf- Retired Bull Rider and Current jockey and sprinter

We have a real show stopper OSJ Radio Hour this 8/28/21 Saturday at 9:05am on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

Photo Above: Left is Kathleen Fitzgerald Oklahoma Senior Games Executive Director for the last five years, center is: Buford Golf – Retired Bull Rider and Current jockey and sprinter for the Oklahoman and Senior Games and our two call-in guests are Regina Stewart athlete as well as president of Oklahoma’s senior games and volunteer coordinator along with Pam Shelton from the Yukon Chamber of Commerce job fair event!

We also have studio phone in guest, Regina Stewart with us today. She is an Athletic,President, volunteer coordinate. Mother, grandmother, loves spending time with family, outdoors activity. Events this year, track, 50 and 100 meters sprints, 1500m power walk and newly water walker, and 5 vs 5 vs 5 softball and hit, pitch and run. Trying to fit in cornhole to partner with another athlete after helping her on the phone.

 

In the studio this week, we have Kathleen Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Senior Games. Over the years she has been a teacher, coach and administrator – always for sports. She is also an athlete who loves to play a variety of sports including swimming, sprinting, playing table tennis, pickleball and golf.

Buford Golf, Track and Field and Jockey

Also in studio, Buford Golf grew up on a farm helping raise horses, cows, chickens and pigs. His brother encouraged him to do rodeo where he gravitated to bull riding. A man at the rodeo saw him ride bulls and thought he would make an excellent jockey. Then in 2012 he became an Oklahoma Senior Games sprinter. He will also be competing in the senior games this year. Tune in to the show this Saturday 8/28/21 on the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Show on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM at 9:05am

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Our phone in studio guest is… and we will be talking about the upcoming job fair. Pam Shelton CEO of Yukon Chamber of Commerce (where the OSJ has been an active member for the last two years). I look at my job as selling Yukon to everyone. It’s so easy to do because Yukon is definitely Yunique! It’s a great place to live, work, and play. Rise and Thrive Oklahoma Senior Journal Radio program for Saturday, August 28, 2021.

For more information, contact Yukon Chamber of Commerce 405-354-3567

8-21-21: This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio photo: we Kathy Keffer-Sharpe. She has been swimming with the Oklahoma Masters Swim Club since 1982 and will be competing in the Oklahoma senior games this year.

Our call in guest is Janet Latham. She swam for Kerr Mc Gee Swim Club at age 13 and continued swimming in High School. She became a Master’s swimmer in 1983 and will also be competing in the senior games this year. Tune in to this lively and entertaining show this Saturday 8/21/21 on the Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Show on KZLS The Eagle  1640AM at 9:05am

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Must sign up two weeks before the event you want to be apart of. For more information and to sign up, Go to okseniorgames.com or call this number 405-821-1500. 

Janet Latham

​I was encouraged to learn to swim at a young age. I swam for Kerr Mc Gee Swim Club at age 13 and continued swimming in High School. I became a Master’s swimmer in 1983. I have been swimming competitively ever since. I look forward to the OK Senior Games each year. I usually compete in just swimming but last year OK Senior Games offered water walking for the first time and I competed in it too.

Why I swim – 

​a. I swim because it helps keep me in shape and it’s a great cardio workout. I enjoy meeting other swimmers and encourage others to keep swimming. I am the President of our local OKMS swimming group. We have a web address of okswim.org   We list swim meets and open water events. Anyone can join our group and compete in swim meets. The national organization USMS (United States Masters Swimming) has over 40,000 members. They offer learn to swim programs, national swim meets and coaching certifications.

More pools are needed in the OKC area

​b. I believe we need more pools in the OKC area. Since the closing of OCCC many high school teams are having trouble finding places to swim. I wish everyone would take a class and learn how to swim. It is so important.

Places to swim in the OKC area and the different programs they offer

​In the summer I love working out at WestwoodFamily Aquatic Center. It is a 50 meter outdoor pool. They also have a morning program of toddler time, water fitness, water walking and lap swimming. In the winter I work out at Rose State College aquatic facility. Rose State offers aquatic fitness, H20 Strength training, and beginning swimming. Anyone can sign up for these classes. Many of the YMCA’s offer lap swim times. Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond is a wonderful facility that has two pools and many classes.

Kathy Keffer-Sharpe

I have been swimming with the Oklahoma Masters Swim Club since 1982 when I moved to Oklahoma City. I’ve been swimming in the Oklahoma Senior Games since 2017  You will have to ask her about her other hobbies to better introduce her.

What Masters Swimming is all about – This is one place you can meet people from all walks of life with one thing in common, swimming. Every individual is on their own level of competition weather they are new to the sport or a seasoned swimmer and have been swimming since they were in high school.

One of the great things that the Masters Swimming origination does for people is host a learn to swim program every year during the month of July. This gives individuals who have never swam before the opportunity to do just that, learn to swim.

Why I am a long distance swimmer and why I swim all the strokes. –I am a long distance swimmer as well as a backstroker. I can swim all 4 different strokes and have from time to time but my favorite are the backstroke and the 800 or 1500. I enjoy the way I feel after a good workout. I normally swim 3 to 4 times a week and sometimes more depending on my schedule.

How my full knee replacement will affect my swimming – I recently had a full knee replacement on July 21st and can notwait to get back in the water again. Swimming prior to my surgery has allowed my recovery to advance quit smoothly.

Where people can swim in the OKC area – There are several places around the OKC area where you can swim both indoors and out. All the YMCA’s have pools and some of the aquatic centers and even the Colleges have available times for the public.

Information about the Oklahoma Senior Games – No matter what your activity level is, join the Oklahoma Senior Games. You will make new friendships, see old friends and enjoy the camaraderie of the competition.

Information about the Oklahoma Senior Games

8-14-21: Jason Manning & Derek Lehman from Oklahoma Physical Therapy

 

What are “Infrared Video Goggles”? They are used for video monitoring and recording of patient eye movements in order to more accurately diagnose and treat dizziness and balance disorders.

I had many phone calls and emails to rerun this show that Originally aired 3/13/21 on how very different it is from all the others … they are 100% patient oriented not insurance or corporate!

This week on Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. We’re in the Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studio with Oklahoma Physical Therapy – Owners and Physical Therapist, (left) Jason Manning and (center) Derek Lehman … You literally will not believe all the things Oklahoma Physical Therapy can do for you AND you ARE NOT treated like a number there!

Jason Manning completed the physical therapy program at Texas Woman’s University in 2004. He has completed additional training in Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehab, and completed a Fellowship training in Manual Therapy in 2009. He has practiced in Orthopedics for 17 years, and has a strong background in spinal and orthopedic dysfunctions.

 

 

Derek Lehman completed the physical therapy program at OUHSC in 2013. He has completed additional training in Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehab, and completed a Fellowship training in Manual Therapy in 2018. He also has a strong background in spinal and orthopedic dysfunctions. He speaks Spanish, and lived in Honduras with his wife for about one year prior to becoming a physical therapist.

 

Website: www.oklahomaphysicaltherapy.com

North OKC Facebook: www.facebook.com/oklahomaphysicaltherapy

South OKC Facebook: www.facebook.com/OPTSouthOKC

North OKC phone number: 405-749-6281

South OKC phone number: 405-759-7719

8-7-21: The Oklahoma Senior Games- Jim Short Table Tennis Champion and Coach

It is TIME for the Oklahoma Senior Games and the OSJ Magazine • Radio & App is a “Platinum Sponsor” for the Last Four Years and who we have in the OSJ Radio Station is Jim Short Table Tennis 🏓 (AKA Ping Pong) Champion and Coach. Jim has well over 100 Champion Metals in his Career !!! OkSeniorGames.com. This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. 

Jim Short started playing table tennis at a boy’s club in 1970, shortly after moving to Oklahoma as a young lad from Nebraska. Shortly after he joined a local table tennis club and began to take the sport seriously.  During his playing career he has won numerous events in Oklahoma and around the country, including multiple Senior Games medals.  He has been a coach for wheelchair players and can play players while sitting in a chair.   He is retired from the IT industry and lives with his wife and cat.

the Senior Games are from September the 4th, 2021 through October 30th, 2021

You must sign up for what game event you want to compete in 2 weeks before the event … and YES 🙌🏼 You can sign up for multiple game events!
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