12-25-21: Family Caregiver Bobbie Gray Diffee-Gunn (Robin’s Mom) & Robin Gunn tell the tale!

Are You a Family Caregiver? If YES, You are One in 240,000+ in the State of Oklahoma… My Lovely Mama (Bobbie Gray Diffee-Gunn) was in the OSJ Radio Studio this Week and we had an Enlightening Conversation on Some “Witty Ways” to Care for Your Family Member that will Help You as Well as Your Loved One!

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

We Lived Being a Family Caregiver for 13 Years When my Dad “Gordon Carl Gunn” was Diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s … We Walked the Walk Now We Can Talk the Talk… The Oklahoma Senior Journal Came Out of Our Own Family Need … Beginning over 30 Years Ago When my Mom Took Care of Her Mother (Laura Diffee) and then My Dad.

 

 

Robin R. Gunn
Editor / Publisher / On Air Host
Oklahoma Senior Journal |
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12-18-21: OKDHS – MaryAnn Briscoe, Marilyn Conley, Lex Heatrice, Talena Ford and Alicia Clark

We are in for a treat this Saturday, December 18, on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. We are gaining more knowledge about the COVID vaccine from the OKDHS.
 MaryAnn Briscoe is currently working as a MIPPA Coordinator with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services covering the northeastern part of Oklahoma.  MaryAnn received a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.  Ms. Briscoe has 38 years with OKDHS service in various departments; most of the years were with Child Welfare Services. To contact MaryAnn, please email MaryAnn.CTR.Briscoe@okdhs.org
Marilyn Conley is the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, covering the state’s southeastern quadrant. Mrs. Conley has more than 30 years of financial accounting in the Oil & Gas Industry, skills derived from Oklahoma State University. To contact Marilyn, please email Marilyn.CTR.conley@okdhs.org
Lex Heatrice is the ARDC COVID-19 Vaccine Access Grant Outreach Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Mr. Heatrice has served on many organizations’ boards and has received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma. When not working, Lex enjoys spending time with his family, watching Sooner football, and hunting. To contact Lex, please email Alexis.ctr.Heatrice@okdhs.org.
Talena Ford is the ARDC COVID-19 Vaccine Access Grant Outreach Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Mrs. Ford has more than 22+ years of experience working with self-sufficiency programs. She received her Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  To contact Talena, please email Talena.CTR.Ford@okdhs.org.
Alicia Clark enjoys connecting people with resources to help them thrive. Her decade of experience with community outreach makes her aware of available options for learning and support for families. She is the Program Manager of Wellspring and hopes it can be a helpful part of your journey, where you can refresh, gain friendships and feel better equipped to enjoy your family.

12-11-21: Agape Road- Julie Brown, Karrie McCaslin, and Suzanne Land

Left to right is: Karrie McCaslin, Suzanne Land, Julie Brown, and Robin Gunn. Listen in this Saturday 12/11/21 on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour on a One of a Kind OKC “End of Life Home” at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM.

Julie Brown grew up in Kansas, became a nurse and moved to Oklahoma City in 1991. She began working for Hospice of Oklahoma County the following year. It was her passion for 20 years. In 2012 she discovered Clarehouse in Tulsa- a community home for the dying. She immediately knew that God was calling her to create a similar home in the OKC area. After retiring from Integris in 2018, she founded Agape Road, a nonprofit, end-of-life care home for those on hospice that are unable to be managed at home. She says “There is nothing more fulfilling that to be able to walk God’s children to the gates of heaven. “

Karrie McCaslin is a native Oklahoman, whose passion is working with and helping others reach their potential. She has been an RN for the last 31 years, a 1990 BSN graduate of UCO and currently works part time for Providence Home Care. She serves on the AGAPE ROAD board as Secretary/Treasurer and is excited to get this ministry operational. She lives in Oklahoma City and is very blessed to have 7 grandchildren.

 

Suzanne Land currently serves as President on the Board and Co-Founder of Agape Road along with Julie and Karrie. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Education and is now fully retired and served asa nurse for 28 years. Nursing is considered a calling for her, no matter what the position. Her partnership with Agape Road is no exception.

 

Agape Road is a loving home offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those nearing end-of-life. There are over 400 people a year in Oklahoma that have no place to pass away. Agape Road is Making a Difference on this issue!

12-4-21: Matt McNeil of McNeil Estate Sales and Becky Ivins of Becky Ivins Movers Real Estate

Two long time experts in their field in OKC will be on the Next Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour this Saturday Dec 4th on
The Eagle 🦅 1640AM KZLS!
Left to Right: Matt McNeil of McNeil Estate Sales who was previously on the “Trash to Treasure” episodes on Channel 4, KFOR with Linda Cavanaugh and Becky Ivins of Becky Ivins Movers Real Estate.

These two often work together to make your next Real Estate Move, Estate Sale or Appraisal a stress-free transaction!