12-2-23: LIVE REMOTE! At The Santa Market – State Fair Park starting at 9:05am. Come see us!

The 12th Year in a row for the OSJ to be doing The 14th Annual; The Santa 🎅 Market with Our LIVE Remote Starting at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM, Oklahoma’s Talk Radio,
This Saturday December the 2nd, 2023 (my Mom’s B-Day too!) The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour! We will be handing out over 3000 OSJ magazines and if you get there early (the first 500 will get a Santa Market Shopping 🛍️ bag with the OSJ Magazine inside the bag!
The OSJ is a Diamond Sponsor for this Event!  Okseniorjournal.com
Joan Clarke, one of the co founders of The Santa Market. After losing her husband to Alzheimer’s in 2007, she channeled her love of craft shows into a way to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. She works tirelessly year round to provide a wonderful fundraiser for this terrible disease.
Angel D. Myers will be the Co-Host for the LIVE Santa 🎅 Market Remote with Robin R. Gunn on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 on FREEDOM 96.9FM at 9:05am / Angel is an inspirational public speaker/ OSJ, magazine/radio/expo Consultant / Community Liaisons for the Bradford At Mustang. bradfordofmustang.com. For Speaking Engagements, email Angel 😇 at: [email protected]
Robin R. Gunn – Oklahoma Senior Journal 📓 Radio 📻 App Expos & Events and Columnist Articles for the Oklahoman. The OSJ is celebrating our 31st Year bring you and your family vital resources … The OSJ is the 1st & original publication for the 50+ and their families in OKC! [email protected]
The Santa 🎅 Market Facebook: thesantamarket

11-25-23: The Santa Market LIVE REMOTE!! OSJ Radio Hour Dec. 2nd from The Santa 🎅 Market !!!


 It is December 1st & 2nd (Friday & Saturday) and The Oklahoma Senior Journal/ Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour  will be conducting a LIVE REMOTE at 9:05AM on FREEDOM 96.9 FM to 10 o’clock-AM from The Santa 🎅 Market on December 2nd, 2023 (Saturday) just inside The Pavilion Building at the OKC Fair Grounds.

The Oklahoma Senior Journal has been a Diamond Sponsor for the last 12 Years!

If you missed our Interview a few weeks ago with Joan Clark, who is the co-founder of The Santa 🎅 Market along with a couple of vendors. Here is an edited version of that OSJ radio show to listen to.



11-18-23: Keith F. Givens with MANSELL & ENGEL Law

This Saturday 11/18/23 at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM … We will be speaking with Attorney, Keith F. Givens from Mansell & Engel Law Firm. Keith is an expert in going up against Insurance Companies when they are doing the insured person or persons wrong and they see this a lot with long Term Care Insurance Companies and many other types of insurance companies as well!
Keith Givens has seen it all within his 25 years of law experience! He loves to go to court and fight for you or your loved one!  One of our topics will be on “Bad Faith” which simply means an insurance company wrongfully denied or delays payment of benefits owned under someone’s insurance policy.
Mansell & Engel – The Insurance Attorneys… are there to advise and NEVER  let the insurance company be the final word through intimidations… You have, rights!
Visit TheInsuranceAttorneys.com or call Keith at (405) 232-4100.

Website:  TheInsuranceAttorneys.com

Facebook: InsuranceAttorneys 

Contact Keith F. Givens
Mansell & Engel
204 N. Robinson Avenue, 21st Floor, Oklahoma City, OK  73102

11-11-23: The Santa Market 2023

That is right it is Santa 🎅 Market time again 14th Annual!!! The OSJ radio will be LIVE on the air from Santa 🎅 Market, Saturday December the 2nd at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM. Listen to The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour on The Santa 🎅 Market… This Saturday (my Birthday 🥳) 11/11/23 at 9:05am again on FREEDOM OKLAHOMA’s Talk Radio 96.9FM! (Center & Standing)  is Carly Cartmill our children’s book 📚 Author and stuffed animal 🧸 extraordinaire!  (Left) is Cindy Manning – Scentsy Consultant for 15 years and (Center) is Joan Clark Co-Founder of The Santa 🎅 Market  thesantamarket.org.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma!


Joan Clarke

Joan Clarke

Joan Clarke is one of the Co-Founder of The Santa Market craft show Benefitting the Alzheimer’s association of Oklahoma. She has worked for 14 years on this amazing show. It’s a family event in memory of her husband (Russell) who passed away in 2007 from Alzheimer’s. Email Joan at; [email protected] 


Carly Cartmill

Carly Cartmill

Carly Cartmill may have been born in Texas but calls Oklahoma home. Carly graduated from the Children’s Institute of Literature in 2008 with writing and publishing her first book, The Split Pea Soup Caper. With the enjoyment of writing and making kids of all ages, laugh, smile or giggle, Carly has written six other children’s books.

Skunk Juice, Operation Funny Bone, Monster Lady, Stuffed, Gimme Paw Five and Eye Boogers, a mama paws misfit story. Find Carly on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Carly works full time for Nortek Air Solutions, Okarche, OK, but most of all is working on being a new Grammy to her new grandson, Ezra.

This will be Carly’s 14th year at The Santa Market. Along with her books, Carly collects new and gently used stuffed animals that she gives for FREE with a donation to ALZ while at The Santa Market.

Carly Cartmill | 405-249-9323 | [email protected]  | www.facebook.com/skunkjuice.me | instagram.com/carly0122_ | tiktok.com/@carlywheeler65


Cindy Manning

Cindy Manning

Cindy Manning, Scentsy Consultant for 15 years.  I received an Associate Degree in Business Management before deciding to become a stay home mom to my daughter Ashley.  She is now a Senior in HS.  I enjoy reading, hiking with my dog, and gardening.

Cindy Manning, Scentsy Independent Consultant | https://manning.scentsy.us[email protected]



11-4-23: Socks for Seniors Oklahoma! Nancy Doran and Sue McMillan

Socks 🧦 for Seniors Oklahoma a 501 (something) were in the OSJ Radio Studio and through thoughtful intentions has grow into more then 🧦 Socks for our Senior Oklahoma (they still get 🧦 socks of course) though donations & volunteers from local Businesses, Services & in-kind Donations … Socks 🧦 for Seniors Oklahoma is always needing your help! A Beautiful Wonderful Cause; 🧦 Socks for Seniors Oklahoma of course came for more then Humble beginnings … listen to their whole story this Saturday 5th at 9:05am on FREEDOM 96.9FM

Co-Founders of 🧦 Socks for Seniors Oklahoma (left) is: Nancy Doran & (center) Sue McMillan.
Sue McMillan Bio: I wear many hats. I am a legal assistant to my husband’s law firm, a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner, Real Estate Broker, sell insurance and investments. We also farm with a cow-calf operation. In 2013 I founded Socks for Seniors OK, in 2018 Socks for Seniors OK became a 501(c)3 charitable organization. I am a wife, mother to 3, grandmother to 6 and great grandmother to 13 as well as my dog, 2 cats and 2 donkeys.
Nancy Doran Bio: I currently work part time as a contracted accountant and volunteer as an Administrator for Socks for Seniors OK. I retired in 2016 after 25 years’ experience in management of administrative services & logistics in a manufacturing environment. I have over 3 years’ experience in management of software implementation and over 7 years of experience in the retail and banking environment. I am widowed & a mother to 1 son and 1 grandson.
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​Facebook: Socks for Seniors Oklahoma

​Website: www.socksforseniorsok.org

​Email: socksforseniorsok@coxinet.net

​3240 W Britton Rd, Ste 103, ​Oklahoma City OK 73120

10-28-23: Sunbeam Family Services: Mary Margaret McMiller,  Laini Ryan, and Monique Shields

Sunbeam Family Services were in The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studios talking all about the services Sunbeam has had for 107 years in the OKC Metro! From Foster Programs, Support Groups, Volunteer Programs, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Programs and Events!!! The resources and educational programs that Sunbeam Family Services have are second to none. Tune in this Saturday, October, 28th at 9:05am on 96.9FM the FREEDOM Network to help the ones you love or for yourself!
Left to Right is Mary Margaret McMiller – Sunbeam Family Services Clinical Director,  Laini Ryan – Care Navigator for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Mental Health and Monique Shields – Care Navigator for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Mental Health.
Mary Margaret McMiller, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work degree from The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She currently works as a clinical director at Sunbeam Family Services in Oklahoma City. Mary Margaret has over ten years of experience in the field of social work.
Laini Ryan is a Care Navigator in the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Mental Health program with Sunbeam Family Services. She has prior experience in Sunbeam’s foster care program. Laini is currently a Masters of Social Work Student at the University of Oklahoma. Laini is passionate about supporting children and families in Oklahoma.
Monique Shields is currently a Care Navigator with Sunbeam Family Services in the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Mental Health program. Monique has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Substance Abuse. Monique has worked for Sunbeam for 7 months today. Monique is passionate about helping others in need.


SunbeamFamilyServices.org or call (405) 528-7721.

10-21-23: Oklahoma Family CareGivers Conference

This show IS FROM LIVE AT THE SECOND HAVE EXPO. And aired Sunday, October 22 at 8a.m.
It is almost time for the Oklahoma Family CareGivers Conference…
this Year, be in person at locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Enid, and McAlester. or on-line!
(Left of me) Talena Ford – Programs Supervisor at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. (Center) Zackery Pinney is the Director of Public Relations for SYNERGY HomeCare
and (far left) Lex Heatrice serves on the Public Health Workforce Grant as a Communication Specialist for the Oklahoma Human Services.

Yes, there are Respite vouchers for family members during the conference! Listen in to learn about FREE respite vouchers.

Oklahoma Family Caregivers Conference-Thursday November, 2nd from 9am to 3pm  ~ Go To: OKC Cares.org
The Conference is FREE but they do need you to RSVP and Lunch is FREE will be serviced at the in-person locations!
Speakers include: Jess Ronne, author, speaker, podcast host, “Unseen” documentary producer, caregiver advocate, and Founder and Executive Director of The Lucas Project. Richard Lui, veteran and award-winning journalist at MSNBC, producer of the caregiving documentary “Unconditional” and author of the bestselling book “Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness”.
Zackery Pinney is the Director of Public Relations for SYNERGY HomeCare. Zack is 35 years old and from Mcloud, Oklahoma.
Zack has been in senior health for 7 1/2 years, with a background in Hospice and Private Duty.

OKC Office: 405-254-3046
Tulsa Office: 918-727-2117
770 E Britton Rd Oklahoma City, OK 73114


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SynergyHomeCareOK

Instagram: @synergyhomecareoklahoma

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SYNERGYHomeCare


Telena Ford

Email: [email protected]



Talena Ford, a non-profit professional with a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, currently serves as a Programs Supervisor at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She oversees federal and state-funded grants that offer support and resources to individuals with special needs and their caregivers, including respite opportunities. Talena actively seeks innovative ways to support Oklahoma’s caregivers. Reach out to her at [email protected].
Lex Heatrice serves on the Public Health Workforce Grant as a Communication Specialist for the Oklahoma Human Services. Mr. Heatrice has served on many organization boards and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma. When not working Lex enjoys spending time with his family, watching Sooner football, and hunting.

10-14-23: LIVE REMOTE ON 10-14! Saint Ann’s Retirement Community “Sip & Shop” Event tomorrow at 10am to 3pm

OSJ Live Radio Remote at Saint Ann’s Retirement Community “Sip & Shop” Event 10am to 3pm … Saturday 10/14/23. location is at:

7501 W. Britton Rd Oklahoma City, OK 73132  
Live remote with interviews with the vendors!
Follow on Facebook under Saint Ann Retirement Centersaintannretirementcenter.com

10-7-23: The SECOND HALF EXPO with BOB Loudermilk -2nd edition

That’s right The SecondHalfExpo.com is just around the corner on Saturday October, 21st from 8am to 1pm at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum!

Bob Loundermilk (left) and myself are co-owners of the Second Half Expo and this is our 3rd Annual Expo!  We pack the house with attendees as well as venders, educational break-out  sessions, entertainment, yummy  food and of course so much more! Go to SecondHalfExpo.com for all the details and to Nominate your Second Half Hero!

The Expo is no cost and you get a free pass to the National Cowboy Museum!  No cost for parking and there will be a shuttles and golf carts to take you to the entrance!

This is an entire family affair, adult children of seniors and grandchildren. Everyone needs be involved with the Second Half of Your Life! The most important! Over 100 Expert Exhibitor in their field and will help you with information and resources you need!

The brand new 31st anniversary issue of Oklahoma Senior Journal will be there for everyone to have their own copy!



Bob Loudermilk has been in the Event business for over 20 years.

After selling his trade show business in Kansas, he and his family moved to Edmond, Oklahoma around 7 years ago – to be near his wife’s father,Jerry Cutter, who celebrated his 92nd birthday last March – prior to leaving this world for paradise a little over a month ago.

After moving to Oklahoma, Bob was not at all ready to retire, so he began researching to 50+ market and saw a need to put together a quality Expo for seniors.

Bob Loudermilk and Robin Gunn met for the first time at a forum that he had put together. After that initial meeting, we eventually made the decision to work together in launching the Second Half Expo.

And that brings us to today…as we prepare for our3rd ANNUAL Second Half Expo.



9-30-23: SSM HEALTH – Dr. Cheyn Onarecker and Dr. John Taylor

The Oklahoma Senior Journal is featuring (left) Dr. Cheyn Onarecker~ primary Care Doctor and (center) is Dr. John Taylor~ Radiation Oncology both from SSM Health St. Anthony in at the Mid Town Location & Dr. Taylor also in in Shawnee! September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We will be talking all about early detection and health and wellness concerning this very important subject. The show is informational and extremely educational. Tune in this Saturday at 9:05 on the freedom Network Ten Oklahoma’s talk, radio 99.7 FM!

Dr. John Taylor

Dr. John Taylor

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an annual reminder that preventive care saves lives. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society Although men of any age can be affected, the CDC reports incidents sharply increase starting after age 50.

We’ll talk today about what you can do to stay ahead of prostate cancer and, in the event you should be diagnosed, what the latest life-saving treatments are available. The Oklahoma Senior Journal is pleased to welcome to physicians today from SSM Health St. Anthony Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. John Taylor, who is board-certified in radiation oncology He treats cancer patients in the Oklahoma City and Shawnee areas and has a special focus on prostate cancer.

Dr. Cheyn Onarecker holds a Master’s degree in bioethics, and he places an emphasis on evidence-based medicine when identifying the best medical solutions for his patients. He works as a primary care provider in Midtown Oklahoma City. Also with us today is


Dr. Cheyn Onarecker

Dr. Cheyn Onarecker


Helpful links and informa tion to access SSM Health Behavioral Health services include:

• Website: https://www.ssmhealth.com/

• Phone: 405-231-8866

• Facebook: SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital

• Twitter: @ssmhealthsaints

• lnstagram: @ssmhealthsaints