5-1-21: Sunbeam Family Services – Jeremy Coleman (Marketing and Communications Manager) and Talena Ford (Senior Engagement Program Manager)


This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. Sunbeam Family Services was “Zoomed” into The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour to Air Saturday May 1st and have been helping Seniors and families for over 100 Years in Oklahoma! They have a Matching Fund grant from Anderson Charitable Foundation of $20,000 for every Raised by Individuals and Businesses till May 15th, 2021!

Let Help the Sunbeam met this Goal that Help our community in was no other Nonprofit dose in OKC!
Top left is; Jeremy Coleman is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Sunbeam Family Services and Bottom is; Talena Ford is the Senior Engagement Program Manager with Sunbeam Family Services.
Talena Ford is the Senior Engagement Program Manager with Sunbeam Family Services. Senior Engagement Volunteer and Caregiver Engagement are the programs she manages, including Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Respite Care, and the Care Trak Program.  Ms. Ford has more than 20 years of experience working with self-sufficiency programs. She received her Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
Jeremy Coleman is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Sunbeam Family Services where he has been proud to serve since July of 2020. Jeremy’s favorite part of working for Sunbeam is the opportunity to work for an organization that is building stronger families and communities in central Oklahoma. Outside of work Jeremy enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and 4 children.


4-24-21: Dr. John W. Nelson of Advanced Pain Management of Oklahoma

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Dr. John W. Nelson (Pain Management Specialist) the Owner and Physician of Advanced Pain Management of Oklahoma … is talking all about the new techniques that allow us to manage our pain with new treatments with fewer side effects, if any! We share many options this Saturday morning 4/24/21 at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM


Dr John W. Nelson went to College at the University of Texas in Austin, Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine, his Internal Medicine Residency & Fellowship at Mayo Clinic (where Doctor Nelson said he had one of the best experience for the four years he was there) Anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship was in Kansas City University, Fellowship & Instruction for the World in Budapest Hungry.  Dr. Nelson is a Certified Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Management Specialist!


  • Disc Pain & Compression
  • Injections for Pain
  • Nerve Pain Management
  • Hormone Therapy for Pain
Contact Us:
Phone: (405) 702-8623
3727 NW 63rd St., Ste 301, OKC, OK 73116

4-17-21:Are You a Family Caregiver? In studio: My Lovely Mama – Bobbie Gray Diffee-Gunn

Are You a Family Caregiver? If YES, You are One in 240,000+ in the State of Oklahoma…  This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM; 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!

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!

The Gunn Clan after Dad’s was 10 years into Dementia/Alzheimer’s Diagnosis. top left is; Greg Gunn, middle top; Nathan Gunn; right top; The Me, bottom left; My Mom & Dad (Bobbie & Gordon Gunn) & bottom right; Phillip Gunn.

Mom & Dad on Their 50th Wedding Anniversary!
Mom & Dad’s Wedding Day in 1955!
All the ways you can reach us;
OSJ app – search for OKSeniorJournal in your app store!
Phone: (405) 816-7889 number

4-10-21: Michael Paterson & Roger Anunsen of MINDRAMP

What is Burn 🔥 Out and What are the Warning Signs? The 🧠 Brain Guys – (top left) Michael Paterson & (bottom) Rodger Anunsen of MINDRAMP.org are Going to Talk to us About; “What Kind of People are Most Vulnerable to Burnout? This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, we Zoomed Michael in from LA California and Roger in from Portland Oregon!

Tune in this Saturday at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640am and Educate Yourself!

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.

Michael and Roger have both had TED Talks and have spoken at the Smithsonian Institution on brain science and aging. They promote the ideas of Refiring and Not Retiring! Live Well and Live Long!


 MindRAMP Consulting

Website: mindramp.org
Podcast website: mindramp.buzzsprout.com
M. Patterson email: patterson@mindramp.org
R. Anunsen email: ranunsen@mindramp.org
MindRAMP podcasts are also available on

4-3-21: Rebekah Williams, the Oklahoma State Ombudsman Supervisor & Emcee for the Virtual Senior Day this Year

No April Fool’s Here …. Senior Day is Happening Virtually on April, 12th 2021 from 10:30am to Noon and is Entitled “Better Together”. Pictured is Rebekah Williams the Oklahoma State Ombudsman Supervisor & Emcee for the Virtual Senior Day this Year and did you know 100 Oklahomans turn 65 a Day & 208 Oklahomans Turn 50 a Day! COME LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! If You are a Senior or an Adult Child of a Senior or You Serve a Senior then You need to Register for the Virtual “Better Together” Senior Day!

Rebekah Williams is the Oklahoma State Ombudsman Supervisor, 2016 to Present.  She serves as: Advocate for residents in long-term care, assisted living, and residential care facilities. Works alongside law makers, state and federal, to assure laws being made are in a positive nature toward residents in the previously mentioned facilities and to pass laws to make sure residents are being treated with dignity and respect to prevent neglect, abuse, and exploitation. Works with State and Federal Agencies on behalf of residents to make sure they have a better quality of life. Works as a consultant to legislators on bills affecting the lives of senior citizens and residents in long-term care facilities. Hold trainings for volunteer ombudsmen in care facilities.


To get ahold of Rebekah Williams for Statewide Ombudsman Supervisor needs for you or a family member see below information…

Rebekah Williams, Ombudsman Supervisor and Systems Advocate


Phone: 580-920-1388 x 115


“Better Together” Senior Day: stand by for zoom Registration link for the Senior Day “Better Together”

For more information on Senior Day 2021, see flyer HERE


REGISTER TODAY! CLICK HERE TO Register for Better Together Senior Day 2021

For More information or to Get Registered for “Better Together” Virtual “Senior Day”, April 12th, 2021 From 10:30am to Noon You can CALL: (405) 943-1895
or Go To: Alz-org.zoom.us


3-27-21: JoLynn Haskins of This Land Yoga

Yoga 🧘‍♀️ in the OSJ Radio Studio… Yep, You got it … Yoga can be a huge benefit for Trauma Therapy and the Grieving Process …This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Learn from an 20 year expert in her field; JoLynn Haskins from “This Land Yoga” and she will do off site classes individually or for Groups!

Yoga is for all ages from 3 to 103 years young … It can help with, balance, core strength along with mental and emotional support!

JoLynn Haskins – Yoga Therapist with Expertise in Trauma Yoga Therapy!

Follow her on Facebook @ JoLynn Haskins or Instagram @ moonrhythmwellness

JoLynn has been a student of movement from a very young age.  She majored in dance at UNLV graduating with a B.A., which is also when she discovered yoga and fell in love with the practice.  After the unexpected death of her little sister in 2005, she used yoga as her pathway to heal from the trauma of the loss, which was so powerful that it inspired her to get her 200- hour yoga certification.  In 2008, she moved to Los Angeles where she built her teaching business, got married to the love of her life, and started her journey of motherhood.  For the last 20 years, JoLynn has dedicated her life to the practice of yoga, to healing herself, and to helping facilitate healing in others.





JoLynn & Anthony Haskins Company

3-20-21: Village on the Park- Karen Proctor, Jennifer Atchley, and resident Beverly Gatton 96 Years Young!

You Can Have You Cake and Eat it Too at; Village on the Park Independent, Assisted Living & Memory Care  … That’s Right Let Them Have Cake so We Are in the OSJ Radio Studio this Morning … Tune in to Hear from a Real Live Resident from Village on the Park … Beverly Gatton 96 Years Young at Heart and Loves Telling Others – How her Life has Excelled in Living at Village on the Park since 2017!

Karen Proctor has been at Village on the Park for 9 years.  7 years in Business Development and 2 years as the Executive Director.  She sees this job as a ministry and considers each resident a member of her family.  Karen feels blessed to be part of such a great team and surrounded by loved ones each day.


  Jennifer Atchley has been with Village on the Park for almost 11 years.  For 10 years, she was the Life Enrichment Director and is now serving as Director of Business Development and Move- In Coordinator.  It is Jennifer’s passion to educate the community about how senior living can improve quality of life and bring a balance back to an aging person’s mind, body, and soul!


Beverly Gatton is a young 96 year old Glorious Happy Resident at Village on the Park, since 2017 and Beverly lets us know “On Air” this Saturday that when her husband went to his finial home to be with Jesus that she was surrounded by the beautiful family she had made at “Villages on the Park” came along side of her to support and love her during her lose and it comforted her so very much!



Phone:  405-692-8700

Website:  www.retirementcentermanagement.com

You can also Google; Village on the Park

Facebook:  Village on the Park OKC

3-13-21: 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.

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

Jason Manning
Derek Lehman

3-6-21: Marcie Murphy with Cruise Planners

What are benefits of using a Travel Advisor?
What are your future projection of the Travel industry?
What are some top travel trends for seniors to consider?

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Marcie Murphy a “Travel Adviser” Expert with Cruise 🚢 Planners will answer these questions and many more on Saturday’s Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM and don’t let the name “Cruise Planners” fool Ya … Cruise Planners is a full service travel agency for the last 28 years with Excellent Reviews!

Marcie Murphy is an retired Army veteran and a mother of 2. Devin 30 and Ryan 24. Marcie is an independent Agent of Cruise Planners, An American Express Travel Representative. She owns the independently operated Franchise of Cruise Planners. It is a home based Travel Agency. Cruise Planners is licensed, bonded and insured travel agency. We are members of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), National Association of Cruise Oriented Agencies (NACOA) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).


Marcie Murphy
Land & Cruise Specialist

phone: 833-801-6077 or
email: marcie.murphy@cruiseplanners.com
website: www.funvacays.com


2-27-21: Dick & Caroline Baze- VillagesOKC.org Members


What is Going on Around Here in the OSJ Radio Hour Studio?!?! We are in our Sister Station’s Studio HANK FM Today with Two Fun but Silly VillagesOKC Members! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Dick & Caroline Baze Have a Wonderful Life Story PLUS They Want to Share with You What The G. I.F.T. Workshops are & How You & Your Family can Benefit Greatly from The  G.I.F.T.  (Gathering Information For Transition) VillagesOKC.org – A Plan NOT a Place … For the 55-Plus!
Dick & Caroline Baze … VillagesOKC.org Members Since 2019. They have lived in OK, TX, CA.  We have son, daughter; 2 granddaughters; 3 grandsons. 3 great-grandsons. Caroline worked as Bank Teller; Office Mgr; Accounting Mgr for 2 different Engineering Cos. for 25 yrs. Owned 2 businesses: Currently one is her life passion of 20 yrs-helping individuals learn the value of healthy eating and living. After college, moved to TX & Dick joined Dow Chemical as computer programmer; then to the Marine Corp. Moved back to Tulsa & Dick was Computer Supervisor; Internal Auditor; Professional Head Hunter & Consultant in computer Industry. He owned his own insurance office for 25 yrs, still working part-time. The Bazes are members of local Chambers of Commerce- Caroline helps with promoting new businesses in the community.  Dick is on the Board of Adjustments-to settle disputes between homeowners/businesses & the city.  Caroline participates in a Yukon Ladies Coffee group; co-leading a small bible group; playing some golf; traveling; helping others, etc.  Dick enjoys the golf most of all.

VillagesOKC is a Plan & NOT a Place for the 55-Plus!

Phone: 405 990 6637  ​