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: patterson@mindramp.org
R. Anunsen email: ranunsen@mindramp.org
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.

(405) 990-6637

2-29-20:Roger Anunsen and Michael C. Patterson of MINDRAMP Consulting

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 to R) Roger Anunsen and Michael Patterson are the co-founders. of MindRAMP. Roger & Michael use evidence-based data from the latest research to provide fascinating, engaging and motivating learning opportunities on the Brain that are hopeful without a ‚ÄúPill.‚ÄĚ

MindRAMP Founders Michael Patterson and Roger Anunsen are pioneers in the field of ‚ÄúApplied Brain Sciences.‚ÄĚ They are brain health educators, consultants and coaches who in their words ‚Äúput evidence-based science into plain English.‚ÄĚ ¬†Their company is MINDRAMP; they are authors of two textbooks Strong Brains, Sharp Minds and Cognitive Activity Design and a Cognitive Wellness Playbook.

Michael C.Patterson

Michael C. Patterson

Roger Anunsen

Roger Anunsen

For over a year now these engaging and creative MINDRAMP coaches have served as consultants for Villages OKC. They have also been the presenters for a number of VillagesOKC events,such as Take Your Brain Back to School, Brain Boot Camp and This is Your Brain on Music., Your Brain on Chocolate. They use evidence-based data from the latest research to provide fascinating, engaging and motivating learning opportunities.


2-22-20: Sheryl Presley, OKC Police Department TRIAD Coordinator

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: Sheryl Presley, OKC Police Department TRIAD Coordinator. She’s our chairperson for the Informed Senior Seminar on Friday, April 3rd at the OSU/OKC Campus. This is Free Event and Free Parking … Serving complimentary breakfast, Ask the Doctor panel, breakout sessions and lots of door prizes!

Sheryl Presley, TRIAD Coordinator, Oklahoma City Police Department became Oklahoma City’s TRIAD Coordinator on October of 1998. This position requires working with the 50-Plus Community in Oklahoma City; she also works closely with the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Department in educating the 50-Plus citizens of Oklahoma as to their rights, opportunities available to them and laws that may affect their lives. Sheryl holds an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Oklahoma State University. She has held several Fraud Forums for Oklahoma City Police Department and Piedmont Police Department. She has enjoyed a long acquaintance with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Her father, George Doughty, served with the Oklahoma City Police Department for 34 years. She has a son, Skyler, who keeps her very busy.

Informed Senior Seminar
Friday, April 3
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
OSU/OKC campus
900 N. Portland Avenue, OKC
3rd floor, Student Union

2-15-20: Denis Rischard of Rischard & Associates Attorney and Counselor at Law

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: Denis Rischard of Rischard & Associates Attorney and Counselor at Law.

Denis Rischard is an Oklahoma City attorney who focuses his statewide practice in the area of Elder Law. With 33 years of experience, Denis and his team at Rischard & Associates provide legal counsel to Oklahoma seniors and their families, as well as persons with disabilities and special needs; assisting them in a variety of legal matters, especially ‚ÄúMedicaid Asset Protection Planning.‚ÄĚ

Rischard & Associates
Website: rischardlaw.com
Phone: 405-235-2393
LinkedIn: Rischard & Associates

02-08-20: Jerry Wagner of the Oklahoman and Bob Loudermilk with Second Half Network

We Have You Covered in the Second Half of your Life, Which is The B.E.S.T Part of Your Life … At The Second Half Expo 2020 ‚ÄĘ June 27th at the State Fair Park in the Pavilion Building
SecondHalfExpo.com. Left to Right in Studio is: Jerry Wagner of the Oklahoman and Bob Loudermilk with Second Half Network and Partner with the Oklahoma Senior Journal ‚ÄĘ Magazine ‚ÄĘ Radio ‚ÄĘ Events ‚ÄĘ Seminars ‚ÄĘ App on The Second Half Expo 2020

Jerry Wagner is the Audience Sponsorship Manager at The Oklahoman and Gannett Media & has worked with these for 16 years. A graduate of UCO, Jerry also serves as a Board Member at ‚ÄúKeep Oklahoma Beautiful” and is a former President of the Board at Mount St Mary Catholic High School. Jerry is married to Kim Wagner and the couple has twin sons, Jeremy & Justin, who are assistant basketball coaches at Lyon College in Batesville Arkansas.


Bob Loudermilk is an entrepreneur at heart, with a background in public speaking, corporate training, marketing and a producer of professional trade show around the country.¬† Bob and his wife, Denise moved back to Oklahoma City 3¬Ĺ years ago to be close to Denise‚Äôs father, who is now 88-years young.¬†He recently organized a group called¬†Second Half Network, to encourage collaboration and help people connect to resources to thrive in the 2nd¬†half of life.

02-01-20: Chase Parsons & Tasha Clark of Dream Center of OKC

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM ‚ÄĘ 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle ¬†1640AM. In studio: Tasha Clark-Community Resource Director, and Chase Parsons the Assistant Director both of the Dream Center of OKC ‚ÄĘ Events ‚ÄĘ Fundraising & Volunteering Programs!

Pictured: Chase & Esther Parsons  РChase Parsons is a husband and father of three.  He is a co-founder of the OKC Dream Center and currently serves as the Assistant Director. Chase also serves at Inner City Church (on the same campus as OKC DC) as the Associate Pastor.  It is our passion at OKC Dream Center to reach, rescue, and restore those isolated by poverty and help make dreams come true.  Chase and the rest of the team of incredible volunteers pursue the vision to win and train countless people for Christ.

LaTasha Clark, is a happily married, mother of 4. She is the Community Resource Director at The Okc Dream Center. She assists and connect the residents of our community with the resources provided by the Okc Dream Center. Resources such as, access to our computer lab, food through our food pantry, and clothing through our clothing closet.  She is also the director of the Nourish after school program. We’ve partnered with our neighboring elementary school and offer a program from 3-6p with daily activities, fellowships, and dinner.
OKC Dream Center
Address: 2212 SW 55th Street, OKC 73119
Phone: 405-634-2615
email: info@dcokc.org
Facebook: OKCDreamCenter

01-25-20: Villagio of OKC and Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond: Caitlin Cairns, Asst. Director at Villagio at Bradford and Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, Marketing & Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC

In The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Studio this Saturday at 9:05am are two Retirement communities which have a Signature Wine (named Duet) and have been a part of the OKC/Edmond community, since 1957‚ÄĒVillagio of OKC and Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond. (Left to Right) Caitlin Cairns, Assistant Director at Villagio at Bradford and Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, Marketing and Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC.

Nikkita Bowler-Forcha, better know as Nikki, is the Marketing and Sales Director of Villagio Senior Living of OKC. Nikki has been with Villagio of OKC community for the last six years. she has grown with the changes her community because she started out as a caregiver 15 years ago and from there Nikki knew where my heart belonged and that was helping Seniors and their families.
Caitlin Cairns has been a member of the Villagio at Bradford Village staff for 8 years. She is a registered drama therapist and spent several years as the activities director for the campus and is currently the Assistant Director for Bradford Village. Caitlin loves being part of the Villagio and Bradford Village families.

Villagio at Bradford Village in Edmond
Address: 300 Enz Drive, Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-531-3444
Villagio OKC
Address: 14300 Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73134
Phone: 405-260-8111
Facebook: villagiosrliving