This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”

Karen Youngblood and Bruce McIntyre

Karen Youngblood is the Executive Director of Customized Education at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) – which creates customized education solutions through certifications, conference management, contract partnerships, and courses to equip businesses, government, community organizations, groups, and individuals with the knowledge and skills that benefit personal growth and organizational success.

Bruce McIntyre serves as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma.  As the author of Thrive Anyway, Parkinson Positive and Graceful Transitions, Bruce shares his expert guidance and warm humor with thousands of people each year.

As a caregiver for his wife for the past 12 years, Bruce understands the world of chronic illness and caregiving.  He has led the Caregiver Fundamentals Project in Oklahoma City and served caregivers as a business, church, and non-profit leader.  Bruce is also the author of Resilient Life.  You can learn more about him at

This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour” 
My guest in studio: Gwendolyn Caldwell, President of Caldwell and Associates and Consumer Advocate/Lobbyist

gwendolyn caldwellGwendolyn Caldwell, President of Caldwell and Associates, has over a decade of experience at the state capitol as a consumer advocate lobbyist. Caldwell has been involved in passing several key pieces of legislation and promoting issues for her clients including the Oklahoma Silver Hair Legislators.
Caldwell has a deep understanding of the processes thanks to her behind the scenes experience in the President’ Pro Tempore’s office in the senate. She is on-site at the capitol each day during the legislative session to educate lawmakers on the benefits or consequences legislation will have on her clients.

Also joining us is call-in guest, Susan Carson, Active Aging Coordinator with YMCA. She will be talking about the Mitch Park YMCA Healthy Senior Day, October 10th from 9am to 2pm (click for event info.)Susan Carson, Active Aging Coordinator with YMCA

mary martin dds and emily cook and robin gunn

mary martin dds and emily cook and robin gunnThis week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”

My guests in studio: Mary Martin, DDS(middle) and Emily Cook, Executive Director of the Brookdale Senior Living SW (left) 

Dr. Martin was one of the founding women of the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists and has been an officer & member of OAWD in some capacity since 1985. Dr. Martin along with her husband, Dr. Steve Carson currently own Eagle Dental Corporation in Edmond, OK.
Read Dr. Martin’s article, “The Changing Faces of Addition” in the current OSJ issue here.

Emily Cook is the Executive Director of the Brookdale Senior Living SW and is speaking on air about the Brookdale Aging Film Festival Oct. 4th highlighting their documentary on living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

robin gunn at the eagle 1640amRobin Gunn is now host of a radio show geared towards the interests of 50-Plus adults, their families, the sandwich generation & caregivers.  Listen in on KZLS The Eagle 1640 AM on Saturday mornings
at 9:05 a.m, for information and news you need. KZLS is part of Champion Broadcasting.

09-23-17: Alzheimer’s Association & Bobbie Gunn

Guests this week include Alzheimer’s Association Meredith Wooldridge and Bobbie Diffee Gunn. Alzheimer’s Association Walk for the Cure will be on September 30, 2017 at Bicentennial Park this year in OKC.


Publisher Robin Gunn and mother, Bobbie Diffee Gunn were honored to be included in Valir’s commercial, see below! Valir has cared for Robin’s father, Gordon Gunn.