9-28-19: Spanish Cove Retirement Village; Jill Huff & Debbie Miller plus residents Bill & Helen Gillespie

In the OSJ Radio Hour Studio is “Generations” at Spanish Cove Retirement Village for 46 Years!  L to R: Jill Huff – Marketing Director, Debbie Miller – Director of Wellness & Residents Relations, Helen & Bill Gillespie Residents of Spanish Cove hold a photo of Helen’s Parents … also Residents of Spanish Cove – 2nd Generations at Spanish Cove!

Jill Huff is the Director of Marketing at Spanish Cove Retirement Village. She has over 13 years’ experience at Spanish Cove Retirement Village and over 20 years’ experience in senior living in Oklahoma. She is dedicated to helping seniors and their families find the perfect retirement living plan. She has a her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health where she focused on senior living.


Debbie Miller, CPT, (Certified Personal Trainer) has worked at Spanish Cove Retirement Village as the Director of Wellness and Resident Relations for the past 28 years. Debbie is a certified personal trainer, fitness specialist for older adults, master Tai Chi for Better Balance instructor and has been yoga trained. Debbie helped pioneer the first senior dragon boat paddling team in Oklahoma, that is still active to this day.


Bill and Helen Gillespie came to Spanish Cove nearly 2 years ago. Originally born in Ohio, Bill earned a degree in Law Enforcement at Oklahoma City University & served for many years with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Helen was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma and has lived in many Oklahoma towns.  She graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  After retiring Bill and Helen have participated in many volunteer services. Bill currently serves as an officer in Spanish Cove’s Town Hall and is a member of Spanish Cove’s Dragon Boat Team.



11 Palm Avenue, Yukon, OK-
(405) 354-5906 or
800-965-COVE (2683)

Since 1974

9-21-19: Synergy HomeCare’s Abbey Trammell – Director of Business Development & Jeff Aynes – Marketing Director

The Future is so Bright at Synergy HomeCare we have to wear Shades (& Sequined Fedora Hats!) In-studio: L to R; Jeff Aynes – Marketing Director & Abbey Trammell – Director of Business Development at Synergy HomeCare On Air at The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour | Saturday 9/21/19 @ 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM


Abbey is our Director of Business Development. She obtained a degree in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. Working with people is Abbey’s greatest joy, whether it’s customer service or getting to work with a team. Receiving home care is a very personal experience and she helps you get the information you need to make the best choice for your family. She loves her family, dogs, her garden, biking, running, yoga, and to be outside!


Jeff Aynes is our Director Marketing. Jeff has 2 beautiful daughters and went to the UCO & OSU studying Marketing, Public Relations, and Broadcasting. Jeff is President of a couple of Health Care Marketing Groups and serves in the community as a member of the Masons and Shriners. He volunteers with several worthwhile causes and owns Jammin’ Jeff Entertainment.



phone: 405-254-3046
13720 N Bryant Ave., Edmond, OK 73013

9-14-19: Your Pain Detective (Dr. Karen) & Dr. Koenig Physical Medicine of Oklahoma

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Physical Medicine of Oklahoma with Dr. Karen & Dr. Koenig Helping You Understand the body’s innate ability to heal & prevention strategies… AT ANY AGE!

Dr. Brant Koenig opened Physical Medicine of Oklahoma in 2014, a multi-specialty clinic specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation of those in pain. Exercise physiologist and certified nutritionist Brant Koenig, chose to become a doctor of chiropractic, focusing on the body’s innate ability to heal. His medical, chiropractic and physical therapy team offer individualized treatment meeting or exceeding patient’s healthcare needs. Treatment options include regenerative tissue aka stem cell therapy, PRP, degenerative knee therapy, decompression, TPI’s, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy.

Dr. Karen Mahlmeister, is also known as YOUR PAIN DETECTIVE.  She is a chiropractor, speaker and author of PAIN RELIEF from Head to Toe.  She was recently invited to speak about her book at the Harvard Club of Boston.   Dr. Karen’s book offers simple and easy solutions for those suffering with muscle pain.

800 West 18th Street, Suite 120, Edmond, OK.  73013
Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Phone:​​ 405.726.2727

9-7-19: Dennis Helm of Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Smooth Finish Roofing and Construction owner Dennis Helm – 32 Years in Business with Zero Negative reviews with the Better Business Bureau!

Dennis Helm and wife Lisa live in Edmond Oklahoma. They are the loving parents to four beautiful children. Dennis is not only the owner and president of Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction(established in 1987) but Dennis himself, is also a master tradesman specializing in storm damage restoration. Dennis and his team assist with every facet of the insurance claim process from assessment all the way to finished project.  

Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction has an A+ rating with BBB – No negative reviews 32 years in the Roofing and Construction Industry

  • Storm damage specialists
  • Insurance claim specialists
  • Insurance restoration specialists
  • Know and understand Insurance Claims and Resolution
  • Making sure homeowners get everything they’re entitled to through insurance restoration

(405) 923-5127

Find them in Facebook under; Smooth Finish Roofing

Website; https://smoothfinishroofing.com/

8-31-19: Family-ID, nonprofit organization Moriah Gunn, Leah Gunn & Greg Gunn

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Top Row: Moriah Gunn; Personal Assist, Leah Gunn; Social Media Marketer, Greg Gunn; Co-Founder of Family-ID & Your Host; Robin Gunn

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! What Is Your Family-ID (Intentional Direction) In The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studio is: L to R –
Moriah Gunn; Personal Assist, Leah Gunn; Social Media Marketer, Greg Gunn; Co-Founder of Family-ID & Your Host; Robin Gunn

*Definition: Family-ID is a world wide Nonprofit Organization that hosts powerful workshops to help families put in writing their mission, vision and core values to pass on for generations to come!

Greg Gunn is the founder and CEO of Family-iD ministries! He was born with a passion for family and a dedication to see every family of every generation flourish in their true God given identity!


Leah Gunn is 22 years old and is the social media marketer and content coordinator for family-iD ministries! Leah was born and raised with an immense passion for the ministry and has experienced the true depth and fulfillment of having a Family-ID in her own life and family! She aspires to help others experience the same multigenerational impact that Family-iD has to offer!


Moriah Gunn is 19 years old and is Greg Gunn’s personal assistant! With everything that Moriah does she does with immense passion and dedication! She has gone over and beyond with her skills and maturity within the ministry! She is so excited for all that is to come with Family-ID ministries!


Family-iDs Number: 405-531-9088

Email: Info@family-id.com 

Website: www.family-id.com 

Facebook Page: Family-iD 

App: Family-iD 

To Donate: Text amount to (405) 266-5977

8-24-19: Linda Piatt (Table Tennis Champ) and Moira Roush (Pickelball Champ) & the Oklahoma Senior Games

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Linda Piatt (Table Tennis) Champ and Moira Roush (Pickelball) Champ in The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour piquing our Interest in the Oklahoma Senior Games! Airing on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM at 9:05am on Saturday 8/24/19👇🏼👇🏼

Moira Roush has lived in Edmond Oklahoma for the last 30 years and has been playing pickleball for 2 1/2 years. She is in the PPR (professional pickleball registry) as well as a certified pickleball instructor and is professional sponsored by Selkirk (a pickleball paddle manufacture) Moira spends her time traveling with her husband playing in pickleball tournaments and teaching pickleball. Moira has medaled in USA Nationals, the US Open and the National Senior Games in June 2019 in Albuquerque New Mexico.


Linda Piatt is the Treasurer of the Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club. She has participated in the Senior Games at the state level for the past six years and at the national level for the first time in February 2019 held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Linda grew up playing ping pong in her family’s basement as a kid and through out her life. In 2009 she found that the sport of table tennis was more complex than she originally thought but she is loving every minute of learning this

Challenging and Fun sport!

Oklahoma Senior Games Website

For more information: info@okseniorgames.com or (405) 821-1500

8-17-19: Marilyn Olson, Executive Director of VillagesOKC – A Plan not a Place!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Marilyn Olson; The Executive Director of VillagesOKC – A Plan Not a Place! Our Brains on Chocolate bringing in the Fun & the Information on the “Chocolate” OSJ Radio Air Waves!

Marilyn Olson is  Executive Director of VillagesOKC, a Plan not a Place.  This is a virtual village for 55 Plus who want to age in our own homes as long as possible. Ms. Olson’s experience  includes teaching, retirement communities, and  caregiver.  Marilyn is a resource for mature adults and their grown children who wanted help navigating the aging process. 

VillagesOKC – It is a Plan NOT a Place.
 Stay Home and Age where you live with a little help from VillagesOKC a non-profit helping individuals 55-Plus Age Well at Home!
I’m making the rest of my life, the best of my life.   This will be my best decade yet.”                                                          –VillagesOKC

VillagesOKC :

phone: 405 990 6637

8-10-19: Oklahoma Senior Games, Orion Whitney and Wes Miller

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Oklahoma Senior Games! L to R: Orion Whitney (Tennis Champion) and Wes Miller (Triathlon Champion) Oklahoma Senior Games begin August 31st through Oct. 19th, 2019 Sign Up Two Week’s Before Your Event.

Orion Whitney has been a Tennis Champ since high school and in his 50’s began his companion in the Oklahoma Senior Games. Orion was Born 1934 in Oklahoma City. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma University and was also commissioned as 2nd Lt in  1957 in the USAF – A MS in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1966 and he retired after 20 years in 1978 from the USAF career. Plus Orion received a Bronze star for his service in Vietnam in 1966. Orion has been Married to Hedi Whitney for 63 years and they have 6 children(2 sons deceased) and reside in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Wesley (Wes) Miller was born and raised on a farm in western Oklahoma (Thomas Oklahoma), Wes has pursued three careers during his life; Farming, Teaching, and the Oilfield.  Four years ago, my son-in-law saw me run/walk a 5K and offered to be my coach.  I did an indoor triathlon series and was hooked.

Oklahoma Senior Games – (405) 821-1500

or Go To: okseniorgames.com

or Facebook is; National Senior Games

8-3-19: Bobbie Diffee-Gunn, Nathan Gunn, and Sally Gunn

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! Are You a Family Caregiver? We were for 14 years… This Show Can Help You Navigate the Road as a Family Caregiver! In studio:
Bottom Row; My Mama-Bobbie Diffee-Gunn & myself, Top Row; Nathan Gunn (My Brother & Artist to our Dad’s Picture) and Sally Gunn (my sis-in-law & Nathan’s Wife)!

Bobbie Diffee-Gunn is not only my fabulous mom—she’s also my biggest supporter! Mom and her twin sister were born in 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and her parents later moved the family to Bethany, Oklahoma. There my grandfather, John Diffee, opened the Diffee Motor Company—still a well-known auto dealership in El Reno today.
Mom always says she married the love of her life, Gordon Gunn. They married in 1955 and moved to Ada, Oklahoma, where my three brothers and I were born and raised.My Dad (my Mom’s Husband of 62 Years) was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s in 2007. This Show is dedicated to my Dad and family caregivers everywhere, we will inform you and help you as you navigate the road as a family caregiver.

Meet my youngest brother, Nathan Gunn—and his wife Sally Gunn Presidents and Co-Founders of Jesus Booth Ministries, an Oklahoma City-based mission organization.

Nathan & Sally has spent the last 30 years ministering in Los Angeles, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Now he spends most of the week ministering to people right here in Oklahoma City—on downtown streets and at the bus station. Nathan works on building relationships, praying for and meeting people’s immediate needs, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and Sally does all the administrative work . You can follow Nathan’s missionary work on Facebook at Jesus Booth Ministries. Nathan & Sally are sharing with us today on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio what it is like to be Family Caregivers to Nathan’s Dad (Gordon Gunn) and Sally’s Mom (Soledad Rivera)

In addition to Nathan’s ministry, He is an award-winning artist. He currently sells commissioned pieces and teaches art. He is on Facebook and Instagram under NathanGunnArt.
Now for the other side of this story…What Is My Miracle?
Visit Nathan’s instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/nathangunnart/
or Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nathan.gunnart.9

7-27-19: Concordia Life Plan Community: Megan Carter, Chris Coleman & Danny Eischen

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! In-studio: Concordia Life Plan Community Front Row; Megan Carter – Lifestyle Director, Back Row; Chris Coleman – Wellness Coordinator & Danny Eischen – COF & Executive Director

Danny Eischen –For the past 11 years, Danny Eischen has served as the Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director for Concordia Life Plan Community. Danny holds a Master’s of Gerontology from UCO and has worked in Senior Living for the past 24 years. He also serves on the board for LeadingAge Oklahoma and VillagesOKC.


Chris Coleman –Christopher Coleman is Concordia’s Wellness Coordinator, Personal trainer and Group instructor. Christopher graduated from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He completed his internship and training under certified Physical and Occupational therapists. His goal is to reduce falls and empower older adults through teaching better movement.


Megan Carter –Megan is Concordia Lifestyles and Transportation Director. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Health Education and Promotion. Megan has worked for Concordia for 8 years and started as an Intern. Megan was honored as the Leading Age Oklahoma ‘Outstanding Employee for Resident Services of the Year’ in 2014. She also coordinates Concordia’s Wellness on Wheels Program.



Website: www.concordiaseniorliving.com

Facebook: @ConcordiaSeniorLiving


Address: 7077 W. Britton Rd. OKC OK 73132

Phone: (405) 720-7200