7-7-18: Disty Simpson and Matthew Danuser with the nonprofit, Fill My Basket

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour … Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: Disty Simpson and Matthew Danuser with nonprofit, Fill My Basket

Fill My Basket is a Oklahoma City based non-profit that specializes in random acts of kindness by buying groceries around the metro to help low income seniors and families along with inspiring people to be kind and to pass that kindness forward! “Paying It Forward – One Basket at a Time!”
Fill My Basket was inspired by a viral video that both Matthew Danuser and Disty Simpson saw and it got them thinking … Why can’t we do these random acts of kindness right here in our beloved OKC City? Both being creative thinkers & doers … They begin implementing this concept right here in OKC along with a few helpers jumping aboard they figured it out and Fill My Basket was born locally!

Disty & Matthew are friends and both graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. Today, Disty is the Executive Chef/G.M. of:  The Manhattan, a restaurant in downtown okc (owned locally by Bruce Rinehart of the Rococo Restaurants) and Matthew is the owner of the New American Shaman, a Health & Wellness Shop Focusing on CBD products located on Britton & N. May Ave!

• donate at www.fillmybasket.org 

• check out their “Upworthy” video that has 26.6 million views and counting globally!!

• inspire others to do random acts of kindness in their community

• like and share “Fill My Basket” page on Facebook

6-30-18: Kim & Pat Anderson; hear this spectacular life-changing story!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour …Kim & Pat Anderson. Hear this spectacular life-changing story!

What is Your Bucket List – Are You reading it or Doing it? Do You have Sleep Apnea??? How do you know if you do or don’t??? EXACTLY!!! Do You know CPR ? You Don’t … It can SAVE Someone’s life even a family member’s! What do all the three questions above have in common… A LOT!

Pat and Kim Anderson are the owners of Anderson Plumbing in Bethany which they started 2002. They have been married for 31 yrs and have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They reside in Piedmont, OK and love gardening, beekeeping and spending time with their family. They are very active in their church and various business organizations. Kim loves to cook and read. Pat enjoys his new fitness hobby of playing pickle ball, fishing and hiking.
When you are faced with a life changing experience like cardiac arrest that touched the lives of Pat & Kim Anderson last year … you make some life changing decisions. One of those was a Pilgrimage they went on last month to Camino de Santiago/Spain.

6-23-18: KEVO Properties Founder/CEO Steve Burris, Kevo Realtor LindseyMcCabe

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! Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: KEVO Properties Founder & CEO Steve Burris, Kevo Realtor LindseyMcCabe.

Steve Burris, Founder & CEO of KEVO Properties was born and raised in northwest Oklahoma City. As a former senior executive for an Oklahoma based Fortune 200 company, Steve managed over 500 employees. After working 20+ years in the corporate world, Steve founded Kevo Properties, a real estate company dedicated to helping agents discover their own leadership abilities. Kevo was started 8 years ago with Steve and 3 other Realtors, and has grown to over 250 Realtors today, proving that with the proper encouragement, mentorship, and hard-work, the real estate industry can change the lives of anyone willing to put in the effort. His wife Brandi Burris and he have a blended family of six sons and one daughter, ages 12 to 27. Phone: (405) 494-7222 Website: kevoproperties.com

Lindsey McCabe, REALTOR, originally from Del City, OK, worked in the customer service industry most of her early adult life before choosing a career in real estate in order to be more available after the birth of her daughter. After working with a small real estate group. She was introduced to and recruited by Kevo Properties, which offered her more guidance and opportunity to succeed. She  loves what she is doing and has never looked back. Lindsey and her husband Chris are enjoying life with their 5-year old daughter. Chris is the Culinary Director for the Good Egg Group. Phone: 405.568.6465 Email:  Lindsey.Mccabe@kevoproperties.com

6-16-18: KFOR’s Scott Hines In Your Corner and Terry Rogers 50+ EXPO

Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: Scott Hines of News 4’s In Your Corner and Terry Rogers of Rogers Market Promotions’ 50+ EXPO  

Scott Hines is an award-winning consumer investigative reporter with Oklahoma’s News Channel 4. You can watch his “In Your Corner” segments weeknights on NewsChannel 4 at 10 p.m. Scott joined KFOR-TV as a general assignment reporter in 2004. He was named Brad Edwards’ successor in 2007 and continues to carry on Brad’s legacy of helping Oklahomans in need.
Scott absolutely loves his job and the platform it gives him to make a positive impact on his community.
Besides his hard hitting investigations, Scott spends most of his time sticking up for the little guy.
Scott is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he majored in broadcast journalism and minored in speech communications. SCOTT HINES IS A GOOD FRIEND to the OSJ and a TRUE ADVOCATE FOR OUR 50-PLUS community. Scott’s investigations are entirely consumer driven. 

Email: Scott.Hines@kfor.com; KFOR.com and phone (405) 424-4444

Terry Rogers with Rogers Market Promotions is a local businessman who is an exhibition and event marketing provider that empowers organizations to grow relationships between their audiences and brands. Rogers Market Promotions produces the largest 50+ Expo’s in the region. Terry is best known for his personalized approach to service. His experienced team is dedicated to first understanding the client’s objective and the broader goals of the client’s organization. This attitude toward understanding, and the serving, extends to how he serves exhibitors, sponsors and other event participants. Web:  RMPShows.com phone: (405) 605-2121

6-9-18: GM Wesley King from I-35 Mercy Fitness & Terry Rogers with OKC 50+ Better Living Expo

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour:  GM Wesley King from I-35 Mercy Fitness & Terry Rogers with OKC 50+ Better Living Expo

Wesley King is the General Manager of the
I-35 Mercy Fitness Center and has over 20 years of experience in the recreation and fitness industry. The foundation of his career was built on aquatic leadership, risk management training, and program development for medically based fitness centers. Wesley was the Chair of the National Education Committee, is a Lead Examiner, and has earned Fellowship with the Medical Fitness Association. Wesley, his wife, and 2 young children moved to Edmond, OK just over a year ago to oversee the 50,000 square-foot I-35 Mercy Fitness Center. web: MercyFitness.netphone: (405) 757-3311.

 

Terry Rogers with Rogers Market Promotions is a local businessman who is an exhibition and event marketing provider that empowers organizations to grow relationships between their audiences and brands. Rogers Market Promotions produces the largest 50+ Expo’s in the region. Terry is best known for his personalized approach to service. His experienced team is dedicated to first understanding the client’s objective and the broader goals of the client’s organization. This attitude toward understanding, and the serving, extends to how he serves exhibitors, sponsors and other event participants. Web:RMPShows.com phone: (405) 605-2121

 

6-2-18: Charlotte Carey of SYNERGY HomeCare and John Wilson with Redhaven Care Homes

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM: Guests are Charlotte Carey of SYNERGY HomeCare and John Wilson with Redhaven Care Homes!

John Wilson is the Co-Owner of Redhaven Care Homes, a shared housing provider along with home care services for senior. JOHN is also the Executive Director of Village At Oakwood Assisted Living, Oklahoma’s first 100% Medicaid and low in-come housing Assisted Living.
John Wilson has more than 13 years of healthcare leadership experience in the senior care and senior housing industry, from Long-Term, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Care, to Senior Housing and Senior Shared Housing.

In 2016 John began developing and establishing Redhaven Care Homes.  Redhaven Care Homes is unique in that it helps seniors navigate the complexities of aging, increased financial burdens, housing, companionship, all in a home that allow seniors to remain independent by matching them with Shared Housing Providers and Licensed Home Care/companion Providers whom specialize in the needs of seniors.  Redhaven Care Homes: phone – (405) 657-4003 and website: redhavencarehomes.com

 

Charlotte Carey is the Oklahoma Home Care Administrator for SYNERGY Home Care. Charlotte brings all of the skills, talents, leadership and passion necessary to operate a successful business. A consummate professional, we are thrilled she is the administrator for SYNERGY HomeCare. She has strong skills in communication, contract interpretation and administration, quality control and employee training. She is an organizer, is meticulous in detail and is a wonderful encourager to others. Both clients and her fellow employees agree, she is a blessing to have on our SYNERGY team. Charlotte is a lover of music and is a 17-year member of a female a’cappella called “W.I.N.G.S.” ensemble which provides the ministry of music to people throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding states (look them up on Facebook.) SYNERGY Home Care’s website:edmond.synergyhomecare.com and phone: 405-254-3046

 

5-26-18: Inspirational Speaker Cami Simunek

Cami is an inspirational speaker, that has lived a life full of challenges that she over come and will never look back except for the lessons learned, grace givin’ and empowerment received. Cami will soon add Author to her title and her new book approaching it’s release is called:  M.O.V.E. !

Cami has also worked as a professional for many years focusing on Marketing in local businesses here in OKC. Her goal is to inspire others to live life in a positive and joyus way.  To get you to M.O.V.E.!

Live life to the fullest everyday!

One of Cami’s favorite quotes is,  “You’re not having a bad day, it’s a bad moment…. Now keep moving forward !”

5-19-18: Senior moving and estate sales…Matt McNeil (McNeil Liquidations) and Amber Bergerson (Senior Transitions)

 

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour…

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”  — Albert Schweitzer
Amber Bergerson’s life philosophy is based on building relationships and serving those around her.  After 20 highly successful years in the retail industry – where she earned four major service awards for customer satisfaction – Amber decided to pursue an even more challenging field of service: care for elders.
Inspired by her very active octogenarian grandmother, Helen, Amber took her abilities for organization and design and applied them to the task of senior move management.
With a background in merchandising and management, including a degree from Oklahoma State University, Amber is able to address many of the issues we face when relocating:  staging a home for sale, downsizing, repurposing current furnishings and décor to fit a new space, and managing all the details leading up to and on moving day.
Senior Transitions LLC has now been operating in the greater OKC area for 9 years now and in Tulsa for 14. We would be so honored to help.

Matt McNeil has been in the antiques trade since the age of nine. He holds a baccalaureate degree in American history, and is a fully certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, with full accreditation through the University of Maryland. He is fifty-one years old, happily married, and father to two wonderful dogs. He is the C.E.O. of McNeil Liquidations, Inc. — Oklahoma’s premier choice for professional personal property appraisals and estate liquidation. You might remember Matt on Trash or Treasure with Linda Cavanaugh on Channel Four at 4:30pm for 6 years!

Visit his website at www.EdmondEstateSales.com.



PLEASE NOTE: McNeil Liquidation’s is handling the Larry Derryberry Estate this weekend 5/18-5/20. For More Information on that sale go here.

5-12-18: Meet local author Deborah Ford! 

Meet local author Deborah Ford!
Listen in to The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour this Saturday morning at 9:05am on KZLS 1640AM The Eagle 🦅! You can listen 👂🏻 in as well on the OSJ-app and on the OSJ website under “Radio Shows”! (https://okseniorjournal.com)

Deborah Ford resides in Edmond and her passion is her God, inspirational public speaking, and anything outdoors. She has written two books to add to your MUST-READ LIST!

1) Fear Not Is Not A Suggestion: Living Life Free of Fear and Anxiety found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2wAzyXk

2) “The Adventures of the Fraidys and the Faithfuls: How It All Began” found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2IgC5XV

5-5-18: VillagesOKC “It’s 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! 

Guest in the OSJ Radio Studio: (L to R) Marilyn Olson-VillagesOKC Executive Director and Dana Ownes-DeLong- President of VillagesOKC NW (It is a PLAN … NOT a Place!)

Dana Owens-Delong 40 years in education as a teacher, department chair, program coordinator, dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. Owned a bed & breakfast in Bethany for 13 years; board treasurer and co-founder of an educational non-profit for 10 years called StoryChasers, certified exercise instructor for Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, and personal trainer; ballroom dancing, pottery, stained glass, gardening, independent higher education assessment consultant 7 years; wife, mom, and “Gam” to 5 almost 6 grandchildren and now the President of the VillagesOKC-NW

Marilyn Olson, a native of Oklahoma City, is an Educator, Businesswoman and Caregiver Coach.  She began as ateacher then spending a decade in advertising before spending more than 30 years in the healthcare, retirement,

nursing home and assisted living industries.  Her passion is to be a help to the caregiver.

Her experience includes opening ten retirement communities several of which are in the greater Oklahoma City area. Most recently she accepted the position of Executive Director for VillagesOKC. “It is NOT a Place – It is a PLAN! 

As a member of the “over-fifty-five club” herself, she knows full well the demands of the

sandwich generation.  Marilyn and her husband Jim keep their interests in multiple worlds by staying involved in the lives of her 102 year old mother along with, three grown children and ten grandchildren.

Her humorous yet practical style has made her a favorite of adults and teens.  She says the challenges of aging are nothing new “because we’ve made it through childhood, teen years and middle adult life – and it’s basically all the same.”

The OSJ Magazine and Radio is a board member and committee planner of VillagesOKC