This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 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 “Medicaid Asset Protection Planning.”

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

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 • 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 • Magazine • Radio • Events • Seminars • 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 “Keep 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 3½ years ago to be close to Denise’s 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.

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 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 • Events • Fundraising & Volunteering Programs!

Pictured: Chase & Esther Parsons  – Chase 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
Website: dcokc.org
Address: 2212 SW 55th Street, OKC 73119
Phone: 405-634-2615
email: info@dcokc.org
Facebook: OKCDreamCenter

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—Villagio 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

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. In studio: EMBARK at Statesmen Club along with a representative from their personal service program, Here for You Personal Services. (Left to Right) Stan & Elizabeth Alexander (EMBARK at Statesman Club Residents & Retired Major of “The Village” of OKC) and Elizabeth is a Retired Teacher from “Casady” after 22 years, Your Host Robin Gunn and front row is; Sherrene Rhodes Representative of “Here For You” Personal Service Program at The Statesmen Club and Paula Brooks, Administrator of EMBARK at Statesmen Club.

Paula Brooks –  Prior to moving to Oklahoma in 2002, Paula was a professional hotelier and full time “road warrior” traveling extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. As a regional sales and service trainer/educator for luxury hotels and resorts, her servant’s heart and solid work ethic have served her well in both hospitality and senior care. Paula has been a consistently fierce advocate for seniors as a former Ombudsman and later a licensed Administrator with Assisted Living and Memory care prior to coming to Statesman Club.

EMBARK at Statesmen Club “Pet Cover” & Two Page Article Clients in the Pet Section of the Current Issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal • Magazine & Their Personal Service Program “Here For You”! Click Here to Read the EMBARK Statesmen’s Club article Pages 76 & 77, of the current issue of the Oklahoma Senior Journal  “Pet Section”

Sherrene’ Rhodes works in the Embark at Statesman Club’s community based personal services program affectionately known as “Here for You” alongside the two RNs and Certified Nursing Assistants that make up that department. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and in her spare time, she enjoys painting and being a mom.

 

Elizabeth Alexander is a 3rd generation Oklahoma University graduate.  She and husband, Stan, are big fans of Casady School with both of their children attending there as “lifers”.  Elizabeth’s Mother taught at Casady for 14 years and Elizabeth taught there for 22! She loves reading, leading Bible studies and is a Master Gardener.  Crossings Church, her faith, family and many friends are at the top of her priority list in life.

 

Stan Alexander, a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force, served on the Village City Council for 34 years and was Mayor eight of those years.  He is a past President of the North Oklahoma City Rotary Club, past Chairman of the North Oklahoma City YMCA, and has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

(He and Elizabeth have been married for 63 years and it would take 30 more minutes to share all the Alexander’s life accomplishments!)

 

EMBARK at Statesmen Club
Address: 10401 Vineyard Blvd, OKC, 73120
Phone: 405-775-9009

Here for You – personal services
Phone: (405) 302-2580

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. In studio: COX Homelife Care … Providing a way to stay in our homes with just a little extra help and care.  (Left) Lex Heatrice, Homelife Care Business Development Executive  & (right) Patrick Ivey, Director of Cox Homelife care are informing us on how inexpensive it is to stay in your home with just a little extra help and care!

Alexis (Lex) Heatrice is the Homelife Care Business Development Executive for Cox. In August of 2018, Alexis joined the Homelife Care team were he can help provide safety and peace of mind to our senior community. Alexis serves on the Advisory Councils for Sunbeam, and RSVP.
Patrick Ivey is a Director of Cox Homelife. He has been with Cox for 15 years and has held many leadership, with a focus on building environments where employees can succeed.  Patrick has a passion for conservation and he is the Co-Chair of the Cox Conserves team. He has a MBA from the University of Oklahoma, and loves traveling, spending time with his family.

Call the experts today for a free consultation. (405) 541-9350 or email alexis.heatrice@cox.com

Phone: (405) 541-9350 (call Lex)

800-234-4100 offer code: Closer

Website: cox.com/homelifecare

 

Ringing in the New Year (2020!) with VALLIANCE Bank on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour!! L to R in studio: Your host, Robin Gunn; Karissa Suchy, Client Relationship Manager; Bridget Rosebeary, Vice President & Director of Marketing; and Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Valliance Bank is relationship driven!

Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Valliance Bank, where she has served for the last 12 years.  Alicia oversees Bank and Branch Operations, Compliance, Cybersecurity, Physical Security Information Technology and Marketing.  With more than 22 years of banking experience, Alicia embraces the community bank spirit amidst the ever-growing changes in the financial services field.

Karissa Suchy is a Client Relationship Manager for Valliance Bank, where she has served for the last 2 years.  Karissa is responsible for new client acquisition, maintains current bank relationships, and serves as a community advocate.  She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.

Bridget Rosebeary is Vice President, Director of Marketing for Valliance Bank, were she has served in her current role since 2015.  She oversees the bank’s marketing strategy, develops campaigns, and coordinates programs and events.  Bridget holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and has over 16 years of experience in banking.

 

Website: www.vbank.com

Phone: 405-286-5700

Social Media

Twitter: @valliancebank

Instagram: @valliancebank

Facebook: facebook.com/valliancebank/

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. In studio: Women in the News! Robin R. Gunn, Becky Ivins, Robin Stephenson-Bratcher, Jennifer Goodrich and Ranya Forgotson.

Champlin Broadcasting would like to CONGRATULATE ~ Robin R. Gunn, Publisher, Editor & On Air Host of the Oklahoma Senior Journal for the past 27 years. Robin is being Honored by The Oklahoma Hospitality Club as a for “Ladies in the News” Honoree  in 2020! The 54th Annual Luncheon will be held at OKC Golf & Country Club on April 3rd beginning at 11am and all proceeds raised will go to The Homeless Alliance and PIVOT – A Turning Point for Youth!

Since 1993 The Oklahoma Senior Journal has brought over 6000 local Resources within their 116 pages to the 50-Plus & Those that Love Them and delivered to 650+ OKC Metro Locations. Tune in every Saturday morning at 9:05 a.m. on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM – To The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour for Fun, Entertaining & Informative Shows that will Enlighten You!
For more information, visit okseniorjournal.com or call (405) 816-7889.

“Robin R. Gunn is being named by The Oklahoma Hospitality Club as an honoree for “Ladies in the News” in 2020!” In the OSJ Radio Studio top from left to right is; Dr. Robin Stephenson-Bratcher (Chair of “Ladies in the News” Brought to you by Oklahoma Hospitality Club), Ranya Forgotson, Director of The Curbside Chronicle at the Homeless Alliance, The Me, bottom left to right: Becky Ivins brokerage firm, Movers Real Estate & Oklahoma Real Estate on the Move, on KTOK News Radio 1000AM every Saturday morning at 8:00, The Me, Jennifer Goodrich CEO of PIvot – A Turning Point for Youth both are the “Ladies in the News” fundraiser efforts for 2020.

Becky Ivins brokerage firm, Movers Real Estate & Oklahoma Real Estate on the Move, on KTOK News Radio 1000AM every Saturday morning at 8:00am
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Robin Stephenson-Bratcher (Chair of “Ladies in the News” Brought to you by Oklahoma Hospitality Club), retired Air Force Chaplain with 22 years of service.
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Jennifer Goodrich CEO of PIvot – A Turning Point for Youth
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Ranya Forgotson, Director of The Curbside Chronicle at the Homeless Alliance,

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This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. In studio: Mark Fried, CEO /President of the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter. Are you noticing something different about your loved one?  Listen in!

Mark Fried has been president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter for 10 years. During his time with the Association, Fried has served on numerous strategic planning and mission advancement committees convened by the national organization’s home office. Fried is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and enjoys cheering on his alma mater every football season.

 

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter
405.279.9178 
Website: alz.org
Phone: 800-272-3900
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
@alzoklahoma
You can still donate toward the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to help meet their million dollar goal.

Sunbeam Family Services and The Oklahoma Kid Governor are making a difference though two fundraisers! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM • 12/7/19 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM. In studio: Left to Right: Angie Doss, Chief External Relations Officer at Sunbeam and Luke Peterson, Oklahoma’s Kid Governor at age 12!

Sunbeam Family Services and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) are thrilled to have Kid Governor Luke Peterson serve a second term supporting Oklahoma’s children.   Oklahoma Kid Governor Peterson works with Sunbeam and the OICA to increase awareness of issues affecting the well-being of Oklahoma’s children, including: foster care, early childhood education, mental health and public policy.

Angie Doss is the Chief External Relations Officer at Sunbeam.  She is passionate about working with community collaborations to help build strong families in our community.  She is a graduate of LOYAL Class 8 and was recently named one of the Oklahoma Gazette’s 40 under 40.

 

Sunbeam Family Services

1100 NW 14th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone(405) 528-7721

 

Follow Luke Peterson “Kid Governor” on Facebook Under; LukePeterson-Kid Governor of Oklahoma or on follow him on Instagram Under: kidgov_ok 

Please support the fundraisers they are speaking of on the show!

How to Help: In-Kind Donations – Luke

  • Luke’s “Nighttime Supplies” Drive
  • o   Drop off NEW pajamas and /or Gently Used Books to any of the locations below to help children in foster care have a successful night sleep! Or Call Subeam on the Luke’s “Nighttime Supplies” Drive for Oklahoma Foster Kids! Call Sunbeam Family Services at (405) 609-8994
  • Drop off locations for NEW Pajamas or Gently use books for Oklahoma Foster Kids;
    Sunbeam Family Services:   1100 NW 14th St – M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    – Orthodontics Exclusively: 1516 SW 119th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
    -2214 W. Boyd Street | Norman, OK 73069
    The Bankers Bank: 9020 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73120

 This holiday season, join Sunbeam in raising $97,000 to help build strong families that last a lifetime. To make a donation visitSunbeamFamilyServices.org or call 405-609-8994.