IGA029: Shared Housing – Real Solutions With Real Benefits

Summary:

More Americans are living alone than at any time in the past 42 years, according to the American census bureau.And as we all get older this will present many challenges both individually and socially as a culture. For single seniors, living alone is not always the ideal solution, having both good and bad aspects. But there are new choices on the horizon. For this episode, Lee chats with Annamarie Pluhar who is a strong advocate for the concepts of Shared housing and living with housemates. Of course, having housemates is not really new, but Annamarie has uncovered a process for doing this that minimizes the downsides while emphasizing safety and compatibility. Lee and Annamarie explore these areas and talk about her book which guides an interested person through the whole business of finding the right house-mate. This episode will interest anyone who may be exploring housing options for themselves or those they know or care for.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • Required topics to discuss with a potential housemate:
    •  cleanliness,
    • neatness,
    • kitchen use,
    • routines, guests,
    • tasks,
    • noise,
    • bills,
    • pets.
  • 4 basic principles for successful housemate relationships:
    • Understand how you would want to be treated (The golden rule)
    • Deal with problems while they are small. Speak up to prevent bigger issues.
    • Your room is your private domain
    •  Must remain non-romantic and non-sexual
  • How to start the process of finding housemates.
  • How to stay safe.
  • Options if it doesn’t work out

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  • Table Of Contents

    A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

  • Shared Housing
  • National Shared Housing Resource Center

    National Shared Housing Resource Center

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IGA028 – Stroke Survivor Chronicles #1 – Comparing Notes

Summary:

Since Lee’s stroke in Dec. 2016, Lee has become familiar with many other stroke survivors who are still struggling to recover from the damages of their stroke. There are some real heartbreaking stories out there. But a story that ends well can inspire us all to keep moving forward. This episode unfolds the story of Kelly Martin-Balestrieri who suffered a major stroke 10 years ago. She could not walk or be alone for the first few months afterward. But she fought her way back to become a 3rd-degress black belt in taekwondo, and regularly spends as much time as she can outdoors with her family. Lee and Kelly discuss the details of their experiences, compare notes on their recovery paths, and theorize on the effects each of their strokes have had on their lives. This episode will bring you closer to understanding the perspective of a stroke survivor.

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The Questions Explored in this Episode:

  • Does having a stroke change the way we see the world?
  • What factors promote a fast and quick recovery from stroke?
  • How strokes can vary among individuals.
  • Does personality characteristics affect the speed of stroke recovery?

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The PDF of Strokes Resources and Information:

We’ve prepared a PDF chocked full of information about Lee’s stroke adventure and strokes in general. You will find this helpful in understanding the events, circumstances and challenges of those around you struggling with stroke recovery. This PDF contains:

  • Actual brain scan images showing Lee’s carotid arteries as well as normal arteries in the same area.
  • A sequence of photos showing how neuroplasticity can be used to minimize, over time, the damages from strokes through the use of deliberate and purpose-driven practice.
  • A 7 minute video where Lee recalls a few chuckles related to his treatment and care in the hospital during his stroke
  • Several arterial anatomy illustrations clearly showing the arterial structures involved in Lee’s stroke.
  • Selected videos dealing with understanding cholesterol to help prevent mistakes in minimizing stroke risks
  • How to quickly tell if you or someone with you is having a stroke.
  • Plus more…

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IGA027: 90 Years of Youthful Wisdom From a Wise Owl

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The wisdom and advice that resides in our elders is immense. They see the world through their eyes of experience and can offer advice that many times we don’t understand. Today’s conversation is with 90 year old Dottie Randall. She is most certainly young in spirit and laughs more than those half her age. Lee queries her on a variety of aspects regarding life and living, and she offers up wisdom befitting of her 90 years of life experiences. After listening in on this chat, you won’t see your own life the same way again.

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A few of the life Lessons discussed in this chat:

  • Never give up on a goal if it is part of your dream
  • Do the best you can, and be satisfied that you have done that
  • Keep your sense of humor
  • Make people your priority instead of status, objects or intangible life conditions

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